Wednesday, 14 December 2011

OnLive Now for iPad and Android

The OnLive games service offers up quick to download full Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 titles, as well as a collection of popular classics, such as Abe's Odyssey. Subscribers to the service are now able to play via the companies set-top box for their TV sets, and access a bunch of games for the iPad and Android


Now players will have access to great titles such as L.A. Noire on their tablets, rather than hooking up a console or playing via their computer. OnLive have also introduced their own controls which add a touch-screen interface to games that previously did not use this feature. 25 titles will now feature touch-screen availability, and a new wireless controller, costing £39.99 is also now being sold.


The great thing about OnLive is that it is a Cloud based service, meaning that remote servers do all the tricky processing that perhaps your computer may not of handled on it's own. Instead, OnLive relies on a decent internet connection to run the games. To compensate for a dip in the internet signal, the graphics are degraded somewhat until the connection speeds up once again. This allows for an uninterrupted gaming session. 


You can sign up free for OnLive, where you'll gain access to a range of free trails (perfect for it you're like me, and are looking to write up some more hands-on reviews of the latest games). A subscription fee of £6.99 a month allows gamers to browse through the catalogue and download full games. It's a great service, which no doubt will get much bigger in the months to come. 

2 comments:

  1. I wonder how the service will work on android and ipad, i think the lack of any buttons (except on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play) will make it very unappealing for most.

    I didnt realise how cheap it was though, £6.99 a month! i am impressed with that as i would have thought it would have been a lot more expensive because of the servers etc

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  2. I believe there is going to be some sort of controller function, but we shall see! I downloaded OnLive and have played some of the free trails. You get 30 mins of the game free, which is great. It's definitely worth checking out, especially if you're like me and want to write a few reviews on demos. :)

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