Graphics-card company Nvidia yesterday (Jan. 5) announced its GameStream hardware partners, the companies creating devices compatible with the GameStream service for the Android-based Nvidia Shield portable gaming console.
Partners that will build PCs capable of using GameStream to stream PC games to Nvidia Shield devices include CyberPowerPC, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Maingear, Origin PC and V3 Gaming. These computers will include an Nvidia graphics card and the Nvidia GeForce Experience software.
Partners also include router makers, which will manufacture routers certified to work with the GameStream service.
These include specific Wi-Fi routers from Asus, Buffalo, D-Link and Netgear: Asus RT-AC66U, Asus RT-AC68U, Asus RT-N56U, Asus RT-N66U, Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC 1750, Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC 1200, D-Link DIR-860L AC1200, D-Link DGL-5500 AC1300, Netgear Nighthawk R700, Netgear R6300, Netgear R6250 and Netgear WNDR4500.
GameStream currently allows players to stream compatible games from their PC over Wi-Fi to the Android-based Nvidia Shield handheld gaming system, allowing remote play of PC games from anywhere in the house.
GameStream also has a cloud-based service in beta, called GRID. It allows users to play games being run on Internet servers, with a stream of the game sent over Wi-Fi to the Nvidia Shield. The beta version of GRID is currently only available in northern California.
Nvidia lists more than 60 games compatible with the GameStream service and the Shield, including "Assassin's Creed IV," "Batman: Arkham Origins," "Battlefield 4" and "Call of Duty: Ghosts." The Nvidia Shield retails for $250.