Beta Tests Soon for GameStop's Console-Streaming Service?

According to GamesIndustry.biz (as reported by Joystiq), this beta test would be open to members of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program. The service is expected to be in place by mid-2012.

GameStop has made a couple of moves over the last year to shore up its digital offerings. The largest dedicated retailer of video games in the U.S. acquired Spawn Labs, which had created a console-steaming system, in March. They also bought Stardock's Impulse digital-distribution PC service in March.

If GameStop gets into online streaming, does this mean the end for OnLive? Or is there room in this new market for both?

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