MasonicGamer.com - OnLive, the game streaming service that was poised to usher in a whole new era of interactive entertainment, is in serious trouble. Two days ago, rumours began that stated the service may be shutting down. Shortly afterwards, reports started surfacing that confirmed its entire work force was being laid off at the end of the day. Rather than close entirely though, it seems that ownership of the company has passed into new hands and, at least for now, service will continue as normal. So what happened?
OnLive seemed like a miracle of the technological age when it was announced in 2009. Promising to deliver high quality, HD games to low-powered computers and set-top boxes, it gained much interest and plenty of criticism. Some said that our current infrastructure was too slow and unreliable to support real-time video game streaming without serious latency. While some still say this is true, many people were surprised and delighted to try the service for the first time and find out it actually worked.