Feeds

OnLive pushes game stream service to UK punters

Cloud play

Top three mobile application threats

Cloud-based game service OnLive opened its gates to the UK public this morning, providing access to over a hundred titles and offerings exclusive deals for punters with BT internet connections.

The service has been active in the US since June 2010. To date, UK players have had access to the service through its US servers, and that's brought with it a wee bit of lag. Well, not any longer.

OnLive

In 2010, OnLive struck a partnership with BT so it's no surprise the telco's customers benefit the most, each gaining a PlayPack subscription that'll last until next year.

Not only does this bring free access to more than 100 games, including Homefront, Fear 3, Prince of Persia and World of Goo. Playing them won't affect customer's broadband usage allowances, regardless of the tariff they're on. BT customers can sign up to OnLive online.

Users without a BT connection are offered the same service for £7 a month.

OnLive is also pitching a special launch offer for all customers, where the first full PlayPass a user snaps up will cost just £1. PlayPasses grant access to games for a fixed period of time. A full pass is unlimited and while there's always the chance a game will be removed from the system, OnLive promises support for a minimum of three years before this happens. Other options are five-day and three-day passes, starting from £2 a pop.

Gamers visiting this week's Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court are also getting free Game Systems which'll stream the service to any HDTV - though with the usual 'while stocks last' caveat. These boxes can be purchased separately for £70.

OnLive Accessories

High street retailer Game has jumped on board too and will stock all the trimmings, including the OnLive Game System, OnLive Wireless Controller and PlayPass purchases across the group's 615 UK stores.

OnLive supports HDTVs, PCs and Macs. iPad and Android tablet support is on the horizon, it said.

Let us know how you get on, or simply up some 'Brag Clips' of your favourite moments and post them to Reg Hardware's Facebook page. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.