Columbus tablet gaming fans looking for more of a high-end PC or console game experience need to check out the OnLive game streaming service, currently seeing a rollout to the iPad and Android tablets.
The folks at Pocketgamer.biz reported on the OnLive mobile rollout earlier today.
LA Noire, Assassin's Creed, and Batman: Arkham City on the iPad
OnLive's array of mobile supported titles looks promising. Popular console and PC games like LA Noire, Assassin's Creed, and Batman: Arkham City are all part of the game streaming service's tablet debut.
A full range of the most popular recent games are available on OnLive, with prices ranging from $5.99 to nearly fifty dollars. Users are able to try out games for free, with rental and gaming bundle packages also available. Of course, a WiFi or 3G network connection is required to use the service.
Frankly, a game streaming service or cloud gaming becomes a more compelling concept on a tablet device, as it allows the gamer to play games normally ill-suited to the resource-constrained mobile environment. Using the OnLive wireless control truly makes the iPad a PC-level gaming device. Touchscreen control is also supported.
Will Apple and Google allow OnLive and other game streaming services?
Given Apple's overly restrictive App Store polices, it's a wonder that OnLive is actually allowed in the App Store. The fact that the iPad app is free and all game purchases happen through a PC or Mac allows OnLive to work. Essentially, it's like the Netflix iPad app, but for video games.
Columbus gamers looking for a high-end mobile gaming experience definitely need to check out OnLive on an iPad or Android tablet. Support for smartphones and the Kindle Fire is also available.
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