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CLOUD-BASED gaming service Onlive has gone live in the UK with its promise of powerful games on demand.
The service is already available in the US but its launch in the UK, with partner BT, has been a while coming. Now launched, the service comes with some introductory offers, such as a £1 game, and what is described as "Amazing new gameplay possibilities," by its CEO.
"For the first time ever, UK gamers can take advantage of OnLive's powerful cloud gaming technology to play the latest top-tier games on demand, with gameplay delivered instantly over the Internet wherever and whenever they want," wrote Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO in a blog post.
"For the cost of a single-platform game purchase, UK gamers can play on their HDTV, PC, Mac or any combination of the above, regardless of performance capabilities."
Perlman added that soon users would be able to play on Ipad and Android tablets too, explaining, in rather simple terms that Onlive gaming was as simple as streaming a video. An Onlive console is also available.
The service launches with 150 premium titles including big-hitters Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DiRT 3, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Homefront and F.E.A.R. 3. Demos are also available and with a pick of £1 titles at launch. Onlive game prices usually start at £1.99. A bundled offer costs £6.99, and for that gamers can play over 100 games. µ
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