Free OnLive game system builds hype at EuroGamer

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Today some of the PR team visited EuroGamer 2011 to get hands-on with the best and latest games hitting consoles this year and next. While graphics were a hot topic within the team for certain games, and we all had our favorites, you couldn’t deny the hype building around one new service called “OnLive”.

After spending nearly a year in the U.S. with people going crazy for the cloud gaming experience, the OnLive game system went live in the UK last night and was the highlight of EuroGamer today. The line of people wanting to register for OnLive and pickup their free OnLive game system did not stop all day, and stretched around the show floor most of the day.

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We know everyone loves something for free, the hardware in this case and your first game for one pound, there had to be more to this new cloud gaming service and after giving it some hands-on time, we could see why.

Some of the games had cartoon like graphics but others, especially the racing games, had really crisp and impressive lag free graphics. The on-demand video game service will stream some of the latest games to your HDTV via a small OnLive box, which looks professional and comes with a smart game controller to match.

Look out for our first impressions and hands-on review over the coming days; remember to join our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates. “OnLive will change everything,” said Brian Jaquet, OnLive’s Director of Corporate Communications, and we think he’s right on the money there. Find out more at onlive.co.uk.