OnLive -- Very disruptive internet technology to change things as we know it?

Ravi Pina ravi at cow.org
Thu Mar 26 12:58:32 CDT 2009


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:39:25AM -0400, Rodrick Brown wrote:
> Not sure if anyone has followed the recent announcement of OnLive and
> their new gaming service which will basically allow them to stream
> video game gameplay output realtime to any commodity PC over a
> broadband network.
> 
> Currnet ISP pricing models are not not how many backbone providers
> today can handle thousands of users simultaneously watch continuous
> streaming video at 5Mb/s ?
> If this thing takes off it seem tiered pricing for internet usage
> might not be as far off as one may think?
> 
> OnLive is launching the world?s highest performance Games On Demand
> service, instantly delivering the latest high-end titles over home
> broadband Internet to the TV and entry-level PCs and Macs.
> 
> More overview here:
> http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/24/onlive-killed-the-game-console-star/
> http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/03/24/onlive-the-end-of-seperate-games-platforms/
> 
> -- 
> [ Rodrick R. Brown ]
> http://www.rodrickbrown.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rodrickbrown

This is very similar to Roiku/TiVo/Apple TV et al just that they say they
can do HD with ~5Mb/s circuit.  Has tiered pricing become a hotter topic
with those products?

I'm not taking any position -- just asking out loud.

-r







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