OnLive thanks early adopters with free MicroConsole

Jos

TS Evangelist
With the Holiday season officially underway, it seems OnLive is getting into the spirit of giving and has announced a couple of freebies for its first wave of subscribers. Specifically, those who bought a PlayPass for one or more games will receive a promo code worth up to $50 for another one, while everyone who purchased two or more games will receive a voucher for a free OnLive MicroConsole – minus the shipping costs which you’ll have to cover yourself.

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gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
I wonder how their subscription cuts affect their business plan. Clearly when they started the company they intended to charge a lot more for the service (unless this was all a marketing gimmick), so now that their monthly charge went from $15 to $0, that's a lot of income gone by the wayside. I wonder what would happen to the games that people buy if the company goes under.
 

Ahmed90

TS Enthusiast
gwailo247 said:
I wonder how their subscription cuts affect their business plan. Clearly when they started the company they intended to charge a lot more for the service (unless this was all a marketing gimmick), so now that their monthly charge went from $15 to $0, that's a lot of income gone by the wayside. I wonder what would happen to the games that people buy if the company goes under.
just marketing buzz like any other gaming service

first thy look like the good guys and get people to try

and then when thy get some name in the "gaming world" thy start taking it to the "profit" level
 

Johny47

TS Rookie
Is Onlive a microsoft idea or a new company? because the layout of that controller is very much like a Dualshock (Playstation controller). The D-pad, the place where the analog stcks are. I think it's nice but if it's microsoft's idea it copying =/
 
G

Guest

Maybe they could charge per hour of gaming, so for example ur charged £1 or £2 per hour and you can play any game.
 

jetkami

TS Booster
I stopped pirating games because steam always had the game I wanted on sale sooner or later. I do not have to have internet service all the time to play all my steam game and steam does a great job handling all the updates. Steam works well with 1.5mb dsl (and a lot number of gamers are still using slow dsl). I use 6mb dsl and my gaming pc is connected via a wireless adapter (pinging 36 on 30 servers in BF2BC). Onlive said my connection was too slow, so no Onlive for me.