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Onlive gaming gets into Ouya startup

Android games console gets an internet kickstart
Fri Jul 27 2012, 15:21
Ouya will launch with Online on demand games services

GAMING SERVICE Onlive has signed up Android-based start up Ouya, which will run its on-demand games service at launch.

Onlive lets you play games and watch others playing games on your PC, and the people behind Ouya are happy to add it to their own system that is designed to make console gaming and development open to everyone.

"Through Onlive, Ouya will offer hundreds of playable titles from great publishers. Hundreds of games, streamed right to you, on demand," they write. "Pretty sweet." Adding more sweetness, perhaps, are the new images released by the developers. They show, amongst other things, the controller and the

Over at Onlive, ears pricked up as soon as news about the Ouya console broke, and according to general Manager Bruce Grove, they wanted in as soon as possible.

"When Onlive first heard about Ouya, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open. Like Ouya, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision," he said.

"Ouya is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In Onllve's case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand."

Adding Onlive to Ouya will bring hundreds of top tier games to Ouya when it launches, and will let owners play against their friends, regardless of whatever hardware - PC, Mac or console - they are using. µ


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