Okay, so sure, OnLive still exists, but given its financial woes and general instability, it's unlikely that the company will be investing in any new hardware or infrastructure. This is a shame, because NVIDIA just dropped some sweet-looking server racks on us at CES. While it bears more than a little resemblance to the GeForce GRID program, the NVIDIA GRID features the ability to support 24 concurrent users on a single node.

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In addition to providing businesses with huge, server-side processing power, the company is also touting a fully-integrated video game streaming system that includes an Android client. On stage at CES, we got to see a demo of Trine 2 being played on an LG TV (directly, not via a box, which is awesome), and then jump over to an Android tablet and pick up the game where he left off with a wireless controller. Okay, sign me up.

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Of course, NVIDIA isn't announcing any consumer-facing arm just yet, but the company has announced a litany of partners that it says it will be working with. We'll see how many games get support for the platform, or whether any distributors pick this up. Not for nothing, but...hey, Steam? Can we get your attention over here, please? Just sayin'.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • TynanDeRosa

    Just sucks he decided to stream the game that's not exactly gpu taxing whatsoever. Should've gone for a higher end title to reallyshow off what it can do.

    • Matthew Fry

      May be that efficiency is not quite there yet and they did not want to reveal that.

      • TynanDeRosa

        If it's going to be the next edition of OnLive, then they should be pushing the gpu to show us what is possible. Else you're just nikpicking which genres it'll be good with.

  • philnolan3d

    Of course OnLive is investing in new infrastructure. They're even said many big changes will be coming in the new year.

  • http://twitter.com/joebein Joe

    OnLive leases their servers. They're always looking for new technologies when their leases are up. They could switch over to this new hardware quicker than you think.