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… » 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

OnLive Is Still Called OnLive, Says Nothing Is Changing

Ever since Friday—when reports started surfacing that cloud gaming pioneer OnLive was shutting down and ceasing to existspeculation has mounted over who, if anyone, had purchased the remains of the company. » 8/19/12 9:28pm 8/19/12 9:28pm

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 Its…

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

Feast Your Eyes on Ouya’s Controller

With over $5 million raised so far, Ouya has made waves as a crowdfunding mega-success. But, when it comes to hardware, there's been precious little to help visualize what have people been throwing their money at. Not any more. » 7/27/12 9:30am 7/27/12 9:30am

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

L.A. Noire’s Tablet Version Commits Some Unforgivable Crimes

Think about it: L.A. Noire should work on a tablet. Rockstar's 2011 crime drama essentially updates the old-school adventure game formula that has players going places and clicking on items. A natural for conversion to a tablet, right? Well, yes… and no. » 4/02/12 2:30pm 4/02/12 2:30pm

OnLive Gains Cred With Free Indie Games Festival Nominees

While members of the video game industry and press are attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week and getting a chance to view the Independent Games Festival awards ceremony on the show floor, OnLive is giving you a chance to feel included, and this very fortunately involves playing games. As… » 2/27/12 9:30pm 2/27/12 9:30pm

OnLive Partners Up With Google TV to Deliver Console-Free Gaming to…

With overpriced hardware and unfriendly UI, Google TV didn't exactly set the world on fire when it launched last year. But, a much-heralded 2.0 revision brought Android apps and better navigation to the service last year. Now, thanks to a partnership with OnLive, users of the streaming/search hybrid will be able to… » 1/11/12 1:00pm 1/11/12 1:00pm

OnLive to Stream Full PC Capability to Your iPad

The company OnLive has revealed a new iPad app that allows iPad owners to stream a full Windows 7 PC straight onto their tablet. Using similar technology that allowed them to make the iPad gaming app that allowed gamers to play full AAA console games on their iPads, Onlive has now given tablet owners access to a full… » 1/09/12 9:00pm 1/09/12 9:00pm

Here’s Why You Need to Stop Dismissing OnLive’s Tablet Gaming

For much of the past week, I've been test driving OnLive's new app and controller pairing. The tech on display impressed me with the response time and the simple fact that, all of a sudden, the gaming options on an iPad are approaching parity with what you can get on a PC. » 12/09/11 5:00pm 12/09/11 5:00pm

Meet The Other Games That OnLive’s Making Playable With Their New…

My preview yesterday about OnLive's new tablet app focused on the controller, because it's the crucial piece for playing a certain kind of game. But the cloud gaming company's making a slew of titles playable by touch input as well. There will be three kinds of input that OnLive will be implementing on tablets:… » 12/08/11 11:40am 12/08/11 11:40am

Play Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire and other AAA Games on Your iPad

Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to play Batman: Arkham City on your iPad. No, not Arkham City Lockdown. The real one, the big-boy PC version. It's happening courtesy of OnLive and it's impressive enough to make you consider trading in your Xbox 360 or PS3 for Apple's lightweight tablet. » 12/07/11 9:00pm 12/07/11 9:00pm

Easing Our Way Into Subscription-Based Gaming

There's a now-classic scene that takes place in many an alien invasion flick: The protagonist has finally realized that something is amiss, that the kooky guy shouting conspiracy theories for the first quarter of the film might have been on to something. "Where are the aliens?" he wonders. And the response: "They're … » 11/23/11 8:00pm 11/23/11 8:00pm

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Confirmed For PCs on Nov. 8, Nov. 11

Looks like those rumors were true, a complete edition of Rockstar's L.A. Noire is coming to Windows PC on Nov. 8 in North America and Nov. 11 in Europe, Take-Two Interactive Software confirmed today. » 9/28/11 11:04am 9/28/11 11:04am