OnLive News


Report: OnLive shutting down and selling shares to Sony

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 02, 2015 6:00pm PDT

Sony is tightening its stranglehold on the cloud gaming market, reportedly purchasing shares of OnLive, which is shutting down for the second time.


"you likely lose them unless Sony is feeling benevolent. They don't even stream a bunch of ..."

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OnLive is back with CloudLift, a new streaming service that ties into your Steam library

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2014 9:30am PST

OnLive is back. The service will tie into Steam, with games from your existing library transferring over to CloudLift.


"It's actually bigger than just that. This could be the signal of a shift in gaming business ..."

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OnLive sold for only $4.8 million

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT

OnLive was sold for only $4.8 million, a creditor letter has revealed.


"That guy who played xcom on his iPad at work streaming from his home PC was the first instance ..."

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Report: OnLive's former CEO pulled the plug on game deals

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Former OnLive employees describe former CEO Steve Perlman as hostile, refusing to work with publishers that could have greatly expanded the service's game offerings.


"Looks like the technology wasn't the hardest thing about OnLive after all."

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Morning Keefinated! -- Neil, Guild Wars 2, OnLive and #playnice

By John Keefer, Aug 27, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 27, 2012. Topics include: Welcome to the new morning show; Neil Armstrong has died and as a NASA kid, I cry; as well as OnLive, Guild Wars 2, and other things t...


"Running around the HUUGE Lornar's Pass area.. Level 34, doing fine! Glad to be further on that I ..."

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Microsoft seeking former OnLive employees to join Xbox team

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 24, 2012 2:30pm PDT

OnLive's collapse means that many talented people are currently without a job. However, many of them may find a new home: Microsoft.


"Except in cases like this new-onlive would certainly make sure they re-hire the core talent. ..."

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OnLive CEO says 'essential people' being brought back

By Steve Watts, Aug 20, 2012 7:45am PDT

OnLive CEO Ron Perlman talks about why the company reached such dire straits, and how it plans to bring back some employees in waves going forward.


"Steve has a lot of great ideas for things, but he just never finishes them or does enough when ..."

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OnLive assets sold, service to continue [Update]

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 17, 2012 12:15pm PDT

Game streaming company OnLive has reportedly shut down.


"I'll agree with you that something like OnLive makes sense for demos. For actual games (i.e., ..."

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OUYA strikes deal with OnLive

By Steve Watts, Jul 27, 2012 9:00am PDT

OUYA has struck a deal with OnLive to offer the game streaming service over its Android-based console.


"Exactly - it's pretty bad when the best thing you can say is that you're impressed because you ..."

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Field Report: LA Noire Touch Edition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2012 8:45am PDT

Last week, Rockstar Games released a new version of LA Noire with touch controls. But you'd be forgiven if you didn't know about it--it's a touch version created exclusively for OnLive.


"I'm disappointed to hear the touch controls were less than ideal. In any case, having what is ..."

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Orion: Dino Beatdown 'VidDoc' series teases March release

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 5:00pm PST

Orion: Dino Beatdown--the indie game featuring space marines, dinosaurs, and jetpacks--is planned for a March release, and developer Spiral Game Studios has released the first weekly 'VidDoc' that discusses some more details.


"Wait... They're all mad because the T-Rex looks the same? It's not like you can change the look ..."

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QUBE coming to Mac; iOS version prototyped

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 4:45pm PST

Toxic Games is planning to bring its indie puzzler Q.U.B.E. to other platforms besides PC, including Mac, iOS, and OnLive.


Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Deus Ex Human Revolution

By Shack Staff, Jan 16, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. Today we begin with the fourth runner-up, Deus Ex: Human Revolution from developers Eidos Montreal and Nixxies (PC).


"Dues EX deserves this award! BTW any bitching about the boss battles from what I've heard most ..."

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OnLive now supports Xperia Play

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 23, 2011 12:30pm PST

OnLive has now been updated to support the "PlayStation Phone," enabling Play owners to play "almost all" games in the OnLive library.


""An iOS version of the OnLive client is in the works as well." <-- very nice"

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OnLive expands to Android phones and tablets

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 08, 2011 8:15am PST

Streaming games service OnLive is expanding its offering to Android tablets and phones today, enabling gamers to play modern PC and console games on their mobile devices.


"Ok, it that didn't work for me. I'm guessing I need to root my tablet, and I don't wanna do that ..."

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