Friday, 20 April 2012

The OnLive PlayPack 200 Celebration

The OnLive PlayPack has reached the mark of 200 games and then some. Though a quarter of those games are old SEGA game classics from the SEGA Genesis (Mega Drive) and the Dreamcast. The OnLive PlayPack is a monthly subscription cloud gaming service from OnLive, where you pay $9.99 per month in the US or £6.99 per month in the UK to get access to a growing list of over 200 games. As a member of the OnLive PlayPack you also get 30% off of any OnLive game or hardware, except game pre-orders. The OnLive PlayPack includes anything from AAA games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, BioShock, BorderlandsF.E.A.R. 3 PlayPack MultiplayerHomefront Large-Scale Warfare Multiplayer, Just Cause 2, NBA 2K11, The Witcher to old game legends like Deus Ex and indie game hits like World of Goo.

The official OnLive player tag of the PlayPack 200 celebration is PlayPack200. Don't forget to make them a friend and follow them.

As part of the PlayPack 200 celebration, OnLive has added two new games to the PlayPack, which are Adam's Venture 2 and Air Conflicts: Secret Wars. They also moved three PlayPass games to the PlayPack, which are Icebreakers, Red Faction: Armageddon and Space Pirates and Zombies (S.P.A.Z.). This brings the OnLive PlayPack to 209 games and counting.

The PlayPack 200 celebration consists of 200 hours of nonstop challenges, prizes, contests, multiplayer madness and more. It runs between April 19 and April 27.

As this is a number 200 obsessed festivity, OnLive has also lowered the price of the first month subscription of the OnLive PlayPack for new subscribers to 200 cents ($2.00)/month in the US and 200 pence (£2.00)/month in the UK, if you sign up by April 27. Just sign up for free at in the US or at in the UK. If you want to continue subscribing to the OnLive PlayPack, the normal price for the PlayPack is $9.99/month in the US or £6.99/month in the UK.

Here are the official rules of the PlayPack 200 sweepstakes for the US and UK.

To be up to date on what's happening in the PlayPack 200 celebration, follow OnLive's Facebook page, the PlayPack 200 celebration Facebook page and OnLive on Twitter.

Here is a list of the PlayPack 200 challenges, prizes, contests, multiplayer madness and more that OnLive will run until Friday, April 27, at 11:59 pm PDT (28 April, 7:59am BST):

April 19 - April 27 - Play-to-Win Sweepstakes:
Receive an entry for every PlayPack game you play for a minimum of 200 seconds each. The PlayPack games you already played are also counted. You don't have to be a PlayPack subscriber to join the sweepstakes, as playing demos of the PlayPack games also counts.

Play 200 PlayPack games for 200 seconds each and earn your place in the OnLive PlayPack Hall of Fame.

The grand prize is an ASUS Transformer Prime tablet. There are also Universal OnLive Wireless Controllers to win.

To enter into the sweepstakes, register at

- April 20 - Multiplayer Madness:
The Homefront 200 minutes multiplayer madness starts at 3:00pm PDT. Homefront is one of OnLive's most popular games.

Play for a chance to win new Map Packs. Frag OnLive staffers PlayPack200 and DoctorAwesome and Brag Clip it for honor!

April 21 - April 22 - Saturday & Sunday Brag Clip Challenges:
Show off your skills and share it with the rest of the community. Recognition will be given to the best Brag Clips!

- April 23 - Guess the Game, Write a Caption:
You think you really know all 200 PlayPack titles? You have to prove it.

OnLive will post a screenshot and you have to guess the game. If you are the first to guess it, you can share your funniest caption.

- April 24 - Developer Event:
Watch Andrew Hume from Space Pirates and Zombies (S.P.A.Z.) show off some of the new features of the game at 1:00pm PDT.

- April 25 - MJ Live:
Join OnLive Community Manager Matt Jensen (OnLive MJ) for a special PlayPack edition of his live streaming broadcast at 2pm PDT.

- April 26 - Developer Event:
Join Peter Nagy from Games Farm for a live event at 9:00am PDT and experience the newest multiplayer game to hit PlayPack, namely Air Conflicts: Secret Wars.

- April 27 - OnLive "School Time":
Add friend with the OnLive player tag SchoolTimeOL and start join in the PlayPack fun.

You play the games while OnLive will watch you and stream their comments for all to see.

This is a NEW event – so newbies beware!

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