Google is making itself right at home at the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco, as it readies for the expected unveiling of its new cloud gaming platform at a keynote scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. PT.
Already, it seems Google is placing its nascent gaming platform into the annals of video game history. A museum of gaming set up in front of San Francisco's Moscone West ends with a "coming soon" glass case with what appears to be a logo with the letter "s." Could that stand for Project Stream?
First introduced to bars and arcades, the classic game Pong made its way into homes as an Atari's console in 1975. This console is part of an exhibition set up by Google for the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week.
Also in the exhibition, an E.T. game cartridge from 1982 in its original packaging, alongside an Atari 2600 joystick and a retail sign.
Next we saw a copy of Nintendo Power, Volume 1, from 1988.
Remember Mattel's Power Glove game controller accessory from 1989? It allowed users to control games with the movements of their hands.
Next up, Game Boy Color Pokemon Edition.
Here we have Sony's original 1995 Playstation console for CD-ROM gaming.
In 1999, Sega's Dreamcast was the first console with internet access built in.
What's next for gaming? Whatever it is, it's "coming soon." The display aims to empower developers with the tagline "Anything you dream can be built."
Inside Moscone West, Google's display proclaims cryptically that "All will be revealed."
A "Google for Games" sign hangs inside Moscone West in San Francisco where GDC kicked off Monday.