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With an online system we could someday see the return of rentals. The system would obviously need a connection to the servers for authentication (that couldn't be spoofed) otherwise it would play nothing, but someday this could happen.
To deny all chances of spoofing or hacking they'd could stream the entire demo/rental. Then it would never be on the users' systems. This of course brings up a great deal of problems... I actually have an onlive box and there is noticeable input lag, I can
deal with it (beat a few games), but it's not ideal.
Sony would probably be there first with it's acquisition of Gaikai, but if they did you bet MS would follow suit most likely.