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OnLive - Possible new distribution outlet for Telltale?

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I saw OnLive on one of my youtube subscriptions, and I think telltale should get in on this action! There is a spot on their website for developers to contact them! How about it? :)

http://www.onlive.com/contact.html?partners
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  • I think he had his tongue in cheek when he said that stuff about trying to break the speed of light. Will be interesting when this hits beta.
  • I'm pretty hopeful about this. Sci-fi becomes reality all of the time. So, while this may seem impossible, I won't write it off just yet.
  • tobar;120907 said:
    I think he had his tongue in cheek when he said that stuff about trying to break the speed of light. Will be interesting when this hits beta.
    I wish I could sign up for Beta, but it says "continental US" only. A Canadian that owns a mac will never get ANYWHERE in the gaming world. :(
  • It's a curious thing. Not really worth a lot of hype to me, personally. I saw it, went "...huh.", and didn't think much of it.

    I mean, if it works, that's nice. What will their policies be towards content? Is it subscription? Pay by the hour? I'm not exactly sure if these have been answered or not.

    Basically, I want a free demo of a high-quality game, just a level or two. If it runs flawlessly, I'd consider using the service to cut strain on my hardware.
  • Apparently they're going to be asking for a subscription fee to access the service, then you'll be able to play free demos, or rent/buy games. Nothing seems to be finalized, so I guess we'll see by Winter if they really do go live by then.
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    Gary Telltale Alumni
    Once upon a time, who would have thought people could communicate with others throughout the world using a plastic and metal box - much less watch live video of concerts, pandas in zoos, and people bitching about any and everything? I wouldn't write this OnLive idea off just yet.

    This isn't an official statement in any way, but I would personally love to see a thing like this actually work. Probably not as the only option to play games, but an option. Being a Mac user, if there was some sort of way (besides Bootcamp or the like) to natively play PC based games on my Macbook would be great.
  • Gary;121140 said:
    eing a Mac user, if there was some sort of way (besides Bootcamp or the like) to natively play PC based games on my Macbook would be great.
    Crossover Games is starting to bug me.

    For some reason, BootCamp won't work because my hard drive is broken....or something.
  • Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to the idea at all. In fact, it would be great for many people if I was wrong here. I'm just skeptical because the claims made by these folks are ultra-unrealistic considering the current state of technology. I don't doubt it will someday be possible, but it just seems too soon.
  • I'm not even sure it won't work technically so much as I'm not sure it'll work as a business model, or if what they have set up will be for whatever reason incompatible with my hardware/connection for seemingly arbitrary reasons of technological fate.
  • If this catches on it could be a good way for telltale to gain a larger audiance.
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