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    Sony buys OnLive cloud gaming assets and patents

    The OnLive game streaming service will shut on 30th April 2015.
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    Re: Sony buys OnLive cloud gaming assets and patents

    I wondered when they were going to take over Onlive

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    Re: Sony buys OnLive cloud gaming assets and patents

    I didn't think the reboot was going to help OnLive any better than its previous attempt, so I'm not really surprised about the closure other than them lasting longer than I expected before doing so.

    At least something positive can be gained from this, but I would have expected Valve to be the one to acquire the parts of it (to improve Steam) rather than Sony.

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    Re: Sony buys OnLive cloud gaming assets and patents

    Interesting that the amount seems to have been kept quiet.

    Never expected much from OnLive, always felt they were a victim of the market. By the time internet connections became good enough for their service to thrive, we ended up with cheap Steam machines, next-gen consoles, decent PC ports and an absolute barrage of mobile games.
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