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50+ Games Playable via The Cloud - 1st Month Free then £5.98 per month + This Sunday Play Unlimited Batman Arkham Asylum for Life - Just £4.49 @ Onlive
50+ Games Playable via The Cloud - 1st Month Free then £5.98 per month  + This Sunday Play Unlimited Batman Arkham Asylum for Life - Just £4.49 @ Onlive

50+ Games Playable via The Cloud - 1st Month Free then £5.98 per month + This Sunday Play Unlimited Batman Arkham Asylum for Life - Just £4.49 @ Onlive

price dependent on exchange rate

50+ games $9.99 = £5.98 CURRENT OFFER NOT SURE OF END TIME
Kane & lynch 2 $5.00 = £2.99 (FRIDAY, CURRENT OFFER)
Just Cause 2 $14.99 = £8.97 (SATURDAY)
Batman Arkham Assylum $7.50 = £4.49 (SUNDAY)

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lol

Original Poster

Hoofer31

lol



pressed submit, it said you need to enter a topic, did that and then my title vanished, ARGHHHH!

i just played batman arkham on freeplay for 30 minutes, trouble is 1st 20 minutes its mainly video intro, dammit.

Edited by: "garbage456" 29th Apr 2011

garbage456

free to sign up and play



I thought you had to pay to play? xD

Original Poster

A7X-MARINE

I thought you had to pay to play? xD



nope

registration is free and takes about 1 minute, as i said i just played batman but 1st 20 minutes is video so only played about 10 minutes of the game.

Original Poster

at least 4 or 5 of you have voted, have the decency to say why you think its cold, as voting cold and saying nothing, with nothing being obvious why its worth minus 33 is not helping the community is it?

Edited by: "garbage456" 29th Apr 2011

mod

I added heat - thought it looked a decent bargain

Have seen this before, looks good.
I wish they sold the hardware this side of the pond though...

Until they get some servers in the UK, you're looking at a noticeable lag between pressing a mouse button and seeing an action on screen.

You also have to factor in that everytime you play you'll be using bandwidth just to see the screen. The technology is very clever and has a future, but at the moment people could easily eat into their monthly GB allowance since a 5.6mb/s connection is needed for 720p video stream.

It's a really great idea, game is rendered at a data centre, and sent to you via high speed video streaming. As such there's no install times, and you can game on hardware that's a bit older, since all it has to do is effectively watch a video. But until the UK gets much cheaper bandwidth packages numbering in the hundreds of GB, and onlive comes to Europe, which I understand they did say there were doing ( blog.onlive.com/201…pe/ ) this just isn't a practical or good deal.

I didn't vote it cold, it's just not hot though.

I've used Onlive, I played Borderlands just to test the tech, I was mightily impressed, but it was laggy as hell, but its a step forwards

Voted Hot, £5.98 a month for the 50+ games is pretty good

Yep, just cos the tech isn't up to scratch yet doesn't mean this is a bad deal.

I tried to buy something, but you cant add a UK card as it requires a USA/Canada billing address, Works great for the trial though.

Edited by: "Unworldlyfriend" 29th Apr 2011

Original Poster

thanks to all the above for your explanations

Original Poster

tazxxx

Have seen this before, looks good. I wish they sold the hardware this … Have seen this before, looks good. I wish they sold the hardware this side of the pond though...



why cant you use your pc

Original Poster

NeonKnightz

I've used Onlive, I played Borderlands just to test the tech, I was … I've used Onlive, I played Borderlands just to test the tech, I was mightily impressed, but it was laggy as hell, but its a step forwardsVoted Hot, £5.98 a month for the 50+ games is pretty good



are you using wireless or wired network connection as it recommends you only use wired or homeplugs.

there shouldnt be any lag at all even for slow connections and slow pc as all the graphics work is done there end.

garbage456

are you using wireless or wired network connection as it recommends you … are you using wireless or wired network connection as it recommends you only use wired or homeplugs.there shouldnt be any lag at all even for slow connections and slow pc as all the graphics work is done there end.



There is a 200+ms delay in getting Data from America to here, so you click or move your mouse, 200ms to get there, movement is computed and rendered near instantly, then sent back to you, another 200ms. This is nearly a half second delay in even the best circumstances, and it is noticeable, at more busy times in the UK 5pm -12 midnight it's even worse.

It is great though, I had a go of Batman Arkham asylum on an old laptop when they first released it, it was great to see console level graphics on a machine that could never do it itself.

Regarding the hardware this side of the pond, you can use your PC, just go to onlive.com and download the client. You can even use a xb360 controller for windows if you want.

Played unreal tournament for 30 minutes, very good I have to say. Works well, lag was minimal, graphics quite good seeing as my graphic card is very old.

Heat added.

Personally, I don't think the game selection is very good.

Original Poster

dijital

Personally, I don't think the game selection is very good.



you get what pay for
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