Console Gaming on your iOS and Android Devices with New Onlive App

OnLive, the cloud based gamin company has finally released an app for both the Android and iOS platforms to allow gamers the ability to play console quality titles on the go.  Their system essentially allows you to stream next-gen games to your mobile phone, and tablet to achieve a gaming experience never seen before on these mediums.  The app itself is free, but you’ll have to square up with OnLive to pay for the games you want to stream, or just fork over some rental fees just like Blockbuster.  They even offer a monthly subscription to access their streaming games online.  OnLive is basically the gaming equivalent of On Demand TV and Movies that you find on the major cable and satellite vendor’s systems.

OnLive’s new mobile apps should be available today, but as of right now (2P EST) I don’t see it on the iTunes App Store quite yet.  Although, it is available for Android devices, and the app for that platform can be downloaded here.  OnLive is reporting that 25 games currently support touchscreen controls, but you can also buy their universal gaming controller to get the full console feel while playing on your mobile devices.

Lego Batman comes as a free gift for downloading the OnLive Mobile app

They really do have a comprehensive gaming library, so the allure of downloading this app for gaming on the go is definitely strong for me.  I may give it a go on my Xperia Play, but I’m really wanting to see this thing in action on the iPad 2.  If this app works as well as described I may have a new obsession on my hands.  You’ve not been needing another way to game…

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