by Anton Shilov
11/15/2012 | 08:52 AM
LG Electronics has added OnLive game service application to its Smart TV G2-series high-definition televisions. Owners of the TV-sets will now be able to enjoy console-quality video games without consoles by streaming titles from remote servers.
"We are proud to be working with OnLive to deliver an incredible home entertainment experience with a full range of interactive viewing and gaming possibilities on LG G2 Series TVs," said Georg Rasinski, director of home entertainment brand management at LG Electronics USA.
The OnLive app was delivered over the air today to the LG G2 series TVs that are already in homes and will be preinstalled on future LG Google TVs. LG G2 HDTVs are based on dual-core L9 system-on-chip developed by LG itself, feature Google TV software and have stereo-3D full-HD (1920*1080) screen with LED backlit and 120Hz refresh rate. With the OnLive wireless controller, LG G2 TV owners in the United States can go to the “premium apps” menu on their TVs and play hundreds of video games on demand.
The OnLive catalog includes games from more than 80 publishers, with everything from blockbuster new releases to classic franchises to family-friendly sports, racing and action-adventure games. With a single purchase, OnLive games can be played on any OnLive-compatible device-on PC, Mac, many Android tablets, TVs with the OnLive Game System, and now LG G2 TVs-anywhere there is broadband. Users can start a game on one device and continue playing on any other device, with full saved game data intact in the cloud.
Games can be demoed free and purchased or rented a la carte, or players can subscribe to the OnLive PlayPack for unlimited play of more than 200 games, with more titles added monthly. OnLive also offers free access to social features, such as game spectating in the OnLive Arena, recording ten-second Brag Clip videos of players' best gaming moments, and sharing videos and Achievements with friends on OnLive and Facebook.
"Our partnership with LG has enabled us to take an important step forward in making high-end gaming accessible to everyone, across a variety of consumer electronic devices. Gamers can now enjoy hundreds of amazing console-quality games with no new hardware necessary beyond an OnLive controller and LG's fast and intuitive Google TV," said Gary Lauder, chairman of OnLive.