OnLive games streaming console goes on sale tomorrow

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The OnLive MicroConsole, the video game streaming service that promises to revolutionise the way we play computer games, goes on sale in the US tomorrow.

Though the PC version of OnLive has been available for a little while now, tomorrow marks the launch of the unit to connect up to your HDTV in the living room. No longer sporting a subscription fee, the OnLive MicroConsole will go on sale for an incredibly reasonable $99 Stateside, with units shipping on December 2nd.

OnLive takes games are stored on remote supercomputers, which you control remotely from the comfort of your home. The video of your action is then streamed back in real-time to your PC or MicroConsole, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of high-spec PC gaming without having to spend a fortune on a powerful rig.

Games can be bought or rented, but you’re going to need a pretty consistent, not to mention fast, broadband conenction to enjoy the benefits.

While there’s no new news on a UK release, BT are said to be investing heavily in the technology, with an aim towards launching a version here in the new year.

Gerald Lynch
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