By: ThaBrad Nov 18, 2010 | 6 Comments
On-demand video game company OnLive announced Thursday that its cloud-based instant-play game system is available for pre-order with delivery beginning on Dec. 2.
This seems pretty cool. It hooks up just like any other console with internet connection and a tv connection. You can have up to four controllers being used, and can also use a keyboard and Mouse.
Even at the products launch they will have more than 35 games. These games include anything from Borderlands to NBA2K11.
The games can be tested for free and then converted to a three day or five day rental or Full PlayPass. They said in the future they will add a monthly flat rate plan, giving users access to a game library..
You can read the full story here.
OnLive gets some popular Square Enix Titles!
Palo Alto, Calif., March 1, 2011—OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, today announced the addition of more than a dozen top-tier Square Enix games to its PlayPack monthly subscription plan, including previously released titles from major franchises such as Tomb Raider™, Deus Ex™, Thief™, Mini Ninjas™ and Hitman™. The Square Enix titles will begin arriving in the OnLive PlayPack service in a few weeks. OnLive’s continuously growing library of PlayPack games provide an "all-you-can-play" option for subscribers for only $9.99/month—allowing them to play instantly on TVs via the OnLive Game System and on virtually any PC or Mac® via a small browser download.
"OnLive’s PlayPack has been a huge hit with our members since launch. With the addition of these classic and highly popular game titles from Square Enix, OnLive PlayPack members will further enjoy a rich and cost-effective gaming experience," said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive. "We’re proud of our strong partnership with Square Enix and we look forward to providing a solid and effective platform for their current and future game titles."
The new PlayPack titles from Square Enix have earned significant acclaim within the gaming world and among mainstream consumers. The Deus Ex franchise has historically claimed numerous "Game of the Year" honors and was recently reaffirmed as the top PC game of all time by PC Gamer. Hitman has been the world’s favorite assassin both on the large and small screen for years and Tomb Raider remains one of the most popular and recognizable game franchises of all time and has inspired films, books and a generation of video games.
"The unlimited value our subscribers are currently realizing from PlayPack is translating into hundreds of hours of rich gameplay, and this experience will continue to evolve as we add more great titles like these," said John Spinale, OnLive VP of Games and Media. "With the announcement of our extended partnership with Square Enix today, we are delighted to introduce a wealth of great game titles while reiterating our commitment to continually evolve the PlayPack game library."
Square Enix is a leading provider of digital entertainment with numerous million-selling, beloved video game titles and offices around the world.
"In the dynamically changing environment of digital distribution, it’s a natural fit for Square Enix to support an innovative offering like PlayPack from OnLive, " said Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Europe. "We’re pleased to be able to share some of our classic games with the broader digital audience."
For detailed information about OnLive PlayPack and a full list of available games, visit www.onlive.com/playpack.
Will you be onlive Jimmy!?
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