Telstra Unveils ‘Game Optimiser’ Service to Make Online Gaming Fun

Working as a renowned global telecommunications firm and Australia’s biggest mobile network, Telstra has announced the launch of a new exciting tool for gamers that will change their gaming experience for real. Launched as a potent ‘Game Optimiser’ service, this revolutionary tool will leverage the best-in-class services to online game lovers by efficiently removing network congestion issues.

As per the blog, the Game Optimiser is an add-on service that allows the users to enjoy the enhanced and advanced online gaming experience. Game Optimiser will run on DumaOS, the network management channel that came into limelight when used in NETGEAR routers. The tool helps gamers manually connect to their favorite gaming server, decide the device’s bandwidth, and scrutinize the data usage across the channel seamlessly.

Telstra is all set to roll the Game Optimiser tool’s beta testing from September 22 to November 9 for the online gaming fans. The interested participants who are willing to be a part of the beta testing need to be a Telstra NBN fixed broadband user and also owned a smart modem. The trial process is free of cost. The customers will not have to pay any charge for the first month; however, after the beta testing, the service could be availed by the people for an additional charge of $10 every month.

Salient Features of The Game Optimiser Service
  • Effective dealing with network congestion by putting gaming traffic on the top priority list above other devices.
  • Eliminating the issues of lagging and jittering by the enhanced bandwidth allocation.
  • Enhancing the multiplayer performance output by establishing a connection with the nearest and best servers, offering minimum latency.
  • Categorizing the live home network usage across all devices.

The Telstra Chief for Gaming, Nathan Gumley, during a media interaction, stated that the new service would help to break the barriers that online gamers have to deal with every day. It will not only improve the in-home gaming setup for the gamers but will also give them peace of mind and adequate control over their gaming business. The tool will manage the problem of home traffic by connecting them to the closest servers while also eliminating technical restrictions. The team has advised the customers to use the Game Optimiser tool safely as it could create havoc for the home network if left open for intrusions from unauthorized clients.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Will Allow Android Users to Play More Than 150 Games

Microsoft has declared that people will be able to enjoy more than 150 games of Xbox on the android platform once cloud streaming service from the house of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate launches in the market. Although it has already been in the public domain that subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to play several Xbox games on their Android devices from September 15. The specific information has come from the US Tech Giant in the form of the name of the games which will be available for gamers. Some of the prominent games that gamers can enjoy right from the inception of the service include the likes of Tell Me Why, Spiritfarer, Destiny 2, and Forza Horizon 4.

Finer Details

It is important to note that the names mentioned above are among the first ones that will be available in the library, but with time, the choice and number of games available for the gamers are expected to increase considerably. According to Microsoft, players can expect a wide range of choices in terms of availability of the number of games, and the inclusion of the new games will be done on the feedback the company will receive from the gaming community as the platform evolves further.

It is important to note that Xbox live can be connected across the devices, which means you can play it solo or can also switch to the multiplayer mode. The experience of the game will ultimately depend upon the stability of the internet connection, but according to Microsoft, even the speed of side 7 to 10 MBPS will be good enough to have a seamless experience of the games. The service will be available in its beta mode from September 15 and will be made available on all Android devices across 22 countries. There is no clarity yet whether and when the service will be available for the iOS platform.


It is a good initiative of Microsoft to make the games available for the players on the android community. Given the popularity of the Android platform and the wide support it enjoys among the people, this move is going to add to the customer base of Xbox. The dividend of this particular strategy might not be available immediately, but in the long term, it will definitely be going to help Microsoft to fetch more customers to its kitty.


Barstool Sportsbook App to be Launched by Penn Gaming on September 15

The Penn National Gaming has seen a rise in Penn stock after plans were announced to launch the Barstool Sportsbook app. The news said that the new mobile app would be launched in Pennsylvania with a soft launch. The company has plans to release the full app on September 18, but a soft launch will be held before the actual. The soft launch will take place from September 15 to 17. It will be open to only pre-registered users who can use the app fully for testing purposes. The Penn National Gaming will also work with the regulators during these three days to ensure no glitches with the app.

Penn National said that the approval for the soft launch of the live, real money app came from the State Gaming Control Board. The company will wait for the final approval before launching the iOS version of the app in Pennsylvania. It will be released in other states in due course of time, but there was never any mention of the launch of the Android version of the app. The soft launch news has worked wonders for the company as Penn National was up to USD 56.80 ( high by 5%) on NASDAQ, where it trades under Penn.

In January this year, it is essential to note that Penn National acquired as much as 36% interest in the sports media platform, thereby becoming the official gaming partner of Barstool Sports. The live soft launch of the app in Pennsylvania is significant for Penn National as it is based in the state. Secondly, the iGaming markets and the Pennsylvania sports betting has seen an enormous boom in recent times. So this launch can prove to be an essential milestone for the company as it strives to be the leading provider of online and retail gaming.