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I wouldn't believe it if someone told me, but the future of pc gaming is going to make hardware irrelevant. The days of gamers having to sell your video cards every 6 months is slowly coming to an end. The days of needing to upgrade your whole system to play games is coming to an end.

It's an evolution...Some guy being able to play Crysis maxed out on an ipad, lol. Ok, maybe not an ipad but a low end laptop:


It's pretty sick IMO if you really don't want to drop 1K on a system and just want to play games. Only thing is you'll need a high speed internet connection. But who the heck doesn't have broadband any way these days.

Still want to spend $1400 on a pair of GTX590s that'll be irrelevant in a year? Maybe just buy a subscription onlive...decisions, decisions.
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Guy onlive flopped. It's been out for awhile and everyone but a few laughed at it. The games are not maxed out either.

The only way I can explain this post is that you are the smartest 3 month old ever and just don't know what the hell has been happening the last year. Come on now.
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
Guy onlive flopped. It's been out for awhile and everyone but a few laughed at it. The games are not maxed out either.

The only way I can explain this post is that you are the smartest 3 month old ever and just don't know what the hell has been happening the last year. Come on now.
I think you're 100% WRONG. I will make a bet streaming companies like OnLive, NetFlix, Amazon OnDemand, etc, is the future. No, it is not maxed out, but you can max it out if you have a good enough connection (which not EVERYONE has, but then again, not everyone has a high end PC like most OCN users).

It is much more affordable and smart to subscribe to OnLive. Gaming and graphic level will always improve and stay consistent in its quality so long as you can support the broadband connection needed.

All that being said, I will still use my gaming PC and probably purchase another in a few years--but thats because of the hobby. Would you choose an xbox 360 or ps3 over OnLive? I would reconsider that... you can use your existing PC/Laptop or purchase a $99 gaming system w/ controller to plug into any TV. Additionally, you can get games cheaper than 360 or PS3... thats food for thought friend.
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We aren't ready for streaming games.
As of now it fills a niche market, which would be users with weak computers who want to play new games close to maxed out, AND they have a really good internet connection.

Which contradicts itself twice. But if they offered a lot more games and newer titles, I'd gladly accept the small input lag and just buy a cheap laptop and top quality internet connection and play it rather then on a gaming desktop.
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That's pretty cool, but not everyone is content with playing on low res even if 720p does look alright but not quite that good
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Wouldn't work in most of America. Terrible speeds. That being said, I don't know the speed requirements for max details on OnLive.
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Rofl \\../
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Give it a few years. Once internet speeds hit higher speeds and once they have optimised it more it will be something to be hold.

Its the future no doubt.
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I tried this out on Mafia 2, I have a great internet connection, and the game looked fairly poor, like it had been recorded with fraps at mediumish settings.
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I'm annoyed by the 30ms input lag on my display. Bothers my aim in FPS games. What the HECK am I supposed to do with onlive? Probably 200+ms of input lag + my monitors..

It's not maxed out. It's like medium @1280x720 = looks like absolute crap, worse than console

It's not 60FPS constant. It's like 30FPS, just like consoles.

And you freaking lose all your games if you stop paying..
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