Impressions from GFN.Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru is a game project of the Safmar industrial and financial group based on the Nvidia infrastructure. GFN is short for GeForce Now (an Nvidia brand).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru allows you to play resource-intensive games at maximum graphics settings, regardless of what kind of hardware the user has - Mac or PC, powerful discrete graphics or the sad UHD 620 from Intel. All you need is a fast Internet connection and a purchased game.

Technical requirements

If we are talking about Windows, then it must be a 64-bit system, Windows 7 or newer. Macbooks from macOS version 10.10 or later.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Internet is needed from 25 Mbps. At the moment, the project has one server, and it is located in Moscow. Accordingly, the farther from the capital, the worse the ping. I live in Moscow, and my Internet is honest 300-350 Mbps. There is a computer on Windows 10 64-bit, and there is an elderly MacBook Air on OS X El Capitan 10.11. Since my MacBook is a working tool for business trips, I mothballed it in terms of updates, following the principle of "don't touch what works so well."

Who is the service intended for?

GFN.ru as a whole is not designed for hardcore gamers and e-sportsmen. This streaming platform is suitable for amateurs. For example, someone might not mind playing the new Far Cry New Dawn, but for one reason or another, they do not have a suitable computer. For such users, GFN.ru will be an excellent solution. Although you can play games like CS:GO quite well, where low ping, high frame rate and good reaction are important.

Registration and installation

After going to the GFN.ru website, the first thing to do is to register. Then you will be prompted to select a rate. By default, each user is given the opportunity to play for free for 14 days.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Payment options are different. You can link a card, or you can buy a payment code from partners. At the presentation, they gave me a card with a code promising six months of subscription. I activated the code. It is written that the subscription expires on November 20, 2019, that is, just a free trial period has started. Probably, after it, a gift semi-annual year will begin to operate. If so, then somehow it does not look very intuitive.

Next, download the game client.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

I remember that at the presentation, the presenter abruptly and boldly told me that there was and is no GeForce Now in Russia, there is only GFN. Words words. Lacked, apparently, the skills to at least rename the installation file

This is the same game client as GeForce Now, which is directly owned by Nvidia. On macOS, the program installed without issue. But on Windows, I already had this client for the global beta test from Nvidia. But I still downloaded the application downloaded from the site, after which I logged out of the previous account, and the “Login with GFN.ru” option appeared. That's all customization.

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

The application looks very simple. Above - a carousel with highlights of cool, according to the service, games, below - the user's library, where he adds his games. Please note that when you select a game, some posters have a game store icon. That is, for example, there is Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Steam, and there is for Uplay. It is logical that you need to choose the version that you bought.

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After adding a game, you can create a desktop shortcut for it.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Game progress

The service recommends using wired internet. I think that it is not necessary to climb with recommendations and teach me how to play for my money. Let the card and gave me free.

I have GPON Internet Wi-Fi 5 GHz, paid speed is 300 Mbps, but often the Internet speeds up to 350 - 370 Mbps. I have not used wired Internet for several years.

So, having found a game and added it to the library, the user presses the "Play" button. After that, the client connects to the data center. The interface is exactly the same as in GeForce Now, but if there was a connection to the server in Stockholm, then in GFN you connect to the SFMR server in Moscow. SFMR is short for "Safmar" (the name of the company that owns the project).

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Essentially, there is a connection to a remote desktop, where an online store is already running - Steam or Uplay. If this is your first connection, you will need to enter a password. And in the case of Steam, add the remote computer to the category of trusted ones by entering the code from the letter sent to the mail.

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If the game is already on a remote server, then you just play and enjoy life. And if not, then you have to wait until the remote server downloads and installs it. For example, the screenshots below show how I installed the game. Downloads fast.

Once the game is downloaded and installed, you can play. The service is great for games like The Witcher 3, Assassin's Creed, strategies. In my case, when playing on Wi-Fi, there were no problems. The responsiveness of the controls is exactly the same as if I were playing on a desktop computer. It is immediately clear that the data center is somewhere nearby. While playing the global beta version of GeForce Now, I occasionally encountered an effect where the controls seemed a little wobbly. There is no such thing in GFN. If among the readers there are users of the service not from Moscow, then describe your impressions.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

However, for the sake of experiment, I installed CS:GO. In such shooters, reaction is extremely important, as well as high-quality connection. My ping jumped from 25-30. The server partners had ping between 50 and 80. I played for about an hour. Considering that I'm not a good player, this time I played very well. Perhaps it seemed. But I got the feeling that I react to the enemy a moment earlier than he reacts to me. And this is quite enough to dominate the long and mid lane. Or in case of an unexpected collision, finding an opponent lurking behind the boxes at the exit of the tunnel.

Can I play via mobile internet?

For an hour of playing, you need 10 GB of data, which is a pleasure for those who have a real unlimited. Everything else depends on the speed and stability of your Internet. For example, MTS gives me 25-30 Mbps and a ping of 30 ms. I would not play mobile shooters, but why not play rpg games and RPGs? Yes, from time to time the speed drops and the image degrades, but after 30 seconds it passes, and you can continue playing.

What can I play?

The user must own an electronic copy of the game purchased from one of the major retailers. By what principle does GFN support stores, I did not understand. The service definitely has all the games from Steam and Uplay. There is Metro Exodus to choose from from Steam or the Epic Store, but for some reason there is no new Red Dead Redemption 2, which is already on sale just in the Epic Store. I also couldn't play the Battlefield V games or the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare (that's why I had to ping on CS:GO). But the service is evolving. I am sure that similar problems will be solved in the future.

Great promotions for Uplay+ and PS Now

Uplay+

I would like to tell you separately that there is a Uplay+ service that allows you to play top games for 1,000 rubles a month. It turns out that you can not own any games or computers and still be aware of new products. It is clear that now in the comments they are already scribbling phrases that it is unprofitable, expensive, and if you want to play after a couple of months, etc. My opinion is simple. Now there is a constant flow of new products, and a month is enough to slowly go through the game, since story campaigns rarely exceed 30 hours. Well, the saves then remain on your computer, and if you really like the game, then you can buy it. For example, I went through the main version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but now several DLCs have been released with the continuation of the story. I probably won't have time to play this year, but when I have time, I'll take a look, Dresses for Classy Ladies are there any discounts on Steam, and if not, then I'll just subscribe to UPlay +, because now the Season Pass costs 1,800 rubles, and the story hours are about a couple of weeks of leisurely play .

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

PS Now

By the way, not everyone knows, but PlayStation has a similar streaming platform PS Now. Now there until January 2020 you can play Uncharted 4 and God of War 4. The first 7 days are free, and then $ 10 per month. But there are also disadvantages. You can only play in 720p, and you definitely need the original PS4 joystick (costs 3 tr.).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Conclusion

The gaming industry is actively developing, offering everyone to try all the achievements of modern graphics. By the way, GeForce Now will also work on Nvidia Shield TV.

The game streaming process is just taking its first steps. Such services face many problems. Especially in Russia, where it is generally accepted that if you buy a powerful computer, then games for it should be free by default, like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and indeed all programs and games. I suggest this type of commentator keep their opinions to themselves. And it's been clear for a long time. And to the argument “there is no money” there is a simple answer “it means you don’t need to use it.” You are not trying to steal a BMW, citing the fact that there is no money to buy. Here is the same principle.

It is unlikely that the service will be popular outside the regions with high salaries. On the other hand, 1,000 rubles for GFN + 1,000 rubles for UPlay+, and you can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or the new Far Cry New Dawn on any hardware, which are just sold for 2,000 rubles. This can be seen as a small gift to yourself.

Impressions from GFN.Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru is a game project of the Safmar industrial and financial group based on the Nvidia infrastructure. GFN is short for GeForce Now (an Nvidia brand).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru allows you to play resource-intensive games at maximum graphics settings, regardless of what hardware the user has - Mac or PC, powerful discrete graphics or the sad UHD 620 from Intel. All you need is a fast Internet connection and a purchased game.

Technical requirements

If we are talking about Windows, then it must be a 64-bit system, Windows 7 or newer. Macbooks from macOS version 10.10 or later.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Internet is needed from 25 Mbps. At the moment, the project has one server, and it is located in Moscow. Accordingly, the farther from the capital, the worse the ping. I live in Moscow, and my Internet is honest 300-350 Mbps. There is a computer on Windows 10 64-bit, and there is an elderly MacBook Air on OS X El Capitan 10.11. Since my MacBook is a working tool for business trips, I mothballed it in terms of updates, following the principle of "don't touch what works so well."

Who is the service intended for?

GFN.ru as a whole is not designed for hardcore gamers and e-sportsmen. This streaming platform is suitable for amateurs. For example, someone might not mind playing the new Far Cry New Dawn, but for one reason or another, they do not have a suitable computer. For such users, GFN.ru will be an excellent solution. Although you can play games like CS:GO quite well, where low ping, high frame rate and good reaction are important.

Registration and installation

After going to the GFN.ru website, the first thing to do is to register. Then you will be prompted to select a rate. By default, each user is given the opportunity to play for free for 14 days.

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Payment options are different. You can link a card, or you can buy a payment code from partners. At the presentation, they gave me a card with a code promising six months of subscription. I activated the code. It is written that the subscription expires on November 20, 2019, that is, just a free trial period has started. Probably, after it, a gift semi-annual year will begin to operate. If so, then somehow it does not look very intuitive.

Next, download the game client.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

I remember that at the presentation, the presenter abruptly and boldly told me that there was and is no GeForce Now in Russia, there is only GFN. Words words. Lacked, apparently, the skills to at least rename the installation file

This is the same game client as GeForce Now, which is directly owned by Nvidia. On macOS, the program installed without issue. But on Windows, I already had this client for the global beta test from Nvidia. But I still downloaded the application downloaded from the site, after which I logged out of the previous account, and the “Login with GFN.ru” option appeared. That's all customization.

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

The application looks very simple. Above - a carousel with highlights of cool, according to the service, games, below - the user's library, where he adds his games. Please note that when you select a game, some posters have a game store icon. That is, for example, there is Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Steam, and there is for Uplay. It is logical that you need to choose the version that you bought.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft GFN.Ru impressions and profitable promotions by PlayStation and Ubisoft

After adding a game, you can create a desktop shortcut for it.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Game progress

The service recommends using wired internet. I think that it is not necessary to climb with recommendations and teach me how to play for my money. Let the card and gave me free.

I have GPON Internet Wi-Fi 5 GHz, paid speed is 300 Mbps, but often the Internet speeds up to 350 - 370 Mbps. I have not used wired Internet for several years.

So, having found a game and added it to the library, the user presses the "Play" button. After that, the client connects to the data center. The interface is exactly the same as in GeForce Now, but if there was a connection to the server in Stockholm, then in GFN you connect to the SFMR server in Moscow. SFMR is short for "Safmar" (the name of the company that owns the project).

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Essentially, there is a connection to a remote desktop, where an online store is already running - Steam or Uplay. If this is your first connection, you will need to enter a password. And in the case of Steam, add the remote computer to the category of trusted ones by entering the code from the letter sent to the mail.

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If the game is already on a remote server, then you just play and enjoy life. And if not, then you have to wait until the remote server downloads and installs it. For example, the screenshots below show how I installed the game. Downloads fast.

Once the game is downloaded and installed, you can play. The service is great for games like The Witcher 3, Assassin's Creed, strategies. In my case, when playing on Wi-Fi, there were no problems. The responsiveness of the controls is exactly the same as if I were playing on a desktop computer. It is immediately clear that the data center is somewhere nearby. While playing the global beta version of GeForce Now, I occasionally encountered an effect where the controls seemed a little wobbly. There is no such thing in GFN. If among the readers there are users of the service not from Moscow, then describe your impressions.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

However, for the sake of experiment, I installed CS:GO. In such shooters, reaction is extremely important, as well as high-quality connection. My ping jumped from 25-30. The server partners had ping between 50 and 80. I played for about an hour. Considering that I'm not a good player, this time I played very well. Perhaps it seemed. But I got the feeling that I react to the enemy a moment earlier than he reacts to me. And this is quite enough to dominate the long and mid lane. Or in case of an unexpected collision, finding an opponent lurking behind the boxes at the exit of the tunnel.

Can I play via mobile internet?

For an hour of playing, you need 10 GB of data, which is a pleasure for those who have a real unlimited. Everything else depends on the speed and stability of your Internet. For example, MTS gives me 25-30 Mbps and a ping of 30 ms. I would not play mobile shooters, but why not play rpg games and RPGs? Yes, from time to time the speed drops and the image degrades, but after 30 seconds it passes, and you can continue playing.

What can I play?

The user must own an electronic copy of the game purchased from one of the major retailers. By what principle does GFN support stores, I did not understand. The service definitely has all the games from Steam and Uplay. There is Metro Exodus to choose from from Steam or the Epic Store, but for some reason there is no new Red Dead Redemption 2, which is already on sale just in the Epic Store. I also couldn't play the Battlefield V games or the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare (that's why I had to ping on CS:GO). But the service is evolving. I am sure that similar problems will be solved in the future.

Great promotions for Uplay+ and PS Now

Uplay+

I would like to tell you separately that there is a Uplay+ service that allows you to play top games for 1,000 rubles a month. It turns out that you can not own any games or computers and still be aware of new products. It is clear that now in the comments they are already scribbling phrases that it is unprofitable, expensive, and if you want to play after a couple of months, etc. My opinion is simple. Now there is a constant flow of new products, and a month is enough to slowly go through the game, since story campaigns rarely exceed 30 hours. Well, the saves then remain on your computer, and if you really like the game, then you can buy it. For example, I went through the main version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but now several DLCs have been released with the continuation of the story. I probably won't have time to play this year, but when I have time, I'll take a look, Dresses for Classy Ladies are there any discounts on Steam, and if not, then I'll just subscribe to UPlay +, because now the Season Pass costs 1,800 rubles, and the story hours are about a couple of weeks of leisurely play .

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

PS Now

By the way, not everyone knows, but PlayStation has a similar streaming platform PS Now. Now there until January 2020 you can play Uncharted 4 and God of War 4. The first 7 days are free, and then $ 10 per month. But there are also disadvantages. You can only play in 720p, and you definitely need the original PS4 joystick (costs 3 tr.).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Conclusion

The gaming industry is actively developing, offering everyone to try all the achievements of modern graphics. By the way, GeForce Now will also work on Nvidia Shield TV.

The game streaming process is just taking its first steps. Such services face many problems. Especially in Russia, where it is generally accepted that if you buy a powerful computer, then games for it should be free by default, like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and indeed all programs and games. I suggest this type of commentator keep their opinions to themselves. And it's been clear for a long time. And there is a simple answer to the “no money” argument: “it means you don’t need to use it.” You are not trying to steal a BMW, citing the fact that there is no money to buy. Here the same principle.

It is unlikely that the service will be popular outside the regions with high salaries. On the other hand, 1,000 rubles for GFN + 1,000 rubles for UPlay+, and you can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or the new Far Cry New Dawn on any hardware, which are just sold for 2,000 rubles. This can be seen as a small gift to yourself.

Impressions from GFN.Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru is a game project of the Safmar industrial and financial group based on the Nvidia infrastructure. GFN is short for GeForce Now (an Nvidia brand).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru allows you to play resource-intensive games at maximum graphics settings, regardless of what hardware the user has - Mac or PC, powerful discrete graphics or the sad UHD 620 from Intel. All you need is a fast Internet connection and a purchased game.

Technical requirements

If we are talking about Windows, then it must be a 64-bit system, Windows 7 or newer. Macbooks from macOS version 10.10 or later.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Internet is needed from 25 Mbps. At the moment, the project has one server, and it is located in Moscow. Accordingly, the farther from the capital, the worse the ping. I live in Moscow, and my Internet is honest 300-350 Mbps. There is a computer on Windows 10 64-bit, and there is an elderly MacBook Air on OS X El Capitan 10.11. Since my MacBook is a working tool for business trips, I mothballed it in terms of updates, following the principle of "don't touch what works so well."

Who is the service intended for?

GFN.ru as a whole is not designed for hardcore gamers and e-sportsmen. This streaming platform is suitable for amateurs. For example, someone might not mind playing the new Far Cry New Dawn, but for one reason or another, they do not have a suitable computer. For such users, GFN.ru will be an excellent solution. Although you can play games like CS:GO quite well, where low ping, high frame rate and good reaction are important.

Registration and installation

After going to the GFN.ru website, the first thing to do is to register. Then you will be prompted to select a rate. By default, each user is given the opportunity to play for free for 14 days.

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Payment options are different. You can link a card, or you can buy a payment code from partners. At the presentation, they gave me a card with a code promising six months of subscription. I activated the code. It is written that the subscription expires on November 20, 2019, that is, just a free trial period has started. Probably, after it, a gift semi-annual year will begin to operate. If so, then somehow it does not look very intuitive.

Next, download the game client.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

I remember that at the presentation, the presenter abruptly and boldly told me that there was and is no GeForce Now in Russia, there is only GFN. Words words. Lacked, apparently, the skills to at least rename the installation file

This is the same game client as GeForce Now, which is directly owned by Nvidia. On macOS, the program installed without issue. But on Windows, I already had this client for the global beta test from Nvidia. But I still downloaded the application downloaded from the site, after which I logged out of the previous account, and the “Login with GFN.ru” option appeared. That's all customization.

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

The application looks very simple. Above - a carousel with highlights of cool, according to the service, games, below - the user's library, where he adds his games. Please note that when you select a game, some posters have a game store icon. That is, for example, there is Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Steam, and there is for Uplay. It is logical that you need to choose the version that you bought.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft GFN.Ru impressions and profitable promotions by PlayStation and Ubisoft

After adding a game, you can create a desktop shortcut for it.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Game progress

The service recommends using wired internet. I think that it is not necessary to climb with recommendations and teach me how to play for my money. Let the card and gave me free.

I have GPON Internet Wi-Fi 5 GHz, paid speed is 300 Mbps, but often the Internet speeds up to 350 - 370 Mbps. I have not used wired Internet for several years.

So, having found a game and added it to the library, the user presses the "Play" button. After that, the client connects to the data center. The interface is exactly the same as in GeForce Now, but if there was a connection to the server in Stockholm, then in GFN you connect to the SFMR server in Moscow. SFMR is short for "Safmar" (the name of the company that owns the project).

GFN.Ru experience and great promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Essentially, there is a connection to a remote desktop, where an online store is already running - Steam or Uplay. If this is your first connection, you will need to enter a password. And in the case of Steam, add the remote computer to the category of trusted ones by entering the code from the letter sent to the mail.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft GFN experience. Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft GFN.Ru impressions and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft Impressions from GFN.Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

If the game is already on a remote server, then you just play and enjoy life. And if not, then you have to wait until the remote server downloads and installs it. For example, the screenshots below show how I installed the game. Downloads fast.

Once the game is downloaded and installed, you can play. The service is great for games like The Witcher 3, Assassin's Creed, strategies. In my case, when playing on Wi-Fi, there were no problems. The responsiveness of the controls is exactly the same as if I were playing on a desktop computer. It is immediately clear that the data center is somewhere nearby. While playing the global beta version of GeForce Now, I occasionally encountered an effect where the controls seemed a little wobbly. There is no such thing in GFN. If among the readers there are users of the service not from Moscow, then describe your impressions.

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

However, for the sake of experiment, I installed CS:GO. In such shooters, reaction is extremely important, as well as high-quality connection. My ping jumped from 25-30. The server partners had ping between 50 and 80. I played for about an hour. Considering that I'm not a good player, this time I played very well. Perhaps it seemed. But I got the feeling that I react to the enemy a moment earlier than he reacts to me. And this is quite enough to dominate the long and mid lane. Or in case of an unexpected collision, finding an opponent lurking behind the boxes at the exit of the tunnel.

Can I play via mobile internet?

For an hour of playing, you need 10 GB of data, which is a pleasure for those who have a real unlimited. Everything else depends on the speed and stability of your Internet. For example, MTS gives me 25-30 Mbps and a ping of 30 ms. I would not play mobile shooters, but why not play rpg games and RPGs? Yes, from time to time the speed drops and the image degrades, but after 30 seconds it passes, and you can continue playing.

What can I play?

The user must own an electronic copy of the game purchased from one of the major retailers. By what principle does GFN support stores, I did not understand. The service definitely has all the games from Steam and Uplay. There is Metro Exodus to choose from from Steam or the Epic Store, but for some reason there is no new Red Dead Redemption 2, which is already on sale just in the Epic Store. I also couldn't play the Battlefield V games or the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare (that's why I had to ping on CS:GO). But the service is evolving. I am sure that similar problems will be solved in the future.

Great promotions for Uplay+ and PS Now

Uplay+

I would like to tell you separately that there is a Uplay+ service that allows you to play top games for 1,000 rubles a month. It turns out that you can not own any games or computers and still be aware of new products. It is clear that now in the comments they are already scribbling phrases that it is unprofitable, expensive, and if you want to play after a couple of months, etc. My opinion is simple. Now there is a constant flow of new products, and a month is enough to slowly go through the game, since story campaigns rarely exceed 30 hours. Well, the saves then remain on your computer, and if you really like the game, then you can buy it. For example, I went through the main version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but now several DLCs have been released with the continuation of the story. I probably won't have time to play this year, but when I have time, I'll take a look, Dresses for Classy Ladies are there any discounts on Steam, and if not, then I'll just subscribe to UPlay +, because now the Season Pass costs 1,800 rubles, and the story hours are about a couple of weeks of leisurely play .

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

PS Now

By the way, not everyone knows, but PlayStation has a similar streaming platform PS Now. Now there until January 2020 you can play Uncharted 4 and God of War 4. The first 7 days are free, and then $ 10 per month. But there are also disadvantages. You can only play in 720p, and you definitely need the original PS4 joystick (costs 3 tr.).

GFN.Ru experience and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

Conclusion

The gaming industry is actively developing, offering everyone to try all the achievements of modern graphics. By the way, GeForce Now will also work on Nvidia Shield TV.

The game streaming process is just taking its first steps. Such services face many problems. Especially in Russia, where it is generally accepted that if you buy a powerful computer, then games for it should be free by default, like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and indeed all programs and games. I suggest this type of commentator keep their opinions to themselves. And it's been clear for a long time. And to the argument “there is no money” there is a simple answer “it means you don’t need to use it.” You are not trying to steal a BMW, citing the fact that there is no money to buy. Here is the same principle.

It is unlikely that the service will be popular outside the regions with high salaries. On the other hand, 1,000 rubles for GFN + 1,000 rubles for UPlay+, and you can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or the new Far Cry New Dawn on any hardware, which are just sold for 2,000 rubles. This can be seen as a small gift to yourself.

Impressions from GFN.Ru and profitable promotions from PlayStation and Ubisoft

GFN.ru is a game project of the Safmar industrial and financial group based on the Nvidia infrastructure. GFN is short for GeForce Now (an Nvidia brand).

GFN.ru allows you to play resource-intensive games at maximum graphics settings, regardless of what hardware the user has - Mac or PC, powerful discrete graphics or the sad UHD 620 from Intel. All you need is a fast Internet connection and a purchased game.

Technical requirements

If we are talking about Windows, then it must be a 64-bit system, Windows 7 or newer. Macbooks from macOS version 10.10 or later.

Internet is needed from 25 Mbps. At the moment, the project has one server, and it is located in Moscow. Accordingly, the farther from the capital, the worse the ping. I live in Moscow, and my Internet is honest 300-350 Mbps. There is a computer on Windows 10 64-bit, and there is an elderly MacBook Air on OS X El Capitan 10.11. Since my MacBook is a working tool for business trips, I mothballed it in terms of updates, following the principle of "don't touch what works so well."

Who is the service intended for?

GFN.ru as a whole is not designed for hardcore gamers and e-sportsmen. This streaming platform is suitable for amateurs. For example, someone might not mind playing the new Far Cry New Dawn, but for one reason or another, they do not have a suitable computer. For such users, GFN.ru will be an excellent solution. Although you can play games like CS:GO quite well, where low ping, high frame rate and good reaction are important.

Registration and installation

After going to the GFN.ru website, the first thing to do is to register. Then you will be prompted to select a rate. By default, each user is given the opportunity to play for free for 14 days.

Payment options are different. You can link a card, or you can buy a payment code from partners. At the presentation, they gave me a card with a code promising six months of subscription. I activated the code. It is written that the subscription expires on November 20, 2019, that is, just a free trial period has started. Probably, after it, a gift semi-annual year will begin to operate. If so, then somehow it does not look very intuitive.

Next, download the game client.

I remember that at the presentation, the presenter abruptly and boldly told me that there was and is no GeForce Now in Russia, there is only GFN. Words words. Lacked, apparently, the skills to at least rename the installation file

This is the same game client as GeForce Now, which is directly owned by Nvidia. On macOS, the program installed without issue. But on Windows, I already had this client for the global beta test from Nvidia. But I still downloaded the application downloaded from the site, after which I logged out of the previous account, and the “Login with GFN.ru” option appeared. That's all customization.

The application looks very simple. Above - a carousel with highlights of cool, according to the service, games, below - the user's library, where he adds his games. Please note that when you select a game, some posters have a game store icon. That is, for example, there is Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Steam, and there is for Uplay. It is logical that you need to choose the version that you bought.

After adding a game, you can create a desktop shortcut for it.

Game progress

The service recommends using wired internet. I think that it is not necessary to climb with recommendations and teach me how to play for my money. Let the card and gave me free.

I have GPON Internet Wi-Fi 5 GHz, paid speed is 300 Mbps, but often the Internet speeds up to 350 - 370 Mbps. I have not used wired Internet for several years.

So, having found a game and added it to the library, the user presses the "Play" button. After that, the client connects to the data center. The interface is exactly the same as in GeForce Now, but if there was a connection to the server in Stockholm, then in GFN you connect to the SFMR server in Moscow. SFMR is short for "Safmar" (the name of the company that owns the project).

Essentially, there is a connection to a remote desktop, where an online store is already running - Steam or Uplay. If this is your first connection, you will need to enter a password. And in the case of Steam, add the remote computer to the category of trusted ones by entering the code from the letter sent to the mail.

Can I play via mobile internet?

For an hour of playing, you need 10 GB of data, which is a pleasure for those who have a real unlimited. Everything else depends on the speed and stability of your Internet. For example, MTS gives me 25-30 Mbps and a ping of 30 ms. I would not play mobile shooters, but why not play rpg games and RPGs? Yes, from time to time the speed drops and the image degrades, but after 30 seconds it passes, and you can continue playing.

What can I play?

The user must own an electronic copy of the game purchased from one of the major retailers. By what principle does GFN support stores, I did not understand. The service definitely has all the games from Steam and Uplay. There is Metro Exodus to choose from from Steam or the Epic Store, but for some reason there is no new Red Dead Redemption 2, which is already on sale just in the Epic Store. I also couldn't play the Battlefield V games or the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare (that's why I had to ping on CS:GO). But the service is evolving. I am sure that similar problems will be solved in the future.

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Uplay+

I would like to tell you separately that there is a Uplay+ service that allows you to play top games for 1,000 rubles a month. It turns out that you can not own any games or computers and still be aware of new products. It is clear that now in the comments they are already scribbling phrases that it is unprofitable, expensive, and if you want to play after a couple of months, etc. My opinion is simple. Now there is a constant flow of new products, and a month is enough to slowly go through the game, since story campaigns rarely exceed 30 hours. Well, the saves then remain on your computer, and if you really like the game, then you can buy it. For example, I went through the main version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but now several DLCs have been released with the continuation of the story. I probably won’t have time to play this year, but when I have time, I’ll see if there are any discounts on Dresses for Classy Ladies on Steam, and if not, I’ll just subscribe to UPlay +, because now the Season Pass costs 1,800 rubles , and plot hours for about a couple of weeks of unhurried play.

Separately, I would like to tell you that there is a Uplay + service that allows you to play top games for 1,000 rubles a month. It turns out that you can not own any games or computers and still be aware of new products. It is clear that now in the comments they are already scribbling phrases that it is unprofitable, expensive, and if you want to play after a couple of months, etc. My opinion is simple. Now there is a constant flow of new products, and a month is enough to slowly go through the game, since story campaigns rarely exceed 30 hours. Well, the saves then remain on your computer, and if you really like the game, then you can buy it. For example, I went through the main version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but now several DLCs have been released with the continuation of the story. I probably won’t have time to play this year, but when I have time, I’ll see Dresses for Classy Ladies Dresses for Classy Ladies are there discounts on Steam, and if not, then I’ll just subscribe to UPlay +, because now the Season Pass costs 1,800 rubles, and the story hours are about a couple of weeks of unhurried play.

PS Now

By the way, not everyone knows, but PlayStation has a similar streaming platform PS Now. Now there until January 2020 you can play Uncharted 4 and God of War 4. The first 7 days are free, and then $ 10 per month. But there are also disadvantages. You can only play in 720p, and you definitely need the original PS4 joystick (costs 3 tr.).

Conclusion

The gaming industry is actively developing, offering everyone to try all the achievements of modern graphics. By the way, GeForce Now will also work on Nvidia Shield TV.

The game streaming process is just taking its first steps. Such services face many problems. Especially in Russia, where it is generally accepted that if you buy a powerful computer, then games for it should be free by default, like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and indeed all programs and games. I suggest this type of commentator keep their opinions to themselves. And it's been clear for a long time. And to the argument “there is no money” there is a simple answer “it means you don’t need to use it.” You are not trying to steal a BMW, citing the fact that there is no money to buy. Here is the same principle.

It is unlikely that the service will be popular outside the regions with high salaries. On the other hand, 1,000 rubles for GFN + 1,000 rubles for UPlay+, and you can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or the new Far Cry New Dawn on any hardware, which are just sold for 2,000 rubles. This can be seen as a small gift to yourself.