Consoles in the crosshairs as cable gears up for cloud gaming.
OnLive is set to announce a flat-rate subscription fee for older back catalogue titles and independent games on its cloud-gaming streaming service.
Cloud gaming service OnLive is said to be worth at least $1.1 billion (£692 million) according to a recent market valuation.
Cloud gaming service OnLive has finally launched in the US, offering the first year of streamed games totally free to an initial batch of selected gamers that are first to sign up.
Dave Perry has slammed the pricing strategy of cloud gaming service OnLive, claiming that the decision to charge gamers $15 a month subscription plus the cost of games can only benefit his own Gaikai service.
In DepthIf you have ever played an online game or an MMO, the chances are that you have experienced the rather bothersome issue of lag (or 'bad ping' or latency) – the sheer frustration of that game-losing moment whereby the action of the player is delayed by the reaction of the game's server, or vice versa.
Cloud gaming pioneer and OnLive founder Steve Perlman has leapt to the defence of his company, combatting criticisms that the beta service of the server-based gaming offering is already crippled by gameplay-ruining time lags.
Cloud-gaming service OnLive is set to work on your mobile phones as well as your netbooks and laptops and desktop PCs soon, according to the company's boss.