Steam Coming To TV's - Where Does This Leave OnLive? []

Glitchy Tasty's Jayce Diaz writes on the recent announcement of Valve's plan to dominate living rooms - and how this would compare to the already available OnLive Microconsole.

"To be honest, it was only a matter of time before OnLive faced some serious competition. Valve has long been the king of digital distribution for PC titles, and OnLive definitely stole a bit of their thunder with their innovative "no-install, full-spec playback" design. They made even bigger waves with their Microconsole, a device that allowed full playback of purchased titles directly on your TV via an included controller."

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wwm0nkey2481d ago

Well console gaming, it was nice knowing you.

Now the comfy couch argument will finally no longer be valid!

Seriously though this is just amazing.

jayceface2481d ago

Do you think Onlive and Steam can co-exist peacefully on the TV-PC scene?

wwm0nkey2481d ago

probably now. Steam will most likely destroy Onlive.

Onlive has a decent amount of lag where as this will probably have very very minimal if any lag.

Pixelated_Army2481d ago

Will these services have Sony's exclusive titles? What's that? No, you say. Oooohhh, OK then. ; )

imvix2481d ago


thats a very one sided fanboy based comment. How many good exclusives does Sony have? they surely arent enough to make you game on them all year long. Multiplats are the majority of games wether you like it or not.

You can always have a PS3 for the Sony exclusives no one is stopping you. Also even for the most extreme sony fanboys, its not like every game sony releases will cater to you. For example i like their uncharted series but thats about it. Everything else is good but not spectacular in my book. A game like uncharted is only an 8 hr campaign, its not like it will keep me entertained all year long. I need the rest of the multiplats to enjoy all year long, Steam getting PCs to TV in better versatile way is a good thing.

Baka-akaB2481d ago

"Now the comfy couch argument will finally no longer be valid"

It was never really a valid argument anyway . I play the same way on my pc .

The ral draw are the games . As long as consoles cover genres that are overlooked on pc , and exclusives from any of the big three . They can thrive fine .

koehler832480d ago


It's not one-sided or fanboyish to like Sony's games.

What is however, is to assume that liking first party titles (even above those from anyone else), is fanboyish.

DaCajun2480d ago

Not going to happen unless Onlive lets Valve do cloud gaming because as of January of this year Onlive has gotten their US patent for cloud gaming granted to them. I would prefer Valve over onlive because we know that Valve is all about the gamers more than the rest of these companies out there.

saint_john_paul_ii2480d ago


WTF does this have to do with sony?

BattleAxe2480d ago

@ wwm0nkey

You might be right, but if you're going to play PC games on your couch, then Xinput better be standard with all PC games.

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tdrules2481d ago

there are more people in the gaming scene that don't play Sony games than do.

HolyOrangeCows2480d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Same could be said about ANY system.
Do you really think PC-gamers make up 1/2 or more of the industry?

Not at all what he said.

tdrules2480d ago

He says it not having Sony exclusive games on the platform would affect it.
It wouldn't in the slightest

Ranshak2480d ago (Edited 2480d ago )


Check out

Plays more PS2 games then PS3 slim currently can. So there thats alot of Sony exclusives which arent even running on many PS3s. I am pretty sure by the time PS4 is out, it wont be running PS3 games then we will have those exclusively on PC as well lol.

JsonHenry2480d ago

STEAM will consume Onlive at some point I am sure. Onlive was never anything but a working concept that is begging to be bought out by a larger more capable company anyway.

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Eiffel2481d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

I, like many never had OnLive as an option.

If you don't have a good internet connection, with a sufficient download and upload speed, you're S.O.L. Sucks.

Baka-akaB2481d ago

Onlive never had a chance to begin with .

Told you so , nothing prevents steam and the 3 console constructors to propose an equivalent yet easily better system .

Not to mention that they have their own content , onlive got nothing

Stealth20k2480d ago

LOL at people who think consoles will suffer.

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