PALGN: OnLive – Fact or Fiction?

IGN writes: "Our first reaction upon hearing the announcement of OnLive this morning was to cry scam. Ideas for similar services have been thrown around for years, with the appropriately named Phantom gaming system is a notable example of this. After its unveiling at the May 2004 E3, it is yet to see the light of day in any form.

What OnLive purports to do is deliver a virtual game system to wherever you want to access it. All the graphics processing is done in the cloud (a fancy word for a random computer inside a data-center) which means no expensive hardware is needed to use it and sessions can easily be transferred across any device – pause a game on your TV tonight and continue playing in your browser at work during lunch."

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