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GAMING by Marauder
March 25, 2009, 6:58 AM
Filed under: GAMING


A new service from startup OnLive promises to let players buy or rent the latest video games online and start playing within seconds on their television or computers. OnLive, whose investors include Warner Bros., says that disc-only games “will be the dinosaurs of the future.” (Iwantmedia 3/25, http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cotown-games25-2009mar25,0,2697390.story  3/25)

I’ve seen a demo of this.  No separate gaming consoles.  No games.  Cloud based gaming at speeds fast enough to satisfy the   Very hot.


Nintendo is planning to make its DSi handheld available in Europe and the U.S. shortly to combat the popularity of the iPhone, which has become a popular gaming device. “The iPhone was a kind of dark horse,” said Bryan Spaulding, senior director of Boston-based Optaros, a mobile game-development company. “Over time, it will threaten stand-alone game devices.” The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (3/25)


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