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4 minutes ago, carlospie said:

Sorry I meant faster, online games. Mk11 online or pro evo just don't work due to the minor delay times 

 

MK11 is on the service, as are Rocket League and CS:GO which I'm sure people would be quick to complain about if they didn't work. I probably wouldn't opt for Now if I was aiming to be a pro eSports player, but for the likes of you and me I'd be surprised if there was much of an issue.

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11 hours ago, papalazarou said:

Just tried this on my shitty old Samsung tablet teatherd to my phone while in the office and was able to play Arkham knight using Xbox pad with no input lag at all - very impressed 

I went into the graphics settings in Arkham Knight and cranked everything up to the max, plus turned on all of the extra effects listed at the bottom. I then restated the game as it advises - in order to activate those effects. I then ran the PC performance test which crashed and threw me out of Geforce Now three times in a row. So that was a bit a of a let down.

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2 minutes ago, carlospie said:

The games are already 'optimized' so tinkering does tend to fuck things up, or sometimes the actual settings say they have changed but they haven't 

 

I don't know how this can be the case. I tried Dark Souls 3 and it looked like a right load of crap until I cranked all of the settings up.

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26 minutes ago, choduk said:

I don't know how this can be the case. I tried Dark Souls 3 and it looked like a right load of crap until I cranked all of the settings up.

 

I'm sure that any game that's on the service officially has been set/configured for the optimal experience streaming wise, it's on one of the loading splash screens. Iv played some games that even have their own custom nvidia profile on the graphics settings

 

Like you the first thing I do is crank it all up to ultra but it sometimes has very adverse effects on the experience. 

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This is really excellent, I just had a quick go on Doom 2016 and PUBG using my 2012 Macbook Pro and the latency was very very good. And this was over WiFi. 

 

The only negatives were the user experience getting to the game via the Steam UI feeling clunky. Plus the resolution being limited and I can't play this on my TV. But I'd definitely pay NVidia a monthly fee here for a 4k capability which I'm sure they're working on. 

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I thought this was a nice piece comparing Stadia and Geforce Now today and in the future.

 

I'm wondering if we should have a Cloud Gaming megathread to talk about the evolution of this technology in a single place? I'm super excited, I think this stuff is the biggest stuff we've seen in gaming since online.

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I signed up and tried Mk11 again having played on this service extensively. There is still a slight delay in the input and gameplay compared to playing the actual game which is just off putting and annoying. The Concept is good but you still can't beat the feeling of playing on actual hardware. 

 

The actual selection of games is shit too, id rather pay 20 quid a month and have access like game pass. 

 

Admittedly iv only played on a TV with shield so it may be better on a console and/or a mobile and controller where the lag is less noticeable. 

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Well, looks like the reason this was not quite there for me is that my connection is 10Mbps rather than the 35-40 Mbps I'm paying for!

 

So at least testing this out has allowed me to find out my connection is a bit wonky.

 

 

 

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Signed up for the free tier, seems cool. So long as both the GeForce Now launcher and the game itself are set to 1920x1080, that’s the resolution I’ll get, right?

 

Playing on a MacBook with Xbox 360 controller and it works without fuss. 

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33 minutes ago, Popo said:

30 minutes of play time later and even on a wired connection it was dropping out quite a lot - the “spotty connection” warning appeared eac time, usually yellow but sometimes red. Didn’t expect that at all. 

That dropped connection always comes up. Even when I was on 200meg fibre it made constant appearances 

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10 minutes ago, carlospie said:

That dropped connection always comes up. Even when I was on 200meg fibre it made constant appearances 


What I didn’t say was that I experienced dropped inputs too, I don’t think it’s a case of misreporting. 

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20 minutes ago, carlospie said:

That dropped connection always comes up. Even when I was on 200meg fibre it made constant appearances 

 

15 minutes ago, Mogster said:

I've seen it about once per long session so far, without any noticeable effects accompanying it on both wired and wireless connections. I'd hardly say it always comes up.


Had come up a fair few times for me but hasn’t actually been accompanied by many ill effects, certainly compared to previous experiences of streaming services.

 

 Still really impressed with this, just a real shame there aren’t more games supported...

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17 minutes ago, Mogster said:

I've seen it about once per long session so far, without any noticeable effects accompanying it on both wired and wireless connections. I'd hardly say it always comes up.

Genuinely comes up on mine once every 2-3 minutes on my wired

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4 minutes ago, dreamylittledream said:

 


Had come up a fair few times for me but hasn’t actually been accompanied by many ill effects, certainly compared to previous experiences of streaming services.

 

 Still really impressed with this, just a real shame there aren’t more games supported...

 

It's weird, when I last used it months ago there were SO many better games on it. I guess thrashing out the deals is tough. Even shite like FF15 has gone from it

 

The service is cool and will be of benefit to some, for me until it supports all games it's largely useless, they shouldn't dictate what you play. I also can definitely notice the lag compared to a physical console, games like cuphead are made far harder due to this

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On 06/02/2020 at 10:24, Flub said:

 

It defaulting to 720p didn't help. Upping it to 1080p cleared a lot of that up to a point where if that was my only way of playing it would have been fine. The video compression is still a bit too agressive for my tastes though.

 

 

 

I'm prety sure you can change the compression settings via letting it know if you want low latency or better graphics etc. 

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I had another play this morning and the experience was much better - definitely still some drops and glitches but nothing that affected gameplay or the enjoyment thereof. 
 

Too bad I don’t own anything that looks particularly fancy - last PC game I bought was Doom (mainly because my PC couldn’t run it well), which does look great but I’ve already rinsed it on Switch. Is there anything I could buy which is compatible with this, looks properly amazing and can be played with a DualShock 4?

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On 07/02/2020 at 21:14, carlospie said:

That dropped connection always comes up. Even when I was on 200meg fibre it made constant appearances 

Its a known bug and can be turned off.  Hold teh start button on the controller (I think) and then under the 3 dots you can turn it off.

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