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NVIDIA Doubles GeForce NOW Pricing With New Priority Membership Plan

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The way profits are meant to be made ;)
At under 10mn subscribers (out of which maybe a quarter are paying customers - and I'm being generous), I doubt there's any profit to be made so far.
 

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Why would it be unlikely? Look at current graphics card prices. If there's a shortage, or there's no competition to your services, you can charge as much as you want.

Edit: I used to think £500 2060s, £600 5700 XTs and £1000 3070s were unlikely, but they're apparently not.
Check out my later comment at post 18.
 
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I just love this:
"Founders for Life membership which renews at 4.99 USD/month for the lifetime of the subscription".

Geez....
If you pay the bill every month don't you think it should renew every month anyway?

And the misleading reference making one think at first glance it's for life as in your lifetime.
But says it right there, "For the life of the subscription".... And just for how long is that?
:confused:
 

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Africa still neglected because not too rich, which shows that this geforce now is made just for the rich, you bastard thieves.
 
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I just love this:
"Founders for Life membership which renews at 4.99 USD/month for the lifetime of the subscription".

Geez....
If you pay the bill every month don't you think it should renew every month anyway?

And the misleading reference making one think at first glance it's for life as in your lifetime.
But says it right there, "For the life of the subscription".... And just for how long is that?
:confused:
Using the same analogy: lifetime warranty = the lifetime of the product. If the product breaks, its lifetime is over, thus your warranty is invalid. :nutkick:

Seriously, this kind of clever wording is just proof that big companies do whatever they want, and we consumers either accept whatever comes, or don't pay for said services. For me, it's just a reason not to subscribe for anything, and try to own everything I pay for (as much as it is possible nowadays).
Check out my later comment at post 18.
Yep. I wrote my reply before checking #18. Sorry.

Africa still neglected because not too rich, which shows that this geforce now is made just for the rich, you bastard thieves.
I'm sorry that you had to realise that nvidia isn't a charity organisation.
 

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Africa still neglected because not too rich, which shows that this geforce now is made just for the rich, you bastard thieves.
You do realize the free plan is left untouched, don't you?
 
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Economy of scale - said infrastructure is cheaper per user if there is a lot of users, than just only a few ...

Has their original infrastructure gone past the optimum level where costs per additional units has begun to increase?
 
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Economy of scale - said infrastructure is cheaper per user if there is a lot of users, than just only a few ...
I've always believed this stuff to be more of a "loss leader", ie, it has to be abnormally cheap at launch or it won't pick up any traction at all. Another issue I see rarely discussed is that if this stuff really takes off and starts to put massive load on infrastructure, as time goes by we may see a reduction in bitrates kind of like how despite how massively wealthy Google is, Youtube today looks like over-compressed cr*p (same thing happened with digital OTA TV broadcasts in many countries as more channels got squeezed in). Doesn't bother me anyway as I have zero interest in this stuff but I do laugh at those proclaiming this to be the "saviour" of PC gaming on the back of naively relying on service providers not upping the price / reducing bitrates over the long term.
 
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Does anyone know a person who have subbed to this? On my end no one is interested in this.
I did for a little while, when it was still free, if that counts.
 
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Still cheaper than a 1000 bucks 3060 Ti which lasts 4 years.
 
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Look Nvidia is just a small startup company trying to find their way, they want to grow but can't do it without your help.
 

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Look Nvidia is just a small startup company trying to find their way, they want to grow but can't do it without your help.
I'm not sure what the problem is. The free tier is still there. The paid-for tier is more expensive now (but not exactly double the price, there was no discount for 1y subscriptions before). Plus, the press seems to forget now, but when the service made public, it was clearly specified the $4.99 was only for the first year. People wondered back then what will happen after the year was over, now they have their answer.

It's not like Nvidia invented the introductory price.
 

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This really isn't news, it was said this the 5$ was discounted rate. Other than way too many haters.

For a limited time, we’re offering the premium experience as a Founders membership. The first three months are free, followed by a discounted rate of $4.99 a month for all of 2020. This special offer is part of our commitment to working with the community that continues to help us improve GeForce NOW

Here is link from Nvidia when opening geforce for everyone.
Geforce NOW open for all
 
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I've always believed this stuff to be more of a "loss leader", ie, it has to be abnormally cheap at launch or it won't pick up any traction at all. Another issue I see rarely discussed is that if this stuff really takes off and starts to put massive load on infrastructure, as time goes by we may see a reduction in bitrates kind of like how despite how massively wealthy Google is, Youtube today looks like over-compressed cr*p (same thing happened with digital OTA TV broadcasts in many countries as more channels got squeezed in). Doesn't bother me anyway as I have zero interest in this stuff but I do laugh at those proclaiming this to be the "saviour" of PC gaming on the back of naively relying on service providers not upping the price / reducing bitrates over the long term.
Agreed. I don't understand why people like giving up control over the services they use to companies that only limit access in hopes of increasing their profit margins. I mean, if you have a gaming PC, use it (offline). If you don't, I guess GeForce NOW might be a good way to try a few games out and then decide if it's worth building a gaming PC or not. Subscription services are never meant to be reliable long-term. Period.

Oh man, how much I miss the times when you bought your games on CD/DVD in a store!
 
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This is called rocketing in the normal world, and if he had enough legal knowledge, he would sue for this kind of blackmail ! :mad:
 
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Still cheaper than a 1000 bucks 3060 Ti which lasts 4 years.
So how much is the resale value of this subscription service again? /s
 
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Why is this even on the front page. Sensationalism again? Sheep syndrome?
Price did not double, the "limited time offer" ended. It's your typical "get the 1st year at 50% discount" tactics, which every subscription service uses since 80s.

So how much is the resale value of this subscription service again?
It's a service, not goods. Your monthly internet bill has no resale value either.
Pointless to try this in countries that have absolutely pathetic broadband
Except for AU and US, the internet is excellent in highlighted countries. Heck, I only pay >$10/mo for 400Mbit/s internet with ext. IP and up to 1Gbit/s for internal traffic (e.g. within ukr. exchange networks). Bandwidth requirements for 1080p60 cloud gaming are exactly the same as for 1080p60 video streaming. The only thing that's of importance nowadays, is latency.
 
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It's a service, not goods. Your monthly internet bill has no resale value either.
Yes, sorry I forgot to indicate it was sarcasm.
 
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