PotW: NVIDIA GeForce Now

November 22, 2020

Not even Apple’s ludicrous anti-consumer policies will keep gamers away from NIVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming technology. Since Apple stopped allowing game streaming apps in their App Store, the programmers decided to make native web apps to bring their wares to the web browser. This week’s pick is for gamers who want to game while they are on holiday and not in front of their gaming rigs. 

I’ve been using NIVIDIA GeForce Now for two years as a reliable game streamer. I am able to play all my favorite games from any device that I want. GeForce Now takes the power of the cloud combined with NVIDIA’s gaming cards and delivers a solid gaming experience. That’s right, for the price of $4.99 a month NVIDIA will let you rent a dedicated gaming cloud machine.

I am testing out the service while I am home in Atlanta on an Amazon Firestick 4K with great results. On a 25 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up connection I am able to play the latest blockbusters on the PC. 

The GeForce Now platform is also compatible with Chromebooks, Android devices, and Windows PCs.

I got lost for a few hours playing Control by Remedy Entertainment. I honestly forgot that I was not plugged into a console or a dedicated gaming machine. Streaming technology has gotten really good and I believe it will be the standard in 5 years time. 

The GeForce Now app combines your Steam, Ubisoft, and Epic Game Store purchases into a browsable library that lets you play on a Bluetooth game pad or a keyboard/mouse combination.

If you have a big Steam Library, this is a no brainer.
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