RE "...for the serious gamers" and "games on pc's? naah" and other utter idiocies...
After reading this part:
"...OnLive will start streaming games to PCs and Macs this June using algorithms and patented video compression technology it's promised will overcome network latency to deliver rich graphics and powerful performance for the serious gamer."
Then I read this one:
"I stopped playing games on pc's years ago, I prefer consoles because the game was written precisely for this hardware profile, no messing around with fast hard disks, specced ram or wickedy wick graphics cards, if its for this console, its optimised for this console."
and I just felt sorry for the ignorant-as-hell but confident-as-always poster.
I'm a Dad, have a family, a full-time job etc yet I will never-ever consider giving up occasional gaming on my PC - anyone 'serious enough' will tell you the same thing: PC gaming is unparalleled, unmatched and always LEADS gaming, unlike consoles which are inherently compromised (some mi8ght say broken) platforms, not to mention their controls, completely useless for several of my favourite genres (FPS, Hybrid FPS-RPG, RTS).
What these ignoramuses think, where computer graphics advances, on consoles? Aside of few moments due to internal development politics (R600 aka Xenon) consoles are always riding on the tail of PC graphics.
Any console, due to its sole advantage (fixed hardware, that is), is inherently INFERIOR to any high-end PC graphics at any given date and I don't even want to get into the nasty details of lackluster console hardware, the craptastic texture quality, the color space differences (RGB vs Video) etc etc.
Whoever thinks "serious gamers" would ever consider some online streaming service that's worse than a console is clearly clueless - unless, of course, "serious" means some half-retarded console button-smashing teen in their basement...