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AMD and Samsung made a big splash in 2019 when the pair announced that future Samsung SoCs would leverage Radeon IP. The possibilities were endless, with the prospects of bringing PC-caliber graphics to smartphones and other mobile devices. Earlier this week, AMD confirmed that Samsung's next-generation custom mobile SoCs would feature RDNA 2 IP complete with variable-rate shading and ray-tracing capabilities baked in. Understandably, with AMD dabbling in the mobile SoC arena with RDNA 2, many have wondered about NVIDIA's stance on this practice. For example, could we see NVIDIA partner with other SoC makers to incorporate GeForce RTX technology (well, outside of its own custom Tegra processors)?... Read more...
Some significant changes are coming to NVIDIA's popular GeForce Now cloud gaming service. GeForce Now celebrated its 1st anniversary back in early February and currently has 9 million subscribers.  At launch, GeForce Now provided two tiers of service: Free and Founders. The former offered standard access to GeForce Now with 1-hour session lengths. The latter, which cost $4.99/month, brought priority access, extended session lengths, and RTX support. NVIDIA announced today that the free tier would stick around, but the Founders tier will no longer be available for new subscribers. Instead, NVIDIA is introducing a new Priority membership which is priced at $9.99/month. It should... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service first went into beta way back in September 2015, but it wasn't until February 4th, 2020 that it was finally ready for its official public launch. So that means that today is GeForce NOW's first birthday and NVIDIA is celebrating with a few announcements for this week's GFN Thursday. The company was quick to point out some highlights for GeForce NOW's first "official" year in service: over 175 million hours of gaming have been streamed by subscribers, including 100 million hours for multiplayer games and 16 million hours for indie games. Currently, over 800 games are supported, including 80 free-to-play titles (Fortnite was understandably the most popular... Read more...
When GeForce NOW launched, NVIDIA's cutting-edge gaming service supported streaming games that were rendered in cloud data centers to devices running a dedicated app. Over the course of 2020, the company opened up its cloud gaming service to browsers, starting with Chrome on ChromeOS. Adding GeForce NOW support to Safari on iOS devices also allowed NVIDIA to skirt Apple's apparent ban on game streaming subscription services that might compete with Apple Arcade subscription services. NVIDIA seems to be getting the hint that more users is always better, as the company has now opened up support for Google's Chrome browser on Windows and macOS.  Providing browser-based solutions for traditional... Read more...
In September, Apple revealed new App Store guidelines for game streaming apps. However, these rules were not conducive to streaming as they required games to be downloaded first from the App Store. This sort of requirement is not workable, so companies such as Microsoft with Project xCloud and NVIDIA with GeForce NOW sought workarounds. It seems NVIDIA was the first to the pass, as it is now offering GeForce NOW in the iOS browser, Safari. According to NVIDIA, “GeForce NOW transforms underpowered or incompatible hardware into high-performance GeForce gaming rigs.” Previously, only Android devices had the game streaming capability due to Apple’s draconian rules. That changes... Read more...
It does not appear as though Epic Games and Apple are close to kissing and making up, which means Fortnite remains a no-show in the App Store. However, that does not necessarily mean there is no way to play it on an iPhone or iPad device. Fortnite could be making a semi-triumphant return to iOS devices, and without Epic Games conceding its dispute with Apple. And NVIDIA would be the one to thank. Say what, now? NVIDIA does not have a dog in this fight, but it does have a cloud gaming service. I am of course talking about GeForce NOW. The streaming service has been expanding its catalog of games, and also extending its reach, having added support for Chrome OS devices (Chromebooks, mostly) this... Read more...
The prevailing fear leading up to the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series was that pricing would get jacked way up, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the GeForce RTX 3070 debut at $499, with NVIDIA claiming it bests a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. On top of that, NVIDIA has announced a GeForce RTX 30 series bundle with some nice extras. Yes, "extras," as in plural. There are precisely two—for a limited time, NVIDIA is gifting a digital download code for Watch Dogs: Legion and including a full year of a GeForce NOW Founders membership to people who purchase a qualifying GeForce RTX 30 series. Watch Dogs: Legion is not out yet, but is slated to release on October 29, 2020. Pricing starts at... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced that its game streaming service GeForce NOW is finally adding support for Google ChromeOS devices. Users on affordable and lower power Chromebook laptops can now play high-end video games using the streaming service, joining in with their PC, Mac, Android, and SHIELD counterparts. To get started, Chromebook owners will need to sign up for a free or paid Founders GeForce NOW membership. NVIDIA currently has a deal going on memberships with a six-month Founders membership for $24.95. The membership includes a Hyper Scape Season One Battle Pass token along with exclusive Hyper Scape in-game content. Any Chromebook owner who signs up for GeForce NOW will want to connect a USB... Read more...
One of the biggest things that happened this weekend was the Ubisoft Forward event, where the company talked about some of its future video games. One of the games that the company spoke about at the show was its new free-to-play battle royale shooter Hyper Scape. It was announced that the game is now in open beta for PC gamers during the event. In addition, gamers who have an NVIDIA GeForce NOW subscription can get in on the Hyper Scape open beta. As with all GeForce NOW games, Hyper Scape requires no downloads before allowing players to jump into the action in Neo Arcadia. There's been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the game since it was announced in late June. Free-to-play battle royale style... Read more...
Each Thursday NVIDIA offers up details on new games it is adding to the GeForce NOW game streaming service. This Thursday sees the addition of 16 new games to the service, including Danger Scavenger and Stranger Things 3: The Game. The full list of new games added this week is below: Danger Scavenger (new game launch on Steam – 6/22) Stranger Things 3: The Game (Epic Games Store - Free on 6/25) Disco Elysium (Epic) Farming Simulator 19 (Epic) Just Cause 4 Reloaded (Epic) Idle Big Devil Spintires SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION (Epic) Snake Pass Surviving The Aftermath (Epic Games Store) Tale of Wuxia: The Pre-Sequel Tunshi Kongming Legends Warhammer Underworlds Online A few other games... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced new and returning games coming to the GeForce NOW gaming service this week. In addition to announcing video games, it's also announce something that fans of the service in Europe may want to take advantage of. When GeForce NOW first launched in Europe, there were two membership tiers available, including the Free and Founders tiers. NVIDIA says that after the successful launch, the Founders tier reached capacity, and the memberships were discontinued. Over the last several weeks, NVIDIA has been working to increase capacity and is now offering Founders memberships for £4.99 per month for the first 12 months. The memberships are available at the GeForce NOW website and... Read more...
Every Thursday, NVIDIA adds a bunch of new video games to the Game Ready on GeForce NOW service. The games coming to the service today include 26 titles that should give just about every gamer something to enjoy. Out of the 26 new games, there are three new game releases, including Maneater, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, and Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg. As with all Game Ready on GeForce NOW titles, the new games have all been optimized for cloud gaming and include Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages all the game updates and patches, and games that support RTX feature ray-traced graphics. Eight Ubisoft games were added this week from the Epic Games Store and they are... Read more...
Every Thursday, NVIDIA announces a list of new video games that are coming to the GeForce NOW service for gamers to enjoy. Today, NVIDIA has announced 18 new titles that are available to play. Two of the more exciting games on the list include ATOM RPG Trudograd, which landed on the service Monday, May 11, and Super Mega Baseball 3, which launched Wednesday, May 13. Both of those games launched day-and-date on Steam. The full list of new games available for GeForce NOW gamers to enjoy includes: ATOM RPG Trudograd Super Mega Baseball 3 Aven Colony Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Bomber Crew Children of Morta Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition The Legend of Heroes:... Read more...
The goal of the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service is to give gamers what NVIDIA calls a world-class GeForce PC gaming experience with low latency and ray-traced graphics on nearly any device. The streaming game service supports Mac, Android, Shield TV, and even low-specification PCs. NVIDIA remains committed to rolling out new instantly accessible games every week and has announced new games coming to the service this week with 19 new titles in all. All 19 Game Ready on GeForce NOW games have been optimized for cloud gaming and include Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages all game updates and patches on Game Ready titles, and if a game supports RTX, ray-traced graphics are... Read more...
A growing number of game publishers are having a hard time wrapping their heads around GeForce NOW, though NVIDIA remains undeterred in fleshing out its cloud game streaming service with more title additions on a regular basis. You win some and you lose some, in other words. Fortunately, it appears NVIDIA is amassing more wins than losses, as it pertains to publisher support. Unfortunately, the losses are still significant, and piling up. NVIDIA posted an update on the situation and confirmed that several more publishers are pulling their games out, including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. Games from those publishers will no longer... Read more...
Recent reports on NVIDIA's game streaming GeForce NOW service has mostly focused on a small handful of publishers bowing out at the 11th hour, presumably because they want a piece of the pie. That is not the case today. NVIDIA announced a concrete release schedule for new titles, with Control being among the first of the new batches bound for GeForce NOW. NVIDIA says it intends on adding more games to GeForce NOW every Thursday. That is a huge deal, assuming NVIDIA can stick to its promise. Part of that is out of NVIDIA's hands, as a spattering of publishers play hardball. However, in the midst of it all, NVIDIA contended it still had 1,500 additional games queued up. "Since opening GeForce NOW... Read more...
When it comes to NVIDIA's GeForce NOW, everything seemed to be going along swimmingly when the game streaming service was in beta. Gamers were able to enjoy games from a wide range of publishers across multiple platforms. Then GeForce NOW exited beta and all hell broke loose. Activision-Blizzard, Bethesda, and 2K Games removed their games from GeForce NOW, which has led to a lot of finger pointing and anger from some gamers who had enjoyed the service since it was in beta. However, despite the big-name defections, NVIDIA found a defender in Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, who said he "wholeheartedly" supports GeForce NOW. "Game companies who want to move the game industry towards... Read more...
As the number of publishers pulling out of NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud game streaming service continues to grow, the company has found an ally in Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, who vowed on Twitter to "wholeheartedly" support the company's efforts. He also took potshots at Apple and Google over the royalty rate each one charges on their respective app stores. "Epic is wholeheartedly supporting NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service with Fortnite and with Epic Games Store titles that choose to participate (including exclusives), and we’ll be improving the integration over time," Sweeney wrote. He also called GeForce NOW "the most developer-friendly and publisher-friendly of the major streaming... Read more...
Many gamers are going to be even more frustrated as NVIDIA also had to announce yesterday that 2K Games had requested that all of its games be removed from the GeForce NOW streaming service. NVIDIA announced the retraction on its GeForce NOW forum, noting that it was working with 2K Games to re-enable its games in the future. Whether or not NVIDIA will be able to talk 2K Games into returning with their titles remains to be seen. As of now, NVIDIA has been unsuccessful in getting any of the other publishers who have pulled out of the service to return, so the future of the service is unsettled in spots for sure, and it's really kind of sad. Multiple subscribers to GFN have posted in the comments... Read more...
GeForce NOW is off to a somewhat rocky start, though not for any technical reasons—many people consider it a better version of Google's Stadia service. The issue is with publishers and whether or not they will let their games be hosted on NVIDIA's cloud game streaming platform. Following in the footsteps of Activision and Bethesda, indie developer Hinterland Games has instructed NVIDIA to yank The Long Dark from GeForce NOW. The Long Dark is a exploration-survival game that puts players in the role of Will Mackenzie, a bush pilot who crashed landed in the Northern Canadian wilderness. Released in 2017, it ranks "Very Positive" on Steam from 55,692 user reviews. Steam is the only place The... Read more...
By most accounts, NVIDIA nailed the concept of game streaming with GeForce NOW, which recently exited beta and launched to the public at large. Some feel it is the service Google Stadia could and should have been. They're somewhat different animals, but interestingly enough, it appears publishers are having a tough time figuring out where they stand in the cloud gaming movement. That's putting it nicely. While we don't know for sure, it seems like publishers are trying to figure out how best to grab their piece of the cloud gaming pie. GeForce NOW is a interesting concept because it's not anything like Netflix. That's to say, it's not serving up a bunch of games for a monthly subscription rate.... Read more...
NVIDIA’s close partnership with CD Projekt Red is easy to see, as witnessed by this week’s announcement of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition. Now, NVIDIA has announced that the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on GeForce NOW on day one. What’s even more good news – at least for those with a Founders membership – is that the game will fully support RTX real-time ray tracing effects via the streaming service. Gamers will be able to purchase the game on launch day directly from Steam, after which “GeForce NOW Founders members can explore the streets of Night City with RTX ON, fully optimized and instantly available, even on... Read more...
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