Even if you're a Microsoft Office hater, sometimes it's extremely useful to have access to its features. Well, here's a quick way to achieve that on OS X, for free, using OnLive's Desktop service.
Though you might expect a company whose business model is based around sharing installations of Windows via the web to have thought about licensing... you'd be wrong. Microsoft is claiming that OnLive—the company intent on delivering Windows to your iPad—violates its Windows 7 licensing agreements.
Just like with the iPad, the OnLive Desktop service—which provides remote access to a server-powered version of Windows 7—is now available for Android Tablets for the same five bucks a month.
How impressive is the Desktop Plus version of OnLive's iPad software? For $4.99 a month it basically lets you run full Windows on your iPad, and at blazing speeds to boot. This is the cloud done right. Mostly.
OnLive, venerable streamer of PC games to tablets, has a new trick up its sleeve: putting Windows 7 on iPads and Android tablets. Oh really? Thank a lot, OnLive. There's officially nowhere left to escape work. And the worst part? It works. Really. Well.
On paper the Xperia Play seems like a good idea. An Android phone with a slide out gaming pad. Then it was released and everyone yawned. Today's OnLive announcement could turn those yawns into Woohoos.
Cloud-based gaming service OnLive has been developing briskly over the last half year. Their first move onto the iPad, the free OnLive Viewer app, doesn't let you play games but rather lets you watch them as they're being played. Huh!
OnLive's video game streaming service just got more appetizing, with a $10 flat-rate PlayPack plan to get all the games you can eat for one price. The only caveat is that you don't get ALL games OnLive has.
OnLive, the streaming game service, has matured really fast in just five months. I liked the original public release, when it was on just computers, but now it's come to a console that plugs into your TV. I like it.
The streaming game service is no longer charging $15 in monthly fees, so if you've been put off by yet another monthly direct debit, now's the time to sign up for a free trial. Jason loved it when he tried it out at home, but was put off by the various fees associated with it—though they were touting a promotion for a…
Earlier today, Jason finally got to test the cloud-based gaming service OnLive from the comfort of his home (read: underpants). He liked it! Now there's even more good news: a TV version will be ready before the year's end.
We've checked out the OnLive pure-streaming gaming system before, but it was always in a somewhat controlled environment. Finally, the service has launched, and we can see what it's like to play this at home. Where it matters.
The OnLive service which renders console and PC games in the cloud and then streams them to your PC or Mac has gone live today. And you can get the first year of OnLive membership for free.
The OnLive streaming game service that takes console and PC games, renders them server-side, then streams it to your Mac or PC, will go live on June 17 in the US (lower 48).
OnLive has a good idea: stream games over the internet rather than make you buy a Crysis-capable PC/Mac. And when we checked out OnLive streaming Bioshock a few months back, we were impressed. Now you can check it out, too.
I'll grant that OnLive—the streaming game service that its makers claim will bring high-end games to virtually any PC or TV—borders on implausible, but you gotta beliiieevve! For the haters, here's a demo video.
Through a cheap set-top box or a simple PC software client, OnLive streaming games can deliver the latest system-melting titles to crappy hardware you already have. The service's secret? Cloud rendering.