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    Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    It joins Konami, Remedy, Rockstar, Capcom, EA, and Square Enix in pulling out post-beta.
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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Honestly, I don't like the idea of signing into my game accounts through Geforce Now. Call me paranoid but I feel a vulnerability waiting to happen there.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    i guess this issue is that you might opt in, start to subscribe, then not be able to play the games you could the week before, even though you own them, and then need to opt out again and buy a new graphics card that WILL run the game.. then find they are back on the list a few weeks later when the streaming servicde signs the biggest income deal from nVidia or Strava or who ever else joins the race.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    then, when one service (say Strava) gets one game, and another service (say Geforce Now) gets another game.. you need to buy both games AND subscribe to both services.

    and it will still be cheaper than buying a 2080 RTX

    messy isn't it? and relatively no lube available

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Ah the joys of competing 'subscription' services where the 'owner' of whatever it is (we don't actually own subscription stuff) can just pull it whenever they like..... usually due to 'money' and the only people that end up being screwed over are the subscribers.

    All these 'it's just £10 per month' packages soon add up

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    I can't blame Activision as cloud gaming is garbage and would only tarnish their products.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Sorry, I must have missed something... Why did AB pull out? Because they weren't making enough money from players streaming their games?
    Or is this games installed to some cloud server and streamed to your device?

    Either way, it sounds horrible....

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    games that developers have asked to be on-boarded to the service
    Is that a real word? On-boarded?
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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Ah the joys of competing 'subscription' services where the 'owner' of whatever it is (we don't actually own subscription stuff) can just pull it whenever they like..... usually due to 'money' and the only people that end up being screwed over are the subscribers.

    All these 'it's just £10 per month' packages soon add up
    i play OverWatch, but do I actually own it, or do I just get a license to play which can be withdrawn at blizzards choice?

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Ah the joys of competing 'subscription' services where the 'owner' of whatever it is (we don't actually own subscription stuff) can just pull it whenever they like..... usually due to 'money' and the only people that end up being screwed over are the subscribers.

    All these 'it's just £10 per month' packages soon add up
    You do own the game with the Nvidia one. To play streamed you just log into your steam/battle.net/whatever on the Nvidia cloud machine and it pipes the game to your tablet/phone/whatever. It's only £5 for the Nvidia service too not £10.

    Blizzard will have pulled out because they recon they can scam more money out of us, e.g. by only offering it on Stadia where you have to buy the game again to use there even if you already own 1 copy of it.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dribble View Post
    You do own the game with the Nvidia one. To play streamed you just log into your steam/battle.net/whatever on the Nvidia cloud machine and it pipes the game to your tablet/phone/whatever. It's only £5 for the Nvidia service too not £10.

    Blizzard will have pulled out because they recon they can scam more money out of us, e.g. by only offering it on Stadia where you have to buy the game again to use there even if you already own 1 copy of it.
    If you note I put the £10 within apostrophes, not to mention we all know from how netflix has gone about gradually increasing prices that the current price isn't going to stay that way when it becomes 'popular'.

    I know you need to own the game first with this but at the same time it's still a subscription service to actually use it.....


    Quote Originally Posted by will19565 View Post
    i play OverWatch, but do I actually own it, or do I just get a license to play which can be withdrawn at blizzards choice?
    I'm no lawyer but read the eula and you'll be surprised what most try to hide in there. Ultimately as it's primarily an online game blizzard can remove your ability to play at will due to banning you etc so.....

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I know you need to own the game first with this but at the same time it's still a subscription service to actually use it.....
    No you don't - you can use the game on your own pc, no subscription required. You have to pay to play on Nvidia's machines if you want to use them to game on, but there is no lock in with the games themselves.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    I don't even think you should need any account to play a game,,,,, period.
    You should just need to buy the game,,,, period.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dribble View Post
    No you don't - you can use the game on your own pc, no subscription required. You have to pay to play on Nvidia's machines if you want to use them to game on, but there is no lock in with the games themselves.
    I'm trying to work out if you're just being pedantic or are struggling to understand what is being written because it's pretty clear what my comment was in relation to.

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Oh yes, Microsoft, cloud gaming REALLY IS the future!

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    Re: Activision Blizzard removes its games from Nvidia GeForce Now

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I'm trying to work out if you're just being pedantic or are struggling to understand what is being written because it's pretty clear what my comment was in relation to.
    Then re-read what you wrote. Your whole conversation is about how you don't own what you bought and they can screw you by stopping the service. This is not the case with games and geforce-now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Is that a real word? On-boarded?
    Sadly, yes. Quite common in part of the product's sale cycle.

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