Originally Posted by Lex Luger
I bet you the company goes out of business.
Its not a bad idea, but i dont see long term how they make money, or how they are able to guarentee the service. They need someone big like nintendo, sony, or microsoft to back the service
You're obviously not looking at the larger picture here. Do you know anyone still on dial up? How many of your friends have dial up? How many people in school these days actually have dial up? Broadband is in, dial-up and slow speeds are out. 4G/LTE/HSPA/whateveryouwanttocallit are all faster than dial-up.
How do they make money? You pay for a subscription per month... That's like asking how NetFlix makes money... NetFlix is an EXTREMELY profitable business. Have you seen the stock price? It's $238/share. Let's compare that to Intel, whose stock price is $20/share. We're not exactly comparing apples to apples here, but you get my point that NetFlix is no joke.
Why do they need a large company like Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft to back them? They need an investor to back them (which they probably have had a few already to get this far). Additionally, if they ever go to an investment bank, I'm sure they could go public after some success.
Think about the bigger picture, not just what's in front of you... People have broadband... xbox's/ps3's will become extinct... pc computing will still be expensive... and onlive will sneak into the competition below all those prices and offer sustainable graphics in the long term.
How many times have you been to an arcade and say, "damn, these graphics freaking blow, even nintendo 64 was better than this!" OnLIve could fix that... Graphics would never become obsolete.
Gosh, I sound like a freaking salesperson for OnLive, but I just see so much promise in the company (and no, I don't work for OnLive).