OnLive Lets You Share Games Instantly Via Links, Now Featuring Mafia II For $5

Back in February we talked about a smart tactic by the online game streaming company, OnLive, to increase its user base. They began offering free consoles with the pre-order of THQ's Homefront game. That deal is now over, but OnLive has a new promotion starting this weekend that makes it easy for you to share their online games via a link to promote their $5 Friday games.

The new sharing system will help publishers take advantage of social media to help spread the word on their games. The sharing links can be pasted into an email, a tweet, a Facebook status update, or embedded on any web page. If the you already subscribe to OnLive, then all you have to do is click on the Play Now link for the game to start without the extra step of having to sign in.

If you are not currently a member of OnLive, you will first be taken to an age filter page if the game contains mature content. After that, it takes about 10 seconds for the OnLive plug-in to load and the game demo to start. Today's $5 game deal is Mafia II, which contains mature content, so hopefully you're of proper age. And if so, let us know how you like it.

[via VentureBeat]