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August 2022 Retro Gaming Article

August 10, 2022 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

In addition to movies, Netflix has video games you can play... but not on your TV

Netflix video game Moonlighter
Upon hearing Netflix offers video games, I rolled my eyes assuming I'd have to use Comcast's awful remote as a game controller.
Lately I've read several articles about this unknown segment of Netflix that offers video games. Yes, the movie streaming company also offers video games. Back when they rented DVDs through the mail, I wondered why they didn't also offer video games the way GameFly did. There didn't seem to be much of a difference. But it took me until 2022 to discover games on Netflix. The articles I've read estimate 1% of Netflix subscribers ever play games via their movie account.

The notion of playing video games via Netflix confused me. I wasn't sure how one might play - or control - a video game on my TV without a console of some sort. Surely, I won't have to use my lousy Comcast remote control as a game controller, right? Thankfully, you won't. In fact, you won't even be using your TV. These are mobile games accessed via the Netflix app on our phone using your account login.

Don't get too excited There are only 26 games to choose from and they are not all available on both iOS and Android. While this may explain why no one know games exist on the Netflix platform, they are aiming to double this number by next summer. Some games are original to Netflix while others are 3rd party games. Fire up your phone and see it any of these games appeal to you.

Netflix Video Game List

  1. Arcanium: Rise of Akhan
  2. Asphalt Xtreme
  3. Before Your Eyes
  4. Bowling Ballers
  5. Card Blast
  6. Dominoes Café
  7. Dungeon Dwarves
  8. Dragon Up
  9. Exploding Kittens
  10. Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story
  11. Into the Breach
  12. Into the Dead 2: Unleashed
  13. Knittens
  1. Krispee Street
  2. Mahjong Solitaire
  3. Moonlighter
  4. Poinpy
  5. Relic Hunters: Rebels
  6. Shatter Remastered
  7. Shooting Hoops
  8. Stranger Things: 1984
  9. Stranger Things 3: The Game
  10. Teeter (Up)
  11. This is a True Story
  12. Townsmen - A Kingdom Rebuilt
  13. Wonderputt Forever

It's a small list, but they're getting positive reviews and feedback. Who knows... Once the word gets out, this may be a nice offset to your monthly bill.

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