OnLive Cloud-Based Gaming Service Coming to Google TV

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    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,

    You can check out more info about this subject at our dedicated sister-site at GoogleTVForum.org!

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    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.
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    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?
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    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???
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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?
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    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!"
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    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.