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OnLive coming to iPad, Android, has potential beyond gaming

By Matthew
Dec 7, 2010
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  1. OnLive has announced the availability of a new application called "OnLive Viewer" for Apple's iPad. The free software allows users to spectate games being played on the service, but it won't actually let iPad users play games -- at least not yet anyway.

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  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    So you can stream the game as a video to your iPad so you can send back the commands to your desktop?, like pcAnywhere or other remote desktop app's?
    Sounds great if it can be used via online, but i woulnt use it for gaming :p
     
  3. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    @Cota currently the iPad version is only a viewer, game playing is supposed to be supported on a future release. OnLive renders their games/content on their own servers and they stream the video to your device, it is not like PCAnywhere or other remove desktop apps.
     
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    OnLive has so much potential. But not actually owning the games to a certain degree (at least like Steam does), it's big no for me, and most likely to 90% of the PC Gaming community too.
     
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Smart move... they could become facebook for remote gaming. They should try and get on PS3, Xbox Live, and Wii... I'm sure the big 3 might not want to, but why shouldn't they. Keep potential enemies close. MS does it all the time with their products. Let them integrate, which how the market evolves and then develop your own and release it at the right time. Allowing OnLive to build a downloadable app for PSN, Xbox Live, and Wii Channel would be a win win situation for Gamers and Publishers. Heck, the setop boxes and cable companies in their next iteration of set top boxes really need to jump on the apps bandwagon before "Smart" TVs snatch the carpet right out from under them. I mean add some app dev and a RF/Bluetooth connection for controllers and you have something that could explode. Heck I should get in on this.
     

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