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Inside Mac Games Examines OnLive's Cloud Gaming Service
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games recently posted a new article examining the OnLive gaming service. The "cloud gaming" service offers those with broadband internet connections the chance to play games streamed directly to their screens. The article includes commentary from OnLive's Joe Bentley and Jane Anderson.

Not only is OnLive platform agnostic, it's an entirely new approach to gaming. It's no longer about PC or Mac, how much RAM you have, or how fat your video card is. There's no performance gains or losses based on your computer specifications. All games have preset video settings for ideal performance within the OnLive Game Service. As Steve Perlman, OnLive's Founder and CEO stated: "You just play."

As long as you are within 1,000 miles of an OnLive data center you'll be fine. A map showing their coverage is pretty widespread, and unless you're in northern Montana or the tip of Florida you'll have no issue. Personally, I'm within 200 or so miles of an OnLive server so I had no issues maintaining my connection or any particular issues with lag. It's as simple as creating an account, downloading the small OnLive application, and logging in. That's all you need to have a wealth of gaming at your fingertips. Initially it required an ethernet only connection to make it work, but now a Wi-Fi beta is open to use.
Check out the entire article at the link below.

OnLive: Streaming Games Service Becomes A Reality
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