OnLive shuts down, parts of the company bought by Sony

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Qtis, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge

    Streaming business and video games have been available for a few years now. It started with OnLive in 2010 with the release of the streaming microconsole. The service worked relatively well, but it never gained large consumer interest. Now the service will be shut down for good in the end of this month.


    Seems like the service was a bit ahead of its time, but luckily the experiment wasn't for nothing with Sony buying the patents among other things.
  2. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
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    I actually forgot this even existed... probably doesn't help their case...
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  3. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    This is why I don't like the idea of these kind of game services. I prefer to have the game on my end so if something happens, I can still play them.
    Sakitoshi, zoogie and KingVamp like this.
  4. Vipera

    Vipera Banned

    Aug 22, 2013
    United States
    Away from this shithole
    "relatively well"

    Dude, the stream was perfect but I had a 4 seconds lag. VERY unplayable in Europe.

    Also, I really don't want to be the guy who actually bought games full price in there...
  5. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    To be fair, the cloud gaming is still evolving. Everyone knew the chances they took when they got into OnLive all those years back - I'll give it another couple of years until you see a strong platform (PS Now, etc)
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    that's one way to get rid of the competition aye sony? :creep:
  7. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Tom BombaDadlo

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    I forgot
    Pretty much this, and I was even in the closed beta for the service ages ago in like 2009 :lol:
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    It was nice when I used it a couple years ago but it just went nowhere real fast. The library never updated and it got only a couple games a year.

    Hopefully Sony can cannibalize it and add it to PS Now.
    WiiCube_2013 likes this.
  9. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Angel Grove, CA
    Will be losing a good 20+ games and my micro console is now a brick but It's OK. I still have PlayCast on my OUYA and they seem to have some decent games. at 7.99 monthly. I will have to get a Wii U copy of Deus Ex but so far that's the only major drawback.
  10. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

    Sep 18, 2011
    4:54 PM
    It's been such a long time since I heard from OnLive. Well, it had to go anyway.
  11. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    I remember trying this program a couple years ago and it worked flawlessly but frankly, Sony or Microsoft needed to take over it.

    A game streaming service (the Netflix of games) is bound to happen and it's ideal as there's a lot of people who've already moved over to the digital format and don't care about keeping the game.
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