Four games free to play this weekend.

#1 Posted by TurboMan (7421 posts) -

Attention to the few OnLive users on Giant Bomb:

The following games are going to be free to rent for three days over the halloween weekend:

  • Orcs Must Die
  • Metro 2033
  • F3AR
  • Amnesia

Plus, a fifth game will be named on monday on OnLive's facebook page

OnLive is more awesome than people give credit for.

#2 Edited by gike987 (1751 posts) -

May be me not living in the UK or US (although i live in Sweden which is close to the UK and my internet is 100mbps) but it felt like I was playing a YouTube video with heavy input lag. Uninstalled it after a couple of minutes even if it was free.

#3 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Yes. Onlive is really rad. I have a macbook and I was able to plug in my xbox wired controller and it totally worked. My internet on campus is really fantastic but it never goes over 890 kbps when using onlive. I can get up to 12 mbps when downloading quicklooks and other stuff. The video quality is really nice though but the compression is sometimes noticable but for osme stuff like Dirt 2 or Fear 3, it it noticeably better than what I would get on my xbox 360. Not a noticable lag, you just have to 'adjust; slightly the reaction a bit.

I think I am going to finish fear 3 using the playpass

#4 Posted by TurboMan (7421 posts) -

@Dany: Is F3Ar worth playing? I might try and get in on a co-op game this weekend and play through it.

#5 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

@gike987 said:

May be me not living in the UK or US (although i live in Sweden which is close to the UK and my internet is 100mbps) but it felt like I was playing a YouTube video with heavy input lag. Uninstalled it after a couple of minutes even if it was free.

So you got it to work in Sweden? How?

#6 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Dany said:

The video quality is really nice though but the compression is sometimes noticable.

What? really? it looks like a 720P Youtube video to me which I wouldn't call "really nice". : (

#7 Posted by benpicko (2001 posts) -

@gike987 said:

May be me not living in the UK or US (although i live in Sweden which is close to the UK and my internet is 100mbps) but it felt like I was playing a YouTube video with heavy input lag. Uninstalled it after a couple of minutes even if it was free.

I live in Canada and my internet is 50mpbs and I have like 15ms ping, but it's the same as what you said.

#8 Posted by TurboMan (7421 posts) -

@benpicko said:

@gike987 said:

May be me not living in the UK or US (although i live in Sweden which is close to the UK and my internet is 100mbps) but it felt like I was playing a YouTube video with heavy input lag. Uninstalled it after a couple of minutes even if it was free.

I live in Canada and my internet is 50mpbs and I have like 15ms ping, but it's the same as what you said.

It's definitely location based. Even here in America, I know of people that have a hard time of getting OnLive to look good. I'm in a good area, so the service is great for me. I don't think they have a center in Canada yet, and I know it shouldn't work in Sweden.

#9 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Dany said:

The video quality is really nice though but the compression is sometimes noticable.

What? really? it looks like a 720P Youtube video to me which I wouldn't call "really nice". : (

I'd say the quality of the actual games graphics are really nice but layered through video compression

@TurboMan said:

@Dany: Is F3Ar worth playing? I might try and get in on a co-op game this weekend and play through it.

I like it so far, not scary though. Good shooter

#10 Posted by gike987 (1751 posts) -
@Venatio said:

@gike987 said:

May be me not living in the UK or US (although i live in Sweden which is close to the UK and my internet is 100mbps) but it felt like I was playing a YouTube video with heavy input lag. Uninstalled it after a couple of minutes even if it was free.

So you got it to work in Sweden? How?

I went to their site registered and installed it. They don't have any servers in Sweden but they still let me install it.
#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@TurboMan said:

@Dany: Is F3Ar worth playing? I might try and get in on a co-op game this weekend and play through it.

Not as good as 4orza

#12 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

I'm already ahead of you, been playing metro 2033 because I missed out on the THQ sale they had on steam a couple of weeks ago. I have the slowest connection you can possibly have while still having onlive work and while the compression is really noticeable, it doesnt bother me. I love the technology behind it and if the deals keep coming, I'll keep using onlive.

#13 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

I probably need to directly connect to my router, but the mouse lag is super annoying.

#14 Posted by benpicko (2001 posts) -

Everybody sh

#15 Posted by benpicko (2001 posts) -

Wow. Could this mobile site get more annoying? Anyway, everyone should try Gaikai.com. No lag, and great picture quality. MUCH, much, much better than OnLive.

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