The OnLive Public Beta has been announced, and it will be starting some time soon. For those of you unfamiliar with what OnLive is, it is a digital service that will allow you to play some of the most technically demanding games on a sub par computer. Like playing Crysis, max settings, on a weak computer, basically. It sounds like it will be a revolutionary service, if it does indeed succeed at it’s goal.
For those of you who signed up for the beta, check your email because you may be chosen to actually participate. As shown on the official OnLive blog, the beta sessions will start soon, and those chosen will be emailed and you’ll take a more indepth test of your networking capabilities. Then you, along with others, will be able to play and enjoy this service. The purpose of the beta test is to see how OnLive will do in real world situations, as well as spotting any major bugs that may need fixing.
To sign up for the OnLive Beta, all you need to do is provide some basic information about your internet service provider. You also need to be over the age of 18. People are currently expecting a lag fest, I’m hoping for the best to be honest. I want to be able to play graphic intesive games on my weak little labtop. I don’t know what games will be available on the OnLive service for the public beta, but they should definitely include Crysis in there, as it’s pretty obvious that it’s one of the most intensive games available for the pc currently. For those of you who are lucky enough to enter the beta, you should post about your experiences and thoughts on the service, I’m sure a lot of people are dying to know how the OnLive Beta will go.
Last night on 1 vs. 100, the host, Chris Cashmen, supposedly let some information leak accidentally. One source claims that he said that in a week the game will come out of beta, and players will finally be able to bring home prizes.
Last night, the selected “one”, who played against the 100 mob, decided to choose Money over the Mob at the end of the round. So he won the prize of 1200 Microsoft Points, or he would have if this wasn’t beta, which the host was quick to remind him. After saying that, he also said, according to the source, that prizes can not be won until next week when 1 vs. 100 is out of beta. Then tried to cover his tracks, then saying after that next week will be a “huge announcement” coming for 1 vs. 100. Then tried to change the topic.
the selected ‘one’ who played against the 100 mob made a decision to choose Money over the Mob at an end of round. In doing so he grabbed a prize of 1200 MS Points! – Well indeed he would have if the host had not have reminded us Live On Air that we are in Beta mode so prizes can not be won until next week! Having realised what he just said, the host mumbled his words and continued to speak at a faster pace – then announced again for us to watch out next week when a huge announcement is coming for 1 vs 100, before continuing to babble on about his lack of an original gamertag to move away from the subject!
However, a reader over at Kotaku who also says that they were present during the 1 vs. 100 game in the crowd, says that they heard no such thing. They did hear the “Stay tuned for the huge announcement next week”, but they did not hear that prizes would be able to be won next week. So one way or another, there will be an announcement, whether it’s the game coming out of beta or just a “huge announcement”. Believe what you want, should be exciting none-the-less.