NowGamer - OnLive and cloud gaming – what is it and should you be interested? All your questions answered here.
"A 'full period' is defined as “as long as OnLive supports a game”. OnLive told us that it expects to support games while people are playing them, but also said that it would support games for a minimum of 3 years from when they’re released on OnLive." So how is this better than me actually owning a game? Its not What happens if I want to play a game after 3 years? I guess full isnt so full, and you still dont own the game Good to know
Read your EULA some day... You don't actually own the games now, you only own the physical media it is on. Hopefully, there will be more/better games three years from now and you won't miss those old games, but if they are classics, I am sure they will still be supported by on-live. Eventually, I am sure the ancient games will be run from virtualized servers and extended support won't be an issue at all... On Edit: I use Maim and download the ROM's for all my NES needs... Really, the Atari 2600 games and Comodore 64 games are just a curiosity at this point... Finally it is not ripping me off, they lay it all out right up front. You see value in old games, I do not. Also I guarantee you that the drive on your PS3 will burn up before 10 years from now...
Why are you making excuses for a service that rips you off? You do own the games now. You can decide when and where to play, how long to play, if you want to sell, ect. Thats the definition of owning something. And you dont have to constantly pay for something. For instance in my ps3 right now is a 10 year old ps2 import I am going through. And I can continue to play it for another 20 years if I wanted to. Its a beautiful thing Edit: Oh so you download your games illegally? No wonder you dont appreciate what it means to own something fyi I still have my launch nes, my launch psx, my launch atari. Ive kept them in great condition. And they all still work
£14.99 for Batman: Arkham Asylum, I don't count that as great value considering I haven't bought it for life. I think I'll just stick to pc and console gaming thank you very much. That's not to say I'm knocking the technology behind it, it's a very clever way of allowing people to play games, but it's not right for me in its current form. I can get the games cheaper and play them in higher resolutions with better visual quality, so it's no good for me.
The technology is clever, but I don't see this taking off at all. For a start not everyone has great internet, secondly there are those like myself who prefer to have physical copies and also Onlive doesn't have that many games for it. Where are the exclusives? oh, it doesn't have any either.
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