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    Formerly "Visions" Marzyn's Avatar
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    Interesting new project; OnLive

    Welcome to OnLive.com

    Computer lacking the specs to play those new games? Want to try out a demo of a game but don't want to install it and/or wait on it downloading?

    This project might be for you! I was invited into a founder/beta program to try it out and I've gotta say it is definitely pretty neat. Essentially you install a little browser app (Think Silverlight or Flash) and this client then streams games directly and immediately to the OnLive plugin.

    It is a pay-to-play service and it definitely won't be replacing 'real' games any time soon, the graphics are surprisingly good but they're kind of a 3D graphical render of what the game actually should look like. Not exactly sure how that works or even how to explain it but think Real-Movie-Transposed-Into-Cartoon, it still manages to maintain the detail and quality of the real game.

    The coolest part is that you can play the games they have offered on a system substantially below par when you consider the recommended system for each of the games.

    So far I haven't bought any games via this service and I really highly doubt that I ever will but you get free 30 minute demo's of the games. So far I've tried Dirt 2, Just Cause 2, Borderlands etc all within seconds of clicking the "Play" button. Definitely very cool

    The client itself offers the ability to watch other people playing the games and you can record and save "Brag Clips" of you doing something you think is bragworthy etc

    All in all these would be my ratings:

    10/10 on Concept, extremely cool idea
    8/10 Graphics
    6/10 Pay-to-play is kinda lame but still neat
    5/10 Audio control (It's either on or off, no inbetween that I've found)
    4/10 Game Selection is pretty thin but it's still new so that's not really surprising

    Overall concept, playability and coolness factors alone make this a definite "Worth trying" at least once

    Hope you didn't fall asleep on this overly long semi-review lol
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    Re: Interesting new project; OnLive

    Moved to Game Reviews.
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    Re: Interesting new project; OnLive

    The fact that I dont have a working computer to play my high end games makes me tempted to try this, but the fact that you dont get to own the games you buy on Onlive is a 100% dealbreaker.

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    Formerly "Visions" Marzyn's Avatar
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    Re: Interesting new project; OnLive

    Yea, I mean, you get a guaranteed year or two of play time and/or month-to-month which is plenty if you're just looking to try out a game before you buy it and the demo isn't enough or you're just looking to see what all the hype is about etc.

    Like I said, it's not something I see ever replacing real games but it's a really cool idea and I hope they can make it worthwhile in the long run.

    I'd really like to see this on a TV, that's one of the coolest features to me
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    Re: Interesting new project; OnLive

    I've been following OnLive ever since the idea was conceived. It's been pretty amazing to me, also very promising because I a netbook gamer (Although I am still eying that Alienware M11X).

    Its a great idea and the quality at which it runs is spectacular but as Visions said above, it won't replace real games. Its great if you are like me and have a low budget laptop and want an on-the-go gaming fix, but it won't ever replace real games. Also, I think a subscription for the service is a poor idea. It should be a rental system with NO monthy fee. This means if you are on the go, come across some friends that want to play RIGHT NOW and you only have your netbook, drop $5 for a 24 hour pass. That would be much better.
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