GeForce NOW

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  1. thegreatsquare

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    It doesn't really seem like much of a service, so uninstalling it shouldn't be much of a loss.
     
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    It's finally official, take a look... :)

    GeForce NOW Open for All

    Waitlist removed, memberships now available for everyone.
    February 4, 2020 by PHIL EISLER
    https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/02/04/geforce-now-pc-gaming/

    "Today we’re making GeForce NOW — and PC gaming — accessible to more gamers.

    More than 1.2 billion players have made the PC the world’s largest gaming platform, yet only a fraction have a modern PC with the power to play their favorite games.

    GeForce NOW lets you use the cloud to join in. It’s the power to play PC games anywhere, on any device — even the billion devices that aren’t game ready. You’re upgrading to a state-of-the-art gaming rig by virtually adding a GeForce graphics card to your PC, Mac, SHIELD or Android phone.

    Just like the PC, GeForce NOW is an open platform. It’s powered by our world-class GPU architecture and uses our Game Ready Drivers for the best performance. And, because these are real PC games, GeForce NOW gives you the precision of keyboard and mouse gaming, as well as optimizations for game controllers.

    It’s an opportunity for you to connect to the millions of gamers online and join your friends in your favorite PC communities. Most importantly, it instantly connects you to the games you already own on the digital game stores you own them on, or the latest free-to-play game everyone is playing.

    Your games, your devices, GeForce power.

    Game ON
    Funny thing about gamers. They have games. Lots of them. Our GeForce NOW beta members have large libraries. Often 50 games or more. You shouldn’t have to leave them behind.

    That’s why we’re working with existing PC game stores and publishers. With GeForce NOW, you can keep playing the games you already own and continue building libraries from the same stores you already use every day. That’s what it means to be an open platform.

    If you buy it, you own it. If you already own it, play it. Your purchases are always yours.
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    GeForce NOW is the only cloud gaming service with access to a wide range of free-to-play games, more than 30 and growing. In total, there are hundreds of games from more than 50 publishers that, once you own, are available for instant play. All these games are patched automatically in the cloud, so your library is always game ready.

    While we continue to grow the library of instantly accessible games, there are also more than 1,000 games that can be played through single-session installs.

    Games get added to the service weekly based on member requests, game popularity and publishers’ input. If you don’t see a game that you want to play, let us and the publisher know.

    Play ON
    GeForce NOW takes PC gaming and 60+ FPS action where it’s never been before. Underpowered? No problem. Incompatible? No problem.
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    Your old laptop never gamed like this before. That Mac, which for years has seen fewer games published for it or lost compatibility, can now play the latest games. Your rig doesn’t have to move from room to room to game on the largest screen in your house — your TV. And most recently, PC games go with you on the screen you take everywhere: your Android phone.

    And later this year we’ll add Chromebooks, giving members yet another screen to play on.

    ON for Everyone
    Over 300,000 beta testers have streamed more than 70 million hours of gameplay in 30 countries throughout North America and Europe. GeForce NOW is better because of every second that’s been played. During the beta, over 80 percent of members instantly upgraded from systems without GeForce GPUs to the latest PC graphics.

    We’ve reached a point in our journey where we’re ready to remove the waitlist, exit beta and open GeForce NOW up to even more gamers. Members will have the option of a free or premium experience.
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    The free membership provides one-hour sessions with standard access to GeForce NOW servers. There’s no limit to the number of sessions you can play. All GeForce NOW beta members automatically have had their beta accounts converted to this free plan. Simply sign in and continue gaming.

    Gamers can also upgrade to a no-wait, longer session-length premium experience. These members will enjoy priority access to GeForce NOW servers ahead of free members and extended session lengths of up to six hours. They’ll also have exclusive access to RTX content on GeForce NOW.

    For a limited time, we’re offering the premium experience as a Founders membership. The first three months are free, followed by a discounted rate of $4.99 a month for all of 2020. This special offer is part of our commitment to working with the community that continues to help us improve GeForce NOW.

    Both memberships will work across any supported device that you already own. No additional hardware needed.

    RTX ON
    We’ll continue to launch new features, including today’s introduction of ray tracing. The holy grail of gaming graphics, ray tracing simulates the physical behavior of light to bring real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to even the most visually intense games. Founders members will have instant access to RTX games.
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    GeForce NOW continues to evolve and we’re working every day to improve your service.

    Because of You, GeForce NOW is ON
    We couldn’t — and wouldn’t — be here without the beta members who have helped guide us on our journey. From Mac to PC to SHIELD and then to mobile, every ounce of feedback has left an impression on GeForce NOW. Thank you.

    And to everyone who wants the power of PC gaming that 200 million GeForce gamers already know and love, welcome to GeForce NOW. More power, more people — game on."

    Geforce Now, Now!
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    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/download/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/discover/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-announcements/22/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-tech-support/46/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-game-requests/44/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-looking-for-group/45/
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-beta-updates/20/
     
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  3. saturnotaku

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    GeForce Now tested with a GPU and Internet connection below the recommended minimums. Not a bad result. Even if the resolution is way low, stuff is at least playable.

     
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    I have been using geforce now beta now for 1 year or so and report no issues
     
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    wish it would expand to other region soon.
     
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    Activision Blizzard pulls out of Geforce Now:

    Activision Blizzard games on GeForce NOW
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforc...852/activision-blizzard-games-on-geforce-now/

    "Cory@NVIDIA 16h - As we take GeForce NOW to the next step in its evolution, we’ve worked with publishers to onboard a robust catalog of your PC games.

    This means continually adding new games, and on occasion, having to remove games – similar to other digital service providers.

    Per their request, please be advised Activision Blizzard games will be removed from the service. While unfortunate, we hope to work together with Activision Blizzard to reenable these games and more in the future.

    In addition to the hundreds of games currently supported, we have over 1,500 games that developers have asked to be on-boarded to the service. Look for weekly updates as to new games we are adding."

    Here's why:

    Activision Blizzard and Google sign esports, cloud deals

    Overwatch League and others will air exclusively on YouTube and Google Cloud becomes preferred cloud service for game hosting
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...nd-google-sign-multi-year-esports-cloud-deals

    "Activision Blizzard and Google today announced a multi-year strategic partnership covering esports broadcasts and cloud services.

    Under the agreement, Google-owned YouTube will be the worldwide exclusive streaming provider (outside China) for live coverage of the publisher's entire range of esports competitions.

    That includes the inaugural Call of Duty League, which begins today, and the third season of Overwatch League, which starts February 8. It also covers Hearthstone and World of Warcraft esports competitions.

    As for the other part of the agreement, Google Cloud will be Activision Blizzard's preferred cloud services provider.

    "We've worked closely with Activision Blizzard for the past few years across mobile titles to boost its analytics capabilities and overall player experience," said Google Cloud head of gaming Sunil Rayan. "We are excited to now expand our relationship and help power one of the largest and most renowned game developers in the world."

    The deal may be seen as a blow to Amazon on both fronts. Amazon owns Twitch, the streaming video service that previously held exclusive third-party broadcast rights for an assortment of Blizzard esports competitions, including the first two seasons of Overwatch League. Activision Blizzard has also worked closely with Amazon Web Services in the past for its cloud services, even presenting at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference about that partnership.

    Responding to the news, CEO of streaming production platform and tracking firm StreamElements Doron Nir suggested the deal could be a more effective approach to exclusivity in the streaming space than securing deals with high-profile influencers like Ninja or Shroud.

    "A lot of the focus in the livestreaming wars has been on the individual content creators being signed given that they make up the majority of the content in the space," Nir said. "However, esports events are often responsible for the biggest audiences with the two most watched channels on Twitch in 2019 being Riot Games and Overwatch League.

    This makes YouTube Gaming's announcement of three notable leagues a significant move in terms of building their content portfolio and showcasing their commitment to the market."

    Activision Blizzard pulls all games from GeForce Now a week after launch
    Nvidia hopes to work with publisher on bringing its titles back to streaming service's catalogue
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...ll-games-from-geforce-now-a-week-after-launch
     
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    when I was with telus i had internet 100 and Was getting major pixelation with geforce now beta... NOw I have internet 600 with shaw and the pixalation and lag are completely gone..with stadia internet speed made no difference... was laggy no matter what I did. Geforce now as it stands is the king of streaming and is free. I'm not sure what nvidia is thinking in buying millions of dollars worth of hardware then offering the service for free without ads but i'm sure once it becomes better they will bump up the premium price to 9.99 and free willl remain but be more limited, I think what they are trying to do is get it out there to as many people as possible poor-rich...
     
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    I haven't looked into it myself for a long time, was going to get a Shield a few times, then got busy with other things.

    The Free service is only for 1 hour a day, and even the Founders is limited to 6 hours per day?

    I should probably give it a go again and see how it performs.

    Too many things to do. :)
     
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