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Google’s ‘Project Stream’ game-streaming service debuts with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

OnLive may have been and gone, but the tech giants still see a future in remotely streamed games - soon, Google will be getting in on the action. Officially announced on the Google blog here, the unimaginatively named Project Stream claims it can push high-end games from Google's servers directly onto your browser screen with minimal lag. I'm interested to see if they can pull…

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OnLive Lives Again: New Feature Syncs With Steam Games

Remember OnLive? The service aimed to provide streaming videogames to the world, but fell foul of confusing pricing, slow internet connections and the apparent mismanagement. The company never really shut down, avoiding bankruptcy by being bought and re-created under a new company with new management and the same name. That means it's continued to quietly work away, providing the same service to its remaining subscribers…

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Flailing OnLive Sold For Only $4.8m

Oh crikey. You may remember in August that online game streaming service, OnLive, was in a spot of bother. Stories of impending bankruptcy came on the heels of a company that had previously been valued at an extraordinary $1.8bn. The next day news came that despite lay-offs, a buyer had been found, and "substantial investment" was being put into the company to keep it going.…

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Twist! – OnLive Bought, Gets ‘Substantial Funding’

Things were looking pretty grim for OnLive earlier, but now they're just looking... confusing. The service found itself looking at a seriously stormy forecast (with a strong chance of bankruptcy - something not generally followed by a rainbow - figurative or otherwise), with reports of lay-offs flying out of the woodwork at an alarming rate. OnLive, meanwhile, coped by adamantly refusing to comment - only…

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Rumours Abound That OnLive May File For Bankruptcy

Gosh, this is a little out of the blue. Kotaku are reporting tonight that cloud gaming pioneers OnLive are about to declare bankruptcy. This comes from someone they say is a source inside the company, despite OnLive's PR denying the rumour. OnLive is of course a service that allows you to stream games directly onto most web-enabled devices, letting you play tech-needy games on the…

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Feature: Whither, weather?

Nvidia On Cloud As The Future Of PC Gaming

Clouds are fluffy. They can take the shape of just about anything, too: bunnies, cars, lion kings - you name it. Oh, and they block the sun, which has been known to beam horrific, disfiguring burns down from the sky. Yet, in spite of those rather admirable qualities, we hardly ever notice them unless they're about to open fire (read: water) on our outdoor fun…

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A Fortnight Of IGF Demos Starts On Onlive Today

Onlive and the IGF are spooning for a fortnight. The sensual lovers are celebrating the Indie Gaming New Year by giving you access to 30 minute demos of 16 IGF finalists. The alphabetically sexy list of games is: Atom Zombie Smasher, Be Good, Botanicula, Dear Esther, Dustforce, English Country Tune, Frozen Synapse, FTL, Lume, Nitronic Rush, Once Upon a Spacetime, POP, SpaceChem, To the Moon,…

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OnLive Silly Sale: Arkham 2, Saints 3 For £1

Cloud gaming service OnLive is banging its drum for new members in the UK again, so they're reactivated their remarkable £1 offer (which they're surely making a massive loss on - they must have ton of marketing money stored up). Your first purchase after joining currently costs just 100 pennies, and that includes the likes of Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row 3, LA Noire, Lord…

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Middle-Earth Onlive: LOTR War In The North

Wondering whether to buy Lord of the Rings: War in the North? Depending on where you are in the world, you may have that option right now (US), on the 9th of November (EU) or in the distant future of the 25th of November (UK). All sorts of things can aid a purchasing decision, primary among them being our wise words, but few would argue…

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Feature: Cloud gaming devilry

OnLive Is Okay

Last week, cloud gaming service OnLive launched in the UK. Americans have had it for a while now, and doubtless thus look down on us as some kind of addled-brained backwater cavemen who've only just discovered fire, but for this small and governmentally-besieged isle having local services for this ambitious technology could be a game-changer. Or maybe not. Everyone who's used it has something to…

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OnLive’s UK Pricing And… It’s Here. Maybe.

Cloud-based (that means it streams to your "device" from the internets, rather than being rendered by local hardware) gaming service OnLive is launching in the UK... now! You can sign up on the site and begin streaming games within a couple of minutes, apparently. The games on offer cost between £1.99 and £39.99, and the "micro-console" which allows you to stream to TVs is £69.99.…

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Retail Deus Ex HR Coming With OnLive Code

Update: This astonishing story on Ars reveals that GameStop - the US's largest games retailer - is having staff remove the vouchers because it competes with their own online service, Impulse. Apparently people still sometimes buy games in shops! Imagine that. And if you do that with the US retail version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, according to VG247 you'll get a code to play…

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OnLive Arrives In UK 22nd September

Just to be clear - in case you've just returned from five years living in the jungle - OnLive is a cloud-gaming service. That's a clever thing whereby you stream the game's visual data from a remote server over the internet, rather than rendering it on your own PC. We're all a bit sceptical about how well it will work, but we could soon be…

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Storm Clouds: Gaikai Boasts Tech Prowess

Cloud Gaming company Gaikai are making it known that they've got their eyes on the prize. Speaking to Reuters, CEO Dave Perry spoke about the service's superiority to those clunky old console things, and argued that the speediness of his tech made up for latency issues: "Gaikai’s servers are running at 60 fps. We’re using modern hardware and not five-year-old hardware.” Take that, old hardware.…

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Feature: The future is sort of here. Soonish. Maybe.

RPS Asks: Cloud Gaming = PC Gaming?

Pay attention, students - here's your homework for today. Cloud gaming services such as OnLive and Gaikai: discuss. They're on the rise, and approaching the point where they're not just a fascinating gimmick but a viable way of playing high-end games at reasonable graphical quality. But what do they mean for PC gaming? Indeed, can they be considered PC gaming? And most of all -…

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OnLive Coming To UK This Autumn

The Cloud-based streaming game service OnLive arrives on our shabby shores later this year, which is a great thing if your PC is rubbish but your internet connection is great, because it means you will be able to play a bunch of top-whack games for cheap(ish). The UK site will be open for "registering interest and gamertags from 8pm Tuesday next week", according to the…

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Remember: Amnesia DLC, Game Free Today

Super-spookfest Amnesia was one of our favourite games last year. Ridiculously scary, and mightily well crafted, the first person adventure had us shivering in our swivel chairs. And shitting in our trousers. (I think I'd gone a bit too mainstream in that previous sentence - rescued at the end.) So flipping hooray - they're re-releasing their Potato Sack DLC, Justine, as a free addition to…

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