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.

The 33-percent discount on the MicroConsole is valid until Sunday Jan 9 at 11:59 PM PST; buyers still get a free game and free PlayPack Beta. OnLive has also confirmed that games will be resumable across the various devices supporting the platform; so, you'll be able to start a title on your MicroConsole, pause it, then pick up again on the iPad client, the PC or Mac client, or even one of Vizio's new OnLive-compatible VIA HDTVs.