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Sony devours OnLive


Service demolished, Sony takes on assets
Apr 03
// Laura Kate Dale
So, who here remembers OnLive, PC gaming's first large scale solution for streaming hardware intensive games in order to play them on older systems? It feels like an eternity since anybody at all has been talking about it, bu...
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OnLive brings free game play to Samsung Galaxy Note 4


Part of Galaxy Gift package
Oct 16
// Dale North
Cloud gaming service OnLive has partnered with Samsung to bring streaming games to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users for free for three months as a part of a new Galaxy Gift package. This means that PC and console games from OnLive's PlayPack bundle can be streamed right to that big ol' phone over any Wi-Fi or 4G connection. Do you have one of those huge phones?  
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War Thunder is the first MMO on OnLive


OnLive CloudLift powers free-to-play MMO
May 07
// Dale North
Gaijin Entertainment's MMO War Thunder has been announced for OnLive, making it the first MMO on the cloud streaming service. The game will be added to their new CloudLift subscription, which lets users play PC games anywhere...

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The Witcher 2 available on OnLive with free GOG copy


Stream it or download it for $19.99
Feb 28
// Joshua Derocher
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is finally available from OnLive, the game streaming service that ran into financial issues a while back. You'll be able to stream The Witcher 2 as much as you want f...
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OnLive cloud gaming service built into LG television sets


Streaming gaming, no consoles needed
Nov 15
// Dale North
LG and OnLive announced this morning that the LG Smart TV with Google TV built in will now see integration from OnLive's streaming gaming service. This means instant cloud gaming, straight from the television, ...
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The DTOID Show: Darkstalkers, Serious Sam, Rockstar & BL2


Also: OMG TOE-JAM & EARL!
Oct 12
// Max Scoville
Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show was a whopper! Of NEWS! Yes. A bunch of stuff is coming to XBLA, PSN, and Steam (such as Serious Sam 3: BFE, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and Toejam & Earl) and Borderlands 2...
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OnLive: Games, products, and services to remain available


Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
One of the concerns people rightfully have with digital distribution services is whether or not they will retain their purchases if the company overseeing the platform closes. That was one of my first thoughts upon hearing Fr...
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The DTOID Show: Bear Cry 3, Bear Space 3, & Megabear


Aug 17
// Max Scoville
If you missed our live Destructoid Show today, we've captured it with our magic internet VCR for you to watch.  The big story right now is that OnLive is in the middle of some bad business. Eesh. On a lighter note, we t...
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OnLive reportedly filing for bankruptcy (Update)


Aug 17
// Jordan Devore
[Update 2: The restructured OnLive has issued a press release which offers insight into what happened and how those changes will affect the business going forward.] [Update: Engadget reports that "at least 50 percent" of the ...
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The DTOID Show: Dishonored, Orcs Must Die 2, and 3DS XL!


Jul 27
// Tara Long
Evening, pumpkins. If you happened to catch today's live Destructoid Show amidst the repeated bouts of hacking and coughing, then you, sir, deserve a metal. A long, blunt stick of metal with which to beat me senselessly the ...
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The super-Kickstarted Ouya Android OS home console will also be a game streaming box. It was announced today that OnLive's service will be available through the console at launch date, which means that Ouya owners will be abl...

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OnLive has a Civ V/Gods & Kings bundle for $29.99


Jun 20
// Chris Carter
If renting licenses to streaming games until a cloud-based firm goes out of business is your thing, and you're a Civ fan, today is your lucky day. For a limited time, you can "buy" Sid Meier's Civilization V with the newly re...
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Storm's Adventure with OnLive Part 2 & 3


Apr 12
// Storm Dain
To see Part 1, click here. Here are Parts 2 and 3 of my Onlive series.  Much like the Matrix sequels, there were filmed at the same time. Take what you will from the videos, I have no recommendations, but some have suggested that OnLive should send me a check. Part three below.
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New trailer for Orion: Dino Beatdown is so ridiculous


Mar 02
// Brett Zeidler
The guys over at Spiral Game Studios sure know how to get me excited for something. First off, this trailer for Orion: Dino Beatdown has that obnoxious, over-the-top announcer who calls the Tyrannosaurus rex "Sally." Then th...
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OnLive to host demos of IGF nominated games on Facebook


Feb 28
// Dale North
The Independent Games Festival nominees will have demos hosted on Facebook, courtesy of cloud-gaming service OnLive. They're calling it the OnLive Indie Showcase, and it will run from today through March 11, showcasing 16 ind...
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Orion: Dino Beatdown sounds silly but looks promising


Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
Remember Orion: Prelude, the Kickstarter-funded game with dinosaurs and jetpacks? Spiral Game Studios has a big update on that front. The team has shifted its attention and the end result is Orion: Dino Beatdown, a class-bas...
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CES: OnLive games will soon be playable through Google TV


Jan 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
OnLive is everywhere! First your PC, your TV by way of the MicroConsole and mobile devices like the iPad. Now they're teaming up with Google TV to provide OnLive game services straight to your TV. As of today, only the OnLive...
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Orc Attack's orcs attack with colon explosions


Jan 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
The fart joke is one of the mighty pillars of comedy because it's so basic. Any embarrassing action accompanied by a sound effect is automatically rendered hilarious to all witnesses. And although good timing can amplify the...
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OnLive brings console gaming to Xperia Play with update


Dec 22
// Dale North
That little "PlayStation Phone" will soon be able to do a lot more than boot up old PlayStation games. OnLive announces today that the slide-out controls of the Xperia Play are now supported in their Android app. This means t...

OnLive coming to mobile and tablet devices

Dec 08 // Abel Girmay
Comparable to Netflix and other streaming services, using OnLive on a mobile with a 3G or 4G connection means being subject to more visual hiccups than normal and other connection issues. Not the biggest problem in the world when we're talking about movies, but for games latency can be a bigger issue. If you plan on getting the best performance from OnLive on your cellular device make sure it works with 4G LTE. Since AT&T is actually an investor in OnLive, both companies tech teams have created a specialized mode in the 4G LTE network, offering low latency, instantaneous response times when using OnLive. Since tablets and phones use touch screens, some games on OnLive have been retrofitted for use with touch controls. While you can always use the OnLive controller, at launch there will be about 20 games ready to play with only the touch screen. Remember how Street Fighter IV controlled when ported to the iPhone? Its the same deal here. Basically a D-pad has been mapped out to the bottom corners of the screen, allowing players to mimic the feel of a controller. There are of course some games that will work purely with pinch-and-zoom, drag, and other controls more native to a touch screen as well. More interesting though is that OnLive will be partnering to bring exclusive ports of blockbuster games, controlled entirely with touch. So far all that's been shown is Rockstar's port of L.A. Noire. We didn't get any hands-on time with it, but from what was demoed the game seems to use a hybrid control scheme. Basic movement (walking, running, etc) uses the aforementioned screen-controller mapping. When investigating a crime scene though, players use the touch screen to, for example, mimic flipping a gun to get the serial number and other actions. Unfortunately, there is no news on when to expect L.A. Noire to hit the service. The idea of touch control ports is nice, but I do wonder if it's entirely necessary seeing as how players can opt out of touch and switch to the OnLive controller. My worries extend more so to the 20 games that have been retro fitted to work with touch controls. Onlive users have had these games available to them with keyboard and mouse or a traditional controller, so I can't really see touch sticking around especially when the touch controls just mimic a D-pad. The last bit of news to come out of today's announcement is an update to the pricing structure. To date, user have been able to get free trials, rent, and purchase full versions of games. There was also the PlayPack announced last year. Now, users who subscribe to the PlayPack will have complete access to OnLive's back catalog as well as a 30% discount when purchasing hot new releases. It's not the worst deal around either, as just poking around the marketplace for a few minutes shows a pretty strong back catalog including the original Fallout games, Unreal Tournament 3, and Lego Harry Potter. The OnLive PlayPack also now allows players to access the multiplayer portion of newer titles such as Homefront and F.E.A.R. 3. It is a bit disappointing that range of titles are limited even though you're being billed each month. Personally I wouldn't mind a, say, $15 or even $20 monthly fee if it meant access to the full OnLive library. Still, the fact that you save 30% of the purchase cost when you do decide to buy newer games is a really nice touch. All in all, OnLive on mobile devices is a genius move. Like movies and music before it, games are now more readily available than ever, shaking just a little bit looser of the shackles of the hardware needed to run them. While the promise of lag-free cloud gaming has been only mostly realized, by bringing their service to tablets OnLive has proven that they have never stopped marching towards the future. They just need to iron out the kinks along the way.
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For those in need of a quick refresher, OnLive is a cloud-based service that allows you to play high performance games without high end hardware. The games you play are essentially being streamed to your PC, Mac, or TV fro...

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Lord of the Rings: War in the North demo OnLive exclusive


Nov 02
// Kyle MacGregor
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North may be the Tolkien experience gamers have been waiting for, but if you're not quite sold don't expect to find a demo in the usual spots. OnLive currently has an exclusive on a 30 m...
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OnLive will get six new indie titles this fall


Oct 09
// Brett Zeidler
If you're an OnLive user and you're a huge fan of indie gaming, you've no doubt already checked out the likes of Braid, Trine, World of Goo and The Maw. Joining the ranks of these indie classics this fall are six more beloved...
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OnLive available in UK, get your first game for a pound


Sep 22
// Fraser Brown
OnLive, the cloud-based gaming service, is now available in the UK. While the games range from £1.99 to £34.99, your first purchase will only set you back £1. Not too shabby. You can sign up for free and dem...
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GameStop 'sorry' for Deus Ex:HR removal, still doing it


Aug 30
// Jim Sterling
GameStop has apologized to consumers for the removal of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from store shelves, an act committed after discovering OnLive codes contained within the PC version's box. However, it is still sticking by its...
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Get a Free OnLive Game System at PAX


Aug 25
// Jordan Devore
In a move that's just crazy enough to work, OnLive will be giving away its Game Systems at PAX. You'll need to sign up for a player tag at this site if you aren't already an OnLive member, then head over to booth #258. While ...
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Big update for OnLive adds new features today


Aug 24
// Brett Zeidler
OnLive has had a crazy day today, but the service still released some awesome new features. The update is split up into three main areas, those being parental controls, group voice chat and Facebook achievement sharing. Paren...

GameStop the worst, removes OnLive codes from Deus Ex PC

Aug 24 // Nick Chester
"Square Enix packed the competitor's coupon with our DXHR product without our prior knowledge," said GameStop public relations representative Beth Sharum, "and we did pull and discard these coupons."Just... wow. While it's understandable that GameStop might feel threatened by OnLive and this promotion, they make no bones about not looking out for their customers first in this case. Which is unfortunate, since they'd already have pocketed the $49.99 for Human Revolution, and now they're simply making themselves out to look like bullies. Whether this will truly affect GameStop's bottom line is questionable; the retailer is such a monster, and its customer base so wide and varied, that this may blow over without noise beyond the enthusiast gaming press. But as a gamer (and one who doesn't even buy physical PC games from the retailer), I'm seriously questioning supporting GameStop's business in the future after a stunt like this. It should be noted that some GameStop customers are reporting that the code was included with their copy of the game. This isn't shocking, considering the directive came from above and was sent down to the store level. It's possible that a number of employees were either dismissive of the request, or simply too lazy to follow through. Having worked for the retailer for many years in a past life, either of those two scenarios seem likely.Exclusive: GameStop Pulled, Discarded Free OnLive Deus Ex: Human Revolution Coupons [GameSpy]
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OnLive partnered with Square Enix for a pretty cool promotion for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Buy a retail copy of the game for PC, and you'll get a free cloud-based version of the game that you can play using the OnLive servi...

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive free with retail copies


Aug 24
// Jim Sterling
If you buy a retail version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on PC, you won't actually need the disc in order to play it. In fact, you won't need anything at all, because the copies come packaged with a free code for the OnLive v...
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Here's three tracks from the Dead Island soundtrack


Aug 14
// Brett Zeidler
Three songs from the soundtrack of the highly anticipated Zombie-survival game Dead Island were recently spotted. The tracks include Main Theme, Zombie Rising and Surrounded by Zombies. They all sound epic and ambient, setting up the mood very nicely for the rest of the game.

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