By far one of the hottest topics of the day is the explosive launch of the new OnLive service founded by noted technology entrepreneur Steve Perlman (WebTV, QuickTime) that purports to bring the world the following amazing capabilities:
- Connect to OnLive with your TV, PC or Mac and start a game
- Your game runs in a state-of-the-art OnLive game server center
- OnLive connects you to game servers through the Internet, instantly sending your controller actions upstream and the results back downstream at blinding fast speeds
- Enjoy ultra high-performance gameplay on your TV or entry-level PC or Mac
Essentially you will be able to play any game anywhere, anytime over a broadband connection without any downloads. Similarly, you can play demos for any of these games to check ’em out before committing to the full game.
If this astounding service ends up delivering what it is promising, gaming will never be the same. Imagine picking up a round of multiplayer Gears of War 2 from your hotel room in Reno, or testing out a new map in COD – World at War in the waiting area at the airport without ever having purchased or downloaded the game.
For the indie game developer, this could mean riding the Long Tail of the larger games so that a massive global audience can be exposed to your creation. Watch the amazing HD videos about this new service now at: