OK, so had a quick bash on SpaceMarine
over the onlive service.
I played on my Karoo Pro connection, connecting to the router via WiFi. The connection to the service appeared to run at about 4/5Mbps or so.
First impressions, the cinematic intro looked pretty awesome but unfortunately, in game when the action hots up things go a bit awry. Turning rapidly causes a noticeable level of image pixelisation which really detracts from the enjoyment of the game. The same is true of pretty much anything moving quickly on screen.
Latency isn't actually too bad. The screen updates quickly when moving and firing, and I didn't feel as if the latency (although slightly noticeable) really detracted terribly from my enjoyment of the game in the same way as the pixelisation did.
Anyway, it's a work in progress but something to keep an eye on methinks! I'm pretty impressed that they have managed to get the technology working as well as it does but I think it has a long way to go before it'll appeal to the masses.
I wonder if folk on a faster link or running the service during off-peak hours will find it any better?