In another sign of the ever-growing importance and influence of video games, EchoStar and its DISH Network satellite television service have announced that it will offer a new interactive application called DishGAMES as part of its “DishHOME” interactive channel 100.
DishGAMES will feature 16 games from PixelPlay’s branded games including ASTEROIDS MEGA and CENTIPEDE MEGA. It will also include prizing, score submission, leader board and tournament capabilities.
To subscribe to DishGAMES, customers can select an on-screen “subscribe” button using their remote control which will connect them directly to the interactive TV customer service application.
DishGAMES is $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually. New customers will have access to all 16 games for the first five weeks, after which the games will rotate out weekly from an extensive library. All games will also be available for non-subscribers in demo mode.