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Onlive gaming will be pre-loaded on all Google TVs

Console gaming without the console
Thu Jan 12 2012, 14:57

CLOUD GAMING PROVIDER Onlive has announced that its service will be integrated on all upcoming Google TVs.

Onlive will be pre-loaded onto all Google powered TVs regardless of manufacturer. It will allow users to play console quality games on-demand via the internet without buying a console.

"Onlive integration into Google TV is a huge leap forward for videogames," said Steve Perlman, CEO of Onlive. "Consumers have come to expect instant gratification with music, movies and video. Now, with Onlive, players in the US and soon in the UK can just as easily stream the highest-quality games to their Google TV devices for play instantly on demand, without discs or downloads."

The Onlive Viewer is available immediately for all Google TV owners and full online gameplay is coming soon, according to the firm. The Onlive Wireless Controller will be compatible with all Google TV models.

Onlive said this will make Google TV the first integrated entertainment system to come with console quality gaming straight out-of-the-box.

Google TV has been featured at this year's consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas. Devices have been announced by big name vendors such as LG, Samsung and Vizio.

The Onlive gaming service offers around 200 titles and is available on almost all types of devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. µ


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