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    • custardy
    • By custardy 16th Apr 19, 12:29 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:29 PM
    Does anybody have experience of using these game-streaming services such as these ones:
    PlayStation Now (PS4, PC) PlayStation. 8.3M subscribers.
    GeForce Now (PC) NVIDIA. 540K subscribers
    Jump (PC) Jump
    Xbox Game Pass (Xbox One, *PC) Xbox. 2.9M subscriberS
    Google Stadia. Google. 7.3M subscribers

    Do they genuinely turn an old PC into the equivalent of a 1,500 gaming beast? Does anybody here think that the PC Gaming market will dry up or deteriorate because of these services and if the market for high end gaming computers were to subside when do you think they would decline?
    I've never tried one of those services. My computer is a rubbishy old 2GB RAM dual core pentium 3ghz so I'm not sure if my machine would even be good enough to work with those types of services
    Originally posted by gabriel73195
    Well the answers are out there

    Jump Force PC specs
    Requires: 64-bit processor and operating system.
    OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz / AMD A10-7850K, 3.70 GHz.
    Memory: 4 GB RAM.
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 3 GB / Radeon HD 7950, 3 GB.
    DirectX: Version 11.
    Network: Broadband Internet connection.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 16th Apr 19, 1:11 PM
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    Thanks custardy, so it looks like mine probably wouldn't work with it but I was wanting to find out what the experience is truly like on a computer system that does meet the minimum requirements.

    If the really did work that well then theoretically they would dispense with the need for an expensive gaming machine or not and so I was hoping to get some real world feedback to see what the actual experience was like and if there are any pitfalls to be aware of
    Originally posted by gabriel73195
    Geforce now gets good feedback from the Nvidia shield community.
    I have a Shield but Ive never got round to trying it
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 17th Apr 19, 1:06 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 1:06 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 1:06 AM
    Thanks custardy, so it looks like mine probably wouldn't work with it but I was wanting to find out what the experience is truly like on a computer system that does meet the minimum requirements.

    If the really did work that well then theoretically they would dispense with the need for an expensive gaming machine or not and so I was hoping to get some real world feedback to see what the actual experience was like and if there are any pitfalls to be aware of
    Originally posted by gabriel73195
    Minimum spec is minimum performance though. To get good performance you would need recommended specs or better. Competitive gamers pay silly prices for hardware upgrades that will give them any slight edge.


    If consoles (cheap gaming machines) didn't put an end to pc gaming, I don't see why a streaming service would - particularly when that game library service is available cross platform and many of which offer cross platform saves. Plus a lot of the games are dross.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 17th Apr 19, 2:03 PM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 2:03 PM
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    I've tried some in the past, and they were quite rubbish. Even with decent enough internet (higher than their recommended), the compression on the stream was pretty poor, blacks were extremely blocky, has much higher input lag etc

    I'm not the target audience, as I have a gaming PC (I was just trying these streaming services out to see) - but I would probably prefer pick a console way before streaming,
    Last edited by dan958; 17-04-2019 at 2:22 PM.
    • Browniez
    • By Browniez 18th Apr 19, 1:24 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:24 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:24 PM
    I've tried it too and completely agree with you. It's still worth building your own pc or buying a console.
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