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Google Nexus 7 to get OnLive game controller support

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Google Nexus 7 to get OnLive game controller support
Are you into mobile gaming? Then you might have heard of OnLive – the cloud-based service that allows you to play high-quality video games on a smartphone or a tablet. What makes this service special is that all the computing is offloaded to OnLive's servers, while a video of the action is being streamed straight to your mobile device.

OnLive also offers a $50 gaming controller, which gets along well with a number of smartphones and tablets. What's more is that the controller will soon be compatible with the Google Nexus 7 tablet, meaning that for a total of $250, you will basically have a hardcore mobile gaming setup on your hands. Here is a statement from OnLive on the matter: ”We don’t have support out for [the Google Nexus 7 tablet] yet, but we hope to shortly.”

The list of games available on OnLive includes Homefront, Civilization V, Assasin’s Creed Revelations, Dirt 3, and more. And keep in mind that these are not mere Android ports, rather the full-fledged versions of the games. Is anyone tempted to get an OnLive controller for their smartphone or tablet? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

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posted on 17 Jul 2012, 09:37

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Well I don't know about the controller but
the service sounds like the next big thing.
It could totally change the game :p

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 09:52

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

how bout streaming games from an XBOX to your tablet playable with the xbox controller, make such a device and see the money pouring in!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 19:44

3. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Why buy one? I've been able to connect my PS3 controller to my androids via Sixaxis Contoller app for quite sometime. The OnLive site is good to learn more about though. Using androids as a game console is going to be the wave.

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