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Val Strefeler 2018-01-09
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This is a $200 laptop.

And take our word for it -- this computer's lowly Intel Celeron processor couldn't possibly play most modern video games.

There's no discrete graphics chip, and barely enough storage (generally 32GB) to install a single title.

What you just witnessed was the magic of playing a game through the internet.

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nvidia launched its GeForce Now game streaming service in beta for Windows PCs in North America and Europe, following a beta for Macs last year.

(It'll become a paid service eventually, but for now it's free on an invite-only basis.)

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Michael Fewell 2017-10-31
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Gaming on a laptop is never fun, but doubly so if that laptop is a MacBook.

MacOS has only recently started playing nicely with Steam, and even then Apple’s operating system is pretty selective about which titles it’ll run.

GeForce Now solves both those problems, offloading the heavy lifting to a graphics card in the cloud.

After rolling out in the US earlier in the year, Mac users in Europe can now get in on the action, with GTX 1080-class performance in over 100 games, including big names that haven’t yet made the jump to macOS like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Blizzard’s Overwatch and The Witcher 3.

30ms lag means you’d struggle to notice you’re watching a video instead of raw gameplay (trust us, we’ve tried it) and because everything is stored in the cloud, you don’t have to wait ages for your games to install either.

Just log into your Steam or battle.net account, click play, and you’re away.

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James Finch 2019-05-27
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Originally introduced for the Nvidia Shield in 2013 under a different name, GeForce Now has since branched out to PC and Mac.

GeForce Now uses data centers located in North America and Europe to run intensive games, so that your PC, Mac, or Nvidia Shield device doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting.

Instead, users purchase games from one of three supported storefronts — Steam, Uplay, and Battle.net — to gain access to them through GeForce Now.

The main difference here is that you can purchase a game that your rig wouldn’t typically run, and stream it through the GeForce Now service.

At 25 Mbps, you can run games at 1080p.

If you’re using an older router or a computer without an ethernet port, such as a Macbook Air, you may have to upgrade your router setup or purchase an ethernet adapter before taking advantage of GeForce Now.

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Kyle Patterson 2017-10-31
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If you're a Mac owner then you're probably pretty smug.

I mean, I use a Mac and I certainly I am.

There's just something about having a computer which just works, in which every design decision is driven by elegance, which makes you feel like you're somehow better than other people.

And all power to you - you're right.

We all known that Player Unknown Battleground is the hottest game around.

So good news today, then, as Nvidia has announced that today is launching a beta of its game streaming service "GeForce Now for Mac" in Europe - including the UK.

collect
0
Rickey Cameron 2021-01-29
Image: Nvidia

Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service has launched for the Chrome web browser and M1 Macs in beta (via XDA-Developers), bringing resource intensive games to laptops and other devices that might not have been powerful to run them on their own. We just tested out the Chrome browser version on a Mac and a Windows 10 PC, and it seems to be running smoothly.

GeForce Now already had applications for Windows 10 and Android devices, but expanded to an even wider audience with a beta launch for Chromebooks in August of 2020, and followed it up by beating Stadia to iOS devices with a web app workaround that lets you stream games through the Safari web browser there.

GeForce Now running in Chrome on MacOS.

Now,...

Continue reading…

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Toby Taft 2019-08-19
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While Google and Microsoft have attracted a lot of headlines about their cloud-gaming plans, Nvidia has continued to run its GeForce Now beta on Shield TV.

The company is revealing how it is pushing this technology forward with RTX visuals and GeForce Now on Android.

During a presentation at the Gamescom fan event in Germany today, Nvidia confirmed that GeForce Now is heading to Android later this year.

It didn’t give an exact date, but it has the app running as a demo in its Gamescom booth all this week.

GeForce Now is a lot like Google Stadia and Microsoft’s XCloud.

Nvidia has datacenters around the world that players can connect to and run PC games.

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Earl Rizvi 2018-01-07
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If you’ve got an underpowered Windows PC, you’ll soon be able to use it to play some of the most demanding games available today.

Nvidia will let you do that using the cloud-gaming technology of GeForce Now, which is launching an expanded free beta test soon.

Phil Eisler, head of GeForce Now at Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia, said in a blog post that users will be able to access high-performance GeForce GTX graphics processing units (GPUs) in cloud-connected data centers through GeForce Now.

The beta test is compatible with most Windows-based desktops and laptops.

That means people with old PCs could play high-end games.

GeForce Now can connect gamers to their library of titles from many of the top digital stores, and, starting today, that includes Uplay PC, Ubisoft’s PC games portal.

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Samuel Norton 2020-09-01
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There is a wide variety of great video games that take advantage of Nvidia's popular new streaming service.
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Ed Furnace 2019-10-14

In August, Nvidia said it would bring its GeForce Now game streaming service to Android phones, and now, that rollout has begun.

GeForce Now is available for Android users in South Korea (via 9to5Google).

If you live elsewhere and want to try the app now, the APK is available on APKMirror, so you can try sideloading it onto your device.

The GeForce Now Android app works similarly to the experience on PC, Mac, and Nvidia Shield, according to a hands-on from XDA Developers.

You sign in to your GeForce Now account if you’re part of the beta, select a game you want to play from a grid of app icons from games you own, and start playing.

You’re going to want to have a controller handy, as some games may not support touchscreen controls.

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Marc Anderson 2020-08-01
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

GeForce Now users can sync their Steam libraries to their accounts with Nvidia’s new Game Sync feature. Compatible games will appear in the My Library section of Game Sync, Nvidia announced.

The “bring your own game” cloud service, which launched its paid tier earlier this year, allows users to play games purchased through other platforms— including Steam, the Epic Games STore, Battle.net, and Uplay— in the cloud. But searching for games in your Steam library that were compatible with GeForce Now was a bit of a slog.

The new feature will identify games in a user’s Steam library supported by GeForce Now and will add them to the “My Library” list within the app automatically, Nvidia says. To sync your Steam account with your GeForce Now...

Continue reading…

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Jennifer Ervin 2018-07-10
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The Android TV-based smart television device NVIDIA SHIELD TV will soon have a mighty power.

The folks at NVIDIA revealed this week that they’ll be releasing GeForce NOW to the public with a new feature: personal game streaming.

In the past, the GeForce NOW platform allowed NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device owners to play AAA games streamed from NVIDIA’s own servers.

Now that restriction is about to be lifted, and games will be stream-friendly from one’s own home PC.

The difference between what NVIDIA offered in the past and what NVIDIA is about to have NOW with GeForce NOW is a little convoluted.

The fact that game streaming was available with NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV in the past is further confused by the fact that the original NVIDIA SHIELD handheld Android gaming device had GeForce NOW game streaming back a half-decade ago – sort of – that was called NVIDIA GameStream.

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Annie Kelley 2018-12-19
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Nvidia has teamed up with several wireless router makers to deliver internet connectivity products that prioritize its GeForce Now game streaming service.

Playing games over a streaming connection is incredibly dependent upon your internet connection at home, so Nvidia wants GeForce Now to be accessed without any hurdles put up your home network.

The initiative is known simply as the "Nvidia GeForce Now Recommended Routers" program, and consists of a new certification process that ensures all routers produced in the program are factory-enabled with a quality of service (QoS) profile that's automatically enabled whenever GeForce Now is active.

This QoS profile simply prioritizes the service over all other data being transmitted on a home network.

Of course, the latest routers available allow you to do this through their own respective settings, especially wireless mesh systems.

However, these routers will have these settings enabled out of the box.

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Stephen Martinez 2019-08-19
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The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it’ll be opened on Android devices of several sorts.

NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions.

NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting “the sun is starting to set on the free beta period.”

NVIDIA GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s game streaming service – you might quite easily mistake that title for the “NVIDIA GeForce Experience,” which is the company’s software for PCs who wish to auto-optimize games on their PC and/or automatically update their GPU drivers.

NVIDIA likes to use parts of brand names they’ve used in the past to make full use of brand-name recognition – GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX are brand names for graphics processors created by NVIDIA.

GeForce NOW beta has been rolling on NVIDIA SHIELD since way back in September of 2018.

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Shane Green 2017-01-20
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You d think it would be an extension of GeForce Now, the existing Nvidia service that streams PC games from the cloud to the Shield TV console which received a major update of its own at CES .

It s confusing as hell, especially since Nvidia didn t acknowledge those differences in any way during its CES keynote, where both the new PC service and the new Shield TV were highlighted.

So you ll find games like Witcher 3, Mad Max, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed a.k.a the best kart racer around but not keyboard and mouse-centric ones like Planet Coaster or Civilization V.

GeForce Now for Shield TV is primarily a subscription service.

Paying $7.99 per month—after a free first month—gets you instant access to over 60 games you can play as much as you want, including the original Tomb Raider reboot, the superb Darksiders series, and Ultimate Street Fight IV.

Most of the games included with the subscription are getting a bit long in the tooth, but you ll still find some real gems in there.

collect
0
Ben Gallagher 2018-08-14
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Nvidia posted a teaser video for its August 20th Gamescom event.

Fans eagerly awaiting the company's next-generation flagship gaming graphics processor deconstructed it frame-by-frame, delivering the verdict that the next high-end GeForce GPU will be named the RTX 2080, not the GTX 1180 as rumored.

The deciphered hints come from a messaging thread running throughout the video, with user names like "RoyTex," "AlanaT," "Eight Tee" and "Mac-20" presumably referring to "RTX," Alan Turing and a 2080.

Cryptic numerals turned out to be the coordinates of Schanzenstraße 26, 51063 Köln, Germany -- Gamescom takes place in Köln.

Both Reddit and Twitter commenters jumped on it.

At Siggraph yesterday, Nvidia announced its new series of cutting-edge workstation cards based on the company's Turing architecture, dubbed the Quadro RTX series.

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Emmett Noble 2021-03-18
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New 'Priority' tier will be priced at $9.99 - twice as much as the Founders tier
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Val Strefeler 2018-01-09
img

This is a $200 laptop.

And take our word for it -- this computer's lowly Intel Celeron processor couldn't possibly play most modern video games.

There's no discrete graphics chip, and barely enough storage (generally 32GB) to install a single title.

What you just witnessed was the magic of playing a game through the internet.

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nvidia launched its GeForce Now game streaming service in beta for Windows PCs in North America and Europe, following a beta for Macs last year.

(It'll become a paid service eventually, but for now it's free on an invite-only basis.)

James Finch 2019-05-27
img

Originally introduced for the Nvidia Shield in 2013 under a different name, GeForce Now has since branched out to PC and Mac.

GeForce Now uses data centers located in North America and Europe to run intensive games, so that your PC, Mac, or Nvidia Shield device doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting.

Instead, users purchase games from one of three supported storefronts — Steam, Uplay, and Battle.net — to gain access to them through GeForce Now.

The main difference here is that you can purchase a game that your rig wouldn’t typically run, and stream it through the GeForce Now service.

At 25 Mbps, you can run games at 1080p.

If you’re using an older router or a computer without an ethernet port, such as a Macbook Air, you may have to upgrade your router setup or purchase an ethernet adapter before taking advantage of GeForce Now.

Rickey Cameron 2021-01-29
Image: Nvidia

Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service has launched for the Chrome web browser and M1 Macs in beta (via XDA-Developers), bringing resource intensive games to laptops and other devices that might not have been powerful to run them on their own. We just tested out the Chrome browser version on a Mac and a Windows 10 PC, and it seems to be running smoothly.

GeForce Now already had applications for Windows 10 and Android devices, but expanded to an even wider audience with a beta launch for Chromebooks in August of 2020, and followed it up by beating Stadia to iOS devices with a web app workaround that lets you stream games through the Safari web browser there.

GeForce Now running in Chrome on MacOS.

Now,...

Continue reading…

Earl Rizvi 2018-01-07
img

If you’ve got an underpowered Windows PC, you’ll soon be able to use it to play some of the most demanding games available today.

Nvidia will let you do that using the cloud-gaming technology of GeForce Now, which is launching an expanded free beta test soon.

Phil Eisler, head of GeForce Now at Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia, said in a blog post that users will be able to access high-performance GeForce GTX graphics processing units (GPUs) in cloud-connected data centers through GeForce Now.

The beta test is compatible with most Windows-based desktops and laptops.

That means people with old PCs could play high-end games.

GeForce Now can connect gamers to their library of titles from many of the top digital stores, and, starting today, that includes Uplay PC, Ubisoft’s PC games portal.

Ed Furnace 2019-10-14

In August, Nvidia said it would bring its GeForce Now game streaming service to Android phones, and now, that rollout has begun.

GeForce Now is available for Android users in South Korea (via 9to5Google).

If you live elsewhere and want to try the app now, the APK is available on APKMirror, so you can try sideloading it onto your device.

The GeForce Now Android app works similarly to the experience on PC, Mac, and Nvidia Shield, according to a hands-on from XDA Developers.

You sign in to your GeForce Now account if you’re part of the beta, select a game you want to play from a grid of app icons from games you own, and start playing.

You’re going to want to have a controller handy, as some games may not support touchscreen controls.

Jennifer Ervin 2018-07-10
img

The Android TV-based smart television device NVIDIA SHIELD TV will soon have a mighty power.

The folks at NVIDIA revealed this week that they’ll be releasing GeForce NOW to the public with a new feature: personal game streaming.

In the past, the GeForce NOW platform allowed NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device owners to play AAA games streamed from NVIDIA’s own servers.

Now that restriction is about to be lifted, and games will be stream-friendly from one’s own home PC.

The difference between what NVIDIA offered in the past and what NVIDIA is about to have NOW with GeForce NOW is a little convoluted.

The fact that game streaming was available with NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV in the past is further confused by the fact that the original NVIDIA SHIELD handheld Android gaming device had GeForce NOW game streaming back a half-decade ago – sort of – that was called NVIDIA GameStream.

Stephen Martinez 2019-08-19
img

The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it’ll be opened on Android devices of several sorts.

NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions.

NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting “the sun is starting to set on the free beta period.”

NVIDIA GeForce NOW is NVIDIA’s game streaming service – you might quite easily mistake that title for the “NVIDIA GeForce Experience,” which is the company’s software for PCs who wish to auto-optimize games on their PC and/or automatically update their GPU drivers.

NVIDIA likes to use parts of brand names they’ve used in the past to make full use of brand-name recognition – GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX are brand names for graphics processors created by NVIDIA.

GeForce NOW beta has been rolling on NVIDIA SHIELD since way back in September of 2018.

Ben Gallagher 2018-08-14
img

Nvidia posted a teaser video for its August 20th Gamescom event.

Fans eagerly awaiting the company's next-generation flagship gaming graphics processor deconstructed it frame-by-frame, delivering the verdict that the next high-end GeForce GPU will be named the RTX 2080, not the GTX 1180 as rumored.

The deciphered hints come from a messaging thread running throughout the video, with user names like "RoyTex," "AlanaT," "Eight Tee" and "Mac-20" presumably referring to "RTX," Alan Turing and a 2080.

Cryptic numerals turned out to be the coordinates of Schanzenstraße 26, 51063 Köln, Germany -- Gamescom takes place in Köln.

Both Reddit and Twitter commenters jumped on it.

At Siggraph yesterday, Nvidia announced its new series of cutting-edge workstation cards based on the company's Turing architecture, dubbed the Quadro RTX series.

Michael Fewell 2017-10-31
img

Gaming on a laptop is never fun, but doubly so if that laptop is a MacBook.

MacOS has only recently started playing nicely with Steam, and even then Apple’s operating system is pretty selective about which titles it’ll run.

GeForce Now solves both those problems, offloading the heavy lifting to a graphics card in the cloud.

After rolling out in the US earlier in the year, Mac users in Europe can now get in on the action, with GTX 1080-class performance in over 100 games, including big names that haven’t yet made the jump to macOS like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Blizzard’s Overwatch and The Witcher 3.

30ms lag means you’d struggle to notice you’re watching a video instead of raw gameplay (trust us, we’ve tried it) and because everything is stored in the cloud, you don’t have to wait ages for your games to install either.

Just log into your Steam or battle.net account, click play, and you’re away.

Kyle Patterson 2017-10-31
img

If you're a Mac owner then you're probably pretty smug.

I mean, I use a Mac and I certainly I am.

There's just something about having a computer which just works, in which every design decision is driven by elegance, which makes you feel like you're somehow better than other people.

And all power to you - you're right.

We all known that Player Unknown Battleground is the hottest game around.

So good news today, then, as Nvidia has announced that today is launching a beta of its game streaming service "GeForce Now for Mac" in Europe - including the UK.

Toby Taft 2019-08-19
img

While Google and Microsoft have attracted a lot of headlines about their cloud-gaming plans, Nvidia has continued to run its GeForce Now beta on Shield TV.

The company is revealing how it is pushing this technology forward with RTX visuals and GeForce Now on Android.

During a presentation at the Gamescom fan event in Germany today, Nvidia confirmed that GeForce Now is heading to Android later this year.

It didn’t give an exact date, but it has the app running as a demo in its Gamescom booth all this week.

GeForce Now is a lot like Google Stadia and Microsoft’s XCloud.

Nvidia has datacenters around the world that players can connect to and run PC games.

Samuel Norton 2020-09-01
img
There is a wide variety of great video games that take advantage of Nvidia's popular new streaming service.
Marc Anderson 2020-08-01
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

GeForce Now users can sync their Steam libraries to their accounts with Nvidia’s new Game Sync feature. Compatible games will appear in the My Library section of Game Sync, Nvidia announced.

The “bring your own game” cloud service, which launched its paid tier earlier this year, allows users to play games purchased through other platforms— including Steam, the Epic Games STore, Battle.net, and Uplay— in the cloud. But searching for games in your Steam library that were compatible with GeForce Now was a bit of a slog.

The new feature will identify games in a user’s Steam library supported by GeForce Now and will add them to the “My Library” list within the app automatically, Nvidia says. To sync your Steam account with your GeForce Now...

Continue reading…

Annie Kelley 2018-12-19
img

Nvidia has teamed up with several wireless router makers to deliver internet connectivity products that prioritize its GeForce Now game streaming service.

Playing games over a streaming connection is incredibly dependent upon your internet connection at home, so Nvidia wants GeForce Now to be accessed without any hurdles put up your home network.

The initiative is known simply as the "Nvidia GeForce Now Recommended Routers" program, and consists of a new certification process that ensures all routers produced in the program are factory-enabled with a quality of service (QoS) profile that's automatically enabled whenever GeForce Now is active.

This QoS profile simply prioritizes the service over all other data being transmitted on a home network.

Of course, the latest routers available allow you to do this through their own respective settings, especially wireless mesh systems.

However, these routers will have these settings enabled out of the box.

Shane Green 2017-01-20
img

You d think it would be an extension of GeForce Now, the existing Nvidia service that streams PC games from the cloud to the Shield TV console which received a major update of its own at CES .

It s confusing as hell, especially since Nvidia didn t acknowledge those differences in any way during its CES keynote, where both the new PC service and the new Shield TV were highlighted.

So you ll find games like Witcher 3, Mad Max, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed a.k.a the best kart racer around but not keyboard and mouse-centric ones like Planet Coaster or Civilization V.

GeForce Now for Shield TV is primarily a subscription service.

Paying $7.99 per month—after a free first month—gets you instant access to over 60 games you can play as much as you want, including the original Tomb Raider reboot, the superb Darksiders series, and Ultimate Street Fight IV.

Most of the games included with the subscription are getting a bit long in the tooth, but you ll still find some real gems in there.

Emmett Noble 2021-03-18
img
New 'Priority' tier will be priced at $9.99 - twice as much as the Founders tier