Thursday, 22 September 2011

OnLive Launches in the UK

Today OnLive launched it's cloud gaming service in the UK. Any UK gamer who wishes to get in the game with OnLive, can sign up for a free account on OnLive.co.uk.


OnLive is a revolutionary new concept in video games, instantly delivering the latest high-end games on demand through the Internet to virtually any device, regardless of its performance capabilities, with the simplicity of streaming video. No console, no high-end computer, no discs, no huge downloads. Plus unprecedented community features like massive spectating, Facebook integration, Brag Clip videos and spectating voice chat, both throughout the UK and across the Atlantic.


“OnLive is incredibly excited to bring instant-play, on-demand cloud gaming to the UK,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. “OnLive is an entirely new way of experiencing top-tier video games, anywhere, anytime and on virtually any connected device, whether TV, PC, Mac or soon tablet, with awesome cloud-powered features and community unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. UK gamers, welcome to OnLive!”

Be the first to check out the latest games through OnLive, with new titles typically released the same second they are available on consoles and PC: no disc to purchase, no download and no update to wait for. Just click and play. You’ll find top-tier games from over 50 publishers in every genre, like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DiRT 3, Homefront, F.E.A.R. 3, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Play single player or multiplayer with a variety of voice chat modes. Rack up achievements and snap Brag Clip videos of your greatest (or most hilarious) moments and automatically post videos and notifications on your Facebook wall. Spectate (and chat with) thousands of players live throughout the world. And, with web-accessible parental controls, parents can decide exactly what games are okay for their kids to play—or even watch their kids play from a remote computer or tablet and chat with them. OnLive isn’t just great games on demand. OnLive is a vibrant, live gamer community from kids to adults.

“We’re excited to bring an incredible range of social features to the UK that are unique to the OnLive world,” said John Spinale, OnLive VP of Games and Media, “OnLive UK gamers will immediately find themselves immersed in OnLive’s international massive spectating and voice chat community, which adds an unprecedented dimension to the gaming experience.”

OnLive membership is free at onlive.co.uk, with free demos and free social features. New-release games can be purchased individually at competitive prices starting at £1.99, or members can sign up for OnLive’s 100+ game (and growing) PlayPack Bundle program for just £6.99 a month, featuring recent multiplayer games like F.E.A.R. 3, Homefront and Borderlands as well as top classic and indie games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Saints Row 2, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition and World of Goo.

Prices of OnLive PlayPass games are in the range between £1.99 and £39.99, but can go lower during specials. The OnLive PlayPack bundle costs £6.99/Month. You can get the OnLive Game System and Wireless Controller for £69.99. You can view all the available games and the corresponding prices in the games section of the OnLive UK web site.


As part of the UK launch, OnLive has revealed that long time OnLive absentee EA is bringing several of its games to OnLive, the most prominent being Bulletstorm. The other EA games are Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

OnLive CEO Steve Perlman also let out news that 2K Games and Rockstar Games are bringing L.A. Noire over to OnLive. The game will release for the PC on 29 December 2011, most likely it will release on OnLive day-and-date.

OnLive is also announcing several different promotions and partnerships for the UK launch.

For a limited time only, new OnLive UK members can purchase their first individual OnLive game for just £1. OnLive is also delighted to announce that BT, OnLive’s preferred broadband partner, will be offering three months of the OnLive 100+ Game PlayPack FREE to BT broadband and BT Infinity customers, they just have to sign up at www.bt.com/onlive. OnLive traffic will not count towards BT broadband customers usage allowances until the New Year, regardless of their broadband option.

Come see OnLive at Eurogamer Expo 2011 at Earl’s Court, and get a FREE OnLive Game System, while supplies last. OnLive is giving away thousands of FREE OnLive Game Systems at the Eurogamer Expo. Try out great new games coming soon to OnLive, including Warner Bros.’ Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and try out OnLive games on tablets, both with touch and with OnLive’s soon-to-be-released Universal Wireless Controller.


OnLive also announced a strategic launch partnership with GAME Group plc (“GAME”), UK’s leading videogame retailer. As the first games retailer in the world to become a strategic launch partner for OnLive, GAME will introduce the OnLive Game Service to millions of customers in the UK and eventually across Europe and elsewhere, starting with GAME’s ecommerce sites game.co.uk and gamestation.co.uk later this year. The OnLive Game System, OnLive Universal Wireless Controller and OnLive Game Service digital offerings will then be extended through the Group’s 615 UK stores and integrated with the Group’s popular loyalty schemes, the GAME Reward Card and gamestation Elite card.

After GameSpot US decided to integrate free OnLive demos, now comes the news that GameSpot UK is integrating free OnLive demos into it's web page.

PC Gamer Magazine readers also get 1 month of 100+ PlayPack Games for FREE.

OnLive UK launch titles include:

4 Elements
Aaaaaa!
AC-130: Operation Devastation
Advent Rising
Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro
Alien Shooter: Vengeance
Alien vs. Predator Classic 2000
Aliens vs. Predator
Alpha Prime
Alpha Protocol
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
Around the World in 80 Days
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bloodrayne 2
Blowout
Borderlands
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
Braid
Brain Challenge
Ceville
Conflict: Denied Ops
Darksiders
Darkstar One
Defense Grid: Gold
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dimensity
DiRT 2
DiRT 3
Disciples III: Renaissance
Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon
Duke Nukem Forever
Elements of War
Elizabeth Find, MD: Diagnosis Mystery
Evil Genius
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
F.E.A.R. 3
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Fate of the Pharaoh
Fishdom 2
Flatout 2
Frontlines: Fuel of War
GearGrinder
Glyph 2
Grand Ages: Rome
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Homefront
Homesteader
Infernal
Just Cause
Just Cause 2
Kane & Lynch 2
King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
King’s Legacy
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Luxor 2
Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Mafia II
Men of War: Red Tide
Metro 2033
Mini Ninjas
MLB 2K10
MX vs ATV Reflex
NBA 2K10
NBA 2K11
NecroVision: The Lost Company
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Ninja Blade
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
Osmos
Pathologic
Patrician IV
Port Royale 2
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlord
Red Faction Guerrilla
Red Faction: Armageddon
Remington Super Slam Hunting: Africa
Royal Envoy Premium
Saints Row 2
Shatter
Shaun White Skateboarding
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Star Wolves 3: Civil War
Super Granny 6
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Syberia II
The Ball
The Bard’s Tale
The Maw
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Trapped Dead
Trine
Tropico 3
Tropico 4
Unreal Tournament III
Vegas: Make it Big
Virtua Tennis 2009
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Wheelman
World of Goo
Zombie Shooter 2


Some of the games coming soon to OnLive are:

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Assault Heroes 2
Batman: Arkham City
Bulletstorm
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Civilization V
Driver: San Francisco
F1 2011
Fallout Tactics
Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Limbo
Might & Magic: Heroes VI
MLB 2K11
NBA 2K12
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Orcs Must Die
Red Bull X Fighters, International Freestyle Motorcross
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
Saints Row the Third
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
Trine 2
Wargame: European Escalation


OnLive is available through www.onlive.co.uk on virtually every PC and Mac through a simple browser download, on HDTVs via the OnLive Game System, and soon on iPad and Android tablets. OnLive games are available across all devices with no additional charge, so your games are available where you are, on whatever device is at hand.

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