OnLive (streaming video games) Launches

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    OnLive (streaming video games) Launches

    Apparently it launched yesterday. Impressions so far
    seem to be great. If you have a Mac or a PC with bad
    hardware (netbook), it's supposed to be pretty awesome.
    They're also releasing a little box and controller so you
    can play the PC games through your television.

    The community features also sound pretty awesome (you
    can jump in and watch others play their games). The only
    thing that bothers me is the price. $15* / month for access
    to the service; plus you still have to buy the games. You
    can also rent some games ($6 for 3 days or so), which
    sounds pretty awesome.

    Right now it apparently streams at 720p; but I read they're
    hoping to get it to 1080p by next March.


    Here's a video of it in action uploaded by someone who
    just activated their account.

    YouTube - showing off ONlive

    Another review from a user

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rO_5cqCvSA

    This is only available in the US, as it required OnLive to
    set up a huge infrastructure across the country


    *If you register as a "founder," the first 12 months is
    free, and the second year is only $5 / month. If you're
    not selected as a "founder" (registration ends in July),
    then it's normally $14.95/ month. $5 / month seems
    like a good price.
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    Well, seeing as I, and 90% of the rest of the world don't live in the US, using this service is impossible. Services that only work in US is crap, utter crap and nonsense.
    I hate people who advertise things that only work in US and deals that only works in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    I hate people who advertise things that only work in US and deals that only works in the US.
    Hate's a rather strong word. Perhaps you should, you know,
    grow up a little bit and not let such small things affect you.
    Or you should move to the United States (which I would only
    recommend depending on your current country of residence).

    Also, I wouldn't consider this to be an advertisement as much
    as it is a discussion about a pretty awesome new technology.
    But either way, take a chill pill, ma'am.
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    Just a FYI. Don't let it eat you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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