Why it matters: Samsung Smart TV and Smart Monitor owners will have broader access to gaming titles as the company integrates Antstream Arcade and Blacknut into its Gaming Hub.
This addition expands Samsung's portfolio of gaming services, which already includes Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, and Utomik.
The Key Points:
- Antstream Arcade brings over 1,400 classic arcade games such as Galaga, Dig Dug, and Double Dragon to Samsung's Gaming Hub. A special offer allows users to access Antstream's catalog at a discounted rate for one year.
- Antstream is planning a global tournament with the game "Spin Master." Winners will receive lifetime access to Antstream and a chance to win an annual subscription.
- Blacknut offers over 500 premium family titles and exclusive games. It features five simultaneous player profiles and a multi-screen game library. A 15-day free trial is available to new Samsung customers.
- According to Mike Lucero, head of product management for gaming at Samsung Electronics, the Samsung Gaming Hub aims to provide broader access to beloved titles and discoveries without needing a console.
The Big Picture: This partnership expands Samsung's gaming options and aligns with the company's commitment to diversifying gaming experiences and meeting the growing demand for in-home gaming options.
The integration of Antstream Arcade and Blacknut will be showcased at the upcoming Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles, underscoring Samsung's continued presence in the gaming industry.