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Anyone Remember PlayOnline?

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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I remember a game system not sure of the exact name of it was but it was supposed to be the first broadband connected "cloud" platform. LiveOnline or something it was called. I even signed up for the beta test of this device but I never heard anything else about it... Playon Or something I think it was called.




posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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PlayOnline is the "hub" or what ever you will call it that Square Enix uses to launch their online games. As far as how this technically works, Im not sure, I just know that PlayOnline is a pain in the ass. You have to log into PlayOnline before you can even log into Final Fantasy 11, its like a double login that drives you nuts. Thank god that Final Fantasy 14 Online is no using this "hosting" system again.

I think the idea was that you would login to PlayOnline and then basically you choose which game your going to play from the list of games they were to host. Unfortunately the only other game I remember being hosted was a side game for FF11 called Tetra Master. It was a card game and not highly popular that I'm aware of.

www.playonline.com...
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PlayOnline is an online gaming service created by Square Co. (now Square Enix), and is used as a hub for all online PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 games the company publishes. Currently, games such as Final Fantasy XI, Tetra Master, and JongHoLo (Japan Only) are supported by the service. Games previously supported were Front Mission Online, Fantasy Earth: The Ring of Dominion, the Japanese release of EverQuest II and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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Oh yeah, Playonline was Sony's thing... this is something differnet. It was a cloud connected platform that relied on broadband to deliver the game to your set top box...streaming video games if you will.

I dont think they found the venture capital for this device because I haven't heard anything else about it.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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I just happened to stumble apon this today. I think its what your talking about. "Cloud Gaming" technology.

pc.gamespy.com...

The article is about 2 company's working on this technology right now. One called Gaikai, and the other one I think you were referring to called OnLive.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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OH yeah! Thank you Mr. Smith... now I remember. Should have just googled it. LOL.



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