NeowinCast: Gamers, Episode #4 presents NeowinCast: Gamers Episode 4, the fourth in a new series of Podcasts relating to the latest gaming news and rumors, hosted by Joshua Seed and David Hess (gigapixels). This week’s episode arrives at an hour in length as we discuss current news including a June release date for the OnLive gaming service, the annual BAFTA video game awards and Nintendo's announcement of a 3D handheld console.

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This week we ask a new question to our listeners, "Do you think that the OnLive will be a success? Will the release of the cloud-based service have an effect on the future video game market?", you can send your replies to, leave your answer in the news comments or write a blurb in the forum topic.

Until the feeds are properly sorted out and the player is intergrated back into news posts, you can listen to the podcast by downloading (right click, save as) at the supplied link.

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I've only just noticed this latest podcast because it didn't show up in my iTunes feed. Is something up there??

Will download when I get home from work, but I'll answer the question regarding OnLive now: in short, no, in long nooooooooooooo.

In longer - their pricing model is going to kill it. Paying $15/month and then having to buy games on top of that is a model that is not sustainable. I have a feeling they'll have a good initial push and sign-up numbers. People are naturally going to be interested in the service and will want to try it, but after that, I just don't think they'll be able to sustain those numbers or retain near enough customers to make it worthwhile as a standalone service. Now, if they go the route of partnering with cable and satellite companies and marketing it as an addon service with cable, I think they could do reasonably well. In that case though, they're going to have to subsidize the cost in some manner, as most won't want an extra $15 on their already outrageous cable bill.

Well put. I definetly agree that if cable companies could find a way to incorporate the service, it may have a chance of being successful.

Edited by Srugie, Mar 25 2010, 8:47pm :