New Cloud Console: OnLive Launch

The new Cloud Console can now be pre-ordered for just $99. This is an innovative new system that takes away downloads, updates and discs. OnLive’s announcement on Thursday said that the system would be able to be pre-ordered for a delivery on December 2nd.

The CEO of OnLive Steve Perlman said ‘Not only is the OnLive Game System the fastest, simplest way to play, watch, and test-drive top-tier games instantly on the living room big screen, it also opens the door to a new world of options for gaming and entertainment, from media-rich social networking and massive spectating to game portability across TV, PC, Mac, and mobile devices.’

Upon launch there will be plenty of games available for this console, some of which are the likes of Mafia 2 and Just Cause 2. The idea behind this console is that you can test a game for free online and if you like it, then you can purchase it with prices ranging from around $5 to $50, read on about the Play Pass and the aims of the Cloud Console over at InformationWeek.com.

Will you be getting this? Can this console compete with the big boys of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii… I don’t think so.