The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Gaming isn’t cheap. PlayStation and Xbox consoles cost hundreds of dollars, and a top-of-the-line gaming PC could set you back thousands. And games running on less specialized devices—like a phone or laptop—often do so slowly. GeForce Now, a new service from the chipmaker Nvidia, does the hard work of rendering graphics in the cloud, allowing users to stream high-end games like Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Fortnite at top speeds on their phones, tablets and non­gaming laptops. Andrew Fear, GeForce Now’s senior product manager, likens the service to “a superfast gaming PC in the cloud.” Since it launched in February, some 4 million people have signed up for the service—available for $4.99 a month—to play games on whatever device they happen to use, while maintaining speed and quality. —Matthew Gault

Buy now: Nvidia GeForce Now

 

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