Originally Posted by Anthony1
Xbox live runs about the same? Huh? Xbox Live is like $3 per month or less (if you find the 12+1 cards on sale for cheap). This service is $15 per month. That's a five fold increase.
As for unlimited game use, yeah, if it was $15 and you had unlimited use of their library of games like GameTap used to do, then that would be relatively decent.
I LOL at him too! $180 a year for the right to pay more money to play actual games. The PS3 was $600 at release and everyone freaked out at the cost. To date the PS3 is 4 years old this holiday. The OnLive system would be $720 for 4 years, and the PS3 is not even close to being replaced yet. At 6 years, when I suspect we will see the PS3 replacement, OnLive would cost $1080 in comparison.
With the PS3 doing so much more than gaming, the value for OnLive isn't there. I would pay $20 a month if I had unlimited gaming. More than that and it wouldn't make financial sense for me. And I play a lot of games.
This will eventually be how we all game, but I dread the day when it comes to life. I really like the console life cycle and the excitement of getting a new system at launch. The speculation leading up to a new system is always fun to follow. The PS3 having Blu-Ray was huge for Sony and us. With Cloud gaming that is all gone.