OnLive Lands in the UK This Week

This week, very ambitious and omnipotent, omniscient cloud gaming service, OnLive is going to land in the UK and rock its knickers off. And since this way of obtaining and playing games may seem very confusing  to some people, I’ve decided to post some helpful videos and answers from OnLive’s page. There will also be a link for you UK residents to go and check out the service for yourself after all of this helpful text is out of the way.

What is this ‘cloud gaming’ thing anyway?

 

What do I need to get started?

 

That’s all well and good, but do you have a neat little OnLive overview?

That’s a lot of American pricing. What will I pay in the UK?

We don’t have official word on how it’ll all convert into Pound Sterling. UK pricing will be detailed in full later this week.

Does OnLive stream PC versions of games?

According to OnLive’s VP of Games & Media John Spinale, “Yes” although he told us that the games are modified into an OnLive version of their PC counterparts. “But at the core of our game servers is essentially a PC architecture,” he emphasised saying that OnLive games do look better than the console versions.

What about lag?

OnLive admits that your game won’t run as fast as if it were hosted on a server in your home but it does work to keep latency as low as possible “hopefully to the point where you don’t notice it.”

“At this stage in OnLive’s technology evolution, most OnLive players report that they experience no latency or acceptable latency. But, some players will find the current latency unacceptable in some games.”

It continues to say that it’s always working to reduce latency even further all the time but the best way to find out how well the system runs in your home is to try some demos. All games in the OnLive library can be played for free for half an hour.

Should I go with a particular broadband provider for best results?

OnLive has partnered with BT in the UK. You don’t have to be with BT to play OnLive but it will be working with the cloud-gaming company and optimising with OnLive in mind.

Can I play over WiFi?

The OnLive micro-console itself can only be used over a wired connection using an Ethernet cable. You can of course use a wireless connection when playing OnLive on your PC or Mac using the OnLive app.

If you don’t have an Ethernet port close enough to your TV to use the OnLive micro-console, you can create a network bridge using either a Powerline Adapter (using mains plugs to bridge the gap), a Coax Bridge (using TV aerial port) or a Wireless Bridge (using two wireless routers).

Does it have decent developer and publisher support?

“Almost all publishers and developers are on board,” says OnLive also pointing out that independent developers will be just as well represented as the big boys thanks to the ability to self-publish digital distribution provides.

“There’s a large number of people on the platform right now and the vast majority of third-party games as they come out going forward will be on OnLive pretty much day and date,” says the cloud company.

Where do I sign up?

Register your gamertag at www.onlive.co.ukwhere you’ll be able to download the OnLive app for PC or Mac or order the OnLive micro-console at launch. Watch out for news on retail partnerships coming shortly.[ Source: OnLive ]

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– Mave

Serious Sam Kamikaze Attack Out Now!!!!

AAHHHHHHH Serious Sam Kamikaze Attack is out today for your iphone ipad and Android, So what are you doing! Grab it AAAhhhhhhh its insanity in your pocket! Watch as all the noobs around you play flock of angry seagulls game while your sitting through a epic, chaotic, insane of a game having hours of fun while trying to kill your favorite hero. This game is better then serious Sam himself (I am totally not being held hostage by a gang of Kamikaze’s) It finally shows who the real heroes are in the Serious Sam franchise and shows the true perspective in how Sam and his journeys really end up(So totally not). With him getting smacked around and blown up into millions of pieces every single time because the kamikaze’s are the most unstoppable heroes in the world(help me). Kamikazes are number 1 (pleeeaase help!).

You can pick up Serious Sam Kamikaze Attack for your iphone, ipad and Android for only a buck( 99 cents ) so why not pick it up and give it a go! Buy it! Or we will find you! AAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! A game so great you will lose your head over it! Literally!

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40 Explosive Levels

Endless Challenge Modes

Leaderboards and Achievements

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Buy it for your iphone and ipad

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/serious-sam-kamikaze-attack!/id457410259?mt=8

Are you more of a Andoir man 😉 we got you covered

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.devolver.sska

Much Love JT