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OnLive launches L.A. Noire for Android tablets

Cloud gaming service OnLive is launching Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire on Android tablets today.

One game may not seem like a big deal. But the move shows that OnLive is still striving to bring high-end content to low-end devices. That is, it is taking games that run on game consoles or high-end PCs and is enabling them to run on devices such as iPads or Android tablets.

L.A. Noire was one of the big releases of 2011 and has high-end 3D graphics that wouldn’t otherwise run on a normal tablet. But OnLive uses cloud computing and compression technologies to execute the game in its servers and then send video to the screen, making it seem as if the game is running locally on the tablet.

The tablet version of L.A. Noire is exclusively available through OnLive on Android or Apple tablets. The game has been modified for touchscreen controls.
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