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OnLive to integrate with Atom-based TVs

OnLive to integrate with Atom-based TVs

OnLive has announced plans to bring cloud-gaming to Intel Atom-based TVs and set-top boxes.

OnLive has announced plans to integrate its cloud-based gaming system, which allows games to be run remotely in server farms and streamed over the Internet, with Intel Atom-based TVs and consumer electronics.

According to OnLive, this will mean that players are able to access console-quality games at HDTV resolutions and with 5.1 surround sound support directly through their Smart TVs and set-top boxes.

Apparently, once OnLive begins supporting 3D games, these too will work through Atom-based devices.

'The Intel Atom Processor CE4100 packs the processing power and features to deliver the full OnLive Game Service experience on any HDTV without the need for a videogame console,' reads Onlive's official statement.

'The combination of Intel and OnLive technology enables console-class gaming (and beyond) with no console at all.'

OnLive is currently only available in some areas of the US, but will soon be rolling out in the UK on 7 June. Further expansion is planned beyond that, but details have not yet been announced.

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Porkins' Wingman 3rd June 2011, 00:13 Quote
OMG all it needs to do then is to feed us water, oxygen and nourishment and we will be totally under its control. The end is nigh!
zimbloggy 3rd June 2011, 00:24 Quote
The only problem is that most people's internet is not up to snuff to give an enjoyable experience. Here at home it won't even run. At school, it's a little sporadic, and the picture is usually a little muddy. i think that the service is just a little ahead of its time.
haakon.t 3rd June 2011, 01:41 Quote
The service is quite playable for me actually, and I live in Norway. Tiny bit of latency, but not so much that it ruins the experience, although it's not quite ready for FPS games yet. Needless to say, I'm impressed, I really didn't believe they could do it this good yet.
adam_bagpuss 3rd June 2011, 10:29 Quote
and I live in Norway <<<<<

thats why it works - here in th UK broadband is a joke, speed is rubbish, traffic is shaped and ping is rubbish for avg joe.
tozsam 3rd June 2011, 10:49 Quote
in the UK, change to Virgin if you can. I've never had lag of any kind since moving to them.
sandys 3rd June 2011, 11:48 Quote
With its BT tie up it'll probably be offered on there fibre setup which should be adequate.
dyzophoria 3rd June 2011, 13:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by zimbloggy
The only problem is that most people's internet is not up to snuff to give an enjoyable experience. Here at home it won't even run. At school, it's a little sporadic, and the picture is usually a little muddy. i think that the service is just a little ahead of its time.

this, its a nice concept, its just the internet connections are not yet enough to feed this kind of services for now
kenco_uk 3rd June 2011, 13:51 Quote
1. The joypad looks as ergonomic as a dead squirrel
2. Atom-powered telly?!
SexyHyde 4th June 2011, 09:27 Quote
Am I the only one that sees this as a little bit pointless. If you want to game on the pc buy one. But on live seems to be quote console like, so buy a console instead. Hell most pc games are console ports anyway.
TomH 5th June 2011, 17:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by tozsam
in the UK, change to Virgin if you can. I've never had lag of any kind since moving to them.
Except when their ports to LINX are congested/dropping packets.

And not to mention their policies on net neutrality which may one day see them asking you to pay more for that latency that you already have. I wouldn't recommend Virgin Media, as an ISP, to anybody.
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