At GDC’09 the new gaming evniroment OnLive was announced. The concept is that you the game to the OnLive hardware or PC/Mac. Well, it’s actually only the picture/video is streamed, since all the calculations and the real gaminghardware is somewhere else. If you have a broadband connection you get the games in 720p, and if your internet connection is slow, you get SD picture quality. Just like Netflix, but on-demand gaming, micro-console.
For a good walkthrough of everything, take a look at Gamespot.com, they have it well covered.
You can also watch the OnLive announcement/keynote on Gamespot.com.
Satoru Iwata held Nintendo’s GDC 2009 keynote today, well covered by Joystiq.com. There some great new from that keynote. The most waited for is a firmware update for Nintendo Wii which let you use an SD-card as storage to download to or launch software from. Firmware version is 4.0 and is available now.
Nintendo also announced Virtual Console Arcade which let you download old arcade games. Four games are available today: Gaplus (Namco Bandai), Mappy (Namco Bandai), The Tower Of Druaga (Namco Bandai) and Starforce (Tecmo). Space Harrier (Sega) and Solvalou (Namco Bandai) will be available later.