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OnLive To Be Integrated Into Google TV Products

On the heels of Gaikai announcing that LG will use its platform to stream games to 2012 and newer Cinema 3D TVs, OnLive has announced that its cloud gaming service will be integrated into Google TV. The OnLive Viewer is now available for all Google TV devices to love and enjoy, and will be followed by the full, hands-on gaming version at a later date.

"OnLive brings to Google TV users instant on-demand gameplay from a rapidly growing library of the latest high-performance console-class titles, as well exclusive social features such as worldwide massive spectating and Brag Clip videos with full group voice and text chat," the company said on Wednesday during CES 2012. "The OnLive Viewer, enabling OnLive social features, is available immediately on all Google TV devices currently in the market and is compatible with standard Google TV remote controls as well as the OnLive Wireless Controller and standard USB game controllers. "

Both the OnLive Wireless Controller and the full version of OnLive will work on all current and future Google TV products including TVs, Blu-ray players and media streamers. The just-announced OnLive Desktop service, which delivers a seamless, full-featured PC desktop with full collaboration capability, will also be available on Google TV, enabling business presentations, sharing of family of videos and photos, as well as other media-rich PC applications.

"OnLive integration into Google TV is a huge leap forward for videogames," said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. "Consumers have come to expect instant gratification with music, movies and video. Now, with OnLive, players in the US and soon in the UK can just as easily stream the highest-quality games to their Google TV devices for play instantly on demand, without discs or downloads."

Currently OnLive is showcasing the Google TV integration on the Vizio VAP430 Stream Player with OnLive’s Wireless Controller at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It's also demonstrating soon-to-be-released full OnLive gameplay capability on current Google TV devices. Over 50 game publishers, including virtually every top console publisher, is supporting the OnLive game platform, the company claims.

For more information about OnLive in Google TV, CEO Steve Perlman talks more about the integration here on Google TV's blog.

  • jhansonxi
    Nifty. Gaming without all that console overhead. Could threaten Xbox and PS. I predict another round of nuisance lawsuits.
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  • upgrade_1977
    crazy man.. I didn't think of that, they might have something there if they can work out something with the cable companies and the bandwidth caps...
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  • RogueKitsune
    Would be a nice idea if users didn't have to worry about bandwidth caps. I mean Netflix streaming as it is chews through lots of data if used regularly. Add OnLive to the top of that and most households will blast through their caps in no time
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  • This makes me more angry then anything, because I see this happening to PC gaming as well. I don't want to stream my games, I want them on my machine so I don't have to worry about bandwidth issues or not having a connection at all at times. I would imagine I would be forced to play on a sub par video quality as well to help with the bandwidth. My biggest gripe is not being able to modify my games. Such as using add-ons and mods. That's not cool in my book. If I ever get forced into a service like this, I'll be done with video games.
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  • loomis86
    I guess I'm not renewing my onLive membership
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  • joytech22
    Onlive built into a TV? Not bad..
    Well, not bad if you have a junky computer that can't run games. :|
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  • Goldengoose
    RedYellowBlueBlastThis makes me more angry then anything, because I see this happening to PC gaming as well. I don't want to stream my games, I want them on my machine so I don't have to worry about bandwidth issues or not having a connection at all at times. I would imagine I would be forced to play on a sub par video quality as well to help with the bandwidth. My biggest gripe is not being able to modify my games. Such as using add-ons and mods. That's not cool in my book. If I ever get forced into a service like this, I'll be done with video games.Calm down my friend. Onlive isn't going to destroy the PC, i know you imagine in 10 years time we'll all be sat streaming games in front of our TV with the love and compassion we have for tinkering with our PC's a fond memory in the distant past. Thats not the case however! If anything, onlive is going to attract a console gamer - they want to sit in the comfort of their living room, they want instant gratification when they turn it on and they don't want to spend 2 hours getting the top performance from a new game. We do however, we want to sit in the cold of our bedrooms and immerse ourselves in some quality gaming on a machine we have control over.
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  • "Over 50 game publishers, including virtually every top console publisher, is supporting the OnLive game platform, the company claims."

    OnLive can claim this but the reality is far from different. OnLive's catalog is just plain awful and has been for quite some time. Games also are run on the lowest possible settings and DLC is nowhere to be found for the few AAA titles they have managed to put on the service.

    Cloud gaming may work but OnLive doesn't look like the horse worth betting on to win this race.
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