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OnLive's hits Wikipad 7 gaming tablet with CloudLift

OnLive's hits Wikipad 7 gaming tablet with CloudLift

The whole shtick behind Wikipad 7 is to bring console and PC-quality gaming to a tablet platform, and a new partnership with cloud gaming company OnLive promises to bring that dream much closer.

The recently launched, subscription-based CloudLift app delivers smartphone and tablet access to OnLive's services, and any catalogue of games you've got stored in your account.

It's a service that extends across the majority of connected devices, though the Wikipad 7 is quick to point out that it's the first game-specific tablet with physical controllers to adopt the streaming system.

CloudLift with a controller

"Since our inception, it has been our goal to provide gamers with the industry’s most comprehensive gaming experience via a tablet," says Fraser Townley, president at Wikipad Inc.

"We have been fortunate to partner with some of the best gaming companies in the business, and now we are proud to introduce our PC gaming partner. Our new partner, OnLive and their cloud gaming platform, CloudLift, provides users the most revolutionary gaming experience, both the best of mobile gaming and now the AAA console/PC gaming experience."

This partnership will later extend beyond the Wikipad 7 to include Wikipad's Gamevice device, which adds a bolt-on physical controller to smartphones and tablets.

"Wikipad and Gamevice showcase perfectly how OnLive is bringing big games to small devices,” continues Rick Sanchez, OnLive's veep of product and marketing.

"Mobility and convenience are becoming increasingly important to gamers. The OnLive Game Service and CloudLift subscriptions are the delivery mechanisms that make high-end gaming possible on tablets. These superb hardware offerings from Wikipad enhance the player experience immeasurably and make even the latest, most graphically intensive games truly portable."

 

Yes. Spanner's his real name, and he's already heard that joke you just thought of. Although Spanner's not very good, he's quite fast, and that seems to be enough to keep him in a regular supply of free games and away from the depressing world of real work.

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