StarHub customers can get retro arcade games streamed to their phones, PCs

August 26th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub customers can get retro arcade games streamed to their phones, PCs
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ILLUSTRATION: Antstream Arcade handout

If you miss classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Asteroids and Double Dragon, then you’d be happy to know that these retro games are now available as part of a game streaming service to StarHub subscribers.

The cloud-based service will let mobile or PC users play any one of the more than 1,000 titles on offer by simply firing up and streaming the game on their devices.

In other words, they do not have to download and install the game or turn to separate software emulators that enable their devices to run the older game titles.

Besides the games, users also get access to gaming tournaments, challenges, leaderboards and other social features. Exclusive gaming events are promised for StarHub customers, though there are no details on that yet. 

The service is provided by London-based Antstream Arcade, which announced a deal with StarHub yesterday to bring the service to Singapore. It is touted as the first such offering in Asia-Pacific.

The telecom operator is keen to showcase new uses of a 5G network that it is offering to consumers to test. Last week, it launched Singapore’s first large consumer 5G trial for customers of its more expensive Mobile+ plans.

These customers will be getting the Antstream Arcade retro games for free for a month, though the S$8.99-a-month service is available to all its postpaid customers, the telco said yesterday.

Other users who sign up directly with Antstream Arcade will have to pay £9.99 (S$17.96) a month.

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