OnLive Console Costs a Benjamin, Other Pricing Details Revealed

Paul Lilly

The OnLive Game System is now shipping for $99, which includes the MicroConsole bundle and a controller. From now until January 15, 2011, OnLive console owners get access to the PlayPack games library, in beta, free of charge. Titles included in the PlayPack library are as follows:

  • Prince of Persia
  • NBA 2K10
  • Tomb Raider: underworld
  • F.E.A.R. 2
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Vin Diesel Wheelman
  • Lego Batman
  • Defense Grid Gold
  • Saw
  • World of Goo

Once January 15th rolls around, access to the PlayPack will run $9.99/month as a flat-rate plan. In addition, OnLive will continue to offer its current free trials, 3- and 5-day rentals, and Full PlayPass options for a la carte new releases, the company said.

The OnLive system is unique in that it operates entirely on the cloud. It works surprisingly well with better-than-expected responsiveness and some noteworthy features, like built-in 'Brag Clip' controls on the controller that let you capture snippets of gameplay up to 10 seconds at a time.

Read our full review of the OnLive system (including an 8 minute video) right here .

Image Credit: OnLive

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