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OnLive Reveals All-You-Can-Game For $9.99/Month Plan

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2010 @ 6:57 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.

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:

  • Defense Grid Gold
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • King's Bounty: Armored Princess
  • Ninja Blade
  • Prince of Persia
  • Puzzle Chronicles
  • Saw
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Unreal Tournament III: Titan Pack
  • Wheelman
  • World of Goo
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