Current Version Version: 1.1
Developer OnLive Inc.
Rating
Price Free
Filed Under Entertainment
Age rating 12+
Compatibility
  • iPad

Description

The free OnLive® Viewer gives you a window into on-demand, instant-play video games on the OnLive Game Service. Gaming becomes a spectator sport in the OnLive Arena, where you can instantly watch hundreds of games being played live by gamers throughout the world.

“You can also be a spectator, watching live multiplayer games in progress and move from game to game as if you were surfing channels on TV.” —VentureBeat

***FEATURES FOR THIS APP***

WATCH LIVE GAMEPLAY
Watch players from around the world play games LIVE! Pick up tips, learn new strategies and check out advanced levels of premium video games.

VIEW BRAG CLIPS
Watch and rate Brag Clip™ videos showing incredible moves (and hilarious fails).

WATCH TRAILERS
View trailers for current and upcoming games.

MAKE FRIENDS
Add your favorite players, cheer their gameplay and send them messages.

AMAZING SPEED
OnLive Viewer is backed by ultra-fast cloud-based game servers: so switching between games is like changing TV channels.
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***CHECK OUT THE FULL ONLIVE GAME SERVICE EXPERIENCE ON TV, PC or Mac***
Go to onlive.com to find out how to play games instantly on your TV, Mac or PC, and friends can watch you live using the iPad OnLive Viewer app!

***ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR THE ONLIVE GAME SERVICE***
The following TV, Mac and PC features are viewable, but not yet playable (stay tuned!), on the OnLive Viewer iPad® app:

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY — Test-drive games by jumping in and out of free premium game demos.
PLAY GAMES INSTANTLY — Play top-selling premium games with a 3-day, 5-day or Full PlayPass purchase. Or get an “all-you-can-game” OnLive PlayPack for $9.99/month. Details at onlive.com.
CREATE BRAG CLIP VIDEOS — Record and share your own game highlights.
BRING ONLIVE TO YOUR TV — Check out the OnLive Game System, which brings games instantly to your TV.

***TECHNO-GEEK STUFF***
OnLive Viewer is the first cloud gaming app for a mobile device. High-performance OnLive servers, perhaps thousands of miles away, instantly respond to every touch of your finger, create the entire OnLive experience remotely, and then send the video through the Internet to appear on your iPad screen. Your iPad is like a touchscreen display attached to a giant supercomputer in the cloud.

Because this is so new and complex, we’re starting by just enabling a handful of features with very limited iPad integration. But the possibilities of what we can do with OnLive combined with iPad—both for gaming and other applications—are endless. What you are seeing today is just the very tip of an enormous iceberg. Stay tuned for great stuff to come.

And, we are GRATEFUL for any and all feedback. Nothing like OnLive has existed before, so what we learn from our early users is immensely valuable. Thanks! –The OnLive Team
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***NOTES***

* Sign up to be a member today Free at www.onlive.com.
* Currently OnLive games are not designed for touch-screen devices, so playing games is not yet supported on iPad. But, stay tuned as touch-aware and motion-aware OnLive games are developed!
* The OnLive Viewer works best with at least a 2 Mb Wi-Fi connection. If you have a strong 3G signal, the OnLive Viewer will work for up to 10 minutes at a time.
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***PRAISE FROM THE PRESS FOR THE ONLIVE GAME SYSTEM***
“Assassin's Creed 2, Dirt 2 and many others looked noticeably better than their console counterparts, with higher framerates as well.” —Joystiq
“…for all you early adopters, the time to buy is always now -- through the end of the year, the system comes with a free game …” —Engadget

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