OnLive Continues Their THQ Deal Week With…

 

MX VS. ATV REFLEX!

First off, I’d like to apologize on behalf of the ENTIRE 8BC crew for not being as swift with our news as we used to be, the majority of us are absolutely slammed with other priorities at the moment and we hope to get these matters resolved so we may go back to our usual regimen of making your minds cum on a daily basis.

Slightly perverted-undertone apology aside; today on OnLive, you may/will purchase Mx Vs. Atv Reflex for a mere 5USD. Now I’ve been on record as saying that I “will forever miss the Mx VS. Atv series” and that still holds true. So.. to honor one of my most favorite racing franchises of all time. I, Shawn, not as an editor, not as an omnipotent being that blesses all of you (except for when Full Sail insists  that I cram my head full of knowledge, damn you Finite Math), not even as the perverted savior of many social networks, but as a gamer celebrating all of the joy this franchise gave me, will buy Ms VS. Atv Reflex through OnLive and aggressively play the hell out of the online multiplayer. I hope to see all of you OnLine (HA, you see what I did there. Whooo I am a hoot and a half) with me.

My player tag on OnLive is “supermave” (sans quotation marks) please mention 8BC in your friend request. 🙂

And if you don’t mind, I’m just going to leave this game play footage here, I assure you it has absolutely no ulterior motives or deceptions to entice you to buy the game and join me online *inconspicuous whistle*.

As always, thank you for reading *and watching the video, I KNOW YOU DID* Feel free to Like us on Facebook and stalk us on Twitter. Also, if you’d click that nice little “follow” button on the bottom left hand corner of your screen, that would make me really happy. 😀

– Mave

OnLive’s THQ Daily Deals Kicks off With Homefront

All throughout this week, OnLive is holding a THQ Daily Deal extrrrrraavaganza! And they’re kicking it off with a 50% off sale on Homefront. Some deals this week could get up to as much as a 82% discount. Different THQ games will be on sale all this week, so not even we know what is going to be on sale next. The only advice I can give you is to give Homefront a try, OnLive lets you try any game on their service for free for 30 minutes. The app is free to download on any PC, Mac and tablet. Oh yeah, PlayPack subscribers, you get a 65% discount on Homefront today. Just for the hell of it, here is some random multiplayer footage.

 

As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to Like us on Facebook and stalk us on Twitter, don’t hesitate to leave a comment, we won’t bite.

– Mave

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 ]

As always, thanks for reading. If you have any more questions feel free to leave them in our comments below. Feel free to Like us on Facebook and or stalk all of us on Twitter. Once again, thanks for reading.

– Mave

Cloud Gaming and 40 Weeks of Saints Row 3 DLC

Brian Farrell, CEO of THQ, spoke highly of cloud gaming yesterday, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise once you consider the frequent amount OnLive deals, or the fact that he was speaking at the Cloud Gaming USA Conference.

Farrell predicted that a move to an all-digital game distribution “will result in a lower cost for the hardware manufacturer, which will result in a lower cost to consumers and therefore a lower entry point, thus driving more mass market adoption.” He doesn’t just see PCs adopting this in the future, but consoles as well.

And speaking, well, typing of downloading content, Saints Row: The Third is going to have a lot of that. Farrell said that the game would be followed by about 40 weeks of DLC.

“We totally change how we keep consumer engaged for a very long time,” Farrell said. “We intend to create an online digital ecosystem that keeps them interested for a year or more.” It’s the same kind of approach THQ tried with MX vs. ATV Alive, except without the base game having reduced content to start — or a reduced price.

“What we found was unlike free to play, $39.99 [the budget-level price of MX vs. ATV] just wasn’t low enough to drive a big enough install base to push the level of DLC we had initially hoped for.”

It will be interesting to see if that kind of strategy works with a game that is more complete, and fully priced. Of course that wont change the fact that I’ll forever miss the MX vs. ATV series. 😦 I guess I’ll just have to launch myself out of a cannon to get rid of all of this repressed sadness and rage.

99 Cent Batman Does Charity For Childs Play On-Live

OnLive has reached their goal of 45,000 likes and are now selling Batman Arkham Asylum for only 99 cents!!!! The promo code will only last 3 days though so act quick and buy yourself a copy before you forget and it slips your mind or chaos occurs, but thats not all! Since OnLive reached their goal earlier then expected they are gonna donate a dollar for every like they get on their Facebook page from now until Monday September 5th before midnight to the Childs Play charity. So lets do this for the children and get everyone you know to like the OnLive Facebook page!!!!!

Click the link to Like the OnLive page

http://www.facebook.com/OnLive?sk=app_193542757379387

Use the promo 99CENTS at checkout when buying Batman Arkham Asylum on OnLive

Much Love JT

Onlive Labor Day Sale

Onlive is having a Labor Day sale with over 35 video games to choose from this weekend for up to 75% off. So be quick and get your hands on these epic games(Borderlands under $5!) because the sale ends next Monday on the 5th.

Game – Sale Price / PlayPack subscriber price

  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – $2.50/$1.75
  • Aliens vs. Predator – $5.00/$3.50
  • Alpha Protocol – $5.00/$3.50
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent – $9.99/$6.99
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – $16.00/$11.20
  • Assassin’s Creed II – $9.99/$6.99
  • Borderlands – $5.00/$3.50
  • Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition – $7.50/$5.25
  • Braid – $2.50/$1.75
  • Dark Void – $4.99/$3.49
  • Defense Grid Gold – $3.50/$2.45
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time – $2.49/$1.74
  • Fishdom 2 – $9.99/$6.99
  • Gene Labs – $1.24/$0.87
  • Ghost Busters: The Video Game – $4.99/$3.49
  • Just Cause 2 – $5.00/$3.50
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog days – $5.00/$3.50
  • Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light – $3.75/$2.62
  • Luxor 2 – $2.50/$1.75
  • Major League Baseball 2K10 – $5.00/$3.50
  • MX vs. ATV: Reflex – $8.00/$5.60
  • NBA 2K10 – $5.00/$3.50
  • Osmos – $2.50/$1.75
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – $5.00/$3.50
  • Puzzle Chronicles – $2.50/$1.75
  • Remington Super Slam Hunting: Africa – $5.00/$3.50
  • Royal Envoy – $9.99/$6.99
  • SAW – $5.00/$3.50
  • Shatter – $2.25/$1.57
  • Shaun White Skateboarding – $5.00/$3.50
  • Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic – $7.50/$5.25
  • The Ball – $5.00/$3.50
  • The Maw – $2.50/$1.75
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – $9.99/$6.99
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.K. 2 – $9.99/$6.99
  • Trine – $5.00/$3.50
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 – $2.50/$1.75
  • World of Goo – $2.50/$1.7

http://www.onlive.com/games/featuredgames?utm_content=Newsletter_labor_day&utm_campaign=LaborDay2011&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email#&utm_content=Newsletter_labor_day&utm_campaign=LaborDay2011&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email&tab=sale_games

Also On Facebook once Onlive gets 45,000 likes they will be selling Batman Arkham Asylum for only 99 cents

and they only need 2,589 more likes to achieve this so click on the link and save your game bros some money

http://www.facebook.com/OnLive?sk=app_193542757379387

  • Much Love JT

OnLive Wants to be Available For Your PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Wii

 

Since OnLive officially confirmed their UK release date yesterday; founder and CEO Steve Perlman has revealed hopes to bring the cloud-based gaming service to Microsoft’s and Sony’s leading consoles in the near future. In a interview Steve Perlman is quoted in saying:

“We are quite open, if the opportunity arises, to allow OnLive to run on consoles,”

Finally arriving in the UK on September 22nd, mind you that the service has been available for more than a year in the riot free US; OnLive is a subscription based cloud gaming service that allows users to access their digital gaming catalogue from any PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet with a broadband connection. An additional micro console allows gamers to run the service on any HDTV. Also I would like to add that their controller is really, really, really comfortable.

 

Perlman has instisted that OnLive is designed to be “complimentary to consoles rather than a direct competitor,”Steve Perlman has expressed his interest in having OnLive run on the current market dominating Xbox 360 and PS3 devices.

“We’ve been actively pursuing running OnLive on consoles since the beginning,” Perlman said. “The other people that are pushing it are the publishers.” “There is no technical obstacle, the only real boundary is the console makers, they have to decide what is available on their consoles. We use a very small fraction of the computing power of a console to make OnLive work, it runs just fine on all of them, even the Wii.”

Steve is reluctant to give a date on when users can expect to see OnLive for the Xbox and PS3. However, Perlman did say: “I think you’ll be seeing OnLive appearing on TVs and Blu-ray players first because that’s easier. We are trying to work with as many partners as we can and it’s all a matter of when they are ready to go.”

 

Speaking; well, typing as an avid OnLive player.. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo.. HURRY THE FUCK UP AND LET ONLIVE IN!! I’ve had countless hours of fun using the OnLive service and truly believe it is THE next big innovation in how we as gamers get and play our games. Also, I want to publicly announce that my second game will be available EXCLUSIVELY for the OnLive platform. (My first one is going to be for the iOS in case you’re wondering.. possibly OnLive as well, but who knows.)

More info on OnLive can be found here and here but as usual.. check out more stories here at 8BC.. we still have that abandonment issue thing.

 

– Mave