OnLive stories

 
OnLive's vision of streaming video games right into your home using cloud-based rendering is ambitious. Theoretically, it means you can play a graphic-intensive game on a netbook without needing a high-end graphics card to render it. Realistically, it won't be in HD or play as well on a tiny keyboard. OnLive is planning to bring its video game streaming service to your HDTV with its new console box.
 
As promised, OnLive is going live this month. Right now, in fact. You could try it out for yourself if you wanted to. Early adopters get to enjoy the service (read: not the games) for free for a full year, and everyone else has to pay for admission. That's a little irksome — why punish people who weren't in the beta? — but it gets worse.