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Pre-order Homefront, get a free OnLive console

In North Korea-occupied America, console comes with game! US customers who pre-order an OnLive Homefront 'PlayPass' before March 14 can receive an OnLive 'MicroConsole' absolutely free* (*excluding shipping and taxes). The OnLive system offers cloud-based gaming on demand through a broadband connection, and features both a monthly 'play-all-you-want' package (with a limited selection of games) and à la carte PlayPasses.

So why is OnLive giving away its $99 Game Systems for free? Perhaps it's in its death throes - it may be the future of gaming, but how well it works depends on our broadband infrastructure (which we all agree could use some work). Maybe it's just ahead of its time? Or, more likely, it's doing fine, and someone just really wanted to set up my Yakov Smirnoff joke.

Also included in the promotion is a free full PlayPass for Metro 2033. More information is available on OnLive's site.

Feb 28, 2011

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10 comments

  • joshdaman123 - March 5, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    The onlive service is free you can make an account at the website without a credit card you pay $10 a month for full access to a select library of games two notable ones: Bioshock and Prince of Persia the forgotten sands aside from that selection there is another library of more recent games that are not included in the monthly plane including Dawn of War, Splintercell: Conviction, Assassins Creed II, Darksiders and more. upcoming titles include AC:Brotherhood and of course Homefront you can rent games for 3 or 5 days or buy it outright and have it forever until its taken off Onlive (wich is usualy arount 3 years apparently) if you pre-order homefront you get the $99 console and metro 2033 for free just a little summary for those who dont know what it is :P
  • jasoncarter - March 2, 2011 1:35 a.m.

    Cloud = Zero Privacy I'll pass thanks.
  • AnonymouZ - March 1, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    son of a fucking whore. i preordered on steam to get metro2033. this option woulda been SWEETER. i think.
  • yasmarc - March 1, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    I'm still kind of rooting for OnLive to succeed. I'm happy with my 360 though since that's what all my friends have so I don't see OnLive in my future. Price-wise they are making a lot of sense in the market though and it has some really unique features. It would be very interesting to drop in and watch other people playing games, especially FPS games. Maybe it's for Facebook stalkers in that respect! (I kid I kid)
  • wulibo - February 28, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    is it just me, or does this OnLive thing seem too good to be true? It smells fishy to me. Also, just checked out its game catalogue, not a whole let there. Is it going to stay like that, or do they plan to make it a REAL competitor for the Play Station and XBox?
  • Ziji - February 28, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    No, this is the "pre order bonus" for pre-ordering it on OnLive. So if you go to OnLive's website, and pre-order Homefront, you get the OnLive console free as well as Metro 2033 with it.
  • awsomemaster - February 28, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    i preordered this game for ps3 awhile ago, so dose this mean On Live will come with it?
  • KakashiDono - February 28, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    Is it for pc pre order only? Or with any system pre order?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 28, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    Wow. Umm... Wow. I kinda want this now. :P
  • SecretGingerWizard - February 28, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    An interesting choice for pre-order bonuses...

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