LiquidSky, the cloud gaming service we reported on previously, is now in open beta; if you’d like to try it out, you can do so now. In case you’re new to the notion of a cloud gaming service, what you should know is that it allows you to stream games to your computer that are being run on a server elsewhere- in this case, a gaming PC. If you don’t have a computer with enough RAM or a good enough GPU to run the latest games, you can use LiquidSky instead- assuming, of course, that your Internet connection is reliable.
Further, LiquidSky now has a free tier; you can either purchase time on the servers, or you can watch ads in exchange for credits, which you can use for gaming on LiquidSky. If you’re curious as to how the system works, we wrote about it here. The unlimited plan has been abolished, regrettably, and there’s no client available for Mac users right now- sweet irony, considering it’s Mac users who could be best served by LiquidSky. The Android version of the client, meanwhile, is set to be released sometime this spring- most likely between late April and early May.
Right now, free users are being placed into boarding groups; if you get in now, you’ll have a shorter wait before you’re let into the service- if you plunk down five dollars, you’ll be in right away. You can download the LiquidSky client here; have you been using it? If so, what do you think? Sound off below or hit us up and follow @1RuleBeCool on Twitter.