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OnLive isn't ready yet. Give it 10 or so years and I bet with the increase in home broadband speeds streaming will become much more popular.
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post #32 of 63
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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
OnLive isn't ready yet. Give it 10 or so years and I bet with the increase in home broadband speeds streaming will become much more popular.
What increase? There ain't much of any in the US. Speeds common in other countries are still completely unattainable in 95% of the US landmass...and none of the US telecoms care that much, and continue to do nothing about it...apart from instituting bandwidth caps and throttling.
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post #33 of 63
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What increase? There ain't much of any in the US.
US isn't the only place on earth...

Some places actually give better speeds from year to year.
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post #34 of 63
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What increase? There ain't much of any in the US. Speeds common in other countries are still completely unattainable in 95% of the US landmass...and none of the US telecoms care that much, and continue to do nothing about it...apart from instituting bandwidth caps and throttling.
I wasn't really talking about any country specifically, but BT within the UK is currently pushing for nationwide fibre optic.

Also, what De-Zant said.
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US isn't the only place on earth...

Some places actually give better speeds from year to year.
I don't suppose we could get one of y'all ISPs to commit a coup d'ISP over here, when you're not busy...
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post #36 of 63
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
GTX680/Radeon 7870 and bulldozer is released.
LOL





OnLive was a big flop.

On my PC, I have better graphics, better resolution, web browsing, movies, dvd burning, multi-media work, etc.

Internet speeds are limited, and some companies may even put a bandwidth limit like AT&T...

Please...

I don't think this thread should be posted in the PC section, since you're just calling out the majority on here.
post #37 of 63
Make high end hardware irrelevant? I don't think so.

If anything, once Onlive or anything similar to it have finally reach peek level and truly match the performance of high end PC's SHOULD it take off, it'll just make high end components much more affordable because of competition/choice the PC hardware market has never seen before...therefore keeping, bringing back, or introducing new pc gamers.

Saying Onlive now or in the future will make high end PC hardware irrelevant is like saying Blu-ray will make DVD's obsolete...nearly 5 years later (after the format wars) with price drops that match DVD's and DVD players, still waiting.

Besides, comparing a service with physical hardware isn't really justified. I have Netflix streaming service, but does it make my DVD players obsolete? Hell no. I still purchase DVD's to this day along with Blu-rays.
Edited by dedmonwakin - 3/28/11 at 10:33am
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post #38 of 63
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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... :/
From my experience there was absolutely no input lag on my end, which is why I was pretty amazed. I just demoed Metro and there was no input lag. I even got to demo the new assassins creed. I didn't experience any input lag at all.

Just wish BC2 was available.
    
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Why was this thread made? The video was posted 2 years ago lol. Not to mention OnLive flopped and sucks. Go try the free trial and see for yourself. It's terrible.
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What increase? There ain't much of any in the US. Speeds common in other countries are still completely unattainable in 95% of the US landmass...and none of the US telecoms care that much, and continue to do nothing about it...apart from instituting bandwidth caps and throttling.
Well, as pertains to the u.s., this 100%. + a lot of people here aren't usually keen on the idea of taking something they can already do themselves (on their own hardware for example), and trading it for having to depend on someone elses 'service' that probably sucks anyway. The broadband service in the majority of the country is laughable compared to most of the rest of the modern world.
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