Why Everyone Needs to Stop Whining About OnLive

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"But if OnLive works as well as I hope, will I get rid of my PS3, 360 and Wii? I'm not gonna lie, I thought about it. But then I thought, 'What would I do when Resistance 3 comes out? What will I do when the next Zelda comes out? What will I do when the next Gears comes out?'"

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SL1M DADDY3492d ago

Wait and see mode right now. If they can truly pull this one off and have it work, I will be one of the first to plunk down my cash, especially if it is a reasonable price. The idea of this makes me a happy camper, now I just wait for the results.

Tempist3492d ago (Edited 3492d ago )

Only Lazy / non-enthusiast PC gamers are going to switch to OnLive. I don't think there are many PC gamers who are really into their boxes that want to discard their high performance machines to play games at 1920x1080 or less when most of them are playing their games at 1920x1200 or more.

I know that seems whorish in terms graphics and such, but it's the truth and I don't think the OnLive people acknowledge this.

UnasFortuna3492d ago

I am in a wait and see mode for now. I personally don't believe they will be able to pull it off as well as they say they will; however, for now, I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Anyways, it will not affect me one way or the other since I doubt I will subscribe to the service. I like my consoles and the benefits each has.

Silver3603492d ago

How many gamers will be able to play on one server with 1080p graphics and how much bandwidth would it take. Service may look good as a demo with the servers a few feet away from the set top box, but how will it perform with millions of users and miles of cable? This is not ready to happen yet. The United States doesn't have the high speed internet capability quite yet. There are download caps in other countries. This service has many obstacles to overcome before it works in the real world. Including making people feel ok about giving away their money for a license to play, not a copy of the game. Money gone, no trade in value.

DeadlyFire3492d ago

The power is there for one server to run thousands of games. The bandwidth I am not so sure about. I say the bandwidth needs another 4-5 years before the US can have it work right.

militant073492d ago

is really live require internet connection to play it ? and its all about streaming ??

if it is then its sucks

no internet = no games?

Redempteur3492d ago (Edited 3492d ago )

no internet = no games
also you have to pay for the service AND to pay for the games afterwards

but onlive is destined to fail's not ready and 20 years too early .. you need a freaking huge internet connexion to enjoy the game at full speed and there is no support from third party publishers as of now ( except EA , but EA is a going on everything new )

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