Onlive cloud gaming
Not a typo there. Onlive, not Online. Onlive is a cloud based videogame system that has been testing and raising money for a while but made a big splash Thursday when it announced a box to hook up to your TV. You buy the box for $99 and it gives you access to games stored in the cloud and played through what the company promises are ultra-fast servers with no lag time. There are a handful of games on there now, including fairly well known ones, and the company says they'll have 50 of them up there before year's end. So it's like the Netflix or Hulu of games. Each game costs money but you can buy 3 or 5 day passes if you just want to try it out or a unlimited access if you want to commit.