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OnLive Launches new Gaming Console

submitted on November 18, 2010 by YanBz in "Products / Gadgets"
I watched the video and it is pretty amazing. The console is very small (only consumes 6 Watts) and has access to many games that you buy individually (there is a trial and unlimited version for each game) or in bulk for a flat fee (with different sets of games included). Game prices are similar to those for Wii and PS3, however you don't have to go to store to buy the games, everything is done instantly online.

Today, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is announcing it is taking pre-orders for its $99 MicroConsole and wireless controller. With it, you can play high-end games on low-end hardware.

OnLive has been working on its server-based technology for more than eight years and has a team of 200 people. It has raised a considerable amount of money for the task from investors such as Warner Bros. and British Telecommunications. Its latest round of funding gave OnLive a valuation of $1.1 billion.




Read the article at VentureBeat:
http://venturebeat.com/2010/11.....-tv-video/
           

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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on November 18, 2010
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    Towards the end of the video Steve mentions the possibility that his console may in future come bundled with TV's or DVD players. Pretty cool! Smile
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on November 18, 2010
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    Pretty amazing little device. It's nice that it comes with HDMI. Thanks for sharing.
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    siggy38
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    Posted by siggy38 on November 18, 2010
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    Cool! I want one. Big Grin
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on November 18, 2010
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    It's a cool concept I just hate that everything has to be done online. There is only one broadband internet company in my town and they have a max bandwidth limit that I normally almost go over on usage everything month already. To have something like this I would have to be extra careful not to exceed my bandwidth. Still pretty neat though.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on November 18, 2010
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      Time to move? Smile
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on November 19, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I wish it was that easy. The sad thing is I live in a city with a population over 100,000 but no other broadband providers will ever move into town because the company here owns all the lines. So for someone else to move in town they would either have to put in all new lines or make a deal with the company that owns them. Given the company that owns the lines can dominate the town and take all the money that route, they aren't selling usage privileges cheap. All the surrounding towns also have to deal with the same company. So in other words I would have to move far away and I don't wanna do that.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on November 19, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Go to this website (it's a popular forum): http://www.dslreports.com/
      Enter your zip-code on the right hand side where it says "Review Finder.." and see if there are other options available in your area. You might have some wireless broadband company that you don't know about.
      I am sure there are other ways to check too, this is just the one (and fairly independent) source.
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    mommy25
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    Posted by mommy25 on November 19, 2010
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    Maybe i'll get this instead of the PS3...L.O.L.

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