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    News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    Stream your Steam (and other) online library games "on any device" for $14.99 per month.
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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    So it looks like apple is still blocking them from releasing the ipad app, which was one of the major stumbling blocks before.
    The other being the need for a decent broadband low latency connection.

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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    Bit loathed to have to pay for a subscription to play games I already own. Maybe an option for those who do not want to buy a high spec PC but if you have a Steam library of games you probably already have one.

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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    Local rendering. There is no 'cloud service' I want hosted on vendor machines.
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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    If it was laggy on a 30Mbps connection then I really can't see it taking off, it definitely limits the audience who could make use of the service and £15 a month on top of games costs is quite an outlay for most. I think they'll struggle to get any real makert penetration

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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobley View Post
    If it was laggy on a 30Mbps connection then I really can't see it taking off, it definitely limits the audience who could make use of the service and £15 a month on top of games costs is quite an outlay for most. I think they'll struggle to get any real makert penetration
    Problem is, it's not the speed that kills it, it's the latency. And broadband providers sell on speed, not latency.

    If you could get a connection that guaranteed <10ms latency, it might work really well. But I don't see that happening.

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    Re: News - OnLive game streaming returns, works with your Steam collection

    I used this when it was out the first time around and it was ok, handy to just go to games and them to load but quality wasn't amazing and in the end I could take it or leave it. Then with all the steam sales, humble bundles I started accumulating a lot of games and just didn't have time for them let alone onlive, in the end just stopped using it.
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