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OnLive shutdown only in name: tech remains

OnLive shutdown only in name: tech remains

This morning it was announced that Sony had acquired OnLive and that they would be shutting down the service permanently. What they didn't tell you is that OnLive wasn't the only service offering full-powered AAA game streaming from the cloud. They also didn't tell you that OnLive was using NVIDIA GPU technology. NVIDIA GPU technology also powers a service that has many similar features to OnLive along with a few that cloud gaming service didn't have. That service is called NVIDIA GRID.

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OnLive shut down by Sony: all services canned

OnLive shut down by Sony: all services canned

The streaming game service known as OnLive has been acquired by Sony, and all OnLive services will be shut down on April 30th. Were you one of the unlucky few that purchased a physical OnLive Game System when it was released back in 2011? Too bad! That system doesn't work with any other software. Were you using the OnLive app on Android or your desktop machine? Too bad, it's all over. Starting on April 30th, all OnLive services are finished, gone, kaput, no more.

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OnLive game service is shutting down April 30

OnLive game service is shutting down April 30

OnLive, a gaming-centric company offering a cloud platform, among other things, has announced that it will be shutting down later on this month. The move isn't surprising, given the company's financial troubles and recent layoffs, and according to a statement from the company, Sony will be swooping in to "acquire important parts" of the company. Unfortunately for those who use it, one of the important parts isn't its continued operations, and so all will be going dark on April 30.

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Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Supposing you’re a fan of SIM City - and have never heard of Tropico - today you’re in for a rather strange treat. The folks at OnLive have brought on Tropico 5 to their streaming service, making the game not only available anywhere you’ve got the internet, but on any device that can run OnLive as well. That includes Mac OS X devices, iOS, and Android too!

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OnLive cloud gaming collection expands, subscriptions chopped

OnLive cloud gaming collection expands, subscriptions chopped

A new collection of games have arrived this week with the OnLive service CloudLift. This system allows you to play a number of games that you’ve already purchased from OnLive and with Steam on any device you like, online, just so long as it has the OnLive app. We’ve tested games like Mortal Kombat with this system in the past and are having a peek at the new titles today.

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NVIDIA responds to OnLive game streaming with GRID

NVIDIA responds to OnLive game streaming with GRID

At the beginning of this month, the game streaming crew at OnLive brought about a sort of rebirth for themselves, launching a service called CloudLift to allow top-tier games to be streamed remotely. They included such titles as The LEGO Movie Videogame and Batman: Arkham Origins, and generally came across as impressive in our OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on right off the bat. But what about their biggest competitor - NVIDIA GRID?

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OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on: first-impressions on a MacBook Pro

OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on: first-impressions on a MacBook Pro

When we first heard that we’d be able to play many of our favorite games generally relegated to Windows through the cloud to a variety of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and OS X-toting Apple notebooks, we were skeptical. This week the team behind OnLive’s cloud gaming initiatives have introduced CloudLift, a subscription service in which you’re paying for the right to stream games you already own straight from OnLive’s remote servers. As it turns out, even in Beta mode, this environment is quite impressive.

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OnLive CloudLift to stream Steam games from anywhere

OnLive CloudLift to stream Steam games from anywhere

In the past, OnLive offered gamers the ability to play high-powered games over the internet in a web browser and through their high-powered mobile app. This week they’ve announced a system called OnLive CloudLift which allows the user to stream their already-purchased games through the cloud. This service will cost users $14.99 a month, and will start with 20 compatible games.

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OnLive assets sell for only $4.8 million

OnLive assets sell for only $4.8 million

OnLive launches a cloud-based gaming company that many people expected to change the face of gaming away from consoles to Internet streamed video games. The company promised more than just casual games such as Tetris or Farmville. OnLive streamed full versions of many popular PC games directly to your PC including FPS titles and more. The problem for OnLive was that subscriber numbers never lived up to the hype the company generated at launch.

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