Submitted by kube00 1521d ago | review

Onlive Micro Console review (Goozernation.com)

Onlive's Micro Console is the perfect way to enjoy Onlive's gaming services. Small enough to take on the go, it provides the same great options as using Onlive's service on the PC. Games such as Red Faction: Guerrilla and Alpha Protocol looked identical to their console counterparts. Could something this small be the future of console gaming? If so, where's the wireless support? (Alpha Protocol, Industry, Next-Gen, OnLive, PC, Red Faction: Guerrilla) 9/10

JimmyJames70  +   1521d ago
If my Xbox ever red rings again, I might check this out as a new option.
TooTall19  +   1521d ago
You should at least give it a try. The service continues to get better. Right now I prefer to play on 360 or ps3, but I still enjoy my micro console as another option and will most likely surpass my current consoles in the future.
The_Infected  +   1521d ago
Yea you are right it does improve alot and I can't wait for the 1080p on all games on the service, 5.1 surround, for the playpack to get out of beta for $9.99 a month for 40 games at the start, and for the huge updates coming soon! They also have a exclusive coming soon that's suppose to have the best graphics on any platform they are developing it to run on a whole server rack can't wait to see that!
Ryudo  +   1521d ago
Am seriously not a fan of the concept I like to be able to actually own my media, and not require my internet connection and the servers to still be up to be able to play.

Honestly do you think EA will keep servers up on classic games, if you don't own the physical media once the servers are gone you lose it forever.

I understand the positives but honestly developers and publishers would just have gamers by the balls if this ever caught on.
Marked  +   1521d ago
This would never work for me. My ISP is terrible, I'm lucky if I get 2mb/s during peak hours when I'm supposed to recieve 12mb/s. I would fiend out during that time it would = zero game time till the speeds came back up.
Anyone looking to try service with minimum speed reguirements... read the small print. These companys do not tell you what speeds you must have.
BattleAxe  +   1520d ago
This service will never become big, especially if ISP's here in Canada start jacking up the cost of being on the internet. The CRTC just ruled that all ISPs in Canada can now charge by usage..........this sucks!

If you live in Canada sign this petition, go to:


You gotta give your full name and address.
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Mottsy  +   1521d ago
does look cool. but looked at the prices and it seems a little hefty for what it is. they said if you buy a game for 60 bucks and let ur onlive subscription run out then u lost that game. would def wait till they work out all teh kinks
kube00  +   1521d ago
That is a good point. It would be interesting to see what happens with this in a year.
ATiElite  +   1521d ago
it will be bankrupt or just a movie service
DaCajun  +   1520d ago
@ Mottsy

Wow you people need to educate yourself more. I have tried this service but don't use it because it doesn't have enough games yet and the quality needs to improve but don't make up false statements before you know the facts. If you don't know go to their website it explains everything instead of repeating crap you heard from someone that heard from someone else a year ago. They originally thought about charging a monthly fee even for the games you bought but right after launch last summer they decided to make the subscription free.

The games are around the price of PC games which are $50 at the most for recent releases and less for older. Plus how does a Free subscription run out? ONLIVE is FREE to subscribe to, you just pay for the game. The only monthly fee option is you pay $10 a month to play over 30 games unlimited with more added all the time which is basically a monthly rental service where you didn't buy the games out right, so if you stop paying it then yes you don't get to play those games anymore but the ones you bought outright doesn't expire you can still play those.

Also I love how everyone says they hate that you have to be online to play games. WOW does anyone here know of anyone under 30 that isn't connect to the internet 24/7/365 one way or another? So WTF is the problem? Do you people complain that it sucks you have to breathe to stay alive and it's too much work that you wish you had a machine to do it for you? I'm sure that can be made possible you whiney lazy babies.
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The_Infected  +   1521d ago
There isn't a game on the service thats $60 the most expensive is $40 and they have a sale on things almost all the time also it's great!
The_Infected  +   1520d ago
I get dissagrees for telling the game prices that's when you know you got your good old fanboys on here lol hell I can get OnLive and a free game for $50 cheaper than just kinect and not pay monthly and play anything I want online and also If I choose to pay $9.99 a month I get 40 games to play free and climbing I'm a gamer and I chose the best greatest option and that's OnLive I get more games bc I didn't pay for an expensive console I took all that money and got GAMES! Also when the next console generation comes out OnLive will have those games running on their servers and I don't have to upgrade anything so it's pointless! I use to have a PS3 and a 360 I sold them both for OnLive and it was worth it so much money saved and it had more games at launch than PS3 or 360 not many but they will get there. Don't believe it looks as good as consoles maybe I should record a video and prove you wrong?
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Mottsy  +   1517d ago
EL OH EL TO You sir!
Kon  +   1521d ago
Maybe this is the beginning of the future.
The_Infected  +   1521d ago
Yea I have the Mico Console and for me it works great! It's the best instant play great graphics and they are upgrading to 1080p soon for all the games on the service! Like I said it's great the Micro Console looks better than the PC or Mac client so I suggest try it out everyone it's really is amazing for $99 and a free game of your choice also has the $9.99 month playpack coming soon I'm in the beta it's great also!
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nevin1  +   1521d ago
agreed Kon.

also to bad the controller is more of a 360 than PS3's controller.
kube00  +   1521d ago
I wonder if the future of Onlive would include movies as well?
Ryudo  +   1521d ago
I don't see the point the ability to stream movies was mastered 10 years ago....
Pumbli  +   1521d ago
Does this thing work in Europe? (Besides UK)
kube00  +   1521d ago
I don't know
bodybombs  +   1521d ago
Pumbli  +   1520d ago
That's a shame, it looks pretty cool.
xDaRkModEx  +   1520d ago
I think it does, if anything go to their site and try onlive on your pc.
BLAKHOODe  +   1521d ago
This thing is still around? I thought it's 15 minutes ran out 10 minutes ago.
Stealth20k  +   1521d ago
looks worthless and a ripoff
twdll  +   1521d ago
I have it and I do like playing it occasionally. I wish they would have trophy support and more titles though. I normally play first party exclusives on PS3 or 360. Not so much on my 360 anymore.
Baka-akaB  +   1521d ago
The display is worse than on consoles , and without a library of games without anything exclusive .

It's not at all at the level of a mid range pc like said in the article , any mid range pc actually render more than p just fine and probably cost less

It will be neutered by any future services offering cloud , especially if consoles enter the mix , actually bringing their own games
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The_Infected  +   1521d ago
They have the cloud gaming patent until 2022 so no consoles can copy until then.

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