OnePlay Promise Gaming Netflix At Home And Libraries | MOUSE n JOYPAD


Who doesn’t like Netflix? After a long day, it’s nice to come home and get your streaming on as you cuddle with a loved one. And whether that’s a person or a bottle of booze, having an endless list of movies you intend to watch is a great thing. I know, you’ve meant to watch ‘Metropolis’- any day now, I’m sure. Thankfully, several companies have jumped into streaming games, and OnePlay is looking to provide their service to not only Android OS, but even as a free service to public libraries.

According to their press release, OnePlay’s catalogue features more than a thousand titles for PC, Android, PS3&4, and Xbox 360. For home or mobile users, you can get unlimited rentals for $6.99 a month, with a 10% discount if you’d like to purchase any games from their store.

If you’re a progressive kind of individual, or just extremely thrifty, you can also possibly play these at your local library as well. The company is hoping to provide games to the public for free in the same way movies, CDs and books are. Your library system has to pay OnePlay however, so this service may not be at your current branch. The release states that they have “several libraries signed up for the service, in USA, Europe and Australia.”

People who use this service at the library will not need a credit card or cash; only a membership with their local branch. And you thought it was tough getting a computer now- wait until little Timmy tries running Arkham Asylum on one of the library’s potatoes.

“It has been great experiencing our successful beta launch in USA (sic),” says Lasse Jensen, CEO of OnePlay. He says that they “look forward to rolling out the service in USA, Europe, Latin America and Australia & New Zealand.”

The games provided probably won’t blow your hair back however, as I looked around and saw a lot of shovelware. There are some PC gems in there though, including Flatout 2, Guilty Gear Isuka, Evoland, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Deponia, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Lego Batman and F.E.A.R. 2. There’s also console games on there, but I was unable to find information on how rentals through that service would work.

One play is looking to grow the number of publishers in their subscription service soon. Publishers simply need to deliver a DRM-free version of their games to OnePlay, who’ll protect and lend out the games with their service.

As mentioned at the top, OnePlay isn’t the only streaming service in town. Gamefly offers an additional streaming service along with their disc-based mailing option. Nvidia also offers a similar service with their shield products. For console gamers, there’s Playstation Now on the PS4, and there’s- uh, backwards compatibility with some of Xbox 360’s games on the One. Most of these services started in the past year, so this is new ground for us gamers, so hopefully one of them knocks it out of the park soon.

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