Video Game On Demand Service Adds $US10 Plan

Streaming video game service OnLive plans to start offering a flat-rate video game plan for their on demand service starting next month, the company said today.

The PlayPack, already available in beta to OnLive Game System owners, will cost $US9.99 a month and launch to all OnLive members on January 15.

The PlayPack joins the already available 3-day and 5-day rentals and Full PlayPass pay options. The company says the new plan comes as they start to ship the $US99 Onlive Game System to customers.

The PlayPack option only grants access to a selection of games, a library the company says they plan to expand. Currently that library includes about 40 games. Among the titles are:

· Prince of Persia, Ubisoft · NBA 2K10, 2K Sports · Tomb Raider: Underworld, Square-Enix · F.E.A.R. 2, Warner Bros · Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., Ubisoft · Unreal Tournament 3, Epic · Vin Diesel Wheelman, Ubisoft · LEGO Batman™, Warner Bros · Defense Grid Gold, Hidden Path · Saw, Konami · World of Goo, 2D Boy

OnLive service allows gamers to instantly play available games on their TV with the OnLive Game System or on a PC or Mac.

"OnLive's new PlayPack plan is another example of unique value and convenience unlocked through cloud gaming technology," said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive. "People love flat-rate plans for instant-play media, so it's exciting to introduce this offering to the video game market for the first time. With PlayPass games priced from $US3.99 to $US49.99, along with the new $US9.99/mo PlayPack plan, OnLive's growing library of games will suit any budget and any type of gamer, from casual to hardcore."


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