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Sony acquires OnLive game streaming service

Sony acquires OnLive game streaming service

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The first company to try to make a business out of streaming gameplay over the Internet will soon be shutting down its service. OnLive announced today that its servers will go offline on April 30, and that the company is selling its portfolio of patents to Sony Computer Entertainment America.

The announcement comes almost exactly six years after OnLive first announced its plans in the nascent streaming gaming space. The idea was to take in user input over the Internet, put it through a game running on high-end hardware at a centralized server location, then send back video and audio to end user hardware that could be significantly cheaper and less powerful. The service and a $100 microconsole launched in late 2010, but suffered from noticeable latency and image quality issues in our initial tests.

Read More/Source: Arstechnica

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  1. I hope it fails again.

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