CiiNOW, Inc., a leader in Cloud Gaming technology and branded
gaming platforms, today announced a strategic partnership with Metaboli,
Europe's leading distributor of video games for download, to enable
instantaneous streaming of premier game content to Metaboli's members.
By leveraging CiiNOW's proprietary 'Cumulus' video game streaming
technology, Metaboli can now offer its customers instant gaming access
to a library of console-class titles beyond the PC to include Macs,
set-top boxes, tablets, Smart TVs, and mobile devices. The games will be
delivered to virtually any device with a screen and powered by CiiNOW's
cloud-based technology, enabling game enthusiasts to enjoy games
instantly, without waiting for downloads or software installations. The
joint service will launch with select games and under the Metaboli
brand, 'GameTap Club', in France in Q1 2013 before expanding into other
countries later in the year.
"The CiiNOW technology platform, Cumulus, moves the gaming
industry beyond the era of cumbersome downloads and expensive software
upgrades in order for gamers to enjoy a great experience," said Ron
Haberman, CEO, CiiNOW, Inc. "Like us, Metaboli recognizes that gaming
via the Cloud is the future, and we are thrilled to be aligned in our
joint mission of delivering the best, most immersive gaming experience
to their large base of subscribers."
Leveraging CiiNOW's streaming technology, Metaboli's GameTap Club will
be offered as a member subscription service featuring a variety of
content and specialty services including unlimited access to a catalogue
of games to download or immediately launch, significant permanent
discounts on all new releases, as well as a 'cash back' program for
members who want to buy computers, tablets, consoles, or accessories.
"We are firm believers that video games, much like music and film, can
be distributed in a way that delivers a much richer, more stimulating
gaming experience than what is currently available today," said Pierre
Forest, CEO of Metaboli. "By matrixing our catalogue of games with
CiiNOW's brandable, scalable cloud-based gamingtechnology, we can now
offer game publishers and service providers with a tremendous service
offering which is not limited to one genre of games, one business model
or one device only."
About CiiNOW, Inc.
CiiNOW, Inc. leverages Cloud technology and innovation to deliver an
instant, high quality gaming experience across all screened devices. The
company's patent-pending hardware and server management technology are
architected to maximize virtualized data center environments to deliver
games through PCs and Macs, set-top boxes, tablets, and mobile devices.
The CiiNOW platform, named 'Cumulus', moves beyond the world of
software upgrades and hardware constraints, and enables service
providers and game developers to capitalize on the lucrative gaming
market as it transitions from physical media to pure digital
distribution. CiiNOW, Inc. is funded by Alcatel-Lucent Ventures,
Foundation Capital, and AMD Ventures, and is headquartered in Mountain
View, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.ciinow.com.
Metaboli is Europe's leading distributor of video games for download.
With a network of key partners sites like Orange, SFR, Fnac, T-online,
Mediamarkt, Saturn or Best Buy, Metaboli uniquely provides both a Games
on Demand, subscription based service and a Download to Own, outright
purchase, platform. Metaboli's service is also available on www.metaboli.com,
(United Kingdom), www.metaboli.de
(France) ; http://uk.gamesplanet.com/
(United Kingdom), http://de.gamesplanet.com/
(Germany) ; http://it.gamesplanet.com/
(Italy) and www.gametap.com
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