This week I will be at CES in Las Vegas. For a technologist, this is perhaps the greatest event to observe, explore, and get a good feel for all of the emerging technology trends. AOL Technology will also have a very large presence from Games.Com to the rest of our media and entertainment sites. It’s a massive event with so many different tracks that its almost impossible for me to choose. If you will be attending and would like to connect up and compare notes, please feel free to drop me a line or stop by one of the AOL booths on the off chance I will be hanging out.
Today we re-launched Games.Com with a specific focus on cross-platform related play. With over 5000 HTML5 based games that can be played on your phone or via a traditional web browser. The interface was re-designed to be much cleaner with a focus on being able to search for games easily, play them and even share! Additionally we have added a lot of other great goodies such as the ability to see your gaming history, earn badges and points, and the introduction of a new rankings system via our new Social Bar.
With the large immigration of gamers moving to multiple platforms and the huge increase in mobile gaming this new re-launch helps position us for the future!
The engineering teams worked tirelessly for weeks to prepare the site for its new look and capabilities and I for one am extremely proud of the work that they have done.
This is only the first of a few exciting announcements this month, so stay tuned for some other great products.
If you have an inkling or some downtime to play a game, give it a try at www.games.com. See you on the Leaderboard!