posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 10:09 PM
I ran a search on this and only saw a total of 10 hits, of which none were recent that I could find. My apologies if I missed one.
I have just discovered what I believe will change the way I play games going well into the future. I was a Game tap Member of a few years but this new
service is far beyond where that other service left off. OnLive is the name of it and I rarely post about something unless it's for help or to
complain. Sad, I know but it's honest. I can't help but share this find though.
What makes it special is as simple a concept as I'm sure it was difficult to actually pull off. In a nutshell, you pay your monthly fee to play 100+
games including many new ones (Deus Ex HR is among them..though it comes at additional cost being brand new the way it is....It's free to spectate
though ). So far...nothing new..except you aren't downloading ANYTHING other than their client program. No multi gig downloads, and FEAR 2 or STALKER
runs as smooth on my door stop laptop as my Gaming rig.
The most impressive feature also proves the concept and how it works. Arena mode gives a tile mosaic of games in progress by other real players in
real time. Hundreds of them across all different games. You click on the full motion video thumbnail and low and behold...the screen that opens on
your monitor is precisely what they see playing the game on theirs...since everything is run on 3rd party servers, it's just another pipe of the video
feed. I've found myself spending disturbing amounts of time in the past couple days just watching other people play through games or parts of games I
know all too well...to see how others handle problems I solved or... never did get past.
Anyway... It's as revolutionary a product as I've seen come down the pike in quite some time in terms of sheer innovation and the miracle it must have
taken to incorporate production games into a whole new interface like this.
A new concept in online PC game 'rental'
Have a good night and Happy Hunting out there!
edit on 2-10-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: forgot link...