OnLive Goes Mobile with Full Versions of Games - The UpStream

OnLive Goes Mobile with Full Versions of Games

posted Sunday Dec 11, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

OnLive Goes Mobile with Full Versions of Games

It's been a while since OnLive has made headlines. We go back about a year ago, when we last spoke of OnLive and that they launched a microconsole for your gaming enjoyment. This week, OnLive has recognized the trend that people play games on smartphones and tablets. However, OnLive hasn't drank all of the GameStop Kool-Aid, and won't limit the way or what games you play on the mobile platform.

OnLive has made an app that allows you to play full versions of your favorite games on your iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. The games are AAA titles, including L.A. Noire, Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Batman: Arkham City.

With more tablets and smartphones becoming available for gaming soon, OnLive has come up with a way to stream full console games to the mobile devices via web data centers. It's very similar to how they stream those same games to computers or with their microconsole, however now OnLive has incorporated the use of Wi-Fi or 4G-connected devices. The list of devices include the iPad2, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and the Kindle Fire.

OnLive has also added touch gestures to its free app, allowing 25 games to be enjoyed with just your fingers. 200 other games will be available to be played by using their $40 OnLive wireless controller. Users will even be able to start a game on the PC and continue the session on the mobile device.

All in all, it seems that OnLive has always been on the edge of doing something a little bit different from its other gaming industry counterparts. Do you see yourself using this method of gaming, or even GameStop's? Would you simply not use the new mobile gaming to play full version games and just stick to the console of PC? We want to know below!


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