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Way back in August my buddy Kevin Miller published his review of the video game streaming service OnLive. While he was impressed with the technology, one of Kevin’s biggest complaints was the pricing structure.

Apparently OnLive was listening because today they announced that starting January 15, there will be a new subscription option which features a flat $9.99 rate per month. Dubbed the ‘OnLive PlayPack’ subscription, this option will feature a “growing library” of “recent, classic and indie titles.” You probably should note that there is a limited selection of titles that fall under the ‘OnLive PlayPack’ subscription. To see what they are, hit the jump.
The games that are currently confirmed for this subscription model 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

Personally, this list of games isn’t exactly going to make my whip my wallet out and start handing my cash over to OnLive. Not only are these games not exactly the most critically acclaimed titles (besides the indie gems World of Goo & Defense Grid), but they also aren’t really that graphically intense. I mean, if most computers out there can already run these games, why bother getting them through OnLive?

But then again, that’s just my opinion. What do you guys think? Are you more likely to try out OnLive because of this new subscription option? What games would you like to see added to this list? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.


  1. Whoa whoa whoa…

    I was excited until I saw “limited”.


    • You said it. That list of games is going to need some serious padding before this becomes a popular, much less successful, subscription plan.

    • avatar Kazuhiko

      I haven’t lsineted yet, but I swear by the most profane gawds of the outer reaches of the ninety nine hells, this had better be a damn good episode, or somebody’s getting teabagged.

  2. avatar Rekha

    Hard to top that doing a full on 3d game by ysuroelf is a tough prospect to say the least. What you have looks good the motion capture in-house studio explains it though. Just modeling and texturing time after that.

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