OnLive Free Period Extended

OnLive is extending the free period it is giving pre-registered customers to a full year, rather than the three months originally planned. This offer is reported by Big Download as still being open through June 3, but from the looks of the OnLive Pre-Register Page, this offer is now closed. The service is scheduled to go live during E3 on June 17.
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 31, 2010, 10:51
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended May 31, 2010, 10:51
May 31, 2010, 10:51
 
Hey Drezden, you OnLive PR moves aren't working here.

Onlive may work if you have FIOS connections on both ends but if they get too many subscribers it will all fall apart.

Too expensive.
Too many better alternatives - Consoles are cheap, common, PC's are in every house.
Too technically challenging.
Poor economic times.

Pull the plug Onlive. You should have come out pre 2001!
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 31, 2010, 10:33
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May 31, 2010, 10:33
 
First of all, it's patently false that you need to upgrade every year to play games on the PC. Maybe 6 years ago that was true but most modern games are multiplatform and run on very light machines. Second, the people who don't want to upgrade their machines "every year" buy consoles, not OnLive. Finally, this product has almost no advantages over other gaming platforms yet it introduces several points of potential failure in playable experiences for the consumer. It is a worthless technology. I could maybe see this being a decent product for travelers if hotel bandwidth wasn't so shitty.
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 31, 2010, 09:30
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May 31, 2010, 09:30
 
Now i can see it as a feasible alternative to people who can afford a fast internet connection but dont want to upgrade their PC's every year or so.

I think if people can afford the kind of bandwidth that will be needed to play onlive games at anything like a reasonable resolution and for the amount of time the average PC gamer plays, being able to afford to upgrade their PC every year would be a trivial expense.

I have stopped upgrading out of habit myself, the PC I have at the moment plays everything I want just fine, aside from adding more ram and a bigger HD, it's exactly the same machine that it was when I built it three years ago.
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 31, 2010, 04:49
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended May 31, 2010, 04:49
May 31, 2010, 04:49
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Kajetan wrote:
Those times are long gone. The hardware race has slowed down considerably, because all major titles are multiplattform, the limiting factor being the 360 and PS3 hardware.


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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 31, 2010, 04:26
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May 31, 2010, 04:26
 
Drezden wrote on May 30, 2010, 17:51:
.... but dont want to upgrade their PC's every year or so.
Those times are long gone. The hardware race has slowed down considerably, because all major titles are multiplattform, the limiting factor being the 360 hardware.
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 30, 2010, 17:51
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May 30, 2010, 17:51
 
When I played Grid through OnLive from a friends house I could barely notice the input lag and it looked great. I have to say it works far better than I ever could have expected, I wrote this off as a dumb idea that wouldn't work originally. Now i can see it as a feasible alternative to people who can afford a fast internet connection but dont want to upgrade their PC's every year or so.
-C22
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 30, 2010, 17:40
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended May 30, 2010, 17:40
May 30, 2010, 17:40
 
RaZ0r! wrote on May 30, 2010, 16:24:
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth a crap?

Yea I was one of the beta testers, and I'll break NDA for my morals. It's not a horrible service, but it's not for gamers who already own a decent PC and/or technically good consoles. Games like Crysis run by default in mid/low settings (I was able to change the settings during the beta, but they'll probably lock them off eventually), input lag is definitely a factor but games are playable.

A console port of any PC title would definitely be preferable on virtually all levels over the OnLive version, for example.

It still might be cool for very casual gamers / Wii types.
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May 30, 2010, 17:36
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May 30, 2010, 17:36
 
Sepharo wrote on May 30, 2010, 16:09:
tree fitty months

Damn.. you beat me to it!
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 30, 2010, 16:24
RaZ0r!
 
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May 30, 2010, 16:24
 RaZ0r!
 
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth a crap?
I pwnz j00!
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Re: OnLive Free Period Extended
May 30, 2010, 16:09
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May 30, 2010, 16:09
 
tree fitty months
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