I’ve blogged before about the SL Go service from OnLive.
I don’t have a super high-end computer and I was curious whether the service would be worth the price of the subscription ($10USD/month).
After using it, I have decided to keep up my subscription. My original intention was to use it for taking super awesome pics with shadows and everything, which I don’t run on my PC.
However, it doesn’t quite work the way I thought it would.
And apparently others have thought so as well.
Whitney Blackburn tried it out and didn’t have a great experience with it. See her blog post here.
I had some of the same issues. I use a PC with a big monitor and I find that when I am using SL Go, it tends to be blurry and out of focus, especially text. So chatting can become a challenge.
I also found it kind of dark and tried various ways to lighten it up without much success.
For landscape photography and avatar portraits, I will definitely use SL Go.
But for dance shows, I will stick to my PC. The pics I took with SL Go at the last show I attended came out dark and kind of blurry, and I much preferred how the ones I took with my PC looked.
So, for many, SL Go may not be the way to go.
However, if you have an old PC or want to run SL on your tablet or iPad, it’s a wonderful option.
Have you tried SL Go? What do you think of it?