Interesting news today regarding OnLive, the once popular gaming-on-demand service that has had its fair share of troubles since the beginning of last year. Apparently the company, along with all of its assets, have been acquired by Sony and because of that operations will be ceasing in the coming months.
The classic arcade game Gauntlet has arrived onto OnLive but in its new revamped form which is the same game recently released for PC (available on Steam). If you happen to own a MOJO game console from Mad Catz, or any other Android console that features OnLive on it, you can also play this game on it as well.
OnLive is working with Wikipad to make streaming cloud PC games playable with the Wikipad’s included controller encasing. OnLive is a cloud gaming service that lets users play games via streaming to devices that can be connected to the OnLive controller or other compatible controllers. However, in the case with Wikipad, the controller the tablet sits in will now work with OnLive games.
OnLive hasn’t been in the news lately after the cloud-based game streaming company had all the financial troubles one could ever possibly not want. It seems that things might be picking up a bit for OnLive though as Mad Catz has announced the availability and optimization for OnLive for the Android-powered console of theirs called the MOJO.
Well, we did mention that now developers or people with a fair amount of money to blow would be receiving their OUYA development kits over the past week and that videos would start appearing more and more, we now have a good look at the graphics and performance of OUYA running Android games simply installed using their .apk files without any porting having been done.
Continuing with our adventures with OnLive these days, those of you who were excited at the prospect of having OnLive on your future OUYA boxes will be happy to know that the Android-based gaming console will still come with OnLive when it launches in early 2013.
The Adventures of OnLive: Buy-out company revealed, HTC to lose $40 million and other fun quests
While the title may seem a bit sarcastic, or humorous depending on your sense of humor, no doubt a lot of people have been following what has been going on with OnLive over the past few days since rumors began that the company would suddenly be closing its door to massive lay-offs and it being bought out. Since late Friday, after all the dust settled, we knew more about the situation and the impending buy-out of the game streaming service.
So as the dust settles through a flurry of rumors and half details earlier this afternoon, it seems as though some sense is now coming out of the whole OnLive fiasco. Rumors from OnLive shutting down today and entire staff lay-offs, Bankruptcy filing and pretty much everything else you can stuff in there have been floating around.
Moments ago a wild rumor spread across the Twitter space about OnLive apparently closing their doors today out of nowhere and that they were laying off their entire staff. The rumor also suggested that a new company would be formed but all OnLive staff would be laid off.
Android tablet gamers who also own an OnLive account have a bit of a treat as Darksiders II from THQ has arrived onto the cloud gaming service and yes, it is playable on your Android tablet. In fact you won’t get any scaling down on the visuals either and can enjoy the eye candy just as you would on a high-end PC since it is streamed through the Cloud.