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Offline Mironov

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OnLive Game service
« on: August 22, 2011, 03:25:23 PM »

      You have probbaly heard about it already. It is a cloud technology used for gaming. With that service you don't need a powerful computer to play any games, a quite poor one will suffice, as long as you have a decent internet connection 2-3 Mbit. 
       Basically this service lunches a game on it's supercomputer and feed your client with a video. you can use keyboard\mouse\gamepad etc,a s usual. The only thing is that you don't have any control over the graphic quality. The picture is always looks like 500 or so dpi video you can find on Youtube.
      What you can do there? You can play any game for free first 30 min to see if you liked it, when you can buy it either for a life time or for one day or for certain amount of days. You can also see, what other people are playing, communicate with them with a voice service, if they allow you, make a friends there, share you achievements and vids and so on. so it is , basically a social system.
     Service is available on pc and on mobile systems, like iPad .
If anything, it is a good way to check out games without buying them ;)