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OnLive, the streaming game service that seeks to answer if the all-powerful cloud can run Crysis, is letting PC and Mac users test the system for themselves. The company has opened a public beta for the service today, seeking a wide range hardware configurations and broadband situations to apply. Those signing up are prompted to …

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USA only

bah!

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Only for US

Live Beta is only for US customers

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USA Only

Might help if this minor bit of info was included in the article.

Quote from the page linked to

You need to be at least 18, based in the US and have a broadband-connected PC running Windows Vista®/XP®, or an Intel®-based Mac.

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US only

so don't get ya hopes up... yet.

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Only available in the US

Obviously not wanting to test their compression algorithm over the Atlantic

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Seems to only be open to the US?

just tried signing up & it refuses to accept my post code in the zip code box

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US only

Boo!

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Fun

Nothing says fun like input lag, moving the mouse cursor or pressing a button and waiting for the resultant input to affect the game.. fun!

OnLive could only ever really work over a LAN. Simple fact is that no matter how efficient and quick their encoding and decoding mechanism is, they're still limited by the inevitably packet shaped, crappy home connection that most people are on. Hell, even with a business class ADSL2 line there's still going to be an unacceptably high level of input lag. Good luck trying to play any racing or twitch gaming.

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Finally...

...having friends over the pond has a purpose.

PS relatively easy to find a US zip code using the powers of the Interweb

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You sound surprised...

Merkins don't realise there's a world outside their borders and their "journotards" are no better.

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