It takes a brave soul to take on the combined might of the Goliaths of Gaming, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.
Introducing, ‘OnLive’, the Gaming world’s very own David, with one special slingshot – the cloud. This innovative computer gaming company believes they have developed a killer edge over their established and illustrious rivals and they’re revolutionizing the way gamers purchase and play the latest top-selling titles.
OnLive, which launched in the United States in July,is a cloud computer game service that removes the need for a multiple consoles(such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3) toplay different formatted gamesby converting console-specific games onto a server and streaming them through a PC or Mac (via a web browser). The gamer’s play is saved in the cloud, ready to be accessed wherever, whenever- no need for CD’s, consoles, wires and hook ups. All you need is a computer and a broadband connection. At least right now you still need a computer.
OnLive is working on a ‘micro console’ that’ll stream and beam directly to the gamer’s TV. Computer games without the computer – call ‘em Cloud games. More than 20 games were available at their launch on June 17, including ‘‘Assassin’s Creed 2’, ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction’, ‘NBA 2K10’ and ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum.’
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