The PS4: One Day Later

I went to Sony's over-hyped 2006 press conference and they showed the world a version of the PlayStation 3 that we never quite got. And so last night, I went to Sony's 2013 PlayStation 4 press conference wondering what new ways they'd planned to trick me. » 2/21/13 6:00pm 2/21/13 6:00pm

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 to… » 9/25/12 9:30pm 9/25/12 9:30pm

Well, One Guy Kept His Job at OnLive

That would be the CEO, Steve Perlman. More than 200 other employees were summarily dismissed when the cloud-gaming service caved in last week, though a corporate statement said half would be hired back, and others offered consulting gigs. That doesn't exactly shut down speculation that this "rebooting" of the company was … » 8/24/12 11:00pm 8/24/12 11:00pm

What Went Wrong With OnLive?

I remember the first time I saw OnLive demoed for me. Three years ago, I was ushered into a conference room on Manhattan's Midtown East neighborhood and saw Crysis running of the cloud gaming service's network. It looked impressive, sure, but there could have been all sorts of tomfoolery going on to make the streaming… » 8/21/12 5:00pm 8/21/12 5:00pm

Did OnLive Gut Its Employees' Stock Options to Make Itself Cheaper to…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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

Report: Sony Close to Buying a Cloud Gaming Service, Potentially…

Sony might be in talks to acquire either OnLive or Gaikai—the two biggest cloud gaming providers—according to a report on Edge that follows up on previous articles on MCV and VG 24/7. » 5/30/12 5:00pm 5/30/12 5:00pm

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