Nvidia’s GeForce Now is solid, too. It can’t play every game, and its launch was soured by the high-profile removal of all Activision-Blizzard games, and most Bethesda games. It still offers hundreds of titles, though, including eight of the 10 most-played games on Steam. It’s also the only service that currently has a free tier, so there’s no harm in checking it out. Personally, I’ll use it whenever I want to try an RTX ray tracing game, like the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. … [Read more...] about I used cloud gaming exclusively for a month. Here’s what happened
“We were just trying to keep the company alive — we were just trying to survive,” Simons said. “I consider myself very lucky that we were at the right time and right place. We had great people working on it, but a lot of things had to come together for it to become the success that it is. It’s still shocking to me, and it’s still growing. More and more people use it.” Simons still works with some of the original After Effects team from COSA at Adobe, including interface “surgeon” David Cotter, Daniel Wilk, and Paul Uusitalo. … [Read more...] about How broke college grads made animation software used in Jurassic Park and Iron Man
For those who are concerned about how long they’re spending in VR, or want to brag about the number of hours, each Oculus application now has its own playtime tracker, so you can much more easily estimate how far you’ve gone to becoming an entirely virtual entity. … [Read more...] about Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone
Stadia is a platform, digital storefront, and cloud gaming service all in one. You can only use Stadia to play games you purchased from Stadia. If you own a game on a different store, you’ll need to purchase it again to play on Stadia, and games purchased on Stadia can’t be played locally. This means you have to start your game library from scratch. … [Read more...] about Google Stadia vs. Nvidia GeForce Now: The winner is clear
Prior to its release, Google made a big deal of “Crowd Play,” a feature that would let players jump directly into games they were viewing on YouTube. It’d also let streamers and other community members share a game’s save state, giving everyone a chance to overcome a challenge. This feature didn’t make launch, however, and there’s no timeline for when it will debut. … [Read more...] about Google Stadia vs. Shadow: Can the underdog beat a tech giant?