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  • OnLive now running on Macs

    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 on crack.

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  • OnLive Cloud Gaming Service goes live June 17

    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 [...]

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  • Not everyone wants their hand held when PC gaming

    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.

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

    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. The U.S. launch is still on schedule for June 17.

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  • OnLive shows off UI and iPhone use in marathon tech demo (video)

    OnLive shows off UI and iPhone use in marathon tech demo (video)

    Sure, OnLive has already done live demos of its "cloud gaming" service, but it never hurts to get another comprehensive 48-minute video on the subject. In a presentation at Columbia University, CEO Steve Perlman goes over the nitty gritty of how game streaming works, the OnLive user interface (11:53), an inevitable Crysis Wars demo (16:35), Brag Clips (17:49), and of course the iPhone app (19:31). Though cellphone integration is still limited to primarily spectating and social networking functions, PCs and Macs can get gaming via a 1MB browser plugin, or you can grab the microconsole streaming box for your TV, which Steve suggests might be given away for free with OnLive subscriptions. If you have any more unaswered questions, check out the audience Q&A at 33:14, and the full vid awaits after the break.

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    OnLive shows off UI and iPhone use in marathon tech demo (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Dec 2009 08:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • OnLive demonstrates iPhone app, set to redefine mobile gaming?

    OnLive demonstrates iPhone app, set to redefine mobile gaming?

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    OnLive demonstrates iPhone app, set to redefine mobile gaming?
    Okay, we admit to still being a little bit unsure about OnLive's pledges for high-end, high-resolution, lag-free gaming on any 'ol device with bandwidth, but we want to believe, and so it's with skeptical optimism that we report on news of mobile implementations. The company has demonstrated an iPhone app in which users are able to play against gamers on a PC or on the company's MicroConsole -- despite not having a single button to press. It's interesting stuff but, according to OnLive's CEO Steve Perlman, it'll be awhile before we see this in the wild, as plans for initial mobile apps will be limited to checking game stats and watching live gameplay. However, we presume it'll be a small step from there to flip the switch and two-way communications, meaning that perhaps by the time Modern Warfare 3 hits the wires you can keep gaming even while you're commuting.

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    OnLive demonstrates iPhone app, set to redefine mobile gaming? originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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