Unboxing Video for the OnLive Console

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I did a quick unboxing video for the new OnLive Console. I'll do a full review after Christmas, but if you have any questions in the mean-time, let me know (by the way, the USB cable is for the initial syncing of the controller to the console, it doesn't actually allow you to charge it).

UPDATE: The controller is actually slightly larger than the Xbox 360 controller and it comes with both a regular battery compartment and two AA batteries, as well as a rechargeable battery pack. So a nice package is even a bit nicer.

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Mark Vergeer
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Tried it out! - The PC Client!

I actually tried out the PC Client version from over here in the Netherlands and it WORKS! I am amazed. I am betting the full service will not be available in the Netherlands due to licensing issues but I could be pleasantly surprised.
Only checked out one demo - made a video on it. Uploading it as a response and will post here:

I am amazed by the responsiveness of the the game I checked out. Kudos to the people behind this. Not sure how the responsiveness will be when more people are connecting up but with this 20Mbit ADSL connection from the Netherlands I was quite impressed with the demo I tried out.

I will check other games too and see how they perform. I am impressed!
I think even from the Netherlands with RPG-Adventure like games this could work even with US based servers. I'll check out more different game types later on.

Well I just tried Dirt2 and that was too laggy to be useful from my neck of the woods. About a quarter of a second delay. Still quite an impressive
feat.

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clok1966
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PC demo? hmm I am so in the

PC demo? hmm I am so in the dark sometimes. Yes I signed up as a tester way back, I know it was long before most places even talked about it. I read alot of BETA Tester sites to keep up on MMOPRG's and sometimes a gem like this slips in. Not at home but I think the Beta tester was part of the deal, something like "thanks for testing as a reward (it was a rebate I believe)" .. maybe I read it to quick, the free game deal, may have been where the $50 off is comming form (the 2nd game) nt the console.. I will update after i'm home and can read more.

Chip Hageman
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I'm impressed.. I may need

I'm impressed.. I may need to pick up on of these "consoles" for the living room.

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Mark Vergeer
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The Environment?

This will actually not be environmentally sound as you have lots of internet servers humming away pumping those bytes around. You have some server playing the game - probably way overspecced in order to on-the-fly encode? the graphics and sound. Then you have the pc owners system that is also switched on.

The amount of data pumped over the internet will be far exceeding the amount of data a digital download of the game would amount to. This can't ever be cheaper than digital downloads...

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Bill Loguidice
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More power!
Mark Vergeer wrote:

This will actually not be environmentally sound as you have lots of internet servers humming away pumping those bytes around. You have some server playing the game - probably way overspecced in order to on-the-fly encode? the graphics and sound. Then you have the pc owners system that is also switched on.

The amount of data pumped over the internet will be far exceeding the amount of data a digital download of the game would amount to. This can't ever be cheaper than digital downloads...

I'm not saying that's wrong, but we have to believe that with the pervasiveness of the Internet and the growing infrastructure and speed needs from ALL streaming solutions (Netflix, OnLive, VOD, YouTube, etc.) that is just another natural evolution and it will have to be accounted for sooner or later. In other words, if it's not OnLive, it's going to be something else. The sooner governments and private industry understand that Internet infrastructure is as important as the electrical grid, our water supplies and our food supply chain, the better.

With all of the above in mind, you have to think we're on the precipice of some energy breakthrough within our lifetimes, be it increased solar power usage (I know here in the states there's finally a real push), wind power or even nuclear fusion, so surely we'll be able to offset this increased usage (frankly, we'll have to).

http://news.discovery.com/tech/glowing-trees-to-replace-glowing-lights.html

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clok1966
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I myslef am pretty worried

I myslef am pretty worried about the net useage issues that are and will pop up in the future. Bell and Qwest both asked to raise rates about 8-10 years ago and the goverment said NO (not sure how taht all works and why the goverment had to approve it). they said they needed to make money to improve infrastruture becuase of the increased net traffic. I sem to remeber the goverments repsonce was "
you are making money with a service, if you cant upgrade and keep up, somebody else will step in and do it for you". Nowdays the goverment and every other person who would sell his children to make a fast buck see's dollar signs if they can just tap the net in some way. The only thing holding them back is the Net is not location based. The States want money for using lines in there state.. its like Oil in the mideast, if all those guys over there ever quit backstabnbing each other and got togther and worked toghter.. wow, we would be in a world a hurt. The few times they have, oil prices have skyrocketed... right up till one undercuts the other and screws up the agreements. If all the goverment and such quit saying "how much can I MAKE" and started saying "how much can we all make" Back biting and such is the only thing slowing them down. The first draft of a "new" internet bill and txing and such will HURT almost all services Netflix, facebook, twitter, LIVE.. and they are screaming blody murder atm.. its going to get scary soon.. I cant believe we have made it this long.... haveing a goverment that knows just enouhg to surf porn (while on national tv) and not enouhg about it has helped, but it wont stay that way for long.

In Oct it was reported that 20% of all non mobile net traffice was NETFLIX (several porviders have impossed caps since). 3% of all Twitter traffic involves Justin Beiber(what?)

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UPDATE: The controller is

UPDATE: The controller is actually slightly larger than the Xbox 360 controller and it comes with both a regular battery compartment and two AA batteries, as well as a rechargeable battery pack. So a nice package is even a bit nicer.

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Bill Loguidice
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Well, I'm definitely

Well, I'm definitely convinced this was the right choice. I had some time tonight to mess around with my laptop a bit more and I ran OnLive again over my wireless connection. I used my promotion code to purchase "Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition" and the darn thing ran nearly flawlessly over wireless.

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