Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:53 UTC
Games Interesting. The Verge summarises the loads of news and rumours coming out of OnLive today - much of the staff seems to have been laid off, and an acquisition could be imminent. Who will it be? Apple? Google? Microsoft? EA? Valve? CommodoreUSA?
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All I can sayâ¦
by Beta on Sun 19th Aug 2012 13:36 UTC
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

The CEO is a bit of a shit.

Back on topic, lets answer some guesses

Apple
Doesn’t need streaming/rental games, they are more than happy to get 30% from selling to you. And it defeats their attempt to have Apple attached to your life (TV, tablet, laptop, etc)

Google
Can’t see them needing it, but maybe.

Microsoft
For patent trolling Sony? Maybe.
To get a feature for XboxNext? Maybe.

EA
Likely, Origin seems to be expanding atm and this dick move seems to be something in their area of expertise.

Valve
Nope. Doesn’t have the capital or the want for it.

Thoughts?

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RE: All I can say�
by bassbeast on Sun 19th Aug 2012 23:52 in reply to "All I can sayâ¦"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

I'd say you are right on the money with everything but EA who just announced they are for sale which means new acquisitions are gonna be off the table.

I could see Apple or MSFT buying them for the patents, which with everyone getting pink slips it looks like that's what they were bought for, but my money is going for one of the many VC patent vultures we've seen spring up lately.

In any case the fact that the entire company pretty much got fired without even doing interviews to see who would be worth keeping smells like a vulture swooping in for any IP and patents they can snatch. Sadly tech lawsuits have become such money makers in the USA that the second any company like OnLive with any patents starts bleeding the sharks come looking to feed. my heart goes out to those employees, bad time to be getting a pink slip, bad time.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

When there is a good time?

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