Activision/Blizzard games no longer supported on Geforce Now

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#1 PC_Rocks
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I don't even understand it. How is it possible or makes any sense that publishers has to approve games to be played with Geforce Now. Isn't Geforce Now just renting the hardware or did I miss something there? The games themselves are not rented or even bought through Geforce Now. How can a company decide how a product that a customer has paid for can utilize? Is this even legal?

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#2 Pedro
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@pc_rocks: Licensing. I am amaze people are still unaware of how licensing for software works.

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#3 ProtossRushX
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GEForce Now > Stadia and Xcloud who cares about Activision Blizzard games like war3 reforged and crap like that

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#4  Edited By BassMan
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Game streaming is shit.

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#5 PC_Rocks
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@Pedro:

I know about it and as mentioned in the article no company apart from Blizzard has EULA that active prevents it. Furthermore, it doesn't make any sense at all. You already sold the license and the user is not reselling it or renting it as per the norm. Only he can use it or at the very least has the same options as that of inhouse systems. How could anyone prevents me from using the hardware I want?

Apart from all of that EULAs also have to comply with consumer laws. Having an EULA doesn't supersedes the laws. I mean there's definitely a technical reason/legal loophole that Nvidia removed those but I'm just trying to understand what am I missing.

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#6 AJStyles
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Who cares? It’s streaming lol

You can still play the damn game normally.

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Greed. Just like how streaming services for movies and tv are going the same will happen with gaming. Each company wants their own service so they can make all the money. I certainly won’t be partaking in any game streaming services myself, sticking to physical as long as possible for me.

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they probably have their own streaming system in the works and, in the end, it is their property and no one else's

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#9 Pedro
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@pc_rocks said:

@Pedro:

I know about it and as mentioned in the article no company apart from Blizzard has EULA that active prevents it. Furthermore, it doesn't make any sense at all. You already sold the license and the user is not reselling it or renting it as per the norm. Only he can use it or at the very least has the same options as that of inhouse systems. How could anyone prevents me from using the hardware I want?

Apart from all of that EULAs also have to comply with consumer laws. Having an EULA doesn't supersedes the laws. I mean there's definitely a technical reason/legal loophole that Nvidia removed those but I'm just trying to understand what am I missing.

My guess is that they have a deal with someone. But that is just me guessing.