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Old 03-10-2010, 04:45 PM
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OnLive has announced that its cloud- based game streaming service wil launch in the 48 contiguous US states on available to PC and Mac owners for a monthly service fee of $14.95. Each game purchase and rental will carry a charge on top of the base subscription Steve Perlman, CEO of OnLive, confirmed that the final version of the OnLive"experience" will be demoed at E3 2010, which kicks off just two days before the service goes live. As for the whereabouts of its "micro-console," Perlman could only say that it will launch at a later date to be announced in the coming months. He offered a quick look ahead at some planned upgrades to the service, the biggest of which is 1080p support at 60 frames-per-second "as the bandwidth becomes available." OnLive is going to waive the first three months of its service fee for the first 25,000 people who register for the service. http://i.joystiq.com/2010/03/10/onli...nth-service-f/

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still very skeptical on input lag.

"1080p support at 60 frames-per-second as the bandwidth becomes available" is the probable shield to fend off the initial response to poor quality.

pretty neat idea, but the infrastructure just isn't there, especially when having to purchase/rent games on top of the access fee.

how much does the initial hardware setup cost?
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:05 PM
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I hope this takes off and does it right. Lots of potential here. I'm going to hold off a bit until all the kinks are worked out but if it delivers without much of an issue then count me in!
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:40 PM
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Game fees on top of the subscription fee?

No thanks.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:39 PM
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To even be considered close to a bargain there better be a large basic library of classics that are free to access with the subscription and new releases are a premium purchase. If not a subscription + purchase fees are a death sentence.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:05 PM
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I said it once, ill say it again...

This OnLive (when facts are taken into consideration) service sounds REALLY ugly...

EDIT - If you need a visual representation of 4 - 5 frames of lag (since OnLive claims of 80 ms for a "perceptual" response, 80 ms = about 4.5 frames) and how it affects gameplay, check THIS...

Video was recorded @ 60 fps with software that could slow-mo vid frame by frame. With 4 frames of lag, if can affect your gameplay BIGTIME especially with fighting games and FPS's.

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:31 AM
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:01 AM
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Gee, the prices are terrible, might as well get a gamefly subscription!
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Damn I knew this no lag thing couldn't be true. This is worthless for FPS.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:22 PM
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Who has the money to have a fast enough connection, pay a monthly service charge, pay individual rental fees on top of that, and can't afford a decent computer?

Not to mention the lag, and the fact that initial impressions said Crysis looked to be running at medium settings at 720p.

Also they keep touting Crysis as if it's the holy grail. If anyone was that interested in playing it they had three years to do so.

They're on to an interesting idea with this service, but until they can manage the price, content, latency, and overall quality I don't think they are gonna to have much consumer interest.
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