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Guys. Come on. Onlive does NOT let you play PS3 or Xbox 360 games.
Onlive streams PC games which run on central PC servers.
It in no way streams console games to anything.
Yeh we know - but there are a load of games on Xbox 360/PS3 that are within the service.
Plus, it feels much more like an Xbox/Wii alternative than a gaming PC alternative, don't you think?
In early December last year magazines and even national newspapers did stories about how it was now possible to play console games on an iPad thanks to Onlive. A short time later there were stories about running Windows applications on iPad via Onlive. We are now well into April, but no magazine, tech site, or newspaper has bothered doing a follow up article to explain why these apps never appeared. (One of your rivals posted a story saying they were now available in UK but when everyone posted 'no they are not' Stuff simply killed the comment section and carried on running the story, presumably because they got lots of hits, even if it wasn't true). Onlive has never offered any explanation since then. It is just not worth buying anything by Onlive until you can be sure it is going to be widely supported. At the moment, as you point out, it is not even well supported on Android. Who can be sure Onlive will still be around in six months' time if they can't get their products onto the market months after they are announced? Who is going to risk paying £30 to £40 for games they may not be able to play or controllers that may soon be useless?
@mikfrak we gave the OnLive guys a prod just before publishing this review to see if there were any updates on the iOS app situation, but sadly nothing to report on that front.
Last time we talked to them, they were holding back on OnLive Desktop in the UK because apparently we're just a bit too ravenous for this streaming tech over here!
OK, well. Its your name on the article, not mine. A few stats though:
Number of times consoles are referenced: 11
Number of times the fact that its the PC version of the games that is being streamed is mentioned: 0
Number of times the review EXPLICITLY STATES that Onlive streams console games to a tablet: 2, including once in the headline.
Number of console games Onlive streams to anything: 0
I've made a few tweaks for clarity - the original OnLive service review went into more detail about how it works and such, but don't want to confuse.
ps Happy Easter!
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