DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By dgstorm

Thread: OnLive Cloud-Based Gaming Service Coming to Google TV

  1. Editor in Chief
    dgstorm's Avatar
    Member #
    154790
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,331
    Liked
    2060 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    Premium Member
    #1

    OnLive Cloud-Based Gaming Service Coming to Google TV


    OnLive is a cloud based gaming service that was just (officially and globally) launched about a month ago, and is already starting to take off. We've shared about it previously, but just in cased you missed it, the concept is that games are streamed in real-time from servers instead of running directly on your hardware. This makes the games hardware independent, thus able to be run on any mobile streaming device, so you could be gaming on a tablet, while your buddy is playing with you on his smartphone or other device. From this new announcement it looks as if the "other device" will be a Google TV, as it was just announced that the OnLive gaming app is being developed for the Google TV. Here's a quote from SlashGear with some more details,

    The app will use the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller announced last week, hooking up to the TV or Google TV STB directly. The first 30 minutes of most of OnLive’s 200 games will apparently be free to try, with per-title purchases supported after that; alternatively, there’ll be the subscription-based OnLive PlayPack Bundle for unlimited access to more than 140 of the cloud-based games.

    Vizio will be showing off a playable version of OnLive on Google TV as part of its V.I.A. Plus smart TV system at CES 2012 this week, and you can bet we’ll be headed over to see if we can take part in some cloud gaming fun today. The app is expected to be preloaded onto future Google TV sets and adapters.
    You can check out more info about this subject at our dedicated sister-site at GoogleTVForum.org!

    Source: SlashGear
    Last edited by dgstorm; 01-13-2012 at 08:18 AM.
    Shadez likes this.
  2. Droid Ninja
    johnomaz's Avatar
    Member #
    87119
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Valley, California
    Posts
    2,256
    Liked
    397 times
    Phone
    HTC One M8
    #2
    I just looked at their website and they have a pretty decent amount of titles available, and they aren't all old titles. not bad, but sadly I don't have much gaming time these days. Two kids will do that.
    -------------------------------
    HTC One M8
    -------------------------------
  3. Droid Ninja
    metalspring's Avatar
    Member #
    158915
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    hermitage, pa
    Posts
    2,231
    Liked
    99 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus LTE
    #3
    the only thing bad about this idea is what about those with very poor (especially if you'd use 3g wifi tethering) or no internet connection at all?
    <<<off topic rant>>>
    it seems as if google is getting to be all about storing things via the cloud and streaming but mobile carriers like Verizon and att are all about limiting mobile data...anyone else see somewhat of a conflict here???
    My cMetal 11.0 rom for the verizon galaxy nexus

    Phone- The GALAXY NEXUS LTE a​ll the
    Rom- My own cMetal 11.0 rom (linaro enhanced cm-11.0)
    Kernel- ASKP or my modified mpokang v10 superram kernel
    previous phone the trusty ol' droid 1
  4. Droid
    JuniorJays's Avatar
    Member #
    231498
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    40
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Droid Increible
    #4
    Just saying onlive has been out for over a year. I've tried it out before and its a great service but you need a very good connection to play
  5. Super Mod/News Team
    Shadez's Avatar
    Member #
    32075
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Posts
    8,223
    Liked
    594 times
    Twitter
    @Shadez69
    Phone
    Droid,Droid Bionic/Galaxy SIII
    Premium Member
    #5
    Definitely gonna give this a try. Played space invaders (Its own app) on the Sony Google TV.. was a good time killer for about 10 mins lol
  6. Droid
    RedTarget's Avatar
    Member #
    7649
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    95
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    Droid Razr
    #6
    I've been a member of OnLive for over a year and have truly enjoyed it. Yes, you need a decent connection... but at the same time they have improved performance over the last year and require less bandwidth. I believe it is there intent to get it to work on even 1mb connections. Anyone concerned about whether it will work or not can sign up, it's free. Once signed up you can test any game they offer for a half hour. You're not testing in a demo, but the real game so what you experience is what you'll get. Keep an eye out for sales... they have some of the best deals on the web.
  7. Super Mod/News Team
    Shadez's Avatar
    Member #
    32075
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Posts
    8,223
    Liked
    594 times
    Twitter
    @Shadez69
    Phone
    Droid,Droid Bionic/Galaxy SIII
    Premium Member
    #7
    I really liked ATV off road fury on PS2. It looks like they have a similar one. Anyone recommend any good games and does the bundle pack include all games they have available?
  8. Senior Droid
    keithsmith22's Avatar
    Member #
    39895
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    165
    Twitter
    @keithsmith22
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #8
    They have a viewer app already for GTV. It is kinda cool but I am ready to play. They also just introduced a desktop app that looks to be useful. Saw it over at ACSyndicate. OnLive Desktop - Expanding possibilities-Acsyndicate
    "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and persistent in prayer"
  9. Editor in Chief
    dgstorm's Avatar
    Member #
    154790
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,331
    Liked
    2060 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    Premium Member
    #9
    Can you guys that use the OnLive service comment further on how smooth it is. I am a bit skeptical about the amount of lag (from latency) you would experience streaming a game across the web. As Scotty might say to Captain Kirk, "I cannae change tha laws o physics!"
  10. Droid
    RedTarget's Avatar
    Member #
    7649
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    95
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    Droid Razr
    #10
    My personal experience is that the lag that is there is almost non existent. I have played a lot of Borderlands Multiplayer and never noticed any lag.

    Its free to sign up and once signed up you have full access to try any of the games on the service for a half hour. After a half hour you can purchase it, or start another half hour session starting over from the beginning. Everyone's taste and network connection may vary, but this is a great way to see how it runs for you.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-23-2011, 04:32 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-08-2011, 03:29 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 06:28 PM
  4. Google brings Cloud Print service to mobile Google Docs, Gmail
    By DroidCoug in forum Droid Forums Member News Depot
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-26-2011, 11:43 AM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 10:06 AM

Search tags for this page

cloud based gaming

,

cloud-based gaming onlive

,

google tv onlive

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+