Items tagged with cloud gaming

A long rumored streaming stick offering Xbox Cloud Gaming, code named "Keystone", has finally been confirmed as being real. However, Microsoft is not quite ready to take the dongle to market, as the company wants to explore additional iterations first. First hinted as Project Hobart, and later referred to... Read more...
Good news for anyone who's been wanting to test run NVIDIA's top GeForce NOW RTX 3080 cloud gaming tier, but were reluctant to spend $99.99 on a six-month subscription. Now you don't have to. NVIDIA today added a single month membership option priced $19.99, with the same benefits as a longer term commitment. In terms... Read more...
Gamers that own an Mac can now answer "Yes!" when asked "But can it run Crysis?", thanks to NVIDIA GeForce NOW. The cloud game streaming service has dropped an update that will deliver the ultimate upgrade to Mac owners. With the company's latest update Mac owners can not only run Crysis through GeForce NOW, but if... Read more...
AMD is rolling out a new graphics product based on its second-generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) architecture, though it's not for home PCs and consumers. Instead, the Radeon Pro V620 is a multi-purpose GPU accelerator for cloud workloads. That includes doling out "immersive AAA game experiences" through cloud... Read more...
Cloud gaming has become an avenue for many gamers to play titles that typically couldn't run on their current hardware, and one of the more popular cloud services is NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW. Today NVIDIA announced they it has partnered with Electronic Arts to expand on an already impressive list of supported game titles... Read more...
Is the PlayStation exclusive God of War definitely headed to PC? For a brief moment, it seemed as though a GeForce NOW database leak essentially confirmed it would be headed to another platform, but not so fast—according to NVIDIA, yes, the leak is legitimate, but no, the games listed are not necessarily bound for the... Read more...
Gaming is one of the fastest-growing forms of media we have today, thanks in part due to the pandemic that has kept people at home. However, people would typically need a console or PC to game on, but that becomes less of a problem with the advent of cloud gaming. Now, Microsoft is trying to “bring the joy and... Read more...
Late last year, Amazon announced its Luna game streaming service to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud. Previously, it was an invite-only “early access” program, but after months of feedback and improvement, the gaming platform will be available to new customers. Today, Amazon announced that Fire... 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... Read more...
Last month, it was announced EA Play, and Xbox Game Pass were partnering to provide an expansive game library. Now, Ubisoft is partnering with Amazon Luna and Google Stadia to provide competition in the cloud gaming sphere with Ubisoft+, the rebranded UPLAY+. This service will launch with a beta on the Amazon Luna... Read more...
Microsoft, Amazon, and Google all now have cloud gaming streaming platforms, and Facebook is not a company to be left out in the cold. Today, Facebook has announced that it launched “several cloud-streamed games in the Facebook app and on browser — playable instantly, with no downloads required.” This streaming... Read more...
Google Stadia may not be the service we hoped it would be right out of the gate, but perhaps it will get there someday. Inching closer, Google has added a few more games and features to the mix, including Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, a "massive new story expansion, bringing tons of material to both single-player and... Read more...
Amazon may have started out primarily as a seller of books, but it was not long after that it also got into the business of video games, among other things. From those humble beginnings, Amazon has experienced exponential growth. It is also a major player in the cloud space, and it will apparently leverage its related... Read more...
Subscribing to the Stadia Pro tier is supposed to net players several perks, the highlight being the ability to play games at a 4K resolution (3840x2160) at 60 frames per second—it's one of the main selling points for the $9.99 per month subscription fee. Be that as it may, some users have voiced concern that Stadia's... Read more...
Are the console wars transitioning to the cloud? Not so fast—both Microsoft and Sony have already shared a few detail's about each company's next-generation game console (Project Scarlett and PlayStation 5, respectively), and those won't even reach retail for another year. At the same time, however, companies are... Read more...
Well, we can't say that we saw this one coming. Two bitter rivals in the console gaming market have announced the formation of a new partnership that will see Sony and Microsoft collaborating on "direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions." Sony's Kenichiro Yoshida and Microsoft's Satya... Read more...
The SHIELD Tablet is only a few months old, but NVIDIA is already updating the device with a freshly minted OS, a refreshed SHIELD Hub (and other NVIDIA apps), and access to the company’s newly upgraded GRID Game Streaming service. A number of new Tegra K1 optimized games are arriving as well, as well as a... Read more...
Ever since Sony cut a major deal for the Gaikai cloud gaming service, pundits have watched to see how the company would integrate the technology into the PlayStation product line. At CES this week, Sony finally took the wraps off that announcement and the initial program looks amazing. The upcoming PlayStation Now... Read more...
Most companies, when caught removing something from a game box that the publisher meant to put there, might express shame or at least pretend it was an accident. Not GameStop. Yesterday, news broke that the massive retailer had given orders to open all copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and remove the coupon for a... Read more...