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It runs decently for me, but that's primarily because I have Clearwire for my ISP, and my ping averages about 80 on a good day. I'm sure anyone with Comcast, Verizon, or whatever else is fast can use OnLive with no problems.

I think it's a good idea. I have an account (xJavonta) and I don't use it frequently, but when I visit a relative's house and all I bring is my netbook, I can play F.E.A.R. or Splinter Cell when I'm bored.

I don't see it changing PC gaming though, but it will appeal to the people who just want to play a game, but they don't have the hardware to do so.
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This is facinating...
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I'd like the idea of just renting a game for $5 for a few days with this service. I don't quite understand if the games cost money, or you just get to play any game for a set fee.
    
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I'd like the idea of just renting a game for $5 for a few days with this service. I don't quite understand if the games cost money, or you just get to play any game for a set fee.
You can tryout any game for 30 minutes. You can rent for $5. You buy the game, not the set (unless a deal I'm assuming).

If you take a look at the possibilities, it is very interesting... for the people whom are skeptical (as I was). Let's say that remote computing and connection were refined and usable with low latency, how good would it be to game on YOUR rig?
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I'd still pay extra to have 0 latency, and slightly better graphics.

I'm the kind of guy who is annoyed by the input lag found in 99% of LCD monitors. CRTs beat LCDs in that sense.
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There's a funny sig here in OCN,

"Have you actually played a game on OnLive? The quality is like someone recording someone who is recording someone playing a game on a 1985 vhs camecorder and then then uploading it to youtube every 5 seconds and then embedding it in the onlive service for you to seem like your playing it.

But seriously the quality is terrible and the lag times are pretty bad."
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There's a funny sig here in OCN,

"Have you actually played a game on OnLive? The quality is like someone recording someone who is recording someone playing a game on a 1985 vhs camecorder and then then uploading it to youtube every 5 seconds and then embedding it in the onlive service for you to seem like your playing it.

But seriously the quality is terrible and the lag times are pretty bad."
I actually tried it on my pc which currently only has on board graphics...and I am using it through the vga out. I think it depends on your connection. Metro 2033 looked very impressive. I didn't experience any internet lag...everything was in syc on my end. I do wonder if it would look better through DVI or HDMI.

I still got to reserve judgement. The visuals certainly look good, but I think there is a little loss in clarity. I am using this on a 720p 32" monitor at 1360x768 however, lol. So I probably can't expect too much on my monitor any way

Going to give the play pack a whirl. There is some decent games in that pack. First month is free, then it's only $9 a month after that to play any of the 43 games in the play pack. Some good ones are fear 2, bioshock, and front lines. This may just hold me over until the GTX680/Radeon 7870 and bulldozer is released.
    
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You can tryout any game for 30 minutes. You can rent for $5. You buy the game, not the set (unless a deal I'm assuming).

If you take a look at the possibilities, it is very interesting... for the people whom are skeptical (as I was). Let's say that remote computing and connection were refined and usable with low latency, how good would it be to game on YOUR rig?
I agree, it's quite amazing...what's insane is that you can spectate everyone on onlive and watch them play. I also like how you can just switch games in a matter of seconds.

The fact that you always have to have a high speed connection is the problem. You can't take your games on the go and most public networks won't supply you with enough bandwidth.

That's why I think onlive should target multiplayer games specifically. Seems like they are not getting support from EA. I would love to be able to play BC2 on onlive, Black Ops, etc. If Onlive can land these kind of titles, then the onlive community will grow much faster IMO.
    
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I agree, it's quite amazing...what's insane is that you can spectate everyone on onlive and watch them play. I also like how you can just switch games in a matter of seconds.

The fact that you always have to have a high speed connection is the problem. You can't take your games on the go and most public networks won't supply you with enough bandwidth.

That's why I think onlive should target multiplayer games specifically. Seems like they are not getting support from EA. I would love to be able to play BC2 on onlive, Black Ops, etc. If Onlive can land these kind of titles, then the onlive community will grow much faster IMO.
No it won't. Especially in multiplayer FPS. The input lag is too great. Did you see the vid? The mouse is so much behind that they have trouble shooting each other... :/
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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.
Nope. In NoWhere, speeds have not gone much of anywhere in a long time. Fastest out here is still 6megabit DSL. NO telecom is investing in improving their infrastructure either. And my pathetic 6megabit with 150-200ms ping is faster than 60% or so of the US according to Speedtest.net.
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