Dec 8 2011
OnLive the Cloud gaming company has released their playable OnLive client for iPad and iPhone. OnLive enables its users to avail console-quality games for Macs, PCs, TVs (and now mobile devices) by remotely streaming the game from their central servers. The client device need not be fast enough to render high resolution graphics — instead it simply has to play back what amounts to a video stream of the game, while user controls are sent back to the central server.
For the first time, users can play actual games which earlier can only be played on PC or Macs, on a relatively low power device such as a tablet or smartphone. With Onlive’s just-launched mobile app, DiRT 3, Assasin’s Creed Revelations, L.A. Noire and many more titles can now be played on iPad and soon, the iPhone.
The app itself is free, but users will still need to pay for Onlive games which are available per title or through Onlive’s PlayPack Bundle. The app currently works for the iPad with support for the iPhone coming later.
Also, as games are played on the cloud, users can just about continue playing where they left off on a different device.[via - Techcrunch]