Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 9, 2013. Reuters/Toru Hanai

A new year also means new technologies coming for gamers. Whether you are looking or innovative technology or the implementation of services announced last year, here's a quick rundown of what's to come this year in games.

LG's Curved Desktop Monitor

With CES 2015 coming in a few days, a lot of consumers are looking at the new electronics and breakthroughs that will greet the new year. But for gamers, especially those who are dedicated and "hardcore" with their devices, LG's newest creation may be an interesting deal.

DualShockers has obtained a few screenshots of the LG 34-inch UltraWide monitor, which has a very definitive feature: the curved display. Think of it as the kind of monitor that will be bring best ratios and resolutions to the next level.

What's more, the LG UltraWide monitor has AMD FreeSync technology support and 21:9 aspect ratio. But for those who are not into curved monitors, the source states that it will feature flat models.

Shinra Technologies From Square Enix

Cloud gaming is expected to see a boom in 2015 and Square Enix does not seem to want to lose time in being one of those to push the trend to its peak. Late last year, the company has revealed its (ironically named) company, Shinra Technologies, which will be its arm for cloud gaming.

According to Polygon, Shinra Technologies is aimed at being the channel between AAA games and consumers following the cloud structure. The company has already set up shop in New York and it will see beta runs in the U.S. starting 2015. It also already has an official website and though it has been quiet for some time, it provides a few clues to the overall aim of the company.

"Harnessing the power of a supercomputer in the cloud, Shinra creates a groundbreaking experience not possible with today's current gaming technology. Shinra is the technological breakthrough that will propel the industry forward," said the company's vision.

Eye-tracking For Everybody

Sentry may be expand the idea of eye-tracking in gaming. But more than a concept, the company is also looking at making this technology as consumer-friendly and targeted as possible.

Digital Trends reports that Sentry is currently a collaboration between Tobii Technology and SteelSeries, brands that are big in their specific industries, eye-tracking and game peripheral making respectively. While there are no other concrete steps besides Tobii's Pizza Hut experimental interface--where it can deduce the pizza you want depending on where you're looking at--Sentry finds promise in 2015.

The Handheld Steamboy

The SteamOS has made waves in 2014, especially since it brought up the idea of modifiable computers that would suit the needs of gamers. However, while there has been slower updates and even a revamping of the Steam Controller in terms of design, there's also a lesser harked device in the handheld department.

Neowin reports that Valve has come up with the Steamboy, a way to take advantage of more people opting to play games on the go without having to do replace dedicated consoles with smartphones. The main feature of the Steamboy is that it allows players to enjoy most of the games on Steam on the go.

The teaser trailer for the Steamboy project can be seen below. As far as the competition goes, this may be the nearest competition that NVIDIA Shield has. Steamboy is expected to land in 2015, as long as there are no surprising delays like with Valve's other Steam project.

Steamboy project trailer (Credit: YouTube/Steamboy Machine)

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