BigDownload pours one out for failed PC online gaming services

May 6, 2009

If you’re climbing the walls with anticipation for Reardon Labs’ streaming game service, OnLive, there’s something you should read to ground your expectations. Our compadres at BigDownload have compiled a list containing some of the failed PC online gaming services that have appeared throughout the history of the internet. Among the failed services featured: Infinium Labs’ $73 million disaster, the Phantom (which now exists only as a lonely lapboard) and Sega’s lukewarm Heat.Net. The feature isn’t speaking against the idea of OnLive but it does pinpoint where some of the industry skepticism is coming from.

This post has been written by Xav de Matos on May 6th 2009 at 5:15AM couresy of


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