OnLive Gaming

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Ian, Mar 25, 2009.

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    Ian Administrator

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    Have you heard about the OnLive gaming platform? It's based on cloud computing, and if it works means that even old PCs could play games such as Crysis and BioShock! :shock

    There's an interesting article on it here:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10202688-235.html

    Personally, I'm very sceptical (lag!)... but I'd like it see it work!
     
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    sounds good, i'd like to try it
     
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    I've been watching news on that with some interest, and a bit of skepticism. Proprietary super-compression algorithms are all well and good, but is it really going to look as good as playing things on my own system at 1920x1200?

    Also, one becomes entirely reliant on both a good internet connection and the service. If either is disrupted, there's no gaming at all.
     
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    Hmm I'd like to see how this unfolds as time progresses.

    What Codex said reminds me of Steam. It's a great way to distribute games but lack of an internet connection will hinder the system useless.
     
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    Here's how I feel about it:

     
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    I just hope it doesn't turn out to be an April fools joke tomorrow :lol
     
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    Feartheterp noob! VIP Member

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    Thats pretty sweet but sounds to me like it would cost a good amount of money for your monthly fee
     
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    Actually, with Steam the actual game resides on your hard drive, and once the game has been authenticated once Steam can be started in offline mode and the game will function.
     
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    Yes the game resides on the client side but when Steam acts up and you are with out an internet connection 'offline mode' can be very finicky.
     
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