OnLive adds parental controls and more new features

OnLive continues to add features for the users of its streaming cloud-based PC gaming service. Today the company announced that a number of new features are now available. One of the biggest is the addition of parental controls.

As explained on the OnLive web site, parents of kids can enter into their OnLive account and limit the games that their children can play within that account. Kids won't be able to access "M" rated games on their parents OnLive account with the Parental Control features enabled. Parents will also be able to block other OnLive features from their kids if they choose to do so including receiving text messages and voice chat.

OnLive users will also be able to post their in-game Achievements to their Facebook account with todays feature update. If achievements also have a Brag Clip attached, the chip showing off your new OnLive achievement will also be posted to your Facebook profile. Finally OnLive has launched a beta test for its new group chat feature. This will allow a group of friends or clan members to be able to chat with each other on OnLive even if they are not playing games at the time.

As we reported earlier today, OnLive has now offered a free in-game code inside boxed copies of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution that lets users also play the same game via the OnLive service. GameStop hasn't taken too kindly to this previously unannounced bonus and has instructed its store managers to remove the OnLive coupon codes from the boxed copies of the game.

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