NVIDIA GeForce Now: Free Worms Rumble, Indie Space and 11 New Games Coming Soon

NVIDIA GeForce Now: Free Worms Rumble, Indie Space and 11 New Games Coming Soon

NVIDIA GeForce Now

The celebrations for the anniversary of GeForce NOW continue and for the occasion NVIDIA is planning a series of new features including the arrival of eleven new games, a celebration for indie titles and Worms Rumble playable for free for the entire weekend.

Indie Games

Indie games are one of the strengths of NVIDIA GeForce Now with over 300 titles available including the Valheim phenomenon: "We have launched Valheim in Early Access on Steam and NVIDIA immediately helped us bring our game to more players through GeForce NOW. That way, even Mac users can play Valheim, "said Henrik Törnqvist, lead game designer from Valheim.

Terraria is also available on GeForce Now: "Terraria fits perfectly with GeForce NOW. We have always looked for ways to make our game accessible to as many people as possible. GFN helps us achieve this by giving our players the ability to play on any type of device, without any additional development work on our part. We can't wait to see new and existing players enjoy all that Terraria has to offer, whether through the more traditional PC / console / mobile path or streaming from the cloud, "says Ted Murphy, head of commercial strategy and marketing of Re-Logic.

Mount & Blade II Bannerlord DLSS 2.0

When games take advantage of technologies such as NVIDIA's DLSS 2.0, GeForce NOW members will certainly benefit: among more recent examples War Thunder and Mount & Blade II Bannerlord, which will update just this week.

11 new games on GeForce Now

Assassin's Creed I Director's Cut (Epic Games Store) Darkest Hour A Hearts of Iron Game (Steam) Day of Infamy (Steam) Dusk Diver (Steam) Going Under (Steam) Hellish Quart (Steam) Home Behind 2 (Steam) Lumberjack's Dynasty (Steam) Rise of Industry (Steam) Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (Steam) South Park: The Stick of Truth (Steam)

Worms Rumble free at the weekend

This weekend (until Sunday 21st February) GeForce NOW users will be able to play for free with Worms Rumble.

Nvidia says GeForce RTX 3060 is meant for gamers, not crypto miners


Graphics cards, like the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition seen here, have been in short supply.

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Nvidia on Thursday said it's taking steps to make sure its upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card ends up in the hands of gamers. The RTX 3060 will be able to detect aspects of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm and limit its hash rate by around 50 percent, the company said in a blog post. This will make the GPU less efficient at mining the digital coin. 

'We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more,' wrote Matt Wuebbling, Nvidia's vice president of Global GeForce Marketing, in the blog post. 'Yet Nvidia GPUs are programmable. And users are constantly discovering new applications for them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep learning and robotics. Mining cryptocurrency is one of them.'

GPUs -- which are important for PC gaming, video editing and other graphics-intensive activities -- have been increasingly difficult to find in stock as the price of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum hit new highs. Cryptocurrencies are mined using powerful computers, often equipped with multiple GPUs. 

But Nvidia isn't leaving cryptocurrency fans out in the cold. The company said it's launching a new CMP, or cryptocurrency mining processor, product line. CMP products will be optimized for mining, with features to improve power efficiency and airflow, but won't do graphics, Nvidia said. 

'They don't meet the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, don't impact the availability of GeForce GPUs to gamers,' wrote Wuebbling.

Nvidia unveiled the entry-level RTX 3060, in January at CES 2021. The RTX 3060 is meant to entice those who are still using older-generation chips, and Nvidia said it offers 10 times the performance of 2016's GTX 1060 and twice the performance of 2018's 2060. The RTX 3060 launches on Feb. 25, Nvidia said on Thursday, and will start at $329.


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