OnLive has released a free mobile viewer app for iPad that brings all the social aspects of the OnLive experience to Apple’s tablet machine. You can watch live game sessions, watch and rate brag clips, or chat with other OnLive users from anywhere. They’ve also entered the beta phase for the OnLive Android app.
They’re calling this the “Tip of a Vast Iceberg.” The iPad app doesn’t allow you to play games, because obviously the games are designed for an incredibly different platform from the iPad, but they’re promising “full game play capability and more complete integration” in the future.
Personally, I actually love watching people play games, so I hope this thing does well. The whole spectator sport aspect of gaming is something that seems to have gone pretty much untapped at this point, but if this thing catches on, we could see a lot more of it.