This is made for people who do not meet the graphic requirements for the game but do have a fast internet connection, so that they will still be able to play the game. Do not underestimate this service, what may look like a laggy business in the first place, may not be the case in about 10 years. I think that Onlive will be able to grab a huge market share from the gaming industry as it is now.
It's the future but not that good now. I imagine in 10 years with a click of a button will be able to play any pc game ever made... Now they don't have many games available. The pricing sucks also, they need like a 80$ a year contract or something. Also what's the big deal playing them on tablets? They are basically just monitors... Also they lack stands... Not fun playing from your knees with a controller. It's cool, but just not there yet. Not many people have the bandwith speeds and unlimted to handle it nicely. In other words... It's just another useless app. I can play any pc game that I have on my pc on my Asus Transformer and it lags less too... What tablets need are hdmi in.... not out.
Lag or no lag, dvi/hdmi was created for a reason, even if you have a 20mb/s internet connection onlive cannot afford to "broadcast" anything else than a lossy 720p signal filled with compression artifacts, hence it is not the future and doom to never be mainstream. If all gamers in north america were to play on onlive right now the internet would crash, and onlive, it is unfeasible. Its creator hopes a major corporation buys it, that's is all there is to onlive, a bs idea.
The new "Onlive Lantency" App coming in a tablet and mobile phone near you! (read fast this note appearing only 2 seconds): Onlive does not insure instant command feedback if you do not live in a 5 miles radius around the Onlive Servers.
It's awesome tech, but I think the support isn't out there yet. The idea is may be strong but it simply doesn't have the environment it needs to thrive.
If my ISP didn't have a 250gb bandwidth cap i may have actually used Onlive it worked pretty well for 1 player games @cnssportsfan on wireless it does, never tried wired before but it's supposed to be HD.
i feel that this step is still much too early, actually the concept of onlive is still much to early. maybe in 4-6 years, then thats when its going to really hit a stride, but the new gen consoles, will probably still keep it down with a much better focused experience.
My only hang up with onlive is the fact that not every one has blazing fast internet, so the quality would be subpar for most. While this is an amazing idea in theory, in practice is more feasible and enjoyable to run a game off of my computer's hardware.
Tablets are probably the best place to use this app, pretty cool really. I would much rather use a console or PC to play games though.
this is so great, i hope this will one day eliminate console wars so devs can make cheaper games for onlive
I have been with OnLive since beta and I love the concept and try to support them as much as I can, it is just that my PC can max any game so for me OnLive visually is a downgrade but great for those that can use it. Though if I can play games well on my iPhone I will definitely be playing some of these more. I would buy a controller adapter for my phone if needed for not too much.