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OnLive Layoffs Follow-up

Joystiq has a rundown of what went down during a final meeting with the staff of OnLive before they were all fired, clarifying the report that the entire staff was being let go as part of some sort of reorganization. The company has undergone an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, or ABC (a form of bankruptcy), and will continue under the ownership of a venture capitalist. Word is only "the essential" portion of the company's 150-200 staff will be rehired going forward as the new owner attempts to bring the cloud gaming service into profitability.

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47. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 19, 2012, 15:53 Prez
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 15:03:
NKD wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 17:10:
On top of all that, they can't charge very much without making it more expensive than simply keeping a mid-range gaming rig up to date. ($500 a year can keep you perpetually in the mid-range, which is $42 a month approx.)

I'd go so far as to say $500/yr can easily keep you in the high-end, if you already have a good platform to work with (good case, monitor, sound card).

High-end meaning that every game is playable on max settings with a bit of AA (real AA, not the vaseline-effect shader ones).
Soon when we're @ 4000x2000 resolutions I dont think AA will even matter as much really..

Definitely - it depends on how much money you spent upfront. But you could just start at 500 bucks for the whole shebang and continue spending at most $500 a year (I actually spend WAY less per year on hardware for each of my LAN's individual machines) to keep playing your games at or close to maximum graphical settings.
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