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OnLive shows off launch titles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2010 13:34 User comments (3)

OnLive shows off launch titles OnLive, the cloud streaming games service, has finally announced its launch day lineup, with some impressive games being made available.
20 games will be available for launch on June 17th, with blockbuster games like "Assassin's Creed II," "Mass Effect 2" and "Batman: Arkham Asylum" available right from the get-go.

OnLive offers instant, lag-free access to games, allowing for users with old computers to play new games without any need for expensive video cards and processors.

Better yet, the service is free for the first year, thanks to a promotion by AT&T, which is a large investor in OnLive.

After the first year, the monthly subscription price is expected to be under $9.99. Games cost up to $60 USD to purchase, just like their physical counterparts, but the company offers 3-to-5 day rentals for under $10.

Eventually, the service will be available through your HDTV as well.

25,000 users have already pre-registered to try the service.

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3 user comments

115.6.2010 14:33

I can't see paying a monthly subscription plus full retail for a game that i don't own. Seems like a horrible structure and unless they can do something about it, i see it failing.

215.6.2010 15:12

Originally posted by hendrix04:
I can't see paying a monthly subscription plus full retail for a game that i don't own. Seems like a horrible structure and unless they can do something about it, i see it failing.
I agree it will be hard to convert hardcore gamers, but consumers still running older Macs and P4 PCs will love this service, imo. $10 a month may be preferable to buying a new higher-end gaming rig for $700+
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Jun 2010 @ 15:13

316.6.2010 14:06

At first I thought this was a terrible idea. If you think about it though, your pretty much paying a "lease" fee to use their equipment to play your games. The game fee argument is kind of like leasing a car and expecting the car maker to buy gas for the car. I just hope they don't get too cocky and start charging a premium for the games ABOVE the retail price (the premium should be for the equipment fee and not the game). If they stick with that (and offer occasional sales) then this should be a successful service. If they start ripping you off on the games (like Playstation Online) then this will fail.

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