"OnLive is a recently announced video game service that allows you to purchase games that are on a server and play them without buying a disk or a console. You will need a TV and/or a computer for this to work, but most people who would be interested in this already has either one or both. All you will need other than either a TV or a computer is to purchase a set top box called the OnLive Microconsole and a controller that you will obviously either purchase or lease from OnLive. Believe it or not, a friend of mine talked about something like this about six months ago. We are just regular guys without money or programming experience, but the idea seemed like it would work and now an entrepreneur by the name of Steve Pearlman has manifested this idea into reality. Many publishers have already signed on to allow their games to be played using the OnLive service including, but not limited to, Electronic Arts, THQ, Take-Two Interactive, Codemasters, Eidos, Atari, Warner Bros., Epic Games and Ubisoft."