OnLive, cloud gaming service set for launch today

OnLive, a cloud gaming service, is set to launch today. The service will provide on-demand, instant-play video games for a small monthly fee. OnLive will be compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

In the press release CEO, Steve Perlman said, "This launch is just the beginning for the OnLive platform. We'll be rolling out new features, capabilities and performance improvements, continually adding new content along with the latest releases, and extending the service to more people. Today we're taking the first step toward a future where video game content is increasingly free from the restrictions of device and location, while showcasing the ability to instantly play the latest, most advanced games at the touch of a button."

OnLive has secured twenty-three games for the launch today, they include:

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  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Borderlands
  • Brain Challenge
  • Defense Grid: Gold
  • Dirt 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • Just Cause 2
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Demo (Full version available 6/29)
  • Madballs in Babo: Invasion
  • Mass Effect 2
  • MLB 2K10
  • NBA 2K10
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Puzzle Chronicles
  • Red Faction Guerrilla
  • Shatter
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Trine
  • Unreal Tournament III
  • World of Goo

They also announced a few games that will be coming soon, they include:

  • Aliens vs. Predator
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Darksiders
  • Deus Ex 3
  • Driver San Francisco
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Homefront
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • MLB 2K10
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Shaun White Skateboarding

OnLive is also working on, what they call, a MicroConsole. The will allow you to play all of the on-demand games right on your TV.  It will support up to 4 wireless controller, multiple Bluetooth headsets, HDMI out, optical audio and USB support.

The OnLive service also works on the iPad as demonstrated by TouchArcade in the video below:

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