When images of a controller linked to Amazon’s rumored set top box device leaked a few days ago, you may have noticed it was very reminiscent of a full blown game controller similar to an Xbox or PlayStation gaming console. That might seem like overkill for Android based games, but it isn’t too much if the games are full game titles like you would find on a gaming console or PC. The latest rumors about Amazon’s device indicate that ability could be part of the package. » Read the rest
OnLive shut down its business a few years ago and sold out to Lauder Partners in 2012 for just $4.8 million. The company released a statement back in August 2012 regarding the change of ownership stressing that this matter would not affect the development and production of Onlive.
Now, a few years later, Onlive is back with full potential offering customers two new services, the PlayPack and CloudLift plan. PlayPack charges customers a mere $9.99 monthly subscription fee that will give them access to Onlive’s collection of 250 titles in the cloud via mobile devices.
OnLive has announced it will be integrated with G2 Series LG Smart TV with Google TV
TVs Televisions (wow that was a lot of TVs). The update should begin rolling out today. Those unfamiliar with the game streaming service can check out our hands on earlier this year. OnLive is currently available on VIZIO Co-Star and will also be available on the Ouya at launch.
Full press release after the break
It’s no secret online gaming service OnLive isn’t doing too well, but it’s affecting other companies as well. HTC (which isn’t doing so well financially itself) has recently announced it will have to book a $40 million loss from its investment in OnLive because of a “lack of operating cash and an inability to raise new capital“. Both HTC and OnLive are no stranger to one another either, as HTC made a $40 million dollar investment, yet OnLive was noticeably absent on most HTC devices released in the past year— despite the service streaming games over the internet on PC computers. OnLive has not made any follow-up statement regarding HTC’s latest announcement.
When a company goes through a change of ownership, it’s always important for the company to release some sort of a statement regarding the switch. The last thing the company wants is to remain silent, that may give their customers reason to doubt them. OnLive has effectively avoided a potential PR nightmare by releasing a statement regarding their change of ownership that went down this past Friday. The statement definitely eases any concerns people had with where OnLive currently stands, as well as the future of OnLive. In the statement, OnLive made it clear that the change of ownership has not affected production and development of OnLive and have, and always will, work 24/7 in hopes to continue the growth of the company.
It’s also important to remember that OnLive plays a big part in the impending release of the OUYA console due out sometime next year, thus this statement also eased many minds of the backers of the OUYA project.
You can hit the break for the full press release and a short Q&A for further information.
Yesterday, it was reported that the popular cloud-based gaming hub OnLive had allegedly laid off a majority of its staff and planned to file for bankruptcy. OnLive remained quiet for several hours after the initial rumor became widespread. When asked about the potential folding of the company, OnLive’s director of corporate communications refuted the claim by saying “we don’t respond to rumors, but of course not.”
We’ve all seen what cloud gaming on Android looks like with OnLive, and from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty good. However, gaming service Gaikai, recently acquired by Sony, is likely going to bring cloud gaming to the next level. Currently available through PC browsers, an Android client is on the way, and it promises to be an exceptional gaming platform.
So what makes Gaikai so special? First, it’s speed. Harnessing the power of NVIDIA’s GeForce Grid technology moves the service way beyond what OnLive can do now… and the faster the game can stream to you, the more it feels like a traditional console. Improved responsiveness in a game can be the difference between life and death, and hardcore gamers will appreciate the advantage this provides.
OnLive has officially announced that their service will be available on the OUYA console at launch next year. If you’re not familiar with either products, you can check out our coverage on both the OUYA and OnLive. OnLive on the OUYA console should be a wonderful pairing as it allows future users a broad library of games to enjoy. Are you a current backer of the OUYA project? According to OnLive, here’s what this will do for you:
- OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
- OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
- Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders® II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.
Marvell announced today that their ARMADA 1500 HD Media SoC is being used by OnLive in their app to provide high-end video games to Google TVs and Google TV devices. By using the app, users can avoid the use of a game console. The ARMADA 1500 chip is a dual-core CPU able to run at more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS with integrated Qdeo video processing technology, support for 3DTV, and full HD video running on a fan-less, small form factor.
According to Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, “OnLive’s focus is to make the highest quality gaming accessible to everyone,anywhere, and anytime they want it.” OnLive is able to deliver video games on-demand to PCs, Macs, TVs and tablets. With this latest move, their games will now be available on Google TVs.
OnLive and Marvell do not indicate specific Google TV devices that will include the ARMADA 1500 chip. Full press release after the break. » Read the rest
OnLive, everyone’s favorite cloud-based game-streaming service, is holding some killer specials right now. How about Batman: Arkham City, Duke Nukem: Forever, or F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, all for half off? Or maybe Orcs Must Die or Divinity II The Dragon Knight Saga for a whopping 75% discount?
Unfortunately, the newer, more current games, such as L.A. Noire, are still at their normal prices, but that still leaves us with over 40 great deals. Hit the break for the source link.