Yesterday marked the launch of OnLive, a cloud gaming service that allows folks with low-end computers to play high-end games.
With more than 20 games available at launch, OnLive allows users to play the likes of Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Unreal Tournament without having to install them on their machine. Celebrating its launch by offering users a one-year membership for free (second year is discounted at $5/month), OnLive requires a 5-megabit internet connection and is compatible with all Macs and most PCs. Once users are registered and a member of OnLive, they can purchase 3- or 5-day passes to play any game as a rental. Users can also purchase games via a 'Full Playpass,' which allows for unlimited play of the game.
Engadget - Are you way into cloud gaming and own an LG Smart TV of the G3 series variety? You're in luck, as OnLive this morning announced support for that very line of Google TV-powered LG televisions, bringing a library of "over 300 titles" to the platform.
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Rumors are being thrown around the PS4. With talk of it being a cloud only platform.
Although an unlikely scenario, this concept does put out an interesting point. With broadband getting ever faster, is cloud gaming the future?