By Patrick Shaw | 06-10-2012 | 4:00PM
While the ninth generation of video game consoles -- Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's next Xbox -- didn't make an appearance at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo as some had unrealistically hoped they would, the annual trade show did mark the debut of a lot of other exciting new technology including Epic Games' groundbreaking Unreal Engine 3 and Microsoft's new second screen tech, Smart Glass.
Another impressive new piece of technology that flew somewhat under the radar during E3 2012 is Samsung's Smart TV, which feature a number of cool things most modern TVs do not have including access to Nvidia's new cloud gaming platform, the GeForce Grid.
Samsung's new high-definition televisions can instantly stream video games with a resolution of up to 1080p through services like Gaikai, which reduces server latency to as little as 10 milliseconds. Essentially, you won't notice a lag despite the fact that you're not running games on any physical game console.
GeForce Grid is capable of streaming some of the best looking games out there, too. At E3, Nvidia demonstrated the new technology streaming Meteor Entertainment's gorgeous mech shooter, Hawken.
All you need to play games on one of Samsung's Smart TVs is a USB game controller and a high-speed internet connection.