OnLive, a hugely popular on-demand gaming service which came to Android late last year, announced tonight the release of L.A. Noire: Touch Edition, which Founder and CEO Steve Perlman dubs "BY FAR the highest-performance game ever designed for tablets."

For those unaware, OnLive features 25 other touch-playable titles, some of which have been totally redesigned to support touch interaction. L.A. Noire is the latest title to get a touch makeover and is, according to Perlman, "the highest-performance console video game developed specifically for touch-enabled play via mobile cloud gaming. Ever."

Integrating context-specific touch controls with console-quality games successfully marries high-quality gaming with the dynamic touch interaction demanded by the tablet platform, making for an awesome gameplay experience.


Those who already own L.A. Noire through OnLive will enjoy an automatic update for touch-enabled play. Those who haven't experienced the award-winning gum-shoe thriller can rent or buy it from OnLive, which will provide access through your tablet, PC, Mac, and television. To check it out, just click over to the game's OnLive Store listing here.

If you haven't tried OnLive yet, the service is pretty incredible, providing on-demand cloud gaming to just about all your electronic devices, and bringing you games that, in the words of Steve Perlman, "have no business running on a tablet, but utterly redefine the tablet experience."

Source: OnLive PR

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/dextersgenius deX

    Anyone know of a similar service for smartphones?

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      As it so happens, OnLive works with both smartphones and tablets!

      • http://twitter.com/#!/dextersgenius deX

        When I try to buy a game, I get "Sorry, but you must be in your home region to modify your billing information. However, you can still access the OnLive service while away. For more information, please visit our Customer Support portal.".

        So does this mean this service is for the US only? :(

        • http://twitter.com/#!/dextersgenius deX

          Never mind, just found out on their customer support site:

          "At this time, the OnLive Game Service is enabled for the US and UK regions. "

          Dammit. If only I had a penny for every single time I saw this message, I would have enough money to migrate to the US. :P

  • http://learnfree.eu/ lokster

    "This item cannot be installed in your device's country."
    Never understood what's the point in this. I am willing to pay, and yet - they don't want my money... Their loss.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/dextersgenius deX

      Exactly. It's not like the internet has any boundaries, so why create artificial ones?

      • sladerino

        That's because the servers have to be near you- otherwhise the lags would be horrible and you couldn't enjoy the game.

    • Deltaechoe

      It's copyright and licensing issues that keep programs from being installed in various countries. Since copyright andlicensing is not internationally standardized there tend to be issues in obtaining copyrights everywhere so businesses start where the biggest markets are first.