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New On-Demand Gaming Platform Threatens to Kill Gaming PC Upgrades

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. CDdude55

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    The application won't launch for me because my internet connection is some shit.:(:mad:
     
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    Did anyone else try this? It took me under 2 mins to install the app and start a game...
     
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    Can't try it myself (56k), looks interesting though.
    The Brag thing looks good; recording your footage online without any extra apps on your pc... very cool.
     
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    Works fine but looks like total ass.
     
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    I need to reinstall windows on my laptop.....this could be kool!!!!!!

    I get about 6 on my internet connection...and so this shouldn't be too bad!

    Sucks you have to pay full price for all the games....well not so much I guess steam works off this system!

    If it kicks ass.....I might just stick to this system instead......
     
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    It's good if you have a nettop with the 1360 x 768 resolution since it will allow gaming even on a shitty intel GMA. Assuming the cpu load isn't too much. Would also be very good on all apple laptops and ultra lights.
     
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    thats my concern, lag will be shit unless the servers are located really really close to you/your ISP.

    yeah, exactly. for really low end systems this is an upgrade, for everyone else its worthless.
     
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    Useless in my country (or at least this area) as we wont get internet like that for another 10yrs.

    And there will always be upgrades, even that thing will hit a brick wall in the future.
     
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    When they first announced this, I was under the impression it was along the lines of you pay a monthly fee, and you can play x number of games a month.

    It's not like that at all. You have to buy rights to each individual game. To get anytime usage rights, you have to pay the full price for the game.

    This is stupid. If I pay full price for a game, I want a full blown copy.

    The idea had potential for those that don't mind a little less quality, but I think they are gonna flop with this execution. They just made it too pricey.
     
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    Trade-off is you don't have to upgrade your computer so often.
     
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    But i love doing that.. lol
     
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    Will try it out when I get home to my 100mbit line. :)
     
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    Don't have to upgrade that often to play today's games with the same quality as this. An 8800 will easily match this in quality. A 4 year old card. That's not exactly the need for frequent upgrades.
     
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    exactly, i thought it was subscription/rental based, not 'buy the game AND pay for the service'
     
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    You buy the game, but the service doesn't cost you anything. You can either rent games or pay full price.
     
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    Hmm seems like a great alternative for individuals who can't afford an expensive console or PC to play games. I'm glad this exists and as internet connections improve so will Onlive. Maybe if this becomes really popular we can see lower prices in games, PC hardware, Consoles or something.
     
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    I would rather have a great PC that can handle all the processing rather then piping everything over the net. That said, gonna give this free trial a shot and see how it does.
     
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    So, if the quality is lower than that of a budget gaming PC or console, what's the benefit? You still have to buy the game to have use of it all the time.

    For anyone with a 9600GT or better, this is a ripoff.
     
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    I was just pointing what was wrong... that's all.

    I like the idea, but because of the current internet infrastructures it doesn't work really well. I'm sure once high speed internet are available everywhere this will be a big boom...
     
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    ^^agreed. The graphics were pretty bad, around PS2 level. Graphics is a huge selling point these days. Load times were slow. I don't see it taking off, really.
     
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    Now, make it $14.99/mo and you get to play say 5 or 6 titles as long as you like each month, and maybe this might start to make some sense. Not the current business model tho.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's THAT bad. I believe the quality change according to your internet speed.

    I played 30mins of Borderland. Textures look good, but it looks like a badly converted 720p video.
     

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