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Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Steve
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Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Has anyone signed up for an account yet? I have signed up already and been checking It out a bit more,  Requirements=Broadband speed 3-5Mbps, and an  HDTV and I think the hardware Is going to cost around the 60 Quid mark. Interesting!!
http://onlive.co.uk/
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

PC gamer and staying that way.  I have No TV and no plans to buy one, let alone a HDTV capable plus having to pay for a TV license.  Anyway as it is my connection isn't capable anyway I get at best 3mbit with a following wind and normally 2-2.5
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Tongue Na PC all the way  Cool , they havent released a price yet  Huh plus reading from the USA its  graphic,s are worse than a PS3
a big pooop i think
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

I was going to make a thread asking about this myself, the service uses alot of bandwidth and I am directing this question at plusnet staff, will the service eat into regular bandwidth? Only asking as onlive have gone into partnership with bt and with bt being plusnet's parent company I was wondering if the usage of onlive would count separately in any way?
If I remember right onlive uses about 1.5gb of data per half hour so you could eat your allowance up pretty quick
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Absolutely as all usage is counted with no exceptions
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Seems this could get costly for some, Splinter cell conviction uses around 5GB an hour, The least graphical game you can play uses around 1.5GB data. Sad
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Yep if it looks to good to be true it is :p
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Maybe just bt have a special package for it then otherwise it isn't going to be possible for many people of at least you aren't going to be able to play for that long
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Seems this could get costly for some, Splinter cell conviction uses around 5GB an hour, The least graphical game you can play uses around 1.5GB data. Sad
Are you sure as that is about 11.1Mbps
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Maybe slightly lower but not much, Onlive uses a constant 3-6 Mb/s, Streaming In 720p.
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

I hope not - I think you have your bits and bytes mixed up  Grin Grin
Changed it I see
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

That is right, onlive stated themselves that onlive requires about 5mb for 720p quality
In the USA onlive worked with the ISPs to get the usage separate from their usage allowance so I'm sure they wouldn't have thought of releasing the service here if they didn't have something arranged at least with bt
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Steve
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I'm not with BT though LOL, Is onlive having a server In the UK?
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Re: Onlive Is coming to the UK on the 22nd September

Yeah they wouldn't do it from the USA as there is too much latency, they have already been secretly doing beta and testing for a while in the uk