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OnLive claims ‘millions’ of UK subscribers – Skyrim Launches

OnLive, the online streaming instant-play video service which launched in the UK in September claims to have over one million UK subscribers already.

“The growth in the UK has been faster than when we launched in the US,” OnLive CEO Steve Perlman told the website MCV.

“It went beyond what we ever imagined. Overwhelmed is not even the word. The numbers in the UK are ten times what we projected.”

The pioneering OnLive technology uses the cloud to host computer games and launched with 100 top-tier games, all of which are instantly available for play via almost any broadband internet connection throughout the UK.

The service allows gamers to play well-known titles using only broadband without having to initially download the entire game. OnLive membership is free, providing instantly free demos of any game. Hailed as the ‘YouTube’ of games, OnLive has a number of games readily available at your fingertips. OnLive also operates on Apple and Android systems, as well as HDTV.

The microconsole – which lets users play games directly through your TV is reportedly going to be on sale this year with a number of retailers. It is currently for sale on the OnLive website for £69.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Launch

In the run up to Christmas there have been a number of big game launches. These have included the phenomenally successful launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which is set to break sales records set by its predecessor, Black Ops. We’ve also been treated to a trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5.

The official launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took place at the GAME store on Oxford Street, London on Tuesday. The buzz around the game, helped by the tantalising trailer released a month ago, had people queuing from as early as Sunday to get their hands on it.

Today, the much anticipated launch of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will take place. The new game will be available for Windows PC, Playstation 3 andXbox 360.