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TamTheBam May 14, 2010, 02:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The Onlive cloud-based game streaming service hasn't even launched in the US yet, but plans are already being laid for a European version of the service. British Telecom has committed to taking a 2.6 percent stake in the Onlive product. In return, British Telecom will receive exclusive rights to bundle the gaming service with its broadband internet packages. Onlive will also be available as a separate purchase to users of other telecoms.

Onlive probises to deliver high quality 3D gaming to various devices with weaker hardware. This could included inexpensive laptops, mobile phones, or even TVs. A Beta test has been underway in the US, and a final release is supposed to happen next month. It's unclear if Onlive will be striking any special deals with US ISPs.

Onlive has been trying to gain a foothold in Europe since 2009, and has even gone so far as to set up data centers to test the service. Tests have been run in several countries with the aim of having different data presences in each country because of regulatory concerns. Resolution may not be what PC gamers are used to, but it might find its audience. Would you subscribe to Onlive?


Well well who'd have thought. BT i guess sees where the money will be in the future.


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>> Re: British Telecom Invests in Onlive, will Fund UK Service
onlive is a bunch of crap. No matter how fast the internet is, and how low latency is, it will never feel the same way as if its rendered on my own PC. Even a half a second of lag when performing the movements in fps games, is unacceptable.

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TamTheBam May 14, 2010, 02:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: British Telecom Invests in Onlive, will Fund UK Service

Yes yes I know. But it's worth mentioning. I've never been a fan of it. But it's interesting news.
I am keen to see how it all pans out tho. Are you not Soviet?

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Meats_Of_Evil May 14, 2010, 02:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: British Telecom Invests in Onlive, will Fund UK Service
I'm of course as dubious as sovietdoc but hey the company has people who are paid to solve those kind of problems. We'll just have to wait and see, I of course believe that this service will go down the drain pretty fast.

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Shawn Langley May 14, 2010, 04:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: British Telecom Invests in Onlive, will Fund UK Service
They'll do what they do with BT Vision to get it to run at peak times on their POS network... traffic prioritisation / shaping FTW..... not really fair if you ask me, to those users who pay the same amount of and cant play Steam/XBL 6pm-11:50pm.....(North Wales Internet sux majorly but being no competition they don't give a s**t)

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Jon Bailey May 14, 2010, 07:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: British Telecom Invests in Onlive, will Fund UK Service
I think north Wales suffers from a lack of investment, most investment comes to the south, Cardiff, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend and Newport have seen massive expansion of services in the past few years, while north Wales usually lags behind.

Onlive may appeal to poorer families, but I cant see it taking much of a foothold as your average person has access to so many avenues of gaming already.

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