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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How long until OnLive is OnDeathRow then OnDead? A µ post.

The OnLive gaming service supposedly goes 'live' tomorrow. As I've said in the past, this is destined for an 'epic fail' in my opinion, perhaps to rise from its future ashes as an acquisition by a google, netflix, or some such ilk as a mechanism for streaming movies perhaps, and very simple games. As a medium for FPS games, it requires a leap of faith of Star Trek proportions to believe it will service serious FPS gamer's needs.

See the most interesting article Why OnLive Can't Possibly Work for a sane and reasoned critique.

Now, back to some real gaming...


  1. Yeah, DUH! remember the "Phantom"?

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_%28game_system%29


  3. onlive is alright, but i still prefer owning my hardware and games.

  4. Heycarnut, this is thejeep, but I bought a new phone and couldn't use my old account for the android system, so I made a new one with Jerkbucket. I also made my own blog, since I can.


    probably will die off, but we'll see what happens. If you read the title I left it pretty open so i can go off on a rampage on all sorts of sh!t. Having a phone with a real keyboard is pretty dang awesome!

  5. I have been using this magical lagfest for a couple weeks.It has been unplayable in any meaningful and gives me the strangest headache.lol.Must be all the embedded messages to buy soap.I do wonder if Perlman has a trick or two up his sleeve.Could the lag be less connectivity and more of a cloud problem ? As in can it improve?

  6. @ ibleedv20:
    Since the company has been utterly unresponsive to requests to 'get under the covers', it's hard to say where the problems lie. Speculation on this would make for an interesting segment on your program!
    (Readers not aware of it, do check out Crosshairs, live on Sundays. See http://bashandslash.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=4&id=73&Itemid=133 for details.)