OnLive signs U.K. deal as U.S. roll-out approaches

By Jos
May 13, 2010
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  1. With roughly a month until its official debut in the U.S., OnLive has announced its cloud-based gaming service will also be launching in the United Kingdom through a partnership with telecom firm BT. As part of the deal, BT will have exclusive rights to bundle the OnLive service into their broadband offerings, in addition to taking a 2.6% stake in the San Francisco-based company. Gamers will still be able to order the gaming service directly from OnLive and use it with any U.K. Internet service provider, as the BT exclusivity part only applies to bundle deals.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    I have yet to see a single review on this...
  3. Coda22

    Coda22 Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    They have released a beta client, but you are pretty much sworn to secrecy.
  4. $14.95 per month is not cheap, considering you get "SD" quality resolution and textures. I bet there is also going to be some kind of compression going on in the background, so their bandwidth fees don't get too large.

    To sum it up, this service is going to cost about $180 per year - for $200-250 you can buy a new graphics card and play ANY game in Full HD, without any possible lag and at any time you want without paying for subscriptions. Plus, you get to keep the games you bought, and you can sell them in the future.

    Plus, most graphics cards these days should be well usable for some 2 years, meaning you could save even more money and get a better experience without using OnLive.
  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 541

    I am on BT with an upto 8 meg package. get 1.5 meg where I live (tho its usully around a meg) so I not sure how well this will work especially with 4 other Heavy downloaders in my house! Will defo give it a try if it free with my unlimited broadband Package. THEY BETTER UPGRADE MY LINE SOON.
  6. Am I the only one that knows that the service is somewhat good, but will fail anyways?


    Hmmm....
  7. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello...

    i really want to see how this will work!

    cheers!
  8. UK has a much faster internet service.
    To get those speeds, you have to live in the right place, and pay a bundle for it.
  9. Coda22

    Coda22 Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    I was lucky enough to get in the beta, but like I said above, your not supposed to give out ANY information on it before the release. So I could tell you....but then I would have to kill you. ; )
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