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  • OnLive Brings Proper Gaming To Tablets, HDTVs And We Go Hands-On At E3 2011

    OnLive did E3 big this year. The remote gaming company launched a ton of new games, a universal controller, and displayed their tablet apps. In fact more than a few of our commenters disagreed with our dueling assertion that the Wii U and the Vita won E3 this year; they thought OnLive deserved our meaningless nod. That’s why we made sure we spent sometime at OnLive’s rocking E3… Read More

  • OnLive Shows Us Their Updated Client And Tablet Interface

    OnLive ain’t new, but they’ve been updating their service and are showing off a few interesting new features here at E3. We spent some time at their booth, hearing about the service and the improvements they’re making. We saw a little footage of From Dust and heard about their cool tablet interface. Head on inside for the video. Read More

  • Pre-Order THQ's Homefront, Get A Free OnLive Console

    THQ has teamed up with OnLive, whereby if you pre-order Homefront, the game that features a “nuclear-armed Korean People’s Army [invading] the USA,” you’ll get a free OnLive system. Said system would normally run you $99. Read More

  • HTC Invests In OnLive: Game Streaming To Phones Coming Soon?

    According to WSJ report, HTC has purchased at $40 million stake in streaming game company OnLive, a move that points to HTC’s impetus towards content distribution alongside their standard handset manufacturing business. HTC also bough Saffron Digital, a streaming video business that specializes in sending DRM-protected video streams. The idea, then, is for HTC’s Sense UI to move… Read More

  • OnLive Has "No Agenda" To Take On Netflix

    As OnLive has continued to grow and prove itself not to be an elaborate hoax, it has become clear that their streaming tech is seriously good. So good, in fact, that some speculated that they might get into the business of streaming movies. OnLive CEO Steven Perlman corrected these wild ideas, noting that even when he had earlier said that OnLive could do what Netflix does, he had qualified… Read More

  • The OnLive Viewer iPad/Android App Shows What The Future Might Be For Mobile Computing

    OnLive is quickly turning into a major force in the gaming and mobile fields. The on-demand gaming service launched last summer but that was just the beginning it seems. A movie streaming service is apparently on tap and the just-announced mobile viewer apps clearly shows that the crazy compression scheme can be used for other applications as well. Ever wanted to run Autodesk’s Maya on… Read More

  • WSJ: Amazon, Onlive Developing Netflix-like Subscription Streaming Services

    Netflix is currently the big dog of the movie streaming game but offerings from several established companies might put up a bit of fight. Amazon and Onlive are both said to be working on a similar service, but let’s kill something straight away. These are not Netflix killers, m’kay? Just because a massive entity such as Amazon or a lively start-up as Onlive decides to wet their… Read More

  • OnLive PlayPack: Unlimited Access To 40+ Games For $9.99 A Month

    I get OnLive. I’ve played with the new unit for a few days now and it’s clearly for a household like mine where video games isn’t a major affair. It allows someone like myself to pick up the controller, browse the selection of games and then start playing any of the available games nearly immediately. The just-announced PlayPack counters the biggest hurdle for casual gamers… Read More

  • OnLive PlayPack: Unlimited Access To 40+ Games For $9.99 A Month

    I get OnLive. I’ve played with the new unit for a few days now and it’s clearly for a household like mine where video games isn’t a major affair. It allows someone like myself to pick up the controller, browse the selection of games and then start playing any of the available games nearly immediately. The just-announced PlayPack counters the biggest hurdle for casual gamers… Read More

  • OnLive Finally Comes To Your Living Room

    It was quite a while back when we first tried out OnLive, and got our first look at the “microconsole” and wireless controller. So long back, in fact, I was wondering whether they’d abandoned that avenue of sales altogether. But no! They were just lying in wait for the 2010 holiday season to drop the sucker on our laps. Read More

  • OnLive Drops Monthly Access Fee

    Everyone’s favorite game-streaming service, OnLive, has changed up its business plan: instead of charging you for access and for games, they’re only going to charge you for games. Since they only went live a few months ago, I’m guessing they weren’t seeing retention rates as high as they’d like. Maybe not. Whatever the reason is, you’re the beneficiary. Read More

  • OnLive now running on Macs

    Get thee to the downloadery for OnLive now works on Macs. You can download a small file to bring up the OnLive client and play Assassisn’s Creed and other exciting games. As you recall, OnLive is essentially a game streaming engine for Macs and PCs. All of the heavy lifting happens in the cloud and the company simply streams audio and video to your desktop. Think of it as video-on-demand… Read More

  • OnLive Cloud Gaming Service goes live June 17


    Take that, naysayers! OnLive, the cloud gaming service designed to allow you to play almost any game over the Internet is going live on June 17 and, thanks to a partnership with AT&T, the service is free the first year and $4.95/month after that. You can attempt to sign up here. OnLive has also released a roster of games including hits like Asassin’s Creed II, Dragon Age: Origins… Read More

  • Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    One of the bigger stories this past week was OnLive heading to the UK. The service promises to make PC gaming more accessible by hosting all of the hardware—you simply supply a broadband connection and a Web browser, and you’ll be playing the likes of Mass Effect 2 in no time. If it works as described, great. There’s nothing wrong with exposing PC gaming to more people. Read More

  • OnLive strikes deal with BT in the UK, brings streaming video game service across the pond

    OnLive, the streaming video game service that threatens to change the way people perceive gaming, has signed a deal with with British Telecommunications. The deal means that Britons will be able to play games like Mass Effect 2 and Assassin’s Creed II over their broadband connection (and it also means that BT will buy a small stake in the company). No UK launch date has been announced. Read More

  • GDC: OnLive's Cloud-Powered Gaming Service To Launch June 17

    During the GamesBeat keynote at GDC today, OnLive CEO Steve Perlman took the stage to showcase the company’s game streaming technology, which allows gamers to play high quality 3D games without a console — OnLive does all of the intense rendering in the cloud, then streams it back to a lightweight client that will work on nearly any computer (it will work on TVs as well with an… Read More

  • OnLive demoed; lag and image quality may indeed be an issue

    There are people beta testing OnLive out there, and of course after our various looks at the remote gaming service (and my repeated statements of skepticism) we try to keep up to date. PC Perspective has a nice, lengthy write-up of the beta, which you should read in its entirety if you’re particularly interested. However, the reduction of PC Per’s sauce is this: for certain games… Read More

  • Video: OnLive demonstrated at Columbia University

    You remember OnLive. The service, which lets you play any game remotely on a distant server, has produced much skepticism and much interest, and is now in public beta. We got a good look at it back in March when we were at GDC, and it appears that things are much the same. However, the combination of crowd noise and my bad playing made for a less-than-optimal viewing experience. This video is… Read More

  • TC50: Spawn Labs Is Slingbox For Video Games

    Slingbox owners love their devices. They allow you to watch your home television content anywhere you are in the world with an Internet connection. A new startup, Spawn Labs, launching today at TechCrunch50 wants to extend that concept to video games. But Spawn Labs offering is actually a bit more robust because it includes a social element as well. A key part to playing video games is… Read More

  • OnLive internet gaming service enters public beta

    Cast your memory back to late March of this year and you may recall news of an on-demand, internet-based gaming service called OnLive (here’s the original post). Think of it like GameTap (remember GameTap?) except that nothing actually gets installed on your computer. All the games can apparently be streamed at up to 720p resolution over a 5Mbps connection, or standard definition over… Read More