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Onlive gaming added to Google TV enabled LG sets

On demand gaming on the Google gogglebox
Fri Nov 16 2012, 09:37

PHOENIX-LIKE on-demand gaming service Ondemand is making an appearance on Google TV on LG television sets.

The firm reinvented itself this past Summer, becoming a new but very familiar looking company, and shed a lot of staff. It did this with around $20m in debts and a price tag of $4.8m, despite previously having been valued at $1.8bn.

Onlive said that the show would go on, and going on it is. LG has added the service to its Smart TV on Google TV sets. This means that you can pick up and play the same games whether you are on a PC, a Mac, a tablet or your television. That means that you might never have to move again.

The app is going out over the air to Google TVs in the US now and will be preinstalled on new sets. However, in all cases you'll have to buy an Ondemand controller. The full gaming experience could never be experienced with an ordinary television remote.

"We are proud to be working with Onlive to deliver an incredible home entertainment experience with a full range of interactive viewing and gaming possibilities on LG G2 Series TVs," said Georg Rasinski, director of Home Entertainment Brand Management at LG Electronics USA.

"Our partnership with LG has enabled us to take an important step forward in making high-end gaming accessible to everyone, across a variety of consumer electronic devices," added Onlive chairman Gary Lauder.

"Gamers can now enjoy hundreds of amazing console-quality games with no new hardware necessary beyond an Onlive controller and LG's fast and intuitive Google TV."

We've asked about a release in the UK. A response is pending. µ


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