Nvidia GeForce Now Hilariously Reinvents “Cloud” Gaming With Leahviathan

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Nvidia GeForce now is Team Green’s flagship cloud gaming service, and now it’s been proven to work well if you’re physically in the real clouds. In an entertaining, if somewhat contrived, effort to promote UK mobile and broadband operator EE’s partnership with Nvidia, streamer Leahviathan scaled the UK’s highest mountain to set up the country’s “tallest gaming den” at 1,500 feet above sea level while streaming games via GeForce Now.

Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service lets you stream your game library from your laptop, PC, Mac, TV, Android device, iPhone or iPad to a powerful desktop from one of Nvidia’s network of servers from Nvidia. It is a subscription-based model, with a variety of options available:

Level Features and Benefits
Free ($0/month) Basic team
Standard access to game servers
1 hour session duration
Priority ($9.99/month) top quality rig
Priority access to premium services
6 hour session duration
Resolution up to 1080p
Up to 60FPS
Ultimate ($19.99/month) RTX 4080 platform
Exclusive access to the fastest servers
8 hour session duration
Resolution up to 4K and 120 FPS

To test GeForce Now and the usability of the EE network in the harshest conditions, popular streamer Leahviathan was sent on an expedition to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. He managed a livestreamed gameplay session at an impressive 1,500 feet above sea level, with the wind whipping across his face as he cleared a few levels of Portal 2.

Unsurprisingly, this whole stunt wasn’t made up for laughs. It’s EE’s attempt to promote the launch of its GeForce Now cloud gaming bundles available to UK customers from £22 per month. These packages include a GeForce Now subscription (obviously), plus a Google Chromebook and gaming mouse, or Samsung Smart TV and game controller, plus unlimited cellular data for video and gaming.

While it’s a bit silly, we can’t deny that playing half a mountain is an entertaining way to promote your product, so play fair with EE. But if cloud gaming isn’t your thing, and you want a PC powerful in your real home, check out our guide to the best gaming PC to equip yourself with our recommendations for the best rigs out there.

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