OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended

OnLive.com is extending its AT&T-sponsored Founding Members Program, which allows a year of free access to this cloud-based gaming service. Signups for the program were to have concluded already, but they have now extended the registration period to run through September 6. Thanks Big Download.
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Jul 19, 2010, 17:38
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Jul 19, 2010, 17:38
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Zzet wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 07:09:
I doubt that. The video card will become obsolete in a year or two, and the CPU might just become the minimum recommended in around the same time scale.

'There's a new one out' != obsolete. nvidia's 8800 series will still get the job done for most games, if you're not maxing everything on a 1920x1200 screen. Brand-new mid-range cards are still slower than the Radeon 4870 and 4890. There's always something new getting released, and low-end stuff sucks immediately, but if you buy midrange or better you're usually good for three years, minimum, with good fidelity. Five years if you're willing to lower your detail settings.
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Jul 19, 2010, 10:24
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Jul 19, 2010, 10:24
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It's been so successful, they keep giving it away.

Wait, what?

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Jul 19, 2010, 10:02
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Jul 19, 2010, 10:02
 
Zzet wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 07:09:
I doubt that. The video card will become obsolete in a year or two, and the CPU might just become the minimum recommended in around the same time scale.

Since consoles have become the main platform to develop for, and Vista was a bust... Video cards don't get outdated as quickly... especially if you don't run out and buy some "stupid high" resolution monitor.

I'm running a 3 and a half year old 8800GTX, mainly because I still run a 1280x1024 monitor. Even now that I'm barely starting to feel the pinch to upgrade... I think I can wait out another generation of video cards before I really need to.

As for the CPUs... only stupidly coded games require a quad core (GTA IV comes to mind). A majority of them are STILL single threaded, and most multi-threaded games work fine on a dual core.
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended
Jul 19, 2010, 07:13
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended Jul 19, 2010, 07:13
Jul 19, 2010, 07:13
 
Maybe they could use the service to promote Creationism. Meh...Who knows?

In any case I think that they under-estimated the education of the gaming masses with this one...most people who know their way around a PC enough to even consider using ONlive also know that currently ONlive is a barely working laggy pipe-dream...
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Jul 19, 2010, 07:09
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Jul 19, 2010, 07:09
 
Surf wrote on Jul 19, 2010, 00:06:
Shit, the system above will last 5 or more years easily!
I doubt that. The video card will become obsolete in a year or two, and the CPU might just become the minimum recommended in around the same time scale. Recommended specs for a fairly simple game like Alien Swarm are a 2.4Ghz Core2Duo, which means for an enjoyable experience with a decent display you're already looking at the system you specified. I'm not saying OnLive is an alternative to this by any means of course.
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Jul 19, 2010, 02:31
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Jul 19, 2010, 02:31
 
Onlive could be the perfect service for anyone that doesn't know how to build or buy a decent gaming box. If they weren't console gamers already, which they all are.
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Jul 19, 2010, 00:06
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended Jul 19, 2010, 00:06
Jul 19, 2010, 00:06
 

"Its an advantage because you dont need to spend 500 bucks on a video card and 200 bucks on a processor and throw in some for new ram ev ery couple years."

Who spends $500 on a video card?

I just built a dual core Intel 2.6ghz system, with a $75 MB, 500gig hard drive, 4 gigs ram and a $250 vid card.

All of it was under $500? You can upgrade the ram, video card and CPU later on as well.

Shit, the system above will last 5 or more years easily!


Hardware is so cheap these days and can fit anyone that has a brains' budget.
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Jul 18, 2010, 23:41
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Jul 18, 2010, 23:41
 
If you're willing to play games at worse-than-Xbox 360 and worse-than-PS3 level graphics with far worse input lag, pay yearly fees to retain your owned games, pay top dollar prices for games, lose your games at any point 3 years after purchase, use 2.5GB/hour bandwidth to play single player games, and never play any console exclusive games and only a handful of PC games, then OnLive is built just for you!
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Jul 18, 2010, 23:33
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended Jul 18, 2010, 23:33
Jul 18, 2010, 23:33
 
Can't think of something else that has pushed the envelope since that game...

I think Metro 2033 has taken the cake. Running that game at max settings makes my PC cry.
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Jul 18, 2010, 23:30
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Jul 18, 2010, 23:30
 
I'd be very curious to see Crysis 2 on this service. That seems to be the main attraction for me, a game I could not play otherwise...but then I suppose I could play it on the consoles...

Heck seeing Crysis run would be interesting as well. Is crysis still the benchmark that PC game graphics are judged by? Can't think of something else that has pushed the envelope since that game...
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Jul 18, 2010, 22:18
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended Jul 18, 2010, 22:18
Jul 18, 2010, 22:18
 
Live in an area that offers to-the-door fiber.
Pay for that fiber.
Have a shitty computer.
Pay full price for computer games.
Pay monthly fee for service to play your games that you bought full price with input lag.
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Jul 18, 2010, 22:00
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Jul 18, 2010, 22:00
 
Overon wrote on Jul 18, 2010, 19:57:
There is a market for onlive so I wouldn't say it's pointless. If you live close to the servers and/or you play games where lag is not much of an issue and your ocmputer is shitty, it's worth a try.

the market thats counted using fingers and toes apparently.
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Jul 18, 2010, 21:48
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Jul 18, 2010, 21:48
 
@loR Uhh, limited by the machine you are on? You may want to google the service...you are completely in the dark in terms of its operation.
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Jul 18, 2010, 21:46
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Jul 18, 2010, 21:46
 
the graphics will not be limited by the machine you are playing on. Did you actually pay attention to what the other posters post?

Their site is very clear as well.

All you need is a normal PC with even a on board grapics adapter that has video acceleration and a high speed internet connection. The servers on their end run the game and send you a video of the game play as you play it. it slike running remote PC except their video streaming technology is much much better.

Its an advantage because you dont need to spend 500 bucks on a video card and 200 bucks on a processor and throw in some for new ram ev ery couple years. THEY upgrade the hardware. You can play crisis 3 0n your 4 year old laptop... for like 10 bcuks a month.

i hope you get the picture now.
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Jul 18, 2010, 20:30
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Jul 18, 2010, 20:30
 
Drezden wrote on Jul 18, 2010, 19:53:
It's completely different from steam... Because with Steam, you download and install the games and have to have a machine that can run them. The whole basis behind Onlive, is that you pay for the service and get to play the games on a machine even with shitty hardware as long as you have a decent internet connection. They run the games on their high end machines in a building somewhere, and stream a direct feed of it to your PC, circumventing having to have a great machine to play games like Crysis since you don't actually have to run the game and just get a video feed of you playing it.

It works quite well for some games like Dirt 2 and Grid from when I played it a friends house during the beta test. However, for the normal PC Gamer, it's completely pointless cause most of us update our machines every time something new comes along.

It's kind of pointless.


Maybe they should hire you to write the "What the hell is this service about" section!

So the graphics will still be limited by the machine you're playing on then also. But you've explained it better than what they did on their own site...thx. Doesn't sound like it's for me

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Jul 18, 2010, 19:57
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Jul 18, 2010, 19:57
 
There is a market for onlive so I wouldn't say it's pointless. If you live close to the servers and/or you play games where lag is not much of an issue and your ocmputer is shitty, it's worth a try.
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Jul 18, 2010, 19:53
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Jul 18, 2010, 19:53
 
|oR|jonvall wrote on Jul 18, 2010, 17:48:
I don't understnad how this is any different than Steam! Well....except of coarse that you have to pay a monthly fee to AT&T for the service!

PFFTTT!!! They must be crazy!

It's completely different from steam... Because with Steam, you download and install the games and have to have a machine that can run them. The whole basis behind Onlive, is that you pay for the service and get to play the games on a machine even with shitty hardware as long as you have a decent internet connection. They run the games on their high end machines in a building somewhere, and stream a direct feed of it to your PC, circumventing having to have a great machine to play games like Crysis since you don't actually have to run the game and just get a video feed of you playing it.

It works quite well for some games like Dirt 2 and Grid from when I played it a friends house during the beta test. However, for the normal PC Gamer, it's completely pointless cause most of us update our machines every time something new comes along.

It's kind of pointless.
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended
Jul 18, 2010, 17:48
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Jul 18, 2010, 17:48
 
I don't understnad how this is any different than Steam! Well....except of coarse that you have to pay a monthly fee to AT&T for the service!

PFFTTT!!! They must be crazy!
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Jul 18, 2010, 16:07
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Re: OnLive Founding Member Offer Extended Jul 18, 2010, 16:07
Jul 18, 2010, 16:07
 
Wow, September now? Exactly HOW desperate to you have to be both as a Company for offering and as a subscriber to this 'service'

All the info about this says it is 'MEH' at best and not worth the price currently being charged..

If this survives past the next 6-12 months, maybe by v3 or so it will be tweaked enough to offer decent speeds and no lag...
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