Nvidia GeForce Now Streams Games To Macs And Low-Power PCs

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nikolajj

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I would love to use this like Steam-In-Home streaming.
Perhaps even streaming over the internet from personal pc to personal pc.
With that, I don't have to add non-Steam games to Steam, and can use my GeForce GPU at a friend's place via my laptop. Should not give too much latency or artifacts with decent wired connections at both places.
 

Druidsmark

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I was interested until Nvidia said $25 us for 20 hrs, as soon as I read this I lost all interest in the product, as it is cheaper to build my own gaming pc in the long run.
 

Groza Adrian

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Streaming 1080p60 fps and low latency is also very limiting,since such content requires a very high bandwidth internet subscription,and,for latency,one that has a fttb/ftth backbone.Running this over DSL is a nightmare.
 

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Pay per hour service? Talk about trying to rip people off. What is this, late 90s where AOL would charge per hour for their online usage? Yeesh...

There's a reason why I've been turning away from Nvidia more and more...
 

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I don't understand this. This, to me, looks like the stuff a typical clueless business analyst might come up with by simply looking at charts and stats. "Millions of PCs that aren't game ready would SURELY mean many people willing to pay a high price for such a service, right?"

And if I understand correctly, this mean you PAY $25 for 20 hours of playtime on titles you ALREADY PAID FOR?

For a company that makes GPUs, Nvidia doesn't seem to understand that most people interested in playing graphically intensive games on PC already have, to a varying degree, the hardware it takes to do so. So that leaves the more "casual" players as a target for this initiative, and I question the interest of the average casual player in playing these type of games. I mean, do you know many casual gamers who'll buy a game they don't have the hardware to play it on, and then willing to pay an additionnal hourly fee to play the game they bought?

And let's assume for a minute that there's a financial element here. Would this be a substitute to someone with not enough money to buy a gaming PC? Given that to get a good experience, you'd need a very good (and probably expensive) internet connection anyways, and at least a low-power PC or Mac (why do you have a Mac if you have no money???), and given the fact that many games are also available on consoles (which are much more affordable than a gaming PC), why on earth would someone that understands the value of money would pay for such a service?

I'm sure for some specific people in some particular situation, it could be an attractive solution. But these people would be your ONLY clients. You can't be profitable with such a small effective target market.

Unless there's something I really don't understand here.
 

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Thanks Nvidia, I'd love to have to pay to play the games I've already paid for. In case you didn't realize, Simply having a Steam account and an older PC hooked up to my TV, has allowed me to do this, for FREE, for over two years. FREE!
 

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Could be usable for gaming on the go... if you can circumvent your ISPs bandwidth capping, ignore network latency, how fugly the graphics is if Nvidia limits per user GPU performance, etc.
 

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Better video generally means more data which in turn requires a fat pipe that costs more money. Am I missing something?
 
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