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Old 13-05-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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OnLive Coming to the UK

OnLive Coming to the UK

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OnLive, the groundbreaking streaming games service has announced today via its company blog, an official partnership with BT to bring the service to the UK.

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Old 13-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

I still think this sounds like toss.

I like to own my games in case my net goes down - at least that way I can still play them - not rent them then have a constant worry about whether or not my net is running well enough (or at all) to stream the games properly.
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Old 13-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

This isnt actually something ive heard of before but it seems like a good idea, on demand gaming whenever you want it really.
Will be keeping an eye on this.
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Old 13-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

As awesome as this sounds, I can't help but wonder if the UK's internet infrastructure is really up to this. Iirc there's still a large amount of copper cable serving as backbone around the UK; and what about those places which aren't close to an exchange?

Plus, where I go to uni, the broadband speeds are woefully inadequate, but BT/Virgin refuse to upgrade the lines, citing "Oversubscription".


tl;dr - How will the UK's infrastructure cope with massive games streaming when it can barely handle iPlayer at times
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Old 13-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

Basically, it won't.
It's a fantastic concept, I love it, but it will only really work in places like Korea where the standard is 200MBPS.
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Old 13-05-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

This is the future, but not now, I just think there will be to much lag, perhaps the average console monkey may not notice much but I know I and most people here will, hell we even notice lag on wireless mice and thats only got to transmit a signal a few feet
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Old 13-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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I've been waiting to give this a blast. Infact i've held out upgrading my crumy 9600 till i could confirm if this was any good or not.
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Old 13-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #8
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

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As awesome as this sounds, I can't help but wonder if the UK's internet infrastructure is really up to this. Iirc there's still a large amount of copper cable serving as backbone around the UK; and what about those places which aren't close to an exchange?

Plus, where I go to uni, the broadband speeds are woefully inadequate, but BT/Virgin refuse to upgrade the lines, citing "Oversubscription".


tl;dr - How will the UK's infrastructure cope with massive games streaming when it can barely handle iPlayer at times
Oh hai Guy - I really should stop bringing people to the forums...

I think this concept is good but like Guy says it's about where you are. I have a sh*te connection so how would that effect myself.

I think that the next-gen consoles may implement a similar system on board the consoles to compete with something like this.

My bet would be on this to shoot off if someone like Activision jumped on-board.
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

And there current partners are not enough? http://www.onlive.com/partners.html
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Old 13-05-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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And there current partners are not enough? http://www.onlive.com/partners.html
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Plus Activision are worse than EA these days with new money for old rope.
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

in all reality though how many partners did steam have when it first launched? i can only remember sin being the first non steam game and the developers went bump after the first episode.
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Old 14-05-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

A nice idea but I wonder how much it's going to cost. They're currently charging $14.95 a month service charge which will probably translate to 14.95 over here.
I've noticed that they very carefully explain that the 14.95 doesn't include games so how much will they be charging for those? Unless they're significantly cheaper than buying the game from the shops I can't see many people going for it.
Would you use Steam if you had to pay 15 quid (or even dollars) a month for it?
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Not for the games I play often, not unless they can break the current laws of physics and get data to travel faster.

I can see uses for other things though.
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Re: OnLive Coming to the UK

it depends what they offer with the service, it maybe worth it, may not be worth it, we just have to wait and find out.
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