The new remote PC gaming service sounds too good to be true... because it is.
I truly hope OnLive is a success.
OnLive's success will only make Sony, Nintendo, and M$ try even harder to give us quality products and service.
They already made a big deal out of it, they wouldnt have gone thru that much trouble if they were planning on delivering. sometimes its nice to have people doubt you, it makes their tears of defeat more fun to laugh at :)
I just cant see streaming full size games being successful.
I Think you might be right, I just Hope you're wrong! I think you could stream HD games via an ethernet cable, but online is going to be tough. Would definately save buying graphics cards for pc gaming though!
Amazon has a gold box video games event today. Check it out cause one of the games SEEMS to be fallout3 (based on clues they give). And BTW any technology that can spare me the usual PC & console expenses (Certain HDDs and wifi add-ons that i won't name come to mind) is welcome
Why are people always so negative and want everything to fail?? I don't like the idea of playing my games through a server instead of my house, but if it works more power to them.
BEST AVATAR EVER. I'd like to think mine is a close second though.
how many of these articles have there been. getting so boring now :/
Yea it was sorta the big thing at GDC this year... Personally, I'm not really to interested in it yet...
even if it was the biggest thing at GDC theres no need for atricle after article of "why it will fail" which alwats states the same reasons lol
I can't see it failing anymore than the ps3 already has tbh.
I see N4B failing more than anything
@-MoOkS- you forgot Fixme180,Zune,Exclusive service RRod,E71,E74 lolololoolll ops, how is fixme doing in Japan and Europe? what are you playin now? 2 years old flops? haha
I can't see Onlive failing more than your stupid comment & your way of thinking, you idiot!!!!
You forgot flopstation 3, yellow light of death, disc read errors, 80029945 error, 80029946 error, 80029301 error, 80029516 error, 80710A06 error, 8003041F error, 80010006 error, 80010007 error, 710102 error, 8013030 error, 80010001 error...there is atleast 20 more errors I could list. LOL. Hows the ps3 doing in USA?? 360 is outselling the ps3 in EVERY country but japan ROFL And i'm playing Resi5, streetF4, GTAIV, Halo wars...ALL of them have better graphics and load faster on the Xbox 360. You just got owned BAD. Go and play your ErrorStation 3...you might have to wait 2 hours for the game to install though
Actually 360 owners should be the ones concerned about failing. The xbox 360 is the cheapest console on the market and it still cant outsell the wii. Thats really sad in my opinion. And the PS3 has a lot more 1st party support than the 360 has. That means a lot more exclusives for the PS3 than the 360 because 3rd party developers are no longer doing exclusives.
only time will tell. another stupid article about same stupid thing.
I HOPE it works and succeeds. But I think it's going to not work worth a crap and fail miserably.
what happened to the principle of "wait and see" ? SLDF can come afterwards (seen/laughed at/deleted/forgotten)
I guess because giving anything levity that seems like such a ridiculous idea always makes you feel like a sucker afterwards.
If it does for games what Comcast's On Demand does for movies, I'm all for it, so long as this sort of thing doesn't phase out physical copies. Digital is nice, but I still prefer owning a physical copy of my games.
let alone all the problems with streaming the visuals, the input lag makes any and all precision input games unplayable
I can barely stream videos on my connection so its going to take a miracle for me to be able for me to play games that will be streamed.
I don't see it happening until America's bandwidth connection surpasses anything we have today.
Exactly Dredge.... If I cant watch a full length money without the annoying buffering message popping up, I sure as hell cant play games. I have a fast cable connection too... I just dont see this working out without bandwidth increased by ten fold. It will probably work in Japan.
This whole idea of a one console for all future, is scary to me. Because for one thing, it eliminates competition. Which means videogames will stop evolving. Graphics and textures wont be improving year after year. Developers will stop caring about making a better game and will focus on the "money making" part of things.
Based on everything I have read and heard from people saying OnLive is going to be a failure they always forget to mention OnLive's premier technology, video compression. This will allow OnLive to stream HD video and allow you to play games from home. The problem is going to be if the games are even playable due to latency issues.
I think of OnLive. Then I think about the Phantom. Then I lol.
The US is a big country, and the majority of people in the States don't have internet fast enough to keep up with this service, that's the reality, and they won't any time soon. Why the heck would you want to play a game with artifacts because of HD video compression? Not to mention internet can be very flaky for alot of people, what do you do when your input lag jumps all over the place because of your internet connection. I have a feeling people who actually have internet that good, in most cases can also afford a high end PC to play the game in the first place - with better quality i might add.
...make me laugh.
I dont think that this company would set up this product to fail if they didn't truly believe that it would work. It will probably run as advertised, but why anyone would need one is beyond me
@punisher99 and mo0ks shush cause you're both talking crap. PS3 and 360 are great, neither is failing, go research the facts into in properly rather regurgitating crap you hear from fanboys/websites. There is loads of reasons neither is failing, take in to account that PS3 has sold (last I heard) 21 Million in two years that's 10.5 give or take a year. Xbox 360 has sold 29 million in roughly 3 years that just under 10 million, then again take in to calculations the months in between, they are going at the same rate, as for 360 not selling as much, that's down to being the newest to the console playground the Original Xbox was a taste, this is there first proper shot at it, top that off Sony has already had 2 previous successful consoles and a successful hand-held that released just before the PS3, Nintendo is the longest running and have numerous consoles and hand-held, 2 Main ones being Game boy/Game boy Advance and DS with remakes. Plus Wii is gonna sell more its so overly popular to have its a fashion statement, people who would never buy or bought a console bought the Wii, it's taken the motion sensitive approach, its family friendly, its well advertised. Take the Wii out the picture for now. PS3 has a higher price tag, not everyone can afford it, but for what you get its actually cheap, even at it's peak price, people just don't understand people just see the price tag and what other people say, then go hey that's ridiculous.It is costly, but is cheap for what you get, A powerful gaming system and a blu ray DVD player. You could roll in a PS2 and a Blu ray player separate back at that time and it would be just as if not more expensive that the PS3, plus a lot of blu rays didn't have internet connectivity or a HardDrive/storage device. There is loads more shiz I could go in to, seriously don't argue with me on stuff like this or I'll just show you up. Fine if you don't want to play a system or cannot afford a system but don't come spewing a load of fan boy crap, fan boys don't know much, and they can barley call themselves "gamers", don't be like those closed minded wannabe mother fugers. Anyway on to the Onlive thing - of course you'd be sceptical, no one believes this could happen, even they didn't when they started, the guy even stated that in an interview, but to get this far in the game and be at GDC and announce its expected release Winter time, is being quite confident, yet to see if they play this delay stuff on us. Anyway there's probably stuff you don't think is possible, but rest assured if they put this much money/effort and time in to something like this and then be bold enough to say it will be released in a shorted space than a year, then well I think they've got it, there is guys working on this that will know a whole lot more about what you can and can't do on a thing like this. Not saying its gonna be all out perfect, but they did state you need around 1.5 meg for SD and 5 meg for HD, sure net speeds drop and rise and stuff, it might downscale depending on you're speed as you play to prevent lag. Any way's of course none of the big publishers want to jump right into it, they are playing there cards right and seeing how it fairs with multi platform, before they throw the exclusives in. I don't see it replacing consoles yet, It's going to replace the need for expensive PC's and needing to upgrading to regularly. We have to wait and see, Live TV is impressive after all it can be miles away and get to our TV's in "HD" in maybe like 1 sec, and technology has moved on plus they've worked on this for 7/8 years, so that eliminates the whole TV is on a different wavelength that games therefore argument. It's brilliant I can rent HD tropic thunder of Virgin + and it gets to my TV instantly. 8 Years, keep that in mind.
In NY, TIME WARNER will cap usage and exceeded usage will be billed an added $1 per GB over the bandwidth limit. Speeds aren't up to par, not everyone has broadband service and caps will severely eat into time allowed to use content on the web let alone movies or worse games. They will definitely have an uphill battle to say the least.
Very plausible situations that I had not even thought about. One must be very VERY careful to go off of the promises of the official site like I did. It has been a while since a video game disaster (Virtual Boy I think). Maybe its time. Still though, even at the end, he hopes to "eat his own words". Very good pick. If it does bomb, I'd say this is the best to bomb over other failures. Great idea. We'll see it again for sure.
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