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NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW only launched a few weeks ago but is quickly making big strides. One such giant step is having over 1,500 games signed up for the streaming service. CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 was just announced as coming to the steaming service at launch. Adding to an already impressive lineup it will likely help showcase the service’s brand of game streaming technology. The battle for cloud gaming and streaming services is on in 2020 and NVIDIA looks to be asserting itself with their considerable technological resources for it. As if that wasn’t enough they claim over one million users have now signed up.

” Earlier this month, we passed a milestone on our cloud gaming journey by removing the wait list and opening our doors to more gamer’s. Over 1 million new gamer’s have taken to the cloud by signing up for a free plan or upgrading to the Founders membership, which includes a 90-day free trial. “ – Phil Eisler

What makes GeForce NOW different?

NVIDIA GeForce NOW has a bit of a different take compared to Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s Xbox Game Streaming. Google Stadia currently lets you stream games from their cloud using the Chromecast dongle. Support is in the works for using apps on devices without the dongle. The Xbox Game Streaming service will let you stream from your console to an Android device. GeForce NOW separates itself from the pack with some different features. One such goal is to allow users stream their entire game library to a wide range of devices. Using a tiered pricing approach, they offer another twist that is presently unique to NVIDIA. The paid version will allow users to use the highly publicized, and currently exclusive, ray tracing technology via the cloud. This can allow users to experience ray tracing without having to buy the premium priced Turing GPU’s.

Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. Talk to me after the 90 day period expires twice. Lets see if those million users are still there.

    I suspect it will be surprising to us all.

    Man I really hope this fails… I don’t want streaming gaming to be the next big thing.

    1. That’s an extremely ignorant and narrow minded comment. If you don’t like it don’t use it but, unlike Stadia, this is exactly the kind of game streaming service we need. One that is literally just a high quality service using top of the line components for a small monthly fee or top end mid range components for free. A service that uses your existing game library and doesn’t tie your games to a single platform.

      I hope Stadia fails and this service does extremely well.

  2. Talk to me after the 90 day period expires twice. Lets see if those million users are still there.

    I suspect it will be surprising to us all.

    Man I really hope this fails… I don’t want streaming gaming to be the next big thing.

    I don’t necessarily hope it fails but I don’t want it to become so big that you can’t actually buy games anymore either. I’m already seeing some unfortunate trends with 4K disc players and don’t want that to happen with games. It seems like everyone, their cousin, and their dog, these days wants to provide a cloud/streaming service so I doubt it will go away. I agree that once the various trial periods end we’ll see some different numbers.

    edit: unfortunate trends

  3. I signed up for the free service.
    I have to admit , it is pretty slick.
    I do not want this stuff to be the only way to game in the future, but having a " portable" service to access your game
    library and play seamlessly is very neat.
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