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OnLive Revived With New CloudLift Cloud Gaming Service

Wednesday March 5, 2014 8:56 am PST by
Cloud gaming company OnLive was revived today with the announcement of two new gaming services, including CloudLift and OnLive Go. CloudLift is a subscription service that allows users to play digital games, such as those from Steam, on any device, while OnLive Go for developers is designed to bring MMOs to mobile devices. With CloudLift, OnLive is able to link games purchased from Steam or...

OnLive Denies Rumors That the Company is Shutting Down [Updated]

Friday August 17, 2012 12:21 pm PDT by
According to Polygon and veteran video game developer Brian Fargo, video game streaming company OnLive has fired its entire staff and the company will cease to exist as of later today: According to e-mails forwarded to Polygon from supposedly former OnLive employees, the company will no longer exist as of today. "I wanted to send a note that by the end of the day today, OnLive as an entity...

OnLive's iOS Client Still Waiting for App Store Approval

Wednesday June 6, 2012 11:16 am PDT by
Six months ago, cloud gaming company OnLive announced the release of a playable client for the iPad and the iPhone. At the time, the release of the iOS app was reported to be imminent, but it has yet to materialize. Our sister site TouchArcade reports from E3 that OnLive is "hard at work on getting the app approved", but doesn't have any estimate for when the app will be approved, nor what the ...
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Microsoft Targeting OnLive over Windows Remote Virtualization Licensing

Thursday March 8, 2012 10:49 am PST by
Over the past couple of months, we've been covering OnLive's efforts to bring remote virtualization of Windows applications to the iPad, offering access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and Flash-enabled web browsing through Windows 7. OnLive may, however, be running into some difficulties with Microsoft over its offerings, with ZDNet pointing to a Microsoft blog post discussing licensing...
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OnLive Launches Premium 'Desktop Plus' with Flash and PDF-Enabled Web Browser

Wednesday February 22, 2012 2:54 pm PST by
Last month, OnLive introduced its free OnLive Desktop service that allows users to run virtual instances of Microsoft Office apps streamed from OnLive's remote PCs to the users' iPads. The company has now added Adobe Acrobat Reader support to the service and introduced a paid "Desktop Plus" subscription service to provide enhanced functionality including priority access and a Flash- and...
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OnLive Desktop for iPad Now Available on App Store

Thursday January 12, 2012 9:20 pm PST by
OnLive's virtual Windows 7 / Office app for the iPad has arrived on the App Store. As we reported earlier this week, OnLive Desktop offers iPad users access to full-featured versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The applications are running on OnLive's servers and...