Onlive Bankrupt

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Aug 17, 2012

Onlive Bankrupt by Snailface at 8:56 PM (6,873 Views / 1 Likes) 91 replies

  1. Snailface
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    Today Onlive is laying off its staff and declaring bankruptcy. Shocking news, but many sites are reporting it. It is also reported the service will probably be acquired by a new company and continue operations, so don't panic if you are a subscriber. Do panic if you're an investor.



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  2. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

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    So they're not onlive anymore?


    TAKE THAT GAHARS!
     
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  3. Wabsta

    Member Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Oh damn, I was just going to try it on my little brothers tablet since he won't be able to pay for a gaming PC. Oh well..
     
  4. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I am not surprised to be honest.
    We are simply not at that level yet..
     
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    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    And this is why I won't buy games from these cloud services. They shut down and all your games are gone.
     
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  6. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    Yeah, they are offdead.

    Is this News creditable?
     
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  7. Arras

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    Looks like Onlive didn't live on.
     
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  8. yuuna

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  9. Fear Zoa

    Member Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    That really sucks for all the people who bought games on there.

    This is why I still prefer physical media with no drm...because that will always work.
     
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  10. EZ-Megaman

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    So no, people still have their games.
     
  11. Tom Bombadildo

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    Glad I only rented games from Onlive.

    But it seems they aren't going out of business, so that's good I suppose.
     
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    I've always wondered how they could afford putting top-notch gaming tech on a server and have it available for each and every subscriber for a tiny monthly fee. I guess the answer is that they couldn't. Maybe it was the bandwidth cost that killed them, who knows.
     
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    I kinda prefer MY hardware running games. Not being streamed off somewhere.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    It's kind of funny if you think about it considering I just posted 2 things about how they'e giving away free indie games. Still... the onlive service is still up so that says something.
     
  15. raulpica

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    I was expecting this news from months. OnLive's business model couldn't possibly allow them to turn to profit, considering the MASSIVE costs the entire infrastrcuture needed.
     
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  16. Snailface
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    Member Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Article updated.
     
  17. Quietlyawesome94

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    They're OnLifeSupport. B-)
     
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  18. Clarky

    Member Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    poor guys, great idea really, just far too immature to work right now
     
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    I bet they filed bankruptcy just so all these puns would happen.
     
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  20. emigre

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    I have a lingering suspicion, Gahars has played a role in Onlive's bankruptcy.
     
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