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PostSubject: The Death of Gaming?   The Death of Gaming? EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/9173/

Fuck this BS. I have a feeling that Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will follow suit.


Thu Mar 11 04:21PM by Yahoo! UK Games Editor


A brand new online service promises to serve games to your living rooms, LIVE, and without the need for an expensive console or a high-powered personal computer. It’s the future of gaming and – potentially – the death of traditional gaming devices as we know and love them.

OnLive – say it softly and not within earshot of Sony, Nintendo and co – circumvents the need to trudge to the shops, hand over your hard-earned cash and trudge all the way home again with the latest hot game. Instead, this ‘cloud’ service will deliver top games direct to your PC or TV screen instantly, using a small receiver unit that hooks up to your existing broadband connection.

All the heavy work, so to speak, is performed by powerful remote servers using clever compression routines. Players simply provide the required inputs using a joypad, as normal. The results of their efforts are then streamed back with almost non-existent lag. OnLive will run on a network of server centres placed so that no user is more than 1000 miles from one. In broadband terms that’s just down the road, figuratively speaking.

OnLive is set to launch on 17 June in the USA, with a worldwide rollout expected to follow shortly thereafter. Users will pay a $14.95 (£9.99) subscription fee each month, plus the cost of either buying or renting each game. In this regard OnLive has several very significant advantages: there’s no need to invest any further in a game you’re not enjoying; you can sample all the latest releases with minimal costs; and you’ll be able to remove some of the clutter from under/behind the telly and clear a bit of shelf space into the bargain.

OnLive also enjoys the support of many high-profile games publishers – removing the need to manufacture and physically distribute games is an obvious and lucrative benefit to them. Big-name titles such as Borderlands, Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are among the launch games announced so far. Perhaps understandably, the big three console manufacturers are rather cooler on the whole idea
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PostSubject: Re: The Death of Gaming?   The Death of Gaming? EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 1:59 pm

$15 a month ($180 + Tax per Year) + $50-$60 for every game you buy....and if you stop subscribing to OnLive, your games are all gone. FUCK ONLIVE, I want a console and disc based games so I can sell them if I feel like it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Death of Gaming?   The Death of Gaming? EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 3:34 pm

Zombl337 wrote:
$15 a month ($180 + Tax per Year) + $50-$60 for every game you buy....and if you stop subscribing to OnLive, your games are all gone. FUCK ONLIVE, I want a console and disc based games so I can sell them if I feel like it.

And it's only PC games and it's not even all of them.

And you need a super fast broadband connection, not just a "fast" one, a super fast one.

And will you need a mouse/keyboard in your lap to play or will it magically make PC games that were never meant for a gamepad work well with them?

And how will I trade or sell the games I buy if I don't want them anymore?
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PostSubject: Re: The Death of Gaming?   The Death of Gaming? EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 7:41 pm