Now, you can play hardcore games wirelessly on your computer using OnLive which has launched its public Wi-Fi beta.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010: Want to play those hardcore game on your computer and not on gaming rigs? OnLive allows you to do so. Well, OnLive has been providing this service for a long time over wired network connection but now they have launched a public Wi-Fi beta which will allow users to play games wirelessly.
I took this test further and stayed away from the router to find out after how long my connection is finally dropped. I was impressed to say the least. I was given a 5-minute window before the connection was dropped permanently. This shows that the team knows about the problem and thus keeps your game paused for 5 minutes when you loose your connection. Five minutes are enough to relocate or address a problem.
It is just a beta test so these glitches are normal. Overall, it was a good experience. You can opt-in for the Beta which is open to all OnLive users who have connections 3 Mbps or faster. Give it a try; you wouldn’t regret it.