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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?

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JimmyJames702035d ago

If my Xbox ever red rings again, I might check this out as a new option.

TooTall192035d 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_Infected2035d 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!

Ryudo2035d 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.

Marked2035d 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.

BattleAxe2034d ago (Edited 2034d 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:

http://openmedia.ca/meter

You gotta give your full name and address.

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Mottsy2035d 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

kube002035d ago

That is a good point. It would be interesting to see what happens with this in a year.

ATiElite2035d ago

it will be bankrupt or just a movie service

DaCajun2034d ago (Edited 2034d 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.

The_Infected2035d 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_Infected2034d ago (Edited 2034d 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?

Kon2035d ago

Maybe this is the beginning of the future.

The_Infected2035d ago (Edited 2035d 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!

nevin12035d ago

agreed Kon.

also to bad the controller is more of a 360 than PS3's controller.

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