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Onlive Gaming Coming To Google TV, LG Smart TV G2 Series To Be The First

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    OnLive gaming coming to Google TV, LG Smart TV G2 Series to be the first | Android and Me (click for full article)

    "OnLive has been around for a couple years now delivering console level gaming on lower end hardware by offloading most of the hard work to OnLive's servers and then just streaming it to your device. The catch of course is that you need a pretty fast connection (at least 5 Mbps) to make it run smoothly.


    OnLive announced that they would be coming to Android about one year ago and finally released their cloud gaming service for Android phones and tablets back in December. Unfortunately that did not extend to Google TV which is already hooked up to your TV (or is inside your TV) and could immediately start doing duty as a console replacement.


    Well OnLive has announced at E3 that the full OnLive app is finally coming to Google TV and that the LG Smart TV with Google TV (Series 2) will be the first to get it. It will support up to four controllers at once, so no listening to your friends whine that it's their turn.


    The service currently offers over 200 titles and allows you to demo almost any game for 30 minutes to get a taste. The app itself is free, but you buy games or rent access to them for 3-5 days. You can also opt to pay for their PlayPack subscription which gives you unlimited access to basically every title for $9.99 a month.


    No additional launch details at the moment and unfortunately they didn't mention when OnLive would make it on to other Google TVs, but we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.


    I realize the hardcore gamers are unlikely to replace their consoles or gaming PCs anytime soon, but what about you casual gamers? Would the availability of OnLive make you any more likely to take a look at a Google TV rather than a 360, PS3 or Wii(U)?"
     
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    OnLive's E3 blowout includes new games, easy in-browser access, MultiView and LG's Google TV -- Engadget (click for full article)

    "OnLive launched in the summer of 2010 streaming games to PCs or Macs, and now two years later it has returned to E3 feeling pretty good about the state of cloud gaming and its place in it.


    Among a series of announcements going out are news that it will be demonstrating gaming on smart TVs for the first time on LG's G2 Google TVs with support for up to four universal OnLive controllers at once.


    The Google TV viewer app has been out, although OnLive gaming has been closely tied to Vizio's upcoming Google TV models in the past while LG showed off Gaikai access at CES. It's not available on retail units yet, but is expected to be added in a software update, with an eye towards adding support for Cinema 3D gaming later on. At the same time it's rolling out an update to its in-browser gaming clients that lets publishers and retailers launch players into games without creating a login.


    Finally, we've got the new OnLive MultiView feature that lets players see the video stream of another player without exiting their own session. As suggested in the press release (all are included after the break), it can let you check in on a friend's game as it happens, or even see from a teammate's perspective during a co-op match. That feature is currently in closed beta and is set to launch later this year, read on for all the details about what OnLive is up to and a list of games coming soon that includes Darksiders II, Civilization V: Gods and Kings and more."
     
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    OnLive Comes to LG Smart TVs with Google TV - Live E3 Demos Available | OnLiveFans.com OnLive News (click for full article)

    "We have known for a while that OnLive would be coming to Google TV, but we hadn't really had a chance to see it in action.Today at the opening of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, OnLive has teamed with LG Electronics to put their cloud gaming service on the latest LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series).


    OnLive will capitalize on the power of LG's L9 dual-core processor, and make hundreds of video games available without the need for a PC or a game console. While the service is not available quite yet, when it does become available, LG G2 TV owners will be able to play any of hundreds of games currently available on the OnLive service, using just their TV and an OnLive Gamepad, or compatable controller.


    "LG Google TV's superior performance, coupled with OnLive's innovative games-on-demand service, unleashes powerful new entertainment possibilities for gaming enthusiasts," said Georg Rasinski, Director of Home Entertainment Brand Management, LG Electronics USA. "Cloud gaming complements the virtually limitless content options already available through our exciting G2 series TVs."


    This is a big step for OnLive, as previously gamers had to purchase an OnLive Game System in order to play on their TVs. Now with TV's like the LG Smart TV, there is no need for any console. Just turn it on and begin playing.


    "It's always been our mission to make top-quality gaming accessible to everyone, everywhere," said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO, OnLive. "OnLive adds no cost to LG Smart TVs, but delivers a full console-class experience. We're excited to make on-demand top-tier gaming an integral part of the living room entertainment system on LG's state-of-the-art TVs."


    On top of all of this, we have been informed that in the future, select 3D games, using the LG CINEMA 3D glasses, are planned as a software update. This means the TV will be fully compatible with any future 3D games that are released for OnLive.
    What do you think? Will you be inclined to purchase an LG Smart TV to utilize its gaming power? Are you looking forward to a day when more TVs include OnLive as an option? Let us know at OnLiveFans.com Forum."
     
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    Cloud Gaming Company OnLive Adds LG Smart TVs And In-Browser Gameplay For Publishers | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    "Two years ago, OnLive launched with a dramatic plan to upend the gaming industry: By putting game processing in the cloud and streaming over the Internet, it could enable a whole new realm of devices to access games that were previously only playable on high-powered PCs and gaming consoles. Now it's expanding availability beyond its own desktop applications and streaming console to make games available on more devices and web destinations.


    At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), OnLive is announcing a couple of new platforms that its cloud-based gaming system can run on. That includes the ability to play its games directly from next-generation LG Smart TVs with Google TV installed, as well as the ability to access them on nearly any browser on any device.


    First, the LG news: At E3, OnLive will be showing off an integration with the LG Google TV sets that will make more than 60 games instantly playable from the TV, without having to hook up a console or PC. The LG Smart TVs will be able to connect directly to the OnLive Wireless game controller, so that users can jump right in to purchasing games or playing demos, with all the same social spectating, BragClip video recording and Facebook sharing available on other devices and platforms. Oh, and since the LG Smart TVs are also 3-D capable, a future update will make select games available to play using that feature as well.


    OnLive is based in the cloud, so the processing and video rendering doesn't happen on the device, which opens up availability on low-power devices. And since the next-gen Google TV platform will support OnLive, we can probably expect other upcoming devices with the TV OS could also be able to run the gaming service. In addition to LG, OnLive is also working with Vizio to bring its games to that CE manufacturer's devices as well.


    In the meantime, OnLive is also enabling one-click gaming on Mac and PC web browsers. That means that publishers and retailers who offer games through the service will be able to take advantage of browser-based gameplay on their own websites. The white-label service will enable its partners to create their own online gaming service, without users having to log in to OnLive to access those games.


    Partners will be able to customize the player to match their own websites, but gaming features will be the same as on the OnLive service: Users will have access to multiplayer, voice chat, touch support, and live spectating of other players' gaming sessions.


    In-browser gameplay is live in North America and Europe today, and will soon be available worldwide. The company is also working to support in-browser gaming not just on PCs, but on other devices with a web browser - including connected TVs, mobile phones, and tablets.


    A lot of OnLive's E3 announcements have to do with distribution, but it is also adding new gameplay features. That includes the introduction of OnLive MultiView, which will let users watch others' sessions while participating in their own. Players can view up to three other player's games, which will be perfect for multiplayer and cooperative games where they coordinate with teammates. Currently in beta, the feature will be released later this summer."
     
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    Well unfortunately for us "early-adapters" - it doesn't seem likely that Onlive will have dedicated gaming (without the console) available for the Revue or first generation Sony GTV products. It's possible it will be available on the upcoming Vizio GTV products. However "maybe" the upcoming browser based Onlive games will work with the first generation GTV devices. Here's to hoping......
     
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