After extending the signup deadline for the "Founder's Club" promotion that gave users a full year free, OnLive has opted to ditch membership fees entirely. OnLive founder Steve Perlman wrote in the service's official blog, "Although we wish we could have confirmed no monthly fee from the get-go, pioneering a major new video game paradigm is hard: we had to first grow to a large base of regular users before we could understand usage patterns and operating costs." OnLive has apparently reached that point though, which Perlman says deserves a "double WOOT! WOOT!" A "Full PlayPass" to a game still costs about as much as a regular game, but now OnLive's service plan is roughly equivalent to Steam. However, OnLive also offers 3 and 5-day passes to games in addition to free demos. In addition to cutting membership fees, OnLive is also offering a free trial program that will allow users to access the service without having to enter a credit card number. Credit cards will be needed if you opt to buy a 3-day, 5-day or Full PlayPass though. Going forward, OnLive is also promising better video quality and lower latentcy. The MicroConsole TV Adapters and gamepads are also in manufacturing now though, which suggests that they may make the holidays as well.[/p] Source Being a wannabe computer gamer but with a meh computer that can't do much gaming outside of some Source engine games, OnLive always seemed somewhat appealing. Maybe this is a good reason to try, although I need to wire my computer first.