How OnLive (& Company) Might Kill Consoles for Good

If Cloud-based streaming services like OnLive, Gaikai, and Otoy do what they say they will, it will herald not just the end of the Console War, but the end of the console - for good.

Gamers have good reason to be wary of the recently-announced services like OnLive, because if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Even a fraction of a second's lag between input and reaction will be too much for precision-based games like fighters, RTSes and FPSes. Plus, many people aren't comfortable with the idea of never owning a physical copy of their games.

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