Video Game 'Console Killer' to Launch June 17

Service will let users stream games online
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2010 11:00 AM CST

(Newser) – The days of PlayStations and Xboxes are now officially numbered—or at least, they will be if OnLive has its way. The much-hyped online streaming game platform will launch on June 17, the company announced today. The service allows users to play whatever game they want, instantly, and because it uses remote hardware to do it, users would theoretically never need to buy a new console or upgrade their computers again.

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“We want to take your dollars from hardware and let you spend it on software,” explains the company's COO. “We are a new platform and we're building a network and infrastructure to last for the next 30 years of gaming, not the next five years.” The service will cost $15 a month. Launch titles include Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and Borderlands. (Read more OnLive stories.)

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