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Default OnLive: Releasing in June - 03-12-2010, 02:33 AM

Theres this thing called OnLive,

What it basically does is, lets you play any game in the world on any computer in the world, (thats right, time to boot up your windows 95 machines and play crysis ;D) On max settings.

It works by:

your actually playing a game on a server somewhere within 1000 km of your house. It compresses the video and sends it to you and uncompresses it using apparently some super-compressing software.

It is going to be released on June 17th.

Now you may ask, where do the minis come in?

This means us mini people, will be able to play Crysis at max settings on these little things.

It supports PC, Mac, AND your tv!

its gonna cost 15 bucks a month which is nothing since if you compare it to buying a gaming rig, thats $180 a year, it would take about 6-10 years before it comes up to the same price as a gaming rig.

And, it will never get outdated! no more buying graphics cards and ram, just boot up crysis on your mini and your set!

you will need a 4mbit/s internet connection if you plan on playing in HD, 2mbit/s in SD

OnLive: The Future of Video Games

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Default 03-12-2010, 05:00 AM

YESSS! I've been waiting for this. I hope this gaming service takes off.


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Default 03-15-2010, 10:02 PM

Yes I too am inclined to get this for the mini/low level machines. Could be hot!!!


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Default 03-15-2010, 10:28 PM

I'm off to university September and really haven't been wanting to lug my tower PC with me - the only reason to bring it is for some online gaming. Now it seems all I will need is to take the Nettop and Netbook and all is sorted, so long as the uni connection can take 500KB/s speeds.

Looks very promising.

EDIT: Hopefully this won't just be for US residents.



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Default 03-16-2010, 12:48 PM

This could be the answer to renting PC games, which currently you really cannot do.


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Default 04-06-2010, 12:46 AM

I have been chosen as a potential beta tester...Hope I get it. It would be great to try out the minis on the onlive service..I wish myself Good luck to me..


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Default 04-14-2010, 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by IDKwutName View Post
Theres this thing called OnLive,

your actually playing a game on a server somewhere within 1000 km of your house. It compresses the video and sends it to you and uncompresses it using apparently some super-compressing software.

-IDK
Is that '1000kms' part true? Because that means they'd need half a dozen or so servers just to cover Australia's major cities. Is it's only for the US at the moment?
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