Play Games Through...Streaming?

"New startup OnLive reveals a service they believe will revolutionize the world of gaming."

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Play Games Through...Streaming?

New startup OnLive unveiled their plans a couple days ago at the Game Developers' Conference for a service that they believe will revolutionize the way people play games.  The OnLive Game Service is essentially an on-demand gaming platform.  Utilizing a specially designed MicroConsole, OnLive aims to deliver the latest games through the Internet for users to play on their TV or computer.  The idea of it is that the service will nullify the need to have top-of-the-line hardware to play the latest, most advanced games.

The OnLive service works by streaming the game's content and your actions back and forth between your home and OnLive's servers.  All of this is done using numerous patented and patent-pending technologies in areas such as  video compression and cloud computing.

“OnLive is the most powerful game system in the world. No high-end hardware, no upgrades, no endless downloads, no discs, no recalls, no obsolescence,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive. “With OnLive, your video game experience is always state-of-the-art.”

“With OnLive we’ve cleared the last remaining hurdle for the video games industry: effective online distribution,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive. “By putting the value back into the games themselves and removing the reliance on expensive, short-lived hardware, we are dramatically shifting the economics of the industry. Delivering games instantly to the digital living room is the promise game fans have been waiting for and OnLive makes that promise a reality that’s affordable, flexible and focused on their individual needs.”

OnLive has already partnered with numerous companies in the gaming field, such as Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive Software, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, THQ Inc., Epic Games, Eidos, Atari Interactive and Codemasters.

The OnLive service is expected to go up this Winter with a variety of monthly subscription plans to fit all budgets.

For more information, check out the official press release here, as well as OnLive's website here.

Will OnLive's service truly revolutionize the world of gaming as they believe?

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15-08-2010, 17:00:04

1.7gb, jesus man wtf format is that? Even my 15min vids are under 800mb

15-08-2010, 17:01:55

nice work matey
great to see this finished .... sooo what next :lol:

15-08-2010, 17:14:40


nice work matey
great to see this finished .... sooo what next :lol:

Dunno m8. I might do a TJ07 build, or maybe I'll spoon my eyes out with a poop scoop - either way the effect is the same lol (imo). Tbh I'm liking the new Lian-Li V2120 so might bag one of those. Gonna enjoy what I have for the minute though and get back into 'geeking' as I've been out of the loop for too long - keeping my options open I guess ;).

15-08-2010, 17:28:32

Just use windows movie maker and encode to wmp, its all I ever use. Even my 1080p stuff done in sony vegas at 8MB/s never his a gb

16-08-2010, 19:31:50

Here's the movie:


Hope you like B):cool:

16-08-2010, 19:47:21

Nice vid dude, no wonder its huge, theres loads of images. Bet that took a while to edit!

16-08-2010, 21:49:58

intense pc, its massive!

17-08-2010, 03:41:00


Nice vid dude, no wonder its huge, theres loads of images. Bet that took a while to edit!

Yeah. Tbh the rendering is a bit fubar as the video and pictures were taken at a different res resulting in slightly 'squashed' images. I did a normal res HD one too but that looked worse with dirty great black borders lol. Tried numerous codecs but aac (mp4) resulted in the best knocking the vid down to just 94 mb! Amazingly the quality was best on this one too!

Hopefully MM and enermax will be happy with it!

26-08-2010, 18:27:13

Now things are settling down a bit I'm starting to push the clocks a little higher. Just tried a 4.4 run with some degree of stability:


Temps not too bad either.

Gonna prime it when I've found the sweet spot so these quick and dirty runs will have to do for now ;).

26-08-2010, 18:54:33

Looks great w3bbo :) Over a year to do, and the end result is fantastic!

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