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[NVIDIA Corporation] GeForce Now - Play your Steam/uPlay/Epic Games on the Cloud - Free or $6.49/Month (free 90 days trial)

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I was using this for free in the beta. Loved it for use on my macbook pro.
I'll probably pay on a monthly basis when I have time to game aka. summer
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bilinz wrote: Why would anyone pay for this when steam has steam link which is free?
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bilinz wrote: Why would anyone pay for this when steam has steam link which is free?
You can local stream your steam libraries for free just like steam link.
Nvidia shield is a multimedia device
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Loomy wrote: For anyone who hasn't tried this yet, it's basically renting a $3000 computer to play your games on remotely. Yes it lags a bit depending on how far you are from their servers. Yes you can play a lot of games but not quite every game.
Any idea if this works on VR games? Also can I run games I have locally on my PC?
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BaptisteD81634 wrote: You can local stream your steam libraries for free just like steam link.
Nvidia shield is a multimedia device
To use Steam Link and stream your games locally, you need a gaming PC connected to your Shield.
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I recently bought an Android TV and Steam Link is an app that's available on it
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Vigilantys wrote: Any idea if this works on VR games? Also can I run games I have locally on my PC?
You need a consistent 90 fps for VR, anything less and you'll start getting motion sickness, so I don't thinking a streaming service is suitable.

Regarding running local games, you actually login to Nvidia's virtual PC using your Steam, Epic, etc. accounts, so games you've purchased will appear on the virtual PC. You can search for currently supported games here.
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mark_in_2k wrote: You need a consistent 90 fps for VR, anything less and you'll start getting motion sickness, so I don't thinking a streaming service is suitable.
I don't believe FPS is the main problem here, it's latency.
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Vigilantys wrote: Any idea if this works on VR games? Also can I run games I have locally on my PC?
no and no
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This is pretty much what most people want Stadia wanted to be, but you can load in games you already own. Works with steam games and battle.net games so far. It's not remote play because you're streaming off the cloud servers and not your own PC. Performance wise, I like Stadia better, but the amount of content GFN has is amazing.
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mark_in_2k wrote: You need a consistent 90 fps for VR, anything less and you'll start getting motion sickness, so I don't thinking a streaming service is suitable.

Regarding running local games, you actually login to Nvidia's virtual PC using your Steam, Epic, etc. accounts, so games you've purchased will appear on the virtual PC. You can search for currently supported games here.
I have a GTX970 at home running my VR games but I'd sure like to experience them as a 2080ti would run it, at least to see if I should invest. I obviously have games in steam that I run but I'd also like to try a couple of games that I have on my local hard drive. Thing is my card will run anything that isn't VR at max specs just fine. It's VR where I have to compromise. But now looking at the list of "compatible games" etc... There is no Fallout 4 at all, let alone Fallout 4 VR. They only have Fallout 3, I'm baffled. Most decent laptops will run Fallout 3, the hell would I need their service for? I am not sure why they couldn't run VR at 90hz refresh rate if they have the hardware but in either case this doesn't look like it supports anything VR. Gaming rigs are safe... not so much my bank account.
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I can't wait for hotels etc to have actual fast internet so I don't have to lug my gaming notebook around.

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