Gaming has come a long way in the last 40 years, starting out as a series of home consoles to becoming one of the biggest industries on the planet. While we’ve seen a number of innovations in the gaming industry, there are few that can quite match the latest wave of online streaming.
The idea behind this concept is that players with any level of hardware are able to stream a game directly to their advice. Because all of the heavy processing is done off-site, users can make use of high graphics and low latencies, even if their device’s hardware would otherwise be physically incapable of playing the same games.
These are some of the best online gaming streaming services of the year so far.
The latest online service from Nvidia, GeForce Now is aimed at anyone that makes use of Nvidia graphics cards, which is currently more than half the market of PC owners. Unlike many of the other services, GeForce Now is not a content ordering service, meaning that players will need to first buy the games that they want to play. They will also need to make sure that they have a very fast and stable internet connection, otherwise gameplay can be extremely slow. The upside to this service is the vast amount of games that are available for customers thanks to the fact that Nvidia provides drivers for just about every game in existence.
Google Stadia is the very latest online gaming service to hit the scene, and while initial reviews were fairly critical due to a number of technical problems and lack of games, Stadia still has the potential to become the biggest name in online streaming. The severe lack of games was among the biggest complaints, although Google has since promised that many more games will be added in the coming months. If there are not enough games at present, users can always switch their attention to NZ betting sites instead.
For those that would prefer to look to Sony to provide their online gaming experience, PlayStation Now is among the best options on the market right now. Offering a wide selection of games, users will be able to play games on both their PC and PlayStation. In order to make use of PlayStation Now, the user will need to have a live PlayStation account, along with a fairly speedy internet connection. For players that make use of the Now service on their PlayStation, they will have access to full multiplayer support, as well as access to more than 250 PlayStation 4 games.
Shadow hasn’t gained the same reputation as the other services, but it arguably has the highest potential of them all right now. The idea behind shadow is to allow the user to “rent” out a high-end gaming computer with some of the best specs, and the games are streamed directly to the user’s device, whether it’s a Mac, PC, laptop, or mobile phone. Unlike many of the others, Shadow works well because it’s simple and straightforward, and might turn out to be the cheapest in the long run.