Are you a gaming master?
It’s International Game Master Appreciation Day on the 4th of March when we take some time to celebrate the dedicated individuals who spend countless hours crafting the worlds players adventure in. From describing detailed environments to taking on the roles of numerous non-player characters, they set the scene, adapt based on our choices (as unexpected as they may be) and hold the fate of many in their dice-filled hands.
While gaming has always been a popular pastime, even a career for some, over the last year it’s really come into its own, with more and more people who have never gamed before, taking it up. This can largely be accredited to COVID-19, as many people turned to gaming as an option to overcome the monotony of day-to-day life. In fact, it’s predicted that the revenue gained from gaming in 2020 is set to top $159 billion, a 9.3% growth from the previous year.
“The question is not always what game to play, but how to make gaming more exciting? It all comes down to the screen you’re playing on. Gamers are always looking for an immersive experience when playing their favourite games, and when it comes to how the visuals are depicted on the screen, an experience needs to be created,” explains Jaco Joubert, SKYWORTH TV brand manager.
Towards the end of last year, the brand launched the SXC9800, a premium television with gaming-level specifications, while at the same time announcing the latest addition to its high-end offering, Android 10, and all that comes with it including Far Field, access to more content in the Google Play Store, improved hardware and speed, larger memory, AIoT, Cast Play and Two-Way Bluetooth Transmission. This is the third first, after Android and AI TV, that SKYWORTH has launched in the country, and is testament to their dedication to perfecting the smart home ecosystem, creating an all-inclusive and ultra-connected experience for consumers.
The SXC9800 performs video frame interpolation on a 120Hz 4K OLED screen, delivering an ultra-smooth and stutter-free visual experience, replicating a refresh rate similar to 240Hz. With built-in Wi-Fi 5 hardware, users can seamlessly access the 120HZ 4K online videos. The TV also supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) all the way from the port to the SoC, and to the screen, automatically adapting the screen refresh rate to the inputted frame rate in real time. This guarantees an optimal frame rate for a range of different gaming scenarios, eliminating image stuttering and freezing for a smooth gaming experience.
So, what should you be doing to mark International Game Master’s Appreciation Day? “Well, playing a game, of course,” says Joubert. “Whatever you do; whether it’s connecting online with other gamers or inviting a small group over to take part in some healthy competition, take a moment to remember there was someone hard at work creating the game you’re playing.”
Plus, you needn’t worry about having enough remotes, because with Google Assistant and full access to the Google Play Store, SKYWORTH’s TVs respond intelligently 24/7 via far-field voice control to meet users’ needs.
The SXC9800 is also SKYWORTH’s first TV to adopt home-grown OLED basic modules and as the pioneer of AIoT, SKYWORTH has packed the SXC9800 with a range of features that enhance connectivity, further extending the application of big-screen AIoT and far-field cross-screen interactions.
SKYWORTH was established in 1988, with the head office located within Shenzhen High Tech Industrial Park which is honoured as “China’s Silicon Valley” and has more than 40,000 employees. SKYWORTH is a large-scale high-tech corporation mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumer electronics, display devices, digital set top boxes, security monitors, network communication, semi-conductors, refrigerators, washing machines, cell phones and LED lighting etc. In 2000 SKYWORTH was listed on the main board of HK Stock Exchange (HK0751). After a development of more than 28 years, SKYWORTH has grown to be one of the Top Five Colour TV brands in the world and a top brand in Chinese display industry market.