Onlive: The Endgame Column

IncGamers' Andy Alderson explores the benefits of OnLive, as well as discussing the potential downfall of the game.

"Never one to shy away from grand claims, OnLive's Steve Perlman promised "big news" in his GDC speech today. As if threatening to revolutionise the industry with his cloud gaming service wasn't enough, Perlman sought to silence the cynics by revealing that it will launch in less than three months. Bang in the middle of E3, as it happens, the biggest gaming show of the year. It's a brave move, undoubtedly, and Perlman will have the squinting, light-fearing eyes of the gaming world upon him. To fulfil a professional ambition in quoting Bad Boys 2 in an article, "shit just got real." "

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thetamer3168d ago

This is great article, I ddin't know that it was going to launch this year. I smell a problem!

Cogo3168d ago

Agreed. Good article.

Fyzzu3168d ago

I mirror these thoughts - I'm really worried that it's not going to be the be-all-and-end-all that some people are expecting, and I imagine it's going to have a lot of troubles.

Maticus3168d ago

It's bound to have a few issues at first, but I have high hopes

Fyzzu3168d ago

I actually kinda hope it doesn't take off in a big way. Sounds horrible, I know, but I *like* physical media.

Leord3168d ago

The bigger they (their egos) are, the harder they fall :)

thetamer3168d ago

I don't think it's about ego, but I agree, if it fails, it's going to be a mess

Dorjan3168d ago

It will never work and if it does, the internet will die xD