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OnLive Cloud Gaming on HTC Flyer [Video]

OnLive Cloud Gaming on HTC Flyer [Video]

Last week HTC announced that they would make a $40 million dollar investment in the cloud gaming service company OnLive. Today at their press conference at Mobile World Congress 2011 the first fruits of their partnership has come to light as they demonstrated the cloud gaming service on their new tablet the HTC Flyer. Check out the video demo by OnLive CEO Steve Perlman.

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HTC Flyer tablet official

HTC Flyer tablet official

We were expecting an HTC tablet at MWC 2011, and boy has the company delivered. The HTC Flyer is a 7-inch Android slate based on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm single-core processor running Android 2.4 Gingerbread, with a new, refreshed version of HTC Sense. Oh, and just to really stir things up, it has a stylus.

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HTC buys $40m OnLive stake for streaming smartphone gaming

HTC buys $40m OnLive stake for streaming smartphone gaming

HTC has confirmed it will buy a $40m stake in OnLive, the streaming gaming company, the latest in the smartphone manufacturers investments and what looks to be the next step in repositioning as a content provider rather than merely offering hardware. According to HTC reps talking to the WSJ, the deal will "strengthen its gaming capabilities and help HTC tap into increasing demand for games on smartphones."

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OnLive’s Playback Beta Open to All Users Free of Charge Until January 31st

OnLive’s Playback Beta Open to All Users Free of Charge Until January 31st

OnLive's flat $10-per-month gaming package, Playback, was launched at the end of December, and was supposed to herald the official launch on January 15th. Unfortunately for the company, it doesn't look like that date is going to be met. However, due to the set-back, the company has rewarded its users the usage of Playback through the rest of January, completely free-of-charge.

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OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

OnLive MicroConsole Hands On

During CES 2011, ShowStoppers is one area where companies come together, set up their booths, and start selling their latest and greatest gadgets and devices. OnLive was present at the show, setting up their MicroConsole for display, and showing off how the online gaming service works in real time.

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OnLive slash MicroConsole by 33%; promise SRS 5.1 Surround Sound in early 2011

OnLive slash MicroConsole by 33%; promise SRS 5.1 Surround Sound in early 2011

OnLive has slashed pricing on its MicroConsole TV adapter, discounting the streaming gaming device to $66 for the duration of CES 2011. Meanwhile, the company is also demonstrating the incoming SRS 5.1 Surround Sound upgrade, which is expected to arrive as a free update to all OnLive users early in 2011.

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OnLive hitting Vizio VIA smart TVs, VIA Tablet & VIA Phone

OnLive hitting Vizio VIA smart TVs, VIA Tablet & VIA Phone

Vizio may have detailed their 2011 TV line-up, but they missed out one important addition: OnLive gaming. The streaming game company has been added as a part of the Vizio VIA smart TV platform, putting new releases and casual gaming not just on the VIA-compliant HDTVs but on the freshly announced VIA Phone and VIA Tablet.

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OnLive patent cloud gaming tech

OnLive patent cloud gaming tech

OnLive has successfully patented its cloud gaming technology, IP which the company describes as "fundamental" to its system of wireless video gaming. Patent 7,849,491 - "Apparatus and method for wireless video gaming" - describes the OnLive system of a remote server running the game itself while a low-power MicroConsole is used to interface with the gamer's TV and the controllers.

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OnLive launches game spectating on iPad along with Windows 7 apps

OnLive launches game spectating on iPad along with Windows 7 apps

The only time I have ever spent time watching someone else play games is when friends and I are sharing time on a game in my house or I am waiting to spawn into a multiplayer map on one game or another. I am not a big enough fan of any game to log on and watch people I don’t know play without the payoff of getting to play myself coming shortly.

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OnLive and Vizio planning Netflix rival services tip insiders

OnLive and Vizio planning Netflix rival services tip insiders

OnLive and Vizio are tipped to be each considering a subscription-based, streaming movie service to individually take on Netflix, according to the WSJ's sources. The shift would add entertainment content to OnLive's streaming gaming service, and fits in with the company's previously-expressed intent to broaden its platform offering; however, Vizio has not previously committed to a movie streaming system of its own, instead relying on Netflix integration - among other services - in its network-connected HDTVs.

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OnLive PlayPack $9.99 flat-rate gaming plan debuts as MicroConsoles ship

OnLive PlayPack $9.99 flat-rate gaming plan debuts as MicroConsoles ship

OnLive has announced that pre-orders of its on-demand gaming system have begun shipping, together with the debut of its flat-rate PlayPack video game plan beta to OnLive Game System owners. Put up for pre-order in mid-November, the $99 OnLive MicroConsole will give early adopters free access to PlayPack until the service's formal launch on January 15 2011, after which point it will be a $9.99 per month subscription.

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OnLive MicroConsole $99 pre-orders begin; due Dec 2

OnLive MicroConsole $99 pre-orders begin; due Dec 2

OnLive has gone, well, live, offering open pre-orders for the company's streaming OnLive Game System with deliveries expected from December 2. Priced at $99 - complete with a free game - OnLive reckons gamers can go from opening the box to playing titles in three minutes; your money gets you a MicroConsole TV adapter, which hooks up to your internet connection, a wireless controller and all the necessary cables.

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