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http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/17/pl...e-with-onlive/

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OnLive—the subscription service that lets you play a host of games on the cheap, regardless of your hardware—wants to scare their supporters, in the best way possible. They’re giving away free copies of Frictional Games’ indie-horror gem Amnesia: The Dark Descent, from now until 9pm PST tonight. All you have to do to snag one of the scariest games of all time is register at this link, download the free demo, then enter the promo code “THANKYOU†when it expires
just got it to try out the onlive service very impressed with the tech behind this, not as crystal clear as the original version of the game but for people with lesser systems or using there miniconsole this is pure win, games are a lil over priced but still great idea
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No thanks, Cloud gaming is not for me! cool idea nonetheless, but don't you need a constant internet connection?
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Yo, nice find, but it's been up for a little while now:

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...live-24-a.html

Sorry.
 
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Yo, nice find, but it's been up for a little while now:

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...live-24-a.html

Sorry.
oops sorry can delete, cool to try it out, not bad for new tech, is really smooth and yes kyle u need and internet connection the game is rendered on there servers than streamed to your computer they say u need at least 5mb connection, but free is free, not bad to try it and the software interface for onlive is very nice as well, really like that u can just go right into spectating someone else playing a game just to see if u like it
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No thanks, Cloud gaming is not for me! cool idea nonetheless, but don't you need a constant internet connection?
Yes.

The best part about Onlive though is they let you trial games for like 30 minutes.

SO, in theory you can test it out on Onlive before buying the game.
They build demos into their business model, pretty cool.
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Yes.

The best part about Onlive though is they let you trial games for like 30 minutes.

SO, in theory you can test it out on Onlive before buying the game.
They build demos into their business model, pretty cool.
nice didnt know this, really neat little service they got going here, and they just got a major investment from ??name escapes me, i just dont see how services like this will take off with every isp being greedy asshats trying to cap everyone
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Yes.

The best part about Onlive though is they let you trial games for like 30 minutes.

SO, in theory you can test it out on Onlive before buying the game.
They build demos into their business model, pretty cool.
thats pretty cool! but I honestly don't see it replacing traditional gaming (your hardware rendering the game), even if the internet connections got better. $10 a month gives nothing to the developers, so I see it maybe for older games/indie games that don't bring in much.
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thats pretty cool! but I honestly don't see it replacing traditional gaming (your hardware rendering the game), even if the internet connections got better. $10 a month gives nothing to the developers, so I see it maybe for older games/indie games that don't bring in much.
They are aiming for people with laptops/netbooks and lowerend systems, they also sell a miniconsole that requires no computer and comes with a gamepad similar to an xbox controller, i could see this being a problem for consoles if there marketing was better, it only costs 100 for the miniconsole, and i think the graphics are almost on par with most avg titles on xbox and ps3
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Aww. My rig is down and I can't run the game on my netbook, so I can't enter the trial code.
    
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thats pretty cool! but I honestly don't see it replacing traditional gaming (your hardware rendering the game), even if the internet connections got better. $10 a month gives nothing to the developers, so I see it maybe for older games/indie games that don't bring in much.
At the very least it's an effective demo service, and they also I think let you rent the game for 5 day periods or something...it's been a while since I've used it.

So sometimes it can be a cost effective way to check out a game/play a game that you think doesn't really have any staying power.
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