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Mass Effect 2 for the iPad?

As mighty as Apple's A4 chipset seems to be, the idea that a 1GHz processor/GPU combo has the graphical grunt to conjure up the super rich environments of Bioware's Mass Effect 2 seems pretty ridiculous, right? Wrong. OnLive, a brand new gaming concept that goes live on June 17 in the US hopes to break the cyclical nature of hardware upgrades by streaming the game environment from their servers directly to your screen.

In essence, the video display is being compressed at their end, sent down your broadband pipe and uncompressed on your TV, Mac or PC at 30 to 60 FPS even in HD. The only data going up the pipe are your game pad control instructions. This means that the hardware requirements for playing even the most intense games are reasonable. So far OnLive has been demonstrated on midrange laptops, a set top box and even a humble iPhone.

It's seems almost inevitable that OnLive will find its way onto the iPad. We'll come back to the concept of streamed gaming as the OnLive launch date approaches.