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OnLive Launches PlayPack Program With 38 Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. PST

By distilling specialized game hardware out of the equation, OnLive will allow games to be played as a pure media experience on virtually any device, with the same flexibility and instant-play experience that we’ve come to expect from online video and music.

The OnLive Game Service is an interactive platform that introduces a unique way for consumers to discover, explore and experience video game content. It offers immediate access to premium video game content on a PC or Mac via a broadband connection through a web browser, and via OnLive's MicroConsole TV adapter.

OnLive has added the “PlayPack” flat-rate plan to its instant-play offerings! Play games all day, every day, for just $9.99/month. It’s gaming at your fingertips 24 hours a day: power on, jump in. Gamer nirvana.

Between the new PlayPack and existing PlayPass plans, OnLive has something for every budget and any gamer, and what’s great is you can choose to participate in either or both plans. Here’s how they work:

  • PlayPass plan: largely new-release games available for free demo or 3-day, 5-day or Full purchases. Current prices range from $2.99-$49.99.
  • PlayPack plan: recent, classic and indie titles. Access to the full PlayPack library is $9.99/month, first month free.

Some games will only be in the PlayPass or PlayPack plan, some will be in both, and over time, you’ll see PlayPass games added to the PlayPack library as they get older. For example, NBA 2K11 just came out, so NBA 2K10 has been added to the PlayPack. But what’s great is game saves are kept seamlessly between the plans, to give you complete flexibility if you’ve been playing a game in one plan and then move to the other.

When the PlayPack plan is released to all OnLive members on January 15, we’ll have over 40 great games available with LOTS more coming, but we wanted to toss in a little surprise for everyone pioneering the new OnLive Game System. When we ship you an OnLive Game System, you get access to PlayPack Beta for free until January 14 (if PlayPack Beta is listed in My Games, your OnLive Game System has shipped). So, as we fill out the PlayPack library over the next few weeks, you’ll have free access to all the PlayPack games on the OnLive Game System as well your PC or Mac. Go wild.

Confirmed titles are:

  1. AaaaaAAaaaAAA- aaAAAAaAAAAA!!!
  2. Alien Shooter
  3. Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000
  4. Bioshock
  5. Brain Challenge
  6. Ceville
  7. Defense Grid Gold
  8. Dimensity
  9. Evil Genius
  10. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  11. Frontlines: Fuel of War
  12. Gene Labs
  13. Hotel
  14. King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
  15. King’s Legacy
  16. LEGO Batman
  17. The Maw
  18. Madballs in Babo: Invasion
  19. Men of War: Red Tide
  20. NBA 2K10
  21. Ninja Blade
  22. Pathologic
  23. Port Royale 2
  24. Prince of Persia
  25. Puzzle Chronicles
  26. Saw
  27. Star Wolves 3
  28. Supreme Commander
  29. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  30. Titan Quest: Gold
  31. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  32. Tomb Raider: Underworld
  33. Trine
  34. Tropico 3
  35. Unreal Tournament III: Titan Pack
  36. Wheelman
  37. World of Goo
  38. Zombie Shooter 2
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