NVIDIA GeForce Now for PC & Mac – Cound Gaming Service

NVIDIA GeForce Now for PC & Mac – Cound Gaming Service

At CES 2017, NVIDIA announced their cloud gaming service – NVIDIA GeForce Now for PC and Mac. Different from other game streaming services, GeForce Now for PC is not in subscription basis, but a server rental program.

GeForce Now for PC does not require any streaming apps to play, just run your familiar gaming apps like Steam, Origin, UPlay, and etc. , then run games on NVIDIA’s GRID servers through GeForce Now for an hourly fee. So you still can play all your owned games using the service (unlike PS NOW), especially if you don’t have a beefy gaming PC.

The cloud gaming hourly fee is not cheap, NVIDIA said that GeForce Now will charge $25 for 20 hours of play, with a free first 8 hours play. However there is a catch, the $25 rate is a GTX 1060 rig; if you want to play on a GTX 1080 rig, the free trial will be 4 hours and 10 hours for the $25 rate. NVIDIA’s Shield shares the same service name GeForce Now, with a different pricing ($7.99 per month), kinda confusing.

The cloud gaming service is a good idea, however the pricing is costly, and I don’t see this is a long term solution if you are a hardcore gamer, maybe for an occasional outdoor LAN party without bringing the heavy gaming rig, just a laptop will do the trick. Maybe suitable for casual gamers who have no plan to own a hardcore gaming rig, and spend less hours daily on gaming, play in drop-in-drop-out manner.

GeForce Now for PC and Mac will start rolling out in March in the US.

Source: Kotaku.com

Viking Squad – A Castle Crashers-liked Brawler

Viking Squad – A Castle Crashers-liked Brawler

Viking Squad is a 2D hack and slash “lane-based” brawler, where you move your characters on a preset lanes (three of them) on the game stage with precise position. The game features three players local and online co-op, there are four player characters to choose from, needless to say that they are all Viking warriors, you have to put a stop to the wildly mischievous Loki and reopen the gates to Valhalla… the plot is simple and good enough. Each playable character has their own signature weapon changing the way they approach combat, and obtain new weapons and gear to level up. You can ride on animal/beast/mount to attack as well, I like that ostrich.

Viking Squad has a very impressive and wacky art style, when I first saw the game my immediate impression is “oh! It is so Castle Crashers-ish.”, but if it works well, why not? Viking Squad is coming to Windows PC Steam, PlayStation 4, and Mac OS on 5 October 2016.


Viking Squad

Release Date: 5 Oct 2016
Genre: Action Game
Developer: Slick Entertainment Inc.
Publisher: Slick Entertainment Inc.
Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Mac OS

Source: Youtube/PlayStation, vikingsquad.slickentertainment.com

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Coming To PS4

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Coming To PS4

Absolute Drift is an isometric view car drifting/racing game features heavy drifting physics, minimal art style, and challenging gameplay. Unlike the conventional racing game that you steer your vehicle in few realistic view angles.

Here are a few of the things you’ll be doing in the game:

  • Drifting to raise your score and multiplier.
  • Drifting past clipping points, (without touching them!).
  • Scoring massive points on the “Drift Lines”.
  • Exploring the vast “Free Roam” area that acts as the game’s hub.
  • Competing on the game’s 10 Drift Tracks.
  • Flying down one of 4 Mountain Drift courses.
  • Doing crazy moves on 9 “Gymkhana” courses.
  • Challenge the 5 “Midnight Events”.

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition will come to PlayStation 4 on 16 August 2016. The game is already available on Windows PC (Steam), Mac, and Linux as well.


Absolute Drift: Zen Edition

Release Date: 16 August 2016 (PS4)
Genre: Isometric Racing Game
Developer: Funselektor Labs Inc., Flippfly
Publisher: Funselektor Labs Inc., Flippfly
Platform: PlayStation 4, Windows PC (Steam), Mac OS, Linux

Source: Youtube/PlayStation, blog.us.playstation.com, absolutedrift.com

Batman: The Telltale Series – Realm of Shadows Trailer

Batman: The Telltale Series – Realm of Shadows Trailer

The first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series will be available on 2 August 2016. Time to have a more story driven Batman game after all the action centered games.


Batman: The Telltale Series – Realm of Shadows

Release Date: 2 Aug 2016
Genre: Adventure Game
Developer: Telltale
Publisher: Telltale
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows PC/Steam, iOS, Android

Source: Youtube/PlayStation

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3 – Reveal Trailer

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3 – Reveal Trailer

Telltale’s rich story driven adventure game – The Walking Dead series heading to season 3. Clementine returns-along with a new character-in this first look.


Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3

Release Date: This Fall
Genre: Adventure Game
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platform: TBA

Source: Youtube/IGN

7 Days To Die – Trailer

7 Days To Die – Trailer

7 Days To Die is a open world Survival Horror Game developed by The Fun Pimps, initial early access on Steam Window PC and Mac OS, now heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, release in 28 Jun 2016, published by Telltale Games.

The game feature a combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, Minecraft-liked building and role-playing games. You can do combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth. The game has day and night cycle, Zombies are weak and slow during the day while you can head out to search for supplies and resources to secure your defensive home base. When night falls, Zombies will be fast and aggressive, then you will start to play “tower defense” to survive through the night. Multiplayer co-op is available as well.

I love open world zombie apocalypse with looting, crafting, Action-RPG systems, you can roam the world again and again with or without an objective. No wonder I have spent so much time on Dying Light. * Chuckle


7 Days To Die

Release Date: 28 Jun 2016
Genre: Survival Horror, First Person Shooter, Tower Defense, Role Playing Game
Developer: The Fun Pimps
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam Window PC, Mac OS

Source: Youtube/PlayStation