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Into the Clouds

  • August 25, 2010

A subscription service makes it possible to play graphics-intensive games without bulky consoles or high-powered computers. Games are streamed over the Internet to a PC, Mac, or television through a microconsole (above left). Processing takes place on remote servers, where the games are stored.

Product: OnLive
Cost: First year of membership is available free through Labor Day, $4.95 per month for second year
Availability: Now
Source: www.onlive.com
Companies: OnLive

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