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VentureBeat reports that OnLive isn't the only company working on a server-based cloud computing video game service, with Acclaim chief creative officer David Perry confirming he too has a similar service in development. Acclaim is not involved.

"I was going to reveal it at [the E3 trade show], but the OnLive news has forced my hand,” said Perry.

Perry says that his service will allow the user to play server-based games without any required download to the client machine (OnLive requires a small one megabyte application to be installed), with the only requirement being a broadband connection.

Perry's project is currently a small-scale operation with himself and a few Dutch technologists on board, but he has filed for patents and hopes to raise venture money and hire more programmers. He also believes his company will need to work out a deal with a major internet service provider to help create a video games on demand service around his tech.

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RecoN

Amen to that! ^_^
Posted 17:34 on 26 March 2009
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thpcplayer@ guyderman

lol
Posted 17:18 on 25 March 2009
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guyderman

And history goes on with the hate! Romans vs jews, blacks vs whites, Speccy vs C64, PS3 vs 360 - it's a never ending cycle showing just how pathetic and insecure the human race can be!
Posted 16:51 on 25 March 2009
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thpcplayer

huh rivals everywhere consoles m$ vs Sony now onlive versus this new thing
Posted 15:59 on 25 March 2009
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renegade

NO. Thing of the other fanboys! what will they (I) do! :'(
Posted 15:51 on 25 March 2009
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Ogre@ dav2612

Hahaha! Yes!!
Posted 15:06 on 25 March 2009
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dav2612

I can see 'my server-based gaming platform is better than yours' arguments coming in a few years.
Posted 13:55 on 25 March 2009
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CheekyLee

There will surely have to be SOMETHING installed on the client machine? Unless he hopes to manage this through browsers in a Quake Live kind of way? Even then, there is an install.
Posted 13:47 on 25 March 2009
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Bloodstorm

Why a rival? Why cant they just work together? We dont even know if this idea will work yet.
Posted 13:35 on 25 March 2009