I love playing video games, but as a Mac owner, I often have a case of PC envy.
Almost all the best games debut on PCs and only show up on Macs years later — if at all. With recent PC-exclusive games including “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” getting really popular, and “Destiny 2” — the sequel to one of my favorite video games — launching this month, I recently started considering buying a gaming PC for the very first time.
Fortunately, I found an even better and much cheaper solution, one that turned my 2013 MacBook Pro into a legitimate game machine: Nvidia’s GeForce Now app.
I first learned about GeForce Now earlier this week in a random video I found from a YouTuber named Karl Conrad. After doing some quick research about people trying and failing to use their Macs as game machines, I discovered his video, where he mentioned the software as a potential solution.
A free download in the US and Canada, the GeForce Now app lets you play on your Mac the kind of high-end games that typically require a Windows PC computer with a dedicated graphics processor. GeForce Now is only in beta, but Nvidia is a trusted company when it comes to gaming, and the app works like a charm.
Take a look at GeForce Now: