Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jan 2011 16:04 UTC
Games Ah, OnLive. This company is trying to bring streaming gaming to the mainstream, and has has just announced a pretty significant partnership with Vizio, the US' largest LCD TV seller. Vizo TVs, smartphones, tablets, and Blu-Ray players will all come equipped, out of the box, with OnLive's streaming service.
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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Tue 4th Jan 2011 18:08 UTC
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Interesting and nice to know they're a good brand, but not personally relevant to me.

The only games I've bought in the last half decade were Minecraft and the two Humble Indie Bundles and my Linux MOTD specifically prohibits any and all forms of DRM with the exception of PDFs contingent on the viewer having its "Obey DRM" checkbox unchecked... preferrably permanently at compile time. (Most of my non-productive entertainment comes from replaying ROMs of old SNES and N64 carts sitting in my garage)

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by Hiev on Tue 4th Jan 2011 18:16 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

It would be interesting to know the kind of video hardware this devices will come to.

IMHO consoles are going the way of the dodo.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by orestes on Tue 4th Jan 2011 18:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Then you've never played OnLive. It's a fantastic concept but the level of input lag you see on various games is completely unacceptable.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by fran on Tue 4th Jan 2011 20:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

The hardware on the user side is the thin client type.
The most powerfull in this micro console will probably be a broadcom or broadcom type processor.

The actual graphics processing takes place on the OnLive servers with vast RAID arrays and SLI typed connected GPU's which is streamed to you.

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by BluenoseJake on Tue 4th Jan 2011 22:16 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

My MTOD says "Have a nice day", but that in no way makes what it says even remotely relevant to the discussion.

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