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OnLive to be available day one on Ouya console

Friday, 27th July 2012 14:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

OnLive GM Bruce Grove has announced the streaming service will be available on the Ouya Android games console.

It will be available day one on the console, and subscribers will be able to sign on right away and start streaming, and if you click through the link, you’ll get a better look at the console and its controller.

“When OnLive first heard about Ouya, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open,” said Grove on the console’s Kickstarter page.. “Like Ouya, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision.

“Ouya is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive’s case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand.

“We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on Ouya at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.”

Ouya is out in early 2013, and with 12 days left on its Kickstarter, the console has gained 43,401 backers who have pledged $5,548,828.

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  1. OlderGamer

    Interesting. But nothing game changing, OnLive give their microconsoles away every time they turn around with game purchases. It isn’t OnLive service that holds them back, but their biz model and pricing that do.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    I hope the Ouya does well.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Me too.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core ARM processor
    1 GB RAM

    That’s funny. 99$ console is powerfull than 360 and PS3 at some point with Onlive on launch day.

    So what can i say… If Sony or Microsoft won’t change their piece of shits machines next year, they are in big trouble with their 7 year old hardware for 200$+

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Ouya is not a threat to MS or SOny. In fact its not a threat to anyone at all especially since Onlive has a shitty catalog along with a crappy service that doesn’t compare to playing the games on console.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, it’s a threat. It’s a 99$ console.
    If it’s going to have decent launch games than it’s going to be something and in the end have a chance to succeed…

    Well, it’s already super successfull in Kickstarter to begin with.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Its going to have games that are on google play or the app store. Its not going to have anything that is threatening to triple A titles. Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console its so they can have hackable machine to play android games on.

    BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    That gamepad remind of ”banana” design for ps3 :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7,

    “BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.”

    it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+

    “Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console”

    don’t be so sure about that. There are probably people who does not have PS3 or 360.

    Anyway, so far they are doing good.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @9

    “it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+”

    FOr kickstarter all they had to sell was their story obviously not the hardware or the services. People are buying into that. I bought an android tablet and I see no point in owning a Ouya for the house especially since I can just hook up my tablet to do exactly that.

    The people don’t have a console are just casuals or PC users which if they have a tablet there is no point to this device. They are selling snake oil.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    It’s cheap enough to be an impulse purchase. That makes it an enormous threat to consoles.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    The Ouya is built to handle indie games. Without triple A titles its just a console version of a phone or tablet.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Da Man

    It runs on Android.. where you need several times more power than on PS3 or X360.

    Useless posts are useless.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    Lol! You cats are waaaay out of touch.

    Power is irrelevant. AAA is irrelevant.

    Popular games are EVERYTHING where Ouya is concerned, and mobile/tablet/indie games are so much more popular than AAA.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Gad, thats the first time in awhile that I agree with you.

    Most folks here can only judge the games unvierse by the games that they themself play. Most haven’t yet figured out that “Core” Gaming doesn’t matter as much as it did 10-20 years ago.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @14

    What games are those? Oh yeah Draw Something,Angry Birds, Words with friends, Song Pop. Totally more fun playing at home on the big screen….

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    I keep saying it but it bears repeating: We, the forum dwellers DO NOT REPRESENT GAMERS.

    We, in general, represent a very small technophile subset of gamers.

    This should be a standard disclaimer next to the ‘Send Post’ button.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    PB you can’t define the word FUN for other folks.

    I am not saying that Ouya will work. I have no idea. But I do know that the game world is made up of a lot of different people with a wide range of game tatstes. I think the new kickstarter console has at the very least a chance. Too bad they couldn’t get the price down a bit more, 49.99usd would be better.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Da Man

    Yes, excellent point…

    Only reason those ‘re so popular is because they’re on mobile handsets.

    Do you folks post under the influence? Be honest now.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Gad, stop, I can’t keep agreeing with you… some caticlysmic universial shift could happen, putting us all at risk.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Da Man

    One reason someone would get this thing instead of playing the same casual software on a cheap PC?

    None.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    Plants vs zombies XBLA.
    Peggle XBLA.
    Bejeweled XBLA.
    Puzzle Quest XBLA.

    A small sample of small mobile games that big numbers of people like to play on big screens, generating big bucks.

    Its just like dancing. Follow me: small, small, big big big, small, small, big big big.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Or even Minecraft.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    #21

    I give you ninety nine reasons, straight from the wallet.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Da Man

    Exactly, which leads us to my point.

    Why would anyone pay additional $99 to play those, when they’re available for PC? Surely people who don’t own a PC today aren’t into playing Peggle on a huge screen.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    Easier to let your kids play a console rather then your PC.

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @26

    My three old daughter plays games on my tablet, PC and phone. So yeah point is moot.

    @22

    I have all those games on PS3,XBLA or PC. SO there is nothing that this Ouya is offering that my tablet, PC, or console can’t do.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Thanks. So obv some sort of an uneducated assumption (coming from PC superiority complex) is reason enough.

    I’m wayy more inclined to believe people buy some handheld, a cheap handset or Wii for their kids. The latter costs next to nothing today.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. CPC_RedDawn

    Like others on here I so want this to work out.

    I would love to see this become as popular as say the Wii became. Just hope it wont sink into obscurity like the Wii has done now.

    Having OnLive on day one makes for some really interesting thinking. This makes the game a lot more viable for triple A games as devs now do not have to worry about the hardware of the console. Simply make the game and release it on OnLive.

    I just hope that our ISP’s have what it takes to keep us up to speed so we can stream these games properly.

    Also who ever said the games on OnLive were rubbish is an idiot.

    https://www.onlive.co.uk/games/featuredgames#&tab=top_games

    Batman: AC, Borderlands, Tomb Raider, etc, etc…. These ain’t angry birds that’s for sure.

    With OnLive it opens the console up to a wider audience. Now they will appeal to the casual gamer the angry birds player, and now they appeal to the hardcore gamer like us. All they need to do now is get a decent MMO on there and I am completely sold!!!

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Da Man

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.
    Talking theoretically, okay.

    Who’s to say MS won’t release a $59 Xbox.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    And of course you boys(PB/DM) represent everyone. Good to know.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Da Man

    Straw man.

    Next.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I said that and they are especially since Onlive services looks like crap unless you are pushing 20MBps even than its looks and responses slower than the console version. Have you played on the service? I have and its only good for turn based games like CIV 5 but for games that need fast reflexes and fast responsiveness yo will find that it is extremely lacking. If someone is not a gamer sure it may open doors for them but Onlive is already on tablet or smartphone plus their mini console is stupidly cheap and they occasionally do a sale giving it to you for free. SO again it makes Ouya pointless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmkukxCTzw

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Fact is that the brick for 99$ with Quad Core processor and decent ram is already success on kickstarter. What’s going be when this thing releases no one knows, but so far it get’s support from Onlive and game devs.

    Casual or not, 99$ is affordable for everyone who wants to play shitty games.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    I agree with PB and Da Man.

    This box is about as much of a threat to core console gaming as one of these.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/the-reality-of-the-ouya-console-doesnt-match-the-hype-why-you-should-be-ske

    THat is who I agree with. No hardware, no service, no controller, no known games and supposedly they will have this done in 8 months? Riiiight.

    Snake Oil.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    People are going to be incredibly disappointed once they realize that this is nothing more than a modestly powered Android tablet with a HDMI port a a unique APk file.

    Can’t fault the price though.

    Let’s be realistic, most people are just going to use this as a glorified emulator.

    There are so many problems with this device it’s not even funny. It’s going to be a drop in the pound, a nice little niche, but nothing more.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Gadzooks!

    An Android box isn’t rocket science. Service and games are already there and a controller is a piece of piss to produce.

    There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @38

    Sorry I seem to go with the PA and what many of the developers had said in various articles. It offers nothing but a dream.

    “There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.”

    Uh huh, Whats to stop Google from doing the exact same thing? Oh wait there is none.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Da Man

    Oh, and the games aren‘t there. Most of them will have to be tweaked for TV, even though the 3d ones are done using OGL.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. CPC_RedDawn

    @33

    I completely agree with you, and yes I have play OnLive and the service is pretty great to be honest. For the speed of our interent now (in the UK it averages around 1Mbps – 3Mbps) The quality is really good. Yea sure it lags a little here and there but its still a step and a look into the future. With Ouya supporting this from day one and internet speeds increasing the way they are this prolongs the life cycle of the machine as you don’t need higher spec machine to play newer games on.

    Ouya may not work and it fail in the long run but still at least this gives it a fighting chance against the up coming more powerful consoles.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. OlderGamer

    Let me set one thing straight. I never claimed that this device will replace the dedicated core markets need for a dedicated tech filled trip A producing box. I doubt anyone will be playing cod on this thing. But…and I mean this:

    It is possible.

    I see this kickstarter as much as consumers voting with their donations AGAINST the current established systems and their biz models.

    Might want to keep in mind that most kickstarter backers are not the average joe gamers that a lot of you folks like to call casuals. You have to be pretty dedicated to even know there is such a thing as kick starter.

    I have zero idea if this will work or not. It seems like offering android apps/games would make a great addition to the xboxplatform. As a service. But that really isn’t the over point behind the Ouya project.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. ManuOtaku

    If this console will have PC tittles, like diablo(all of them), grim fandango, shogun,etc all the great pc games, and the upcoming ones, i will be getting it in a heartbeat, if that is not the case then i wont.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I don’t think it is going to have those kinds of games Manu. The best and prolly only place to game on those games is still the PC. I could be wrong tho.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Phoenixblight

    @43

    Not happening especially with the specs. YOu will be able to emulate older games like the ones you mention but you wont be able to play more recent games made for the PC.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    #44 #45, well if still has the old ones, maybe i might be tempted, just in order to play the old diablos and the grim fandango game, but it will be a very hard call.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    @46

    It won’t be endorsed by the publishers or developer ie you will have to pirate it to emulate it on that console.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. ManuOtaku

    #47, ok then is a big no, well i will have to wait for the steam console and/or box hinted a few months back then, if it do ever comes to fructuition, of course

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48 Even steams system won’t have those titles since they aren’t even on steam as of now.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. ManuOtaku

    #49 in Homer style ¡¡¡¡DOOUGHHHHHHH¡¡¡

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Dragon246

    I think people are putting too much hope on a console that will probably be dead on arrival . A platform that is hackable is not good for any devs indie or Aaa alike.
    That aside isnt 99$ too less for such a device? The cheapest device available now is nexus 7 which is 150$ . They havent told anything about manufacturing and they can’t sell it at a loss like sony or ms . Sounds really fishy to me.
    The only games the platform will generally see are exclusives because platform holders pay for them. That’s why none of the major aaa games are announced for it.
    Also about fun games, angry birds and games alike are successful only because they are on mobile . People buy consoles for long gaming aaa sessions not for bit sized mobile games . there are many descrepancies in what they are saying. See the brilliant eurogamer “Saturday Soapbox” article for this.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. M. K.

    Hell, this guys know how to make a nonexistent product really interesting :D

    #52 2 years ago