Onlive Drops Mnthly Fee

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by macfan881, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    it’s official: There will be no base monthly fee for the OnLive Game Service going forward. WOOT!

    Free Instant-play Demos, Free Massive Spectating, Free Brag Clip™ videos, messaging, friending.

    No credit card needed, unless you decide to buy a 3-day, 5-day or Full PlayPass.

    http://blog.onlive.com/2010/10/04/onlive-just-play-for-free/


    This is pretty good I can play Borderlands Arkham asylum etc, with fairly decent graphics and also they now support WiFi as well so go ahead and give it a shot. :D
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    This is pretty awesome.

    I haven't used OnLive a whole lot, but I've been very impressed each time I've played. (Great graphics and performance on a four year old computer? Count me in!) But I guess I'm just skeptical about buying digital games that have no physical value — if OnLive dies out, so does the investment I made into buying those games.

    I'd be okay with rentals (which I believe OnLive does do some), but I'd like to see their entire library offer a rental option.
     
  3. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Just started trying out Assassin's Creed 2 on my old Mac Book Pro 2008 and it seems to be quite good even over WiFi. No bad, not bad at all.. without the monthly fee that is.
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Terrific. That removes my #1 qualm about the service, that if you stop paying the fee, 12 months later you are SOL, and all your paid for games are gone.

    Can't wait to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution with max settings! :D
     
  5. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yeah they do a 3 day and 5 day option with most games.
     
  6. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yes, and you can play the first 30 minutes as much as you want.


    Well, after trying the AC2 demo briefly, I am a bit less enthused. The Wifi beta doesn't work at all for me in OS X (can't get past the opening movie). Under bootcamp, it works okay, although it seems as though the sound is slightly out of sync and there are occasional "network problems." Ironic that I have to use bootcamp to play a game that is streaming. :rolleyes:

    Although, it is a beta, so hopefully it will get better. If not, I may have to upgrade my express to an Airport Extreme so I can use a wired connection when Deux Ex: HR comes out.
     
  9. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't work with my gamepad. Hooray for no commitment! I guess I'll try again when/if I get a compatible gamepad.
     

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