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OnLive launches MicroConsole instant-play gaming system

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Nov 2010 22:06 User comments (4)

OnLive launches MicroConsole instant-play gaming system OnLive, the cloud streaming games service, has announced today the launch of the MicroConsole instant-play system, with pre-orders starting now for a December 2nd release.
Users can play video games from the OnLive catalog, on their TVs, using the set-top, eliminating the need for downloads or discs.

The system will sell for $99 and include a wireless controller and a free game.

"The OnLive Game System marks the start of a new era for video games and home entertainment,"
says Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive, via IW. "Not only is the OnLive Game System the fastest, simplest way to play, watch, and test-drive top-tier games instantly on the living room big screen, it also opens the door to a new world of options for gaming and entertainment -- from media-rich social networking and massive spectating to game portability across TV, PC, Mac, and mobile devices."

OnLive has 35 games available as of now, including Assassin's Creed II, Mass Effect 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Just Cause 2 and NBA 2K11.

Games can be demoed for free, then rented for 3-5 days. Rentals cost $4-$9. If you want to own the game, you can purchase a Full PlayPass, which can range from $5-$50 depending on how new and popular the game is.

For more info on how the service works, check here: OnLive Cloud Gaming

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4 user comments

119.11.2010 22:36

Cool idea...I wonder how it compares to 360 and PS3 graphics.



220.11.2010 2:24

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Cool idea...I wonder how it compares to 360 and PS3 graphics.
Try it... I haven't purchased anything but just tried it, you can try it out for free (virtually all the games have free trials). You don't need a credit card, in fact just choose a username and password... the app to install was less that 1MB. It seemed really smooth. I doubt you'll think its PS3/XBOX quality but pretty darn good. Its amazing being able to play games on a laptop no where close to being powerful enough to run those games usually. Its a cool sign of things to come. They have a few cool games but if they could get Call of Duty games and other big big games it'll really boom (or crash under the demand).

321.11.2010 12:26

Originally posted by CNDLG:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Cool idea...I wonder how it compares to 360 and PS3 graphics.
Try it... I haven't purchased anything but just tried it, you can try it out for free (virtually all the games have free trials). You don't need a credit card, in fact just choose a username and password... the app to install was less that 1MB. It seemed really smooth. I doubt you'll think its PS3/XBOX quality but pretty darn good. Its amazing being able to play games on a laptop no where close to being powerful enough to run those games usually. Its a cool sign of things to come. They have a few cool games but if they could get Call of Duty games and other big big games it'll really boom (or crash under the demand).
Since they changed to a no subscription setup I think they are starting to head in the right direction, you'll need a good connection for it but it has plenty of possibilities.

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414.12.2010 15:51
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good job

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