OnLive vice president John Spinale thanked the cloud gaming service's beta participants in a new blog post today. He also gave a general status report.
Beta testing on the pc has already begun. Im good on that though. I wouldn't mind trying onlive on my 120 inch screen and projector.
At 720p that would look nasty.
1080p wouldn't look much better.
I suspect this service at 720p will already be full of compression artifacts and latency issues. Not everyone is ready for 720p streaming so doubling the resolution to 1080p right now is not ideal.
Why would you WANT to use Onlive (AKA Phantom 2.0)? Not to mention your internet bill when you go far past the limit of bandwidth that many, if not most, services have. And the servers probably won't hold up.
I don't like the whole not owning games and not holding the discs part of OnLive, but I don't mind it from STEAM. So its not like its anything different. That is free to browse through though. I question the input lag scenario though. Despite what is claimed that they could make up for it. I question whether such a thing is possible. I would love to see solid evidence with a game match of 64 or more players on some game running on the service. Subscription fee for this service is gonna be what really pushes people away from it though. If its too high then not many are gonna jump right into it.
Its highly unlikely this will ever be in my area....I live in SD, in the middle of nowere!!!!
east river or west river i would be surprised to see it hit this sh*ty state not the hills though love the hills
I still have high hopes for this.
I want to see it succeed but no way will this be relevant seeing as ISP's want to limit peoples bandwidth usage.
why would you want this. as long as you got a good enough pc you can already pirate all the games for free anyways. why would u wana pay monthly and for graphicly inferrior games
This will be interesting to watch. If it succeeds it will have a pretty big impact on gaming.
Seriously they failed to impress me with their concept .. besides it needs a VERY big connexion ..something unaccessible to 98% of the gamers ..
You only need a 5 megabit connection to play in HD. I live in Canada with a 15 megabit connection and it only costs about $40 a month.
well that's what they say ... I take it like the minimum requirement for pc games ... it's too minimum ... and besides .. for me this kind of internet connexion cost me 80€/month where i live .. i don't think i'm alone in this situation
80€/month? :o That's terrible, I thought the UK was bad.
i'm where he is , and it isnt even some real 5mb . It's advertised as 8mb but can run really from 2.5 to 6 , depending on the network's whim . So yeah like i've got no confidence in the project , at least as far as it concerns me . It requires a stable connection at a minimum speed that actually many people can't afford or have any access to .
I was invited to the beta a couple days ago. I'm eager to see how well (or not) this works. This could be a huge milestone for people wanting to play PC games with lower end computers and it would mean much less risk for game publishers knowing that people will play games like this if they want to. It's by no means going to replace the current way we play PC games; even if this is a smash success and defies all expectations, I'll still continue to buy games and upgrade my computer every now and again like I always have, but it'll certainly help people that with entry level computers (even Macs) to play new games.
I wonder what influence it could have on aftermarket PC parts.
Hey Panda, how did you get invited? I am very interested in this.
Man, I signed up for the beta when GDC was still on in March. You can still sign up on the site but I dunno what kind of process they're using for acceptance right now.
Thanks man, I'll look it up
I'm interested to see how this goes, it will either be a massive hit or a complete failure that will be appearing in those top ten lists in years to come.
so bassically they handle the specs all we need is a computer, a screen and keyboard and mouse and they stream it and we play? well that would attract customers who just want to play the game who also dont do mods made by users cuz of the few things u may have to change in the scripts n stuff then again i dont really know what im talking about i'll just see what it does when a article comes up about it
OnLive is a joke,epic fail.
It hasn't failed yet, it hasn't gone OnLive. AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! The Open Zones great, you can talk so much sh1t here.
I signed up for the beta a long time ago, but was never chosen.
Oh i wish i were the lucky one
I`am just curious as to how much this thing and like if there is a monthly or yearly fee will cost. If i had to guess not cheap at all. Its just to nice and easy to let it slide for a cheap price.
I don't care weather i get it or not, or weather it has good games or crappy ones, i want this to succeed, not necessarily because its a step forward in gaming, but this ability to stream massive amounts of data to be manipulated in real times is an innovation in of itself; and could very well push forward technologies outside of the gaming world. THat aside, i really hope it delivers!
I want this to fail. I want to use Discs forever, and without the internet this is useless...
I've been in the beta for a few days now and I'm very impressed. I'll leave it at that due to NDA.