Your Cable Company Wants To Try To Be Your Next Console

Despite the rather dramatic meltdown of OnLive earlier this year, "cloud gaming" remains one of the go-to buzzwords for the future of game delivery. With so many American internet service providers capping data or providing slow and/or unreliable bandwidth, a fully-streaming future has seemed likely to take a while… » 9/25/12 9:30pm 9/25/12 9:30pm

Did OnLive Gut Its Employees' Stock Options to Make Itself Cheaper to Buy Out?

In the aftermath of OnLive's not-really-bankruptcy, not-really-restructuring comes this rumor from TechCrunch, which may explain why the cloud-gaming service would want to, effectively, terminate itself as a company, but not its services, nor offer up any of its assets for liquidation to settle its mounting debts.… » 8/19/12 3:30pm 8/19/12 3:30pm

Weak Traffic, Low Subscribers Meant Something Had to Happen—but OnLive Employees Didn't Expect the End

All of OnLive's 200 employees worked daily with the cloud gaming service's traffic numbers, and knew that something big had to happen for the company around this time of the year. That's not to say everyone expected to lose their jobs together on the same day, no severance, no benefits, no nothing. » 8/18/12 2:30pm 8/18/12 2:30pm

OnLive Assets Acquired by 'Newly Formed Company,' Vows to Continue Service [Corrected]

Bad news always slides under the door at the end of Friday, and today's was a rumor of some kind of quasi -bankruptcy for the cloud gaming service OnLive and, more importantly, mass layoffs of its employees. After a series of officious no-comments to reporters, OnLive has issued a statement confirming that its sale to… » 8/17/12 8:21pm 8/17/12 8:21pm

Source: OnLive Filing for a Form of Bankruptcy, New Company to Take Its Place [UPDATES]

OnLive, the pioneers of cloud gaming, are in dire straits and are preparing to file for a form of bankruptcy, a source inside the company told Kotaku today. An OnLive spokesperson maintains that the OnLive service, which enables people to stream games to their computers and tablets without the need for dedicated… » 8/17/12 2:54pm 8/17/12 2:54pm

A Weekend Without Internet Made Me Worried About the Always-Streaming Future

Friday night, we went out to a movie. And when we stepped out of the theater to come home, we found ourselves standing in a maelstrom the likes of which neither of us had ever before seen around DC. The storm caused astonishing levels of damage in under an hour, and left 1.3 million of our neighbors sitting in the… » 7/02/12 6:00pm 7/02/12 6:00pm

Mini Motor Racing Bringing Cloud Saves to iDevices

Another racing game, another iOS feature implementation. This time, it's Mini Motor Racing, the upcoming Micro Machines-meets-motocross title from Binary Mill, that's going to go live with the iCloud feature rolling out for the bleeding edge of Apple's portables. (You might remember Binary Mill as the devs who teamed… » 10/06/11 12:20pm 10/06/11 12:20pm