OnLive’s game-streaming service is picking up, and has brought a new game into the fold.
Today, OnLive announced the addition of the 2009 hit Borderlands to its immense PlayPack Bundle. Though the rpg-shooter was already available for purchase or rent on the service, its inclusion in the bundle effectively drops the game’s price to $0.20 per month, a steal by any standards.
You will still be able to purchase and use all the add-on content, such as The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, and all the various bits that come with the DLCs. For those with OnLive but still on the fence about the Bundle, you will now be able to demo any of the games included (including Borderlands) for free.
For those who don’t know, OnLive is a service used to stream games from outside computers directly to a monitor, TV, or computer. When a game is purchased or rented, all processing and computing happens on one of OnLive’s servers, where the video is then compressed and sent to you via the interweb tubes. Your responses to the game (controller button presses and mouse clicks) are sent back to the server, and the whole process starts over again. Think of it like using a wireless mouse, keyboard, and monitor, with your CPU being miles away. This whole process allows computers that would not normally be able to meet minimum spec requirements to run high-end games, and can be used to replace home consoles.
Borderlands is joining a slew of over 50 other games in the PlayPack, which provides unlimited access to all the games in the PlayPack Bundle for $9.99 a month. Some of the other games in the PlayPack include BioShock, Just Cause 2, and World of Goo.