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OnLive gaming service launches with a free one year subscription

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:40PM EST

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OnLive, the much ballyhooed online gaming service, has finally made its official debut. Having been in beta and available for select users since September 2009, OnLive has begun activating new accounts for the general public As an incentive to garner interest and beef up subscriber numbers, gamers who sign up between now July 15th will receive one free year of service, after which the cost will be $4.95 per month. Beta testers will receive the same subscription offer with a free game thrown in as a bonus. Before you jump for joy over a year of free gaming, this free one year offer is for the monthly subscription only and does not include the cost of games which will range from $5 to $55. Launch titles include Assassin’s Creed 2, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Mass Effect 2, NBA 2K10, DiRT 2, and more. If you have an Intel Mac or a Windows PC with a broadband Internet connection, then head on over to OnLive and sign up for the free trial. What do you have to lose except for precious time lost with loved ones due to non-stop, console-free online gaming?