Just wondering if this really is the way things are going, it totally makes sense not to have to upgrade a powerful hardware to play at high quality and decent framerates. What are people's experience's with onlive, especially those UK based people. I will probably sign up and take a look at it tonight. Is starcraft 2 on their for example? I wonder what the quality and FPS of say Crysis 2 is? Also interested to know about your internet connection type and speed, mine is Virgin media 20Mbit
Cloud Gaming - Onlive Experiences(16 posts)
No EA game is on the service. Onlive has a very limited catalog most with ubisoft,indies, much older games (Bard's Tale for example), some square, THQ, 2k games. If you are looking for the top publishers, you will be sob. I can't comment on UK Onlive performance but the States its crap, you get crappier resolution than the 360 and I am in Austin a metropolitan area and a server is in this general and I am getting crappy service.
OnLive should run fine on your connection. What you can do is just try it out. There aren't EA games on the service, because of the lack of faith EA used to have in cloud technology.
OnLive doesn't really have a limited catelogue anymore, and there are many AAA titles on the service. I personally have logged over 400 hours on the service, there's no fault in quality in Illinois. I'm using a 20mb/s connection.
OnLive was playable from UK and Netherlands before, but most players experience wasn't optimal. With this upgrade, UK players will be able to play probably just like US players. This person above me seems to just have a horrible connection, since I have many friends from New Mexico, California, and in the south.
Still, Crysis 2 is a horrible game, and is basically only played for the graphics. If you'd like to hear more from me, my Handle on OnLive is XaTiOn.
Starcraft isn't on OnLive, and a full list of titles can be found at http://www.onlive.com/games/featuredgames#&tab=top_games
But still, there's a close community on OnLive, and that's one of the biggest reasons I play.
" This person above me seems to just have a horrible connection, since I have many friends from New Mexico, California, and in the south."
Really 50MBS is a horrible connection? Thats news to me. In ANy case I know what it is Onlive service doesn't like wireless connection thats the only thing I can figure would cause the issue because I just did a bandwidth test and I am currenlty getting 36MBS.
"There aren't EA games on the service, because of the lack of faith EA used to have in cloud technology."
Actually you are wrong EA has money invested in Onlive's soon to be competitor, Galkai.
It's a nice diversion, and a useful tool for people will low end PCs. Nothing more.
It is not the future of gaming, and it never will be.
You can't deny it has it's benefits, maybe it won't completely replace the home console market but it has a lot of benefits and if the latency issues are sorted an UK broadband access improves then it will be a good addition. Imagine if Sony or MS added it to there console like Sony did with Steamworks then the nirvana of any game, any where at any time may become a reality and ever company would make there money.
I still have a DVD/Blu-ray collection but I also rent from lovefilm and stream from the PS3 app. Why shouldn't onlive be the same.
"I still have a DVD/Blu-ray collection but I also rent from lovefilm and stream from the PS3 app. Why shouldn't onlive be the same."
Because Both Sony and MS have their own cloud service what do you think Qriocity is? Microsoft has Azure which is also a CLoud service. Onlive is nothing new, Onlive just did it first. Dell, EA and other game companies are investing in Galkai so if anyone will come up on top of these type of services it will be Galkai because it has big names attached to it where Onlive doesn't.
Ok, having played with OnLive at the EG Expo, I am now a lot less cycnical.
From what I played (Space Marine & Deus Ex HR), and coupled with the social integration and easy pop-in pop-out menus etc, it really does seem like a neat little product. I was convinced there would be visible lag between input and on-screen, but I couldn't honestly tell if there was or not. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that they had a super-fast connection at the Expo though ; )
They had it up and running on a Samsung or Motorola tablet too, which was impressive.
The free system and controller they were giving away should help to get the initial subs rolling in. Good move that. The stand was busy the entire time I was there, and the team of (seemingly all American) staff were very helpful & up for a chat.
Obviously they're going to have competition from Gaikai, who from what I hear have some of the big publishers already on-board. I guess OnLive now have to work hard to ensure that they have all of the major releases available on their platform. Mutliplayer is still something I'm interested to see working too.
I'm still skeptical that it'll be widely accepted and adopted, seeing as the service is only as good as your internet connection.
If they get the games, I can see it establishing itself as a second or backup platform for gamers. I spoke to a handful of people at the Expo who were already using it, and very happily so.
I'm curious to know how many people are already using OnLive and / or plan to get involved ?
Well, I was a little bit late to the party at the Expo, but I did manage to grab me one of those swanky 'Console for a quid' vouchers that they were handing out.
Whilst I await the arrival of my little box, I decided to try the PC client in the meantime with my 50meg connection. I have to say, I was a doubter before now and now whilst I can see the service has some tightening to do, the tech is hugely impressive and everything just, well, worked.
Smooth (if slightly washed out) visuals, hardly any noticeable lag whatsoever and a pretty generous subscription plan (£6.99 a month bags me unlimited access to a growing library of games that begins at 104 titles or so)meant that this, coupled with the the 'Your first game for a quid' offer and free trials, all added up to a hugely compelling proposition.
To be fair, I hope they succeed and as such, i'm having a great time with it.
In case anyone wants it, my OnliveID is StolenGlory.
I'll add you once I'm up and running SG. I've recently moved and am waiting to have a new line installed...
I agree that the package is attractive. Even more so for those who haven't invested hundreds / thousands into their current console or platform of choice. It should open a door to the gaming world for those previously deterred by rising hardware costs and £40+ games.
I am only able to get a 20mb connection where I am now, so we'll see how that shapes up..
Ok, so I just installed the client on my work PC, whilst I wait for my home phone line to be put in.
I was already aware of the 'game for £1' promotion, and thought I'd lock this in to Space Marine to show a colleague (I'll not be buying Space Marine on console, so thought it a good choice).
I followed their simple-looking instructions, opting for the Full Playpack in order to get the £1 deal, but to my horror I realise that they've charged me full fucking whack - £35.
Failing to understand what the f**k I've done wrong, and immediately thinking that there must be a catch or something I've missed. How the hell can they advertise that yet I failed to get it?
Please guys has anyone else had this? Can anyone shed some light?
I've of course emailed support, but am not expecting a response anytime soon. Nor am I expecting a swift resolution, despite a very angry email requesting that this be fixed immediately.
Screw e-mailing support, just get them on the live chat; much quicker.
As far as your actual issues goes, the only thing I can suggest is that if you ordered the set-top box for a pound (with one of those EG Expo vouchers), you have to get the game first for a £1 and THEN place your order for the set top box.
It's a known glitch with the billing system apparently and easily reversible, but other than that, I don't know what to say.
Thanks SG. I'll try to get hold of someone on the Live Chat...
"It's a known glitch with the billing system"
If that's true that's pretty shocking. I would have to look into it but if there are cock ups like that happening I'll be staying away from it for a while.
I could understand if I were a 70 years old and didn't know my left clicks from my alt tabs.. but that is not the case.
If it's a glitch, it needs sorting - fast.
If there's small print that needs to be made LARGE print, then it needs sorting.
Tainted an otherwise promising start for me.
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