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Nexus 7 OnLive Universal Controller support coming

Nexus 7 OnLive Universal Controller support coming

If you're gamer who has a Google Nexus 7 tablet or plans to purchase one, you will want to keep an ear out for future developments on this tidbit. OnLive support has confirmed that the cloud-based gaming company is working on OnLive Universal Controller support for the new Google Nexus 7. Support for OnLive and a real video game controller for the tablet would make mobile gaming much more enjoyable.

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Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

OnLive already lets you enjoy the benefits (and sometimes share in the frustrations) of cloud gaming on PC, Mac, and tablets, but today the company announced a deal that will soon see the service coming to Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive has partnered with Marvell and plans to use Marvell's technology to increase the range of its cloud gaming service. The best part? By using Marvell's tech, OnLive subscribers will be able to access the service on their Google TVs without a console.

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Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

At least one group of people thinks that Android is a solid platform for video games. There is a new device in development that uses Google's mobile OS specifically for game playback on a TV, and it carries the code name "Ouya." It doesn't appear to have an official license from Google yet, and it's unclear if the developers intend to go that route.

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Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony has axed support for OnLive game playback on its newest Google TV-powered Blu-ray player. Here's the kicker - the player hasn't even shipped yet; it isn't due to release until July 9. But after the company announced that it will acquire Gaikai - an OnLive rival - it seems like an infinitely understandable decision. Incidentally, Sony never confirmed any sort of OnLive partnership.

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So who’ll buy OnLive now?

So who’ll buy OnLive now?

Sony's acquisition of Gaikai today closes off one long-standing rumor of a cloud gaming investment, but opens up another: which rival can't afford to leave OnLive on the shelf? Whispers that Sony was eyeing a cloud specialist culminated back in May with OnLive and Gaikai presumed the most likely candidates for powering the company's long-standing "Four Screen" strategy, something Sony described as its retort to Apple's iOS, iTunes and iCloud ecosystem. That leaves OnLive potentially up for grabs, and a number of potential suitors.

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Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony has snapped up cloud gaming specialist Gaikai for $380m, the company has confirmed, with plans to roll out a new cloud service for PlayStation and home entertainment. "Sony Computer Entertainment will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service" Andrew House, president and group CEO of SCE said of the deal, "that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices."

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Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Back at CES 2012, Vizio revealed that it wouldn’t just be pumping out affordable televisions but also Google TV set top boxes. One of the devices at the time held the uninspired VAP430 moniker, but the company has today announced that the box has officially launched, and is now called the Vizio Co-Star. The box uses the latest version of Google TV, features support for the full Chrome web browser as well as apps, and has brought OnLive along for the ride too.

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Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Here’s an interesting little rumor: Sony is reportedly looking into streaming game services, and more specifically aiming to acquire either Gaikai or OnLive. Information has pointed towards Sony purchasing a cloud gaming company and announcing the buy at its E3 conference this coming Monday. Sources have told MCV that Sony is poised to sign an agreement with “a high profile cloud gaming firm.”

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OnLive complies with Microsoft licensing terms for virtual desktops

OnLive complies with Microsoft licensing terms for virtual desktops

Last month, we talked about OnLive and its virtualized Windows 7 desktop on the iPad coming under fire by Microsoft for improper licensing. Other virtualization companies complained that the five dollar per month paid service offering Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 on the iPad was a price impossible to meet when paying Microsoft licensing. Microsoft later confirmed that OnLive was licensing the software incorrectly.

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