If you attended the recent -not as shit as last years, but still minging- Eurogamer Expo, you might have been one of the many people who got their hands on the, not massively talked about, OnLive "MicroConsole" (retailing at £69.99) for free. If you don't know what OnLive is, it's the next big step in cloud gaming. So instead of buying physical games, or downloading them, you stream the games directly to your television. All the microconsole does is connect to your router and your TV and you play via the bluetooth, wireless, 360 rip off controller. You can also access the OnLive service via your PC, Mac, laptop and soon your tablet, with free apps and using a 360 controller (just don't use windows 8 drivers to use them) to play the games on their servers. You can either rent titles for 3-5 days for £2-4 per title. "purchase" full titles for £39.99 or play any multiplayer only games for £6.99 a month. And if you were one of the many body odor ridden masses at the Eurogamer expo, then you got your microconsole and pad for nothing. Fantastic!
|OnLive is amazing because this person told me it was|
It is fair to say, cloud gaming is the future. In a ever evolving industry like video games, we're always going forwards. Well, the technology is at least. I, for one, welcome it. On the plus side, it would mean an end to the endless fucking console zealotry that clogs up the majority of games forums. Universal launches would become the standard, at the very least with English language versions. Larger game libraries would open up as you wouldn't have to worry about hard drive space and it would hopefully put an end to all the rip off DLC crap, console owners have been putting up with. I do like the idea of cloud gaming, for the most part. Hell look how well Steam is doing. However, I don't think cloud gaming is gonna be the norm for some years yet, and I don't think OnLive are the people to do it. Not with their business model and current broadband set up in the UK.
|Be how can it not be awesome? It was free|