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Shots of OnLive console and controllers surface

Wednesday, 13th January 2010 22:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Some screens for OnLive were released today, showing images of its micro-console and controller.

CVG has ‘em. You should go have a look.

OnLive is due for launch during the first quarter of this year, with its competitor Gaikai expected this year as well.

Earlier today, it was reported that Microsoft would be “in the mix and active participants” in the streaming movement, as Xbox 360 is capable of such feats with just an update.

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  1. Bulk Slash

    The letters on the joypad buttons spell EVIL. This must mean Satan is behind OnLive and explains how they can compress 1080p60 video with magically low latencies.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. jnms

    I thought Satan had gone back to the north pole by now?

    Oh – that’s Santa isn’t it…complete different guy. Or…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    I heard he was living in Hollywood eating Indian cuisine and enjoying being mellow in his old age. Maybe I am just confusing him with Glenn Danzig. Wouldn’t be the first time that happened.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Wireless controllers?

    Glenn Danzig is too short to be Satan Steph.

    Satan has gotta be at least 4 feet tall.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    Oh – he has Ronnie James Dio syndrome then, eh? :-D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Neolucifer

    wow they could at least give the thing some design , even if i’s a secondary concern …
    But at is it , it looks like a crossbreed between a vga box , and one of those external hdd … so not really good .

    I swear the logo on the top could be instead Western digital , or HP .

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Not bad for vapour-ware.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    “I swear the logo on the top could be instead Western digital , or HP”

    Thank you! You’ve just reminded me where I’ve seen the design before. I have a USB -> Network printer adapter that looks just like it. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Wouldn’t surprise me. This looks like Phantom 2.0

    #9 4 years ago
  10. loki

    shit

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    “EVIL”? lol what? Why?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. M2Kx

    first I thougt “LIVE” but there’re a lot of bad people in here :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Thats because everyone here reads backwards, all the cool, hidden messages are in reverse.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    Design wise the box needs to be small and inconspicuous – which they’ve achieved reasonable well. Isn’t it meant to be something you wouldn’t notice? Still don’t see this thing flying in the real world.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. elronathon

    Those games tutorials are going to be a pain in the ass.

    ‘Press the L button, no not that L button, the one on the face’

    ‘Press the I button’
    where the hell is that!?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. JL

    Most of the images on CVG / E4G are crops of the ones at OnLive.com – News & Media – Press Room, which seem to have been released in July 2009.

    The one I’ve not seen before is the one without drop-shadowing, showing shoulder buttons.

    Slow news day at E4G on Monday, or OnLive looking for more investment?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. scuz

    looks ummm..similar? how can a law suit not happen here?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    I didn’t notice the buttons… yeah, that’s pretty stupid.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    You folks take notice of the craziest things. The best part of the story isn’t what the console looks like. Yet no one mentions anything about it.

    The best thing about it is the Xbox360 can also offer streaming games service? Because I wonder if a complete upstart could pull something like this off. But if MS got involved, and then Sony got involved because MS did, something legit could happen.

    The whole thing, while promising seems like a pipe dream to me. But curtianly there is more to talk about then the design of the box?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    We’ve always known that Sony and MS could do it because they’ve already got the “AV connector boxes” in peoples homes, and the magic of cloud based gaming is the software.

    Of course, if OnLive are sensible they’ll have patented their supposed magical compression systems to hell and back.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Seems to me that MS or Sony offering cloud would either:

    Have old and outdateed games,

    Very high priced subscription fees,

    Or completly kill retailer stores like Gamestop.

    #21 4 years ago