Cloud-gaming service OnLive has some exciting announcements: Borderlands was just added to the all-you-can-frag PlayPack Bundle, and Duke Nukem Forever will be available on lauch day, with a sweet deal for anyone who preorders their full PlayPass now.
Onlive has become both a nifty and cool thing and now it's sort of on the iPad. On Tuesday, OnLive released its Viewer app for the iPad. The app, which lives up to its name, allows you to watch live games occurring around the world as well as Brag Clips, trailers and allows for the creation and maintenance of friend lists for the Onlive gaming service.
Since its release earlier this year, the OnLive gaming service has generally been regarded as a cool and nifty way to stream console games to your Mac.
It's about to get a bit more affordable.
On Thursday, Online announced the beginning of its OnLive PlayPack - a flat rate pricing plan allowing people to play all of the more than 40 games offered in the plan, as much as they want for $9.99 a month.
OnLive can already stream blockbuster games to your Mac or PC -- when we reviewed the service we called it "a water faucet for games." Now, the brand-new MicroConsole, which is available for preorder, is upping the ante by streaming those same games to your HDTV in glorious 1080p60 (or 1080i60 or 720p60) with killer stereo sound -- from a tiny piece of hardware that runs on just 6 watts of energy, less than a lightbulb.
You’ve heard of cloud storage, but what about cloud gaming? OnLive lets you play 20-some games--including Windows-only titles--running on servers in data centers up to 1,000 miles away, streaming HD video to your Mac while you control the action with your mouse, keyboard, or Xbox 360 gamepad. Launched at this year’s E3, the long-awaited service is free for one year to the first wave of members, with an optional second year for $4.95/month (month-to-month, no commitment). OnLive is letting players into the service gradually, to make sure their data centers can handle the load, but you can sign up for the waiting list at onlive.com and you’ll get an invite when they’re ready for you.
More and more PC games are slowly making their way to the Mac. Games like Portal made their way with Steam, but there's one game that has been MIA. That's right, there's no Mass Effect 2. This game has been available for Windows, Xbox 360, and the Playstation since January, but no love has been given to one of our favorite platforms, until now.
This long weekend, most of us will be down by the lake enjoying noodle salad. However, some will spend the upcoming long weekend bidding adieu to the summer by brewing up a symphony that features the dulcet sound of pew-pew-pew. If you belong to the latter group, this post is for you: On-demand cloud gaming service OnLive is discounting all of their cloud-based gaming offerings by half over the Labor Day Weekend.
2010 is a great year to be a Mac gamer. Steam for Mac has already brought us a new way to play with and against our PC-gaming pals-slash-nemesis, with dozens of hot games that we never had access to before. But those games download to your Mac, and run on your Mac—so if you're Mac isn't up to the minimum specs, no game for you.
OnLive wants to change all that.
Launching today at 6pm Pacific time, the instant-play service streams live games to your Mac or PC, via a browser plug-in. You control the game as if it were running on your local machine, but in reality it's running on a powerful server machine at an OnLive data center up to 1,000 miles away. We spoke to founder and CEO Steve Perlman about the service, plus got our hands on it at E3 just yesterday. Read on to find out more.