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The $99 OnLive Game System: Future of video games?
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November 21, 2010
5:38 PM
PCbasics
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The $99 OnLive Game System is to be called the future gaming console. It doesn't have a bulky machine, no wires and hassle, all you need is a HD TV and the "console" itself.

This is OnLive gaming, where you spend your time playing instead of waiting.

  • Play games instantly. No discs, no giant downloads, no game updates.
  • Test-drive games instantly. And if you like the game, convert the trial into a rental or Full PlayPass instantly without having to start from the beginning.
  • Watch live gameplay instantly. Spectate live games played from everywhere. Cheer them on. Check out player profiles and “Friend” them.

This project for OnLive took 8 years in the making, but there are negatives to this brand new console. According to Yahoo, it seems like the game prices will be high for this console:

"And then there's the issue of pricing, ranging from 30-minute free demos to $5 for a three-day pass or all the way to $49 for a "full pass" for games like Mafia II—almost the same price as a retail disc, except you're only getting full "access" to the game rather than outright owning it."

-Yahoo Games

My full blog post: http://pcbasics.webs.com/apps/…..ame-system

*I didn't know if i should have posted my full post, so i just put a section…….

Anyone think this might "revolutionize" the gaming world? ….even if it has some minor flaws?Cool

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November 21, 2010
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PCBasics, this isn't a place to advertise your blog – it is a forum to discuss technology related topics. In some situations I understand that it makes sense to put a link back to your blog, such as when your blog posted something unique and deserves credit. In other situations, such as this one, it makes absolute no sense considering all you did was repeat what other major outlets have already. If you want to discuss about OnLive Game System, discuss it here.

November 21, 2010
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PCbasics
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Ashraf said:

PCBasics, this isn't a place to advertise your blog – it is a forum to discuss technology related topics. In some situations I understand that it makes sense to put a link back to your blog, such as when your blog posted something unique and deserves credit. In other situations, such as this one, it makes absolute no sense considering all you did was repeat what other major outlets have already. If you want to discuss about OnLive Game System, discuss it here.


sorry Ashraf Embarassed …..you can remove it if you would like to…
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November 21, 2010
10:17 PM
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I saw this just the other day and was also fascinated by it. Surprisingly, this rig has been around for a while. However, from what I've heard, the lag between clicks because of the internet barrier could be a major problem. But I really like the concept around this game system; I'm one of those poor people without a hardcore gaming computer. I will try out the free desktop-client demo and report back.

November 22, 2010
2:55 PM
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There is a desktop version? Is it on the official site…..huh! I didn't even know that Laugh

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November 29, 2010
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Honestly, I'm not sure if it's the future, but it certainly isn't the present. Many people's internet speeds just aren't up to par to do this sort of thing. Sytems similar to this will likely start to become common as it becomes common to have an internet speed of 10 – 15 Mbps (I only have 1 Mbps, and most everyone else I know doesn't have above 6 Mbps).

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November 30, 2010
7:43 PM
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It seems like if one had fast enough internet to play these games with minimal lag that they could probably afford a console, especially if the games will end up being about the same price.  And I can imagine that during peak hours you might experience some extra lag.  But otherwise it really is a neat concept, if the execution might be premature.

 

That aside, let me get this straight.  So this little box is basically a receiver for the onlive network, where the game is actually powered by the server and streamed to your box.  That must some impressive computer farms they've got! Considering that even the best computer you can afford today could probably handle only 1 of these 3rd-gen games at a time, that would mean logically one computer per customer.  But thats just impractical.

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