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OnLive Duke Nukem Forever pre-order nets free MicroConsole

OnLive has announced that it will give away its MicroConsole to users that pre-order Duke Nukem Forever, which is available for a discounted price of $44.99.

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OnLive has revealed a new promotion, which offers a free OnLive MicroConsole with the pre-order of Gearbox Software's Duke Nukem Forever.

This offer is another stark reminder that Duke Nukem Forever is really, actually coming out soon. No fooling.

In order to get its MicroConsole into homes, OnLive has been aggressively giving it away to users that pre-order select titles. Currently, the company is offering a similar promotion with THQ's Red Faction: Armageddon. Purchasing the game via the service is referred to as purchasing a "Full PlayPass" for the product.

In the fine print for the offer, OnLive notes that users can receive "either a free OnLive Game System or a free Full PlayPass to any game."

Duke Nukem Forever launches on June 14 in North America and June 10 internationally for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Seriously.

From The Chatty

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    May 11, 2011 2:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, OnLive Duke Nukem Forever pre-order nets free MicroConsole.

    OnLive has announced that it will give away its MicroConsole to users that pre-order Duke Nukem Forever, which is available for a discounted price of $44.99.

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      May 11, 2011 3:14 PM

      This is going to flop so hard I can almost feel the floppiness.

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        May 11, 2011 6:02 PM

        It doesn't help that Duke looks like the most homosexual hero ever.

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      May 11, 2011 3:14 PM

      can you hook up a keyboard and mouse? remap the buttons, and play via onlive versus pc gamers in multiplayer?

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        May 11, 2011 3:23 PM

        I believe the microconsole supports keyboard+mouse, but if it's like other OnLive games you will only be able to play online with other OnLive players.

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        May 11, 2011 3:24 PM

        no, OnLive's community is a closed system

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          May 11, 2011 3:53 PM

          Wow, that's something I missed in all of this - you can't even play against everyone else who bought the game?

          So if you bought it from GameStop, Steam, D2D, Walmart, Impulse, whatever then you can play against everyone else who bought the game but if you buy it from OnLive the only people you can play against are people who also bought it from OnLive?

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            May 12, 2011 5:28 AM

            Oh another thing just hit me - this means that OnLive is the only place you can buy the PC version of DNF and not be able to use it on Steam, in addition to not being able to play it against everyone else who bought that version.

            What an abortion.

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      May 11, 2011 3:39 PM

      this onlive thing almost seems like a good deal. i wonder how many people use it tho..

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        May 11, 2011 4:19 PM

        Does it matter? You still play it as if you're playing on a PC. It's not a separate system for online play.

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          May 11, 2011 4:50 PM

          I believe it actually is unless something has changed recently.

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            May 11, 2011 4:55 PM

            Not from what I've ever known about the system. It's still just a PC environment, same as if you used it without the console, no?

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              May 11, 2011 6:39 PM

              I don't recall the exact reasons but it's definitely online only against other OnLive users. Whether they're planning to change that I don't know.

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      May 12, 2011 3:41 AM

      I do not get it - why should I quintuple my latency in online games (PLUS even more for single player experience) and just rent them for a online service that only covers certain countries. Either its world wide online service accessible from everywhere or not.

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        May 12, 2011 3:43 AM

        Why should you? You probably shouldn't.

        Why might other people? Because it lets them play video games on just about anything, no fancy monster PCs or anything required.

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          May 12, 2011 4:15 AM

          I was kinda curious about Onlive since my computer is getting old in the tooth (8800GT representin) but it still runs better than Onlive. The Onlive version of Arkham Asylum didn't even have any Physx effects which I was at least able to turn on low. You don't need a monster PC to compete with onlive when you're only talking about games at 720p.

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            May 12, 2011 5:26 AM

            We shackers are kinda self-selected to have pretty good computers. You should see what the guys at my work are using.

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      May 12, 2011 5:15 AM

      Imagine how many more preoders they would have had if they just gave out a Duke themed mouse pad