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  • #26300

    alexisplaying
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    I’ve been a big fan of the service for well over a year now. I’ve been snagging up games during sales and have been subscribing to their playpack on and off for quite some time. I see a lot of people complain about the video quality/reliability of the service but I personally have never run into a problem. I run FiOS with 25/5 speeds. It honestly doesn’t even feel like I’m streaming a game after a minute or two. I played through all of Human Revolution on this service. If anyone here hasn’t given it a shot yet, then I definitely recommend it!

    The service is also great to rent games (The prices are fair enough for rentals) and watch others play them in the Arena to get an idea of how it is. I really dig being able to watch others play and talk to them as they play. I’ve had a group of 6 people watching me play Wheelman as we talk about whatever. All random people. It’s really cool. This has slowly been replacing Steam for me, the community aspect overall is just great. The fact that I can even play games like Just Cause 2 on a netbook amazes me too.

    If anyone ever wants to add me on it, feel free. The username is saveusalex. On that note, OnLive username should be an option to add into our profiles in the tag section. Just a suggestion!

    Anyways, I think I’m going to play the Ghostbusters Game on it finally, snagged that for $2.50 just over a week ago. Not bad.

    #26710

    Blake_Morse
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    I have OnLive, but I’ve hardly used it since getting it. I did however just pick up LA Noire for it, so I’m expecting it to get some use soon. I think it’s a great service, but it’s been out for a while now and it doesn’t seem to be catching on. With Steam announcing their own streaming service I have to wonder how much longer OnLive will last.

    #26972

    alexisplaying
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    I think it’s gaining ground, slowly but it’s getting there. There are usually 150+ people on Homefront alone on the service. A lot of people turn of sharing in the Arena which may explain why it doesn’t look like many use it. I think they really need to start advertising that people can try it for free and rent on the service. I think that alone would help out a ton. Another thing that needs to be done is more servers, IIRC there are only 2 in the United States to stream from. Luckily enough for me, I’m rather close to one which has undoubtedly helped my experience. I really hope it doesn’t die out, it truly is great.

    The iPad/Android App will help too I think. Playing L.A. Noire and Human Revolution on your phone? Can’t pass that up!

    #27128

    Barnaby Jones
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    I’ve been a member since the summer it came out. It definitely has its drawbacks, but it has been getting better and better. Once the iOS version of OnLive is released (only Andriod is available at the moment) and publishers start having a little more faith in OnLive, I think it’ll be just fine. They already have me coming back for some great deals. In addition to any deals or codes they release, because I pay for the PlayPack ($10/month), I can get 30% anything I buy that is related to OnLive – whether it be a game or a controller. I purchased Arkham City brand new for $35. I purchased DiRT 3 for $15. And many deals come with a free game and/or MicroConsole, and with the MC I get a free controller and HDMI cable.

    Also, if I recall correctly, Perlman has stated that the code for OnLive is already available in TVs and the like; they’re just waiting for everything to fall into place before activating it (like having controllers that can connect to them through Blutooth).

    #27454

    Ramon Aranda
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    Yeah I have OnLive and I do enjoy it. Just be sure to have a fast connection for the best performance.

    #27458

    Barnaby Jones
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    Best performance, sure. But I get ~9Mbps down and ~1Mbps up when connecting to their DC server, and I can still play DiRT 3 just fine. It’s not perfect, but I can’t complain. Except, of course, when someone starts watching Netflix.

    #31035

    Ramon Aranda
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    Feel free to add me on there: Ramon3MR

    #32819

    Ramon Aranda
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    If any of you are still playing via OnLive…they have a huge sale this weekend…up to 75% off. Good time to pick up some games.

    #51202

    theweirdn8
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    Nope and I hear it may go out of business soon…

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