All i want to do is turn on my tv and play video games with a controler (no console) Is this possible?
Ok, heres what im thinking. A wireless rechargeable control, and a usb flash drive/stick that you stick on the side of the tv. I dont want a console and i hate wires. I just want something simple and quick. I just want to turn on the tv and start playing, maybe the flash stick can have saved games and them or the controler has saved games. Maybe even just a controller that connects bluetooth with my smart tv. Im not sure. But something like that. Thanks
By the way i dont have internet so i cant use video game cloud services like Google Stadia
Im looking for playstation 1/ nintendo 64 type graphics. They make rechargeable 'plug and play' cotrollers with Playstation 1 type graphics, but they are not wireless. I just want a wireless rechargeable controller.
- inconsolate61Lv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
Well. the difference between a game and a movie is that the movie is just a rote streaming file, and a game is actually a computer program. So a game requires branching instructions to be evaluated and executed, which is what a computer's core CPU does, and GPU to interpret the graphic coded instructions into a video source. Smart TV's obviously contain lots of graphic processing ability, connecivity solutions, so on,but not much code execution CPU Based logic ability. if there was a sufficient computer built into the tv, then yes, you could load in a game program from any storage source, like a disc, or a thumb drive and the built in computer could run the program, if the computer's operating system code was compatible. Small computer CPU's and single board computers are becoming cheaper and game consoles that have a TV screen built in have passed through the marketplace from time to time. They were unpopular because of the cost, and the fact that most people already have a front room TV, and felt no need to buy another just because it had a gameboy built into it. Not sure about remote controllers. Wireless mice are available, possibly aftermarket game controllers, you would have to look. I doubt, even were it made available that people would want to pay the price for a whole computer on board the game thumbdrive everytime they bought a game cartridge though. A program, like a game, requires the computer to run and interpret it, which is what a console really is, a computer.
- llafferLv 72 months ago
I think you are describing Stadia.
Hope you have good Internet bandwidth.
- 2 months ago
With your description, nothing like that exists, at least not that I'm aware of. Most smart TVs can only read compatible media files, and games usually aren't like that.
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- ioerrLv 72 months ago
you're talking about video games. that means there has to be processing power somewhere in there, a cpu of some kind
if you're talking about really simple games, or really old ones, you can get away with very little processing power- it could be contained in that controller maybe-
but for anything more than simple, or anything approaching the current "state of the art" where video games are concerned, you're going to to need a pretty substantial processor somewhere. that's what your console is for
you could probably market a tv with a console built into it, and do it that way, but there's going to have to be one somewhere
i know there's one or two outfits trying to sell video games on a sort of "cloud computing" basis, where the game is hosted remotely, but what with the inevitably latency introduced by a network, i'm not sure that's ever going to work as well as having a substantial processor and storage right there with you