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Old 11-19-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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Default OnLive Game Console Announced

Cloud based gaming, not up there with the faries but a large collection of servers offering up interactive games over the internet with minimal local processing. OnLive has been stirring up quite a bit of interest over the last couple years with an interesting take on playing games. Instead of buying $1000 of computer parts every 2 years to play the latest PC games, how about using a cheap $400 PC you built 3 years ago to play the latest PC games in High Definition... over the internet? Better yet, how about playing them on a console, a netbook, or even a mobile phone? This is what OnLive wants to achieve and has made great strides to do it.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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nothing can replace a home built PC, but this can come in handy for ppl like me who dont want to buy consoles but would like to try out a few games of the PS3 or X360!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
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ok, now THAT'S cool. If this takes off, guarantee I'll be getting it...only if you can use keyboard and mouse with it
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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ok, now THAT'S cool. If this takes off, guarantee I'll be getting it...only if you can use keyboard and mouse with it
I forgot to mention that.... that's what the 2 USB slots are for on the front... Keyboard and mouse, so you're set .

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Old 11-19-2010, 11:56 AM   #5
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Awesome! I'm glad they took that into account.

We have console gamers here at work and all of the PC gamers (myself included) make fun of them having to aim with a stick. It's so bad in fact that we are thinking of conducting a test - get one of the biggest loud mouth console guys who is God's gift to Black Ops to connect his controller to a PC, log into a PC server and see just how bad ass he is.
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This is never meant to replace a PC for PC gamers, but be a solution for console gamers who want PC games. I don't see it taking off to be honest. Everyone I know who's tested it out said it was never that fluid (slight lag), so that kind of kills of for me. It's a cool idea, but perhaps better for the future if bandwidth limits cease to exist and latencies improve for people all around.
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