NVIDIA GeForce Experience Game Sharing Enters Beta

Are you having trouble beating a level boss or figuring out an in-game puzzle? Invite one of your gaming buddies to lend a helping hand! It's one of a handful of nifty features NVIDIA implemented in its GeForce Experience Share, which is now available in early access beta form.

The newest beta includes a new in-game overlay that makes it easy to record, share, and broadcast your epic gaming moments without leaving the game. Through the in-game overlay, gamers can use Shadowplay to capture a stream and then upload it to YouTube, broadcast to Twitch, or share with other players, all without having to minimize the game.

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There's also a GameStream Co-Op function that is likely to be popular with gamers. Going back to our example above, if you get stuck in a game and need help, you can stream the title over the Internet and invite a friend to play. That friend can either take control of your character and get you out of a sticky situation, or play alongside you, if that's a supported feature of the game. They can also simply watch what you're doing and provide tips.

To use the GameStream option, you'll need a GeForce GTX 650 or higher graphics card or non-Optimus laptop with a GeForce GTX 660M or higher (Optimus support will come later), Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz) or higher CPU, 4GB or higher RAM, and Windows 7 or later.

There's no minimum GPU requirement for the guest PC, though it too will need at least a Core i3-2100 CPU, 4GB or RAM, and Windows 7 or later.