Discussion in 'Video Games' started by avvie, Mar 11, 2010.
... is coming soon, so they say..
Onlive is a joke.
1) If your broadband supplier restricts download limits on you, you're ****.
2) Lag. Any internet streaming service will have lag, and I'd rather not deal with that for single player games.
3) Monthly Subscriptions drain money like no other.
4) What if their servers get ****?
I'd rather have hard copies, so no thanks.
Sure if they could get every major game developer to stop designing games for consoles, including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo themselves.
Not a chance this will succeed.
Say it ain't so.
The only way OnLive will ever explode into the one-and-only source for all of gaming is ... well it'll never happen. Companies are still going to make games and sell the hard copies. Just because the alternative is out there to play a game on the PC doesn't mean people will. Some people (most, I'd even say) feel more comfortable using a controller to play games than using a keyboard and mouse, especially certain types of games.
Then there's all the fees that come with it. You've got to pay the $15 a month fee just to use the service, plus you've got to buy/rent the games you're going to play anyway. I don't see why anyone that already owns an Xbox/PS3 would stop using the expensive machine they've already poured money into and start paying for a new service to deliver the same product.
As Finnegan2Win pointed out, there is always the issue of lag. Online gaming only shines when there is little to no lag, and I can't imagine that trying to remotely play a game on a server miles and miles away, then streaming it to your TV is going to be instantly responsive. Hell, we've all seen what it's like trying to play online games when the game is hardwired to your TV set.
Good idea, won't be trying it (at least until they iron out all the kinks.)
Well considering Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo are unable to bring in the 'one console', OnLive will not make a dent in the market.
Asia/Europe is Sony town
America is Microsoft town
The World is Nintendo town
Not to mention, would any of you feel safe knowing you have a virtual copy of a game instead of a hard copy?
I don't think I've seen anyone actually like this idea.
This reminds me of Sega Channel.
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