OnLive: 62K fans by Saturday, any game for $1

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    As part of an on-going bet between OnLive staff, it seems that if OnLive gets over 62K fans by Saturday, any game will be redeemable for $1 (in the US).

    MJenson, the account for OnLive's "Community Guy", tweeted "Help me win a bet with my manager! If OnLive gets to 62,791 FB fans on Sat, US players get their next game for $1!" Later, OnLive's official Twitter confirmed the bet and will offer any game for $1 in the US if they get the required number of fans by Saturday (which is 10,000 more fans than they currently had at the time that Jenson tweeted). Unfortunately, this promotion won't be reaching the UK, where OnLive recently launched. UK fans still have the first game available for £1, however.

    OnLive had a similar promotion to get 50,000 fans a couple of months back, offering Arkham Asylum for $1 if they reached that amount. Fortunately, they did, and Arkham Asylum became available for a dollar for a day.

    For those of you who don't know, OnLive is a game streaming service that has become relatively popular. It allows you to stream a game from their hardware onto yours, allowing you to play games with only the minimum requirements of the software (which are quite low). The service recently launched in the UK to rather decent success.

    I highly suggest that all GBAtempers jump on this deal. It's a great way to try the service out without much commitment and you can help out some fellow OnLive users (such as myself) nab a certain game involving Space Marines for a measly dollar.



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    I decided to post this in the USN as I don't want to use the front page to promote my own personal interests. BECAUSE I'M UNBIASED.

    But yeah, I want to buy W40K: Space Marine for a dollar. Like it and be a friend. You may even enjoy the service if you ever give it a shot.

    And to any discouraged UK users who wanted a deal similar to this, they have a similar deal for the first game you buy on the UK OnLive service (£1 for the first game you buy). There's also some deals going on (I think Deus Ex: HR is on sale and there's a $5 deal every day until Friday for the finale of $5 Fridays).
     


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    That's over now IIRC.
     
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    I think it's still running if their Tweets are anything to go by.
     
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    ah they must of extended it.
     
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    I don't use it, or live in the US, but hell I'll like it :D
     
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    YAY!!! Now I can finally get Warhammer 40K! ...or Deus Ex... Cant' choose now :P
     
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    I had already liked the FB page previously but I highly recommend everyone to like it. Even if you don't use the service this could be a great way to try it and even if you don't live in the US you could still help other US users get any game they want for just $1. Think of it as a early Christmas gift to the fellow nerds around you.

    In other words.... PLEASE LIKE THEIR PAGE!!! I'm begging you! I really want to get Deus Ex Revolution Aug. Edition :(

    Also I wonder if you could use this to buy a preorder game and thus receive another game/micro console for free? they did say "any game".

    *EDIT* Their Facebook page says this:
    Hmmmm....
     
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    Knowing OnLive, this offer will not work with others so if you use the promo code released this weekend to buy your one dollar game, that will negate the game's original offer to receive the free micro console.
     
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    I think their Microconsole preorder deals are done. If you preorder Arkham City you get 50% of Arkham Asylum (which feels a bit silly since I got it for literally $.69 for the other Facebook promotion and it's now on the PlayPack), if you pre-order War in the North you get $10 off your next purchase. If you get Saint's Row The Third you just get the DLC pack. Unless there's another deal I'm missing, in which case I'd jump on that shit if this promotion happens.

    EDIT: For the record, it looks like they've gotten 3,000 fans so far, and the promotion literally just started. I can very well see this happening.

    Also, LightyKD and Vanth, you guys are bitches, why have I not added you on OnLive?
     
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    Bah! well thanks for confirming that for us. It doesn't affect me anyways because I still want to get Deus Ex Revolution. I honestly can't think of any other game I'd rather get actually. Unless they decide to come out with Dead Island/Arkham City or something within that time.
     
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    "Bark bark" Now I just need a pair of tits. LMFAO! Seriously, just add me! I'm LightyKD everywhere.
     
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    I'll probably be getting Space Marine then. Or I may just look at the more expensive games and see if there's anything else worth buying. But Space Marine is pretty much priority, shame it doesn't have multiplayer yet.
     
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    Agreed! Will we have to pay extra for Space Marine's multiplayer mode? I hope they don't do it like Homefront and make multiplayer, playpack only. :(
     
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    Nah, they said they're adding it later for free, just fixing some kinks I suppose. I think people who preordered it or got it near launch got $20 credit towards OnLive as compensation or something. Or so I thought.
     
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    SWEET! :yaywii: I was worried there. I guess I will be getting Space Marine! As long as I know I'll have other people to play with online, I'm good!
     
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    Looks like it's more than halfway there and it's only been 2 hours. At this rate I can be playing Space Marine before dinner.
     
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    Just don't forget to add me before you go off playing Space Marine :D
     
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    Lol sorry I didn't notice that until I seen LightyKD's message. I have no idea why you haven't added us on OnLive but in my defense I don't know your screen name. My screen name is the same as my Xbox 360 name tag, CrazySteve88, and I'd gladly add you.
     
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    Sooooo close!

    61,574

    need

    62,791

    EDIT: 591 more to go!
     

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