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It's a very sad day for those people, I feel for them. However, I am glad to see OnLive die. It was an idea that could only have been successful currently in another universe, where the laws of physics do not apply.
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The model is w/o a doubt the future of gaming. It's ahead of it's time not 'dumb'.

I honestly disagree with it being the future. Input lag alone would be a issue that many would dislike.
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I honestly disagree with it being the future. Input lag alone would be a issue that many would dislike.

The technical issues will be solved with time though. And trust me I'm not exactly crazy about the idea either but I'm pretty convinced that video games will be a lot like TV channels in a few years. Tune into Xbox Live for Halo 6 streamed right into your living room through your Samsung on your 500mbps connection.
    
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So many people unemployed because of a company's stupid decision.
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The technical issues will be solved with time though. And trust me I'm not exactly crazy about the idea either but I'm pretty convinced that video games will be a lot like TV channels in a few years. Tune into Xbox Live for Halo 6 streamed right into your living room through your Samsung on your 500mbps connection.

You could still have tons of input lag even with a 500mbps connection though...... The input lag is really unavoidable for the most part.
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Wow that's messed up.
    
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That sucks for the workers pretty hardcore.
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What a terrible day for these people. Go to work, everyone gets fired.
They probably weren't even expecting it.
Yup. I know a few people who work for companies that simply put a sticky note on the door and lock it. Welcome, you're fired!
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post #48 of 72
until we develop FTL communications, services like OnLive are guaranteed to fail.
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Update 2: We've received a statement from OnLive that confirms the company and its assets have been acquired. OnLive will continue operation under its new company, and a "large percentage of OnLive Inc.'s staff" will be rehired.

OnLive's statement is as follows:

We can now confirm that the assets of OnLive, Inc. have been acquired into a newly-formed company and is backed by substantial funding, and which will continue to operate the OnLive Game and Desktop services, as well as support all of OnLive's apps and devices, as well as game, productivity and enterprise partnerships. The new company is hiring a large percentage of OnLive, Inc.'s staff across all departments and plans to continue to hire substantially more people, including OnLive employees. All previously announced products and services, including those in the works, will continue and there is no expected interruption of any OnLive services.

We apologize that we were unable to comment on this transaction until  it completed, and were limited to reporting on news related to OnLive's businesses. Now that the transaction is complete, we are able to make this statement.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/17/onlive-possibly-being-closed-by-end-of-day

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OnLive CEO showed 'no remorse' when announcing layoffs, promised to protect patents

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/source-onlive-ceo-showed-no-remorse-when-announcing-layoffs/

Check this part out!

"Steve got all excited when Gaikai got acquired, because it kind of validated everything we did," our source told us when asked if Sony's acquisition of the streaming service company changed an attitude in the office. At around the same time Sony made the acquisition, OnLive's patent for gameplay streaming went through. "So all of a sudden, Steve was like 'When the time is right, we're going to hit them with our patent because we're not going to let some two-bit company ride our coattails,'" the source claimed, explaining the threat was made to the entire company soon after Gaikai was acquired.

"I guarantee that some time in the future, Steve is going to go to court and sue the cr@p out of them for stealing our ideas," the source said.
He might wanted Sony include others who will pay royalty as himself for cloud gaming licensing fee and patent properly since his promises protecting a federal cloud gaming patents!

Wish the best luck Sony and others.
Edited by GAMERIG - 8/17/12 at 8:53pm
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