Square Enix launches F2P cloud gaming service Core Online

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    While game streaming and cloud gaming aren't exactly brand new, very few companies have tapped into this new technology. However, it looks like big time developer/publisher Square Enix is jumping in with their new service, Core Online.

    Core Online is a free-to-play service that lets you play a number of Square Enix titles for free from your browser. Users can find a game to play a choose a level to play from it and either watch an ad, pay $.50 to skip the ad and go onto the next level, or pay for a full game purchase.

    The service is just starting but right now you can play Hitman: Blood Money and Mini Ninjas Adventures. However, Square Enix has plans to bring Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Tomb Raider Underworld, and Gyromancer to the service.



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    :arrow: Core Online Website
     
  2. emigre

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    Hmmmm interesting.
     
  3. Rydian

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    Damn, here I thought it'd be some flash or java-based portal. I was going to try it out, but...

    "To run the game you need to install the Square Enix Secure Launcher"
    Not that I don't trust them, the EULA is actually really bare-bones and standard...
    http://square-enix.launcher.coreonline.com/sesl_eula.html
    I just don't feel like loading up the system with yet more shit needed to access demos.

    Online availability of demos like this is an interesting (and welcome) concept though. Just don't care to try it now.
     
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  4. stanleyopar2000

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    sounds too good to be true. and from SE. This policy will change if it gets popular.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist
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    "it's from SE so it must be shit even though I haven't tried it."

    Were you by any chance dropped on your head multiple times as a child?
     
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    I did the exact same thing, then I came here to post the exact same thing.... lol
     
  7. WiiUBricker

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    Actually the "Square Enix Secure Launcher" is a java program.
     
  8. Gahars

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    Whatever, I couldn't Core less. *rimshot*

    Seriously though, this is a pretty interesting direction for the company to take. I'll definitely have to give it a shot one of these days.
     
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  9. JinTrigger

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    I might give it a good later.....It sounds interesting
     
  10. shakirmoledina

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    so this is where ff7 will be remade
     
  11. Ben_j

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    Tried Hitman... It took forever to load, and it was fuck ugly
     
  12. Narayan

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    can't play with mini ninjas with laptop.
     
  13. osm70

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    Demos?
    Those are full games.
     
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    Yes, because "full games" totally give you a level at a time with advertisements and then offer to let you buy the full game.
     
  15. osm70

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    Well if you dont pay you ONLY watch ads, but you can play whole game.
     
  16. LightyKD

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    Does this service have x-input (360 controller) support?

    EDIT: Apparently this service isn't exactly a cloud service in the purest of sense. You till have to partially download and play the game off of your local machine. In other words, if you have a shit computer, don't expect to play any of these games. This kinda defeats the reason why OnLive is so awesome. Oh well... nice try Square Enix! :)