Sarcastic Gamer writes: I’ve spent many hours with OnLive today, enough to see with my own eyes just what an incredible thing has come to life. I’ve also realized that for value, Steam has nothing to worry about from the upstart service.
Onlive is already failing with pc gamers..
is it out already? and should i care?
you should care... the service works as advertised
Onlive has to first compete with D2D and GFWL before it can even be mentioned in the same sentence as Steam.
onlive fails STEAM FTW
Seriously. I thought I was going to get "PC Graphics" without the problem of upgrading my video card. My Xbox/PS3 looks miles ahead of Onlive. The lag is bad also. I have a 52mbps download/15mbps upload speed and I still get twitchy lag and buggy games.
Exactly, it's really idiotic to try to entice PC gamers with poor graphics.
If you're a PC gamer, usually you have a rig/laptop that have above average spec. However, with onlive they want you to play with lower res and crappier looking games on said rig/laptop.
Games cost the same as on steam yet you don't get to keep them.... you only get to use them. If you stop paying your subscription or if OnLIve loses its license deal with a particular gamer publisher, you're screwed. You get nothing. Good day sir! (willy Wonka reference)
Omg thats sux!!!! Are they serious, thats not even close to a good idea...
Steam > Onlive
what home console (thus living room tv) did Valve just take the first steps to cozy Steam up too.... IMO Steam is going to provide the backend to SONY's cloud services.
At first I thought you were being rhetorical but yeah you're right. I didn't consider that. I'll be revising the piece to present those thoughts.
reason for Gabe to do a full 180 like that unless there is some sweet background deal for Valve/Steam.
I'm wondering. Did Gabe somehow make a deal with Sony that makes Valve exempt from paying licensing fees. In my honest opinion steamcloud aside. Next-gen will be won by whomever brings the full steam service to their console. I'm really not trolling when I say this but gaming wise, physical media is ancient tech. This means M$ is seriously going to have to swallow their pride and start supporting free DLC if they even want a chance.
In the time it takes to download 30-50 GB of data, I can WALK to Best Buy buy the game, walk back home and still beat the download by a 25+ hours. Not only that but I won't be limited to playing the game on only 1 system. In the case of PS 5 systems that I would have to download it to each system. People saying DLC is he 2nd coming of christ are nuts. Everyone would need fiber lines, plus the servers they dole the software out of need to have limitless upload as well.
No interest, not as long as current internet services suck as bad as they do here.
Exactly, especially once you hit the internet cap or whatever you call it they slow down your internet.
I use it. It even works great 600 miles from the server, but the price of rentals need to come down. Publishers are being too greedy right now.
no just no steam = most successful content delivery system onlive = garbage
Exactly how can OnLive even compete against the likes of Steam's Summer sales event? HOW?
They are not even the same kind of service... most of you don't even know wtf OnLive is
Nobody even barely knew it came out.
regardless of whether or not the service actually works without the lag making games unplayable, the pricing and the whole way the system is set up is going to put most people off. if it was a flat fee and you could play any title on the service, then it would be worth it, but paying for games and then having to keep paying to access them? what they're doing is basically holding your purchases for ransom, "keep paying or you'll never see your games again". no thank you.
the reason i use onlive is that when Steam came out for mac, nothing would run on it, but now onlive is here i can play some games on it when i can. Onlive is for people who want to play games on there PC/Macs who don't want to invest in a expensive gaming PC And another thing, all these haters, have you tried using onlive yourself?
I have 100/100Mbits fiber connection I can get Crysis at 1080p or what? Judging by comments it wont work with OnLive.
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