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OnLive’s New App Lets You Play Top-Tier PS3 And Xbox 360 Games On iPad And Select Android Devices

OnLive was first announced back at GDC 2009 to a mixed response. The response
was mixed due to the fact that its idea, while novel, would never work out.

OnLive is a cloud based game streaming service: once you launch a
game, all the heavy processing and rendering is handled by OnLive’s powerful
servers which then stream the video to your device using an internet connection.
Using their controller or on-screen touch controls, you can interact with the
game. These interactions are sent back to OnLive’s servers which process them
and then send you back the result in a matter of milliseconds. For the best
performance, you will, of course, need a fast broadband connection. Still, if
you’ve got a less-than-stellar connection, streaming quality is automatically
adjusted to ensure maximum performance.

Because of the way it is designed, you can play some the latest and greatest
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games on any computer (yes, even if it is a
Windows-based Pentium 4 PC with 1GB of RAM) which can connect to one of their
OnLive devices or, starting from tomorrow, on the iPad 2 and select Android smartphones and tablets.


The company today announced their app for iPad and Android smartphones/tablets which lets
you play games like L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City and the latest Assassin’s
Creed on your mobile device. The app itself is free, but if you’re on the iPad,
you have to purchase the games (which are cheaper than what they usually cost on
PS3/X360) through a computer. Once you have a library of games to play with, you
just launch it and play using either on-screen touch controls (not recommended)
or with a $49.99 OnLive wireless controller. They even have full demos available
for most titles, so you can get started right now!


The iPad app is scheduled for a release sometime tomorrow,
but the Android app can be downloaded right now.


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