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access_time December 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM in Culture by Sebastian Marco

Onlive Releases For iOS And Android


Hey you! Do you own a next gen console yet? No, well fret not even if you don’t there is a way to play those next gen titles. Today Onlive  just released it’s game streaming client onto your favorite Droid and iPhone near you. If your unfamiliar with Onlive, then let me break it down for you:

Onlive enables people with low spec computers(now smart-phones as well) to stream PC games and play them. The key in this setup is internet, just like like Netflix, Onlive streams content to your screen for you pleasure, but unlike movies you can play the games. While this might all seem fun and games, if you have a bad internet connection, you might as well be playing Minecraft .  But don’t worry most Onlive customers should be able to use the service enjoyably over most wireless carrier’s networks.

 New to the app versions, are included touch controls with games modified to take advantage of the touch screens, if touch controls aren’t your thing, a universal controller will be available for 49.99 and will work with all devices including the Onlive Micro-console. A small inconvenience for iOS owners is that you can’t buy the games directly from the Onlive app, Apple has a strict policy about having a “buy” button in side an app. So the work around is you download the game streaming service for you computer and transfer the games over to you iDevice. Google is less lenient on this rule and owners can purchase games from inside the app.  Onlive is also offering those who download the app, Lego: Batman. Currently the service is available on Android Marketplace, and will be available later today on the App Store .


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