OnLive Streaming PC Gaming Service Launching In June
OnLive is a gaming service which promises to deliver high quality, graphics-intensive PC games straight to your crappy netbook, allowing them to run smoothly and at high resolution. The way it’s been demonstrated to me is that you’re basically networked into a powerful server cluster which handles all the intensive hardware grinding, and then it spits the data back at you in what amounts to a movie file, based on your actions. It’s a little complicated, but the short story is: Your crappy PC will run “Crysis” without a problem. In theory.
Every time I’ve seen OnLive demonstrated, it’s been in a managed conference hall. Until I’m actually able to try it out on my painfully lacking work PC, I’m not fully convinced.
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