Onlive - no more monthly fees.

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  1. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    http://blog.onlive.com/2010/10/04/onlive-just-play-for-free/

     
  2. ShadowsFall

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    How much iz it. This is EPIC NEWZ
     
  3. kingcobra

    kingcobra Well-Known Member

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    This is bound to fail....

    will definitely work in few years once bandwidth is alot higher, but right now i cant see this working properly..
     
  4. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    Subscription service is free. Here's an example of the rental and purchase fees:

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  5. MidianGTX

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    Darksiders is not a terribly good game. FYI.
     
  6. Eli

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    It works pretty good actually, assuming you have a half way decent internet connection... Which you really need anyway if you want to play online games on Xbox Live or PSN.
     
  7. LBG

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    Does this mean I can play some decent games on my crappy laptop?
     
  8. Depends on where you are getting your bandwidth. A lot of places around the world have double-digit speeds; I've got 25mbit at home, and 50mbit is available though I'm not willing to pay what they're asking for it, either is more than enough to stream a service like this. I know you can get similar speeds (or faster) across most of Europe, China and Japan, anyway.
     
  9. Eli

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    Basically.
     
  10. MidianGTX

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    Pretty much everywhere except the UK. Bastards. Although apparently they aim to be among the fastest in Europe... which is a stretch coming from the people who provide some of the slowest speeds in Europe and don't like spending money on upgrades.
     
  11. 1337brian

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    Was reading up on this last night, can't wait for the mobile client!



    EPIC!!! :eek:
     
  12. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, sign up, wait for the verification in your email, download the app and try it out.
     
  13. squarezero

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    Just beat Mafia II on my MacBook Pro on OnLive. The game was disappointing, but the overall OnLive experience was great -- but then again, my Internet connection is decent.

    Basically, if you have a Mac (and don't want install Windows on a partition) or a crappy PC, or if you want to rent or even try out PC games, it's a great service. Demo'ing on it is awesome, because you don't actually have to download anything: you just go from game to game essentially instantly.
     
  14. LBG

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    Ok I gave it a go and so far I'm not at all impressed. The first time I downloaded it I got a virus warning and my antivirus deleted it. So I downloaded it again and then it wouldn't install, so I deleted it and downloaded again. Then it installed, but it wouldn't update. I tried again and then it updated but came up with an error message telling me that it's detected a high latency connection and it would result in poor performance.

    My internet speed is about 7Mb, above the average UK speed of 3Mb.
    And I'm using a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 7.

    So far, it's been very disappointing. I hope this is just a temporary issue, although even if I do ever manage to connect, I'm still not convinced that I can get a game to run without any lag or FPS slowdown.
     
  15. Yeah, the UK seems to be trailing for some reason -- I was surprised that we got speed bumps before you lot did. But then Germany and a few other places are working on ridiculous triple-digit speeds. I'll just be happy with what I've got. It's not like most sites can pump data to me that fast most of the time anyway...
     
  16. Ddyracer123

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