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Who says you can only play on a PC?

Who says you can only play on a PC?

It is usually a common stereotype that Mac normally isn’t for gamers and if you want a machine that would be able to deliver the high framerates needed for a game, then you would need a premium PC that runs on Windows.

But that can soon change with Nvidia’s GeForce Now Beta that’s hitting the Mac this week. Initially available for users in the US and Canada, the service will use GeForce GTX graphics cards in the cloud to render the games so it can be streamed to your Mac. This service will act as a virtual PC that eliminates the hurdles that you face when playing on a non-Windows machine.

The good thing is that Nvidia’s GeForce Now experience integrates with current online game stores like Origin and Steam, meaning that if you have existing games in those accounts you can immediately stream them to your Mac using Nvidia’s GeForce Now.

Initial reviews were positive, with some gamer saying the games streamed at a playable framerate. But note that performance will be largely be dependent on your internet connection to get the best results.

Since it is still in its beta stages, Nvidia GeForce Now is currently free, but you still need to purchase the games. After that, it will move to a subscription-based service that would start at $25 for a 20 hour gameplay.

If you’re looking a way to bring more games to your Mac, then this may be it.

Victor Philip Ortiz
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