Rainway eShop app will let you stream PC games to Switch

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  1. Taleweaver
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    (from nintendotoday.com)
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    Full statement on nintendo life:

    (note: I originally found this on tweakers.net, but I guess most people can't read Dutch).
     
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    But the question is, is it free? That what i wanna know.:P
     
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    it is
     
  4. Taleweaver
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    My main question is whether nintendo is really considering allowing this on their eshop. After all, they know damn well that the next thing people who buy this app do is configure some emulators on it.
     
  5. MyLegGuy

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    Sounds pretty useless. If I'm on the go, I won't have internet. If I'm at home, I can just hop on my computer and get a better experience with less lag.
     
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    Question: What if i was to stream GTA V which runs like "Kim Jong Uns Leadership" (i.e its disasterous) whenever i play it on my laptop, on my future Switch??

    My point here is that GTA V on my laptop runs at 5-10fps. However would streaming increase the fps on my Switch??? or have i just asked something dumb? :(?
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well i mean is for playing pc games, so does it play games or just use some form of mirror casting that makes it work? If it sounds like the gefore experience thing with nvidia shield or moonlight, is probably not as popular until someone make it look cool. :P
     
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    OH MY GOD, YES!! Playing my whole PC library on the Switch would be awesome! And it supports 60 FPS!! :D
     
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    This, if it REALLY is something coming to the Eshop, would be a GREAT compromise! Homebrew, not on the system, but still through the system. Native homebrew would be better, but it might just be the start.
     
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    No, streaming it to a switch does not magically increase the framerate. It would however, increase latency.

    Omg, yes please. Now I really can't wait to get a Switch! Overwatch on Switch using this anyone?
     
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    Casual mode, yes, custom games, yes, but please, for the love of god, don't use this in competitive!
     
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    I don't think this will ever get certification from nintendo to be put on the eshop
     
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    Wouldn't dream of it. That's why I have my PC after all x3.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    what makes you think that changing the output of the picture would give you more frames?
    you can decrease the resolution and low settings, but the output doesn't matter (in fact streaming it, makes even more stress to the computer)
    the game even with the monitor turned off, will still play at the same speed.. your monitor or where you see the picture, doesn't make a difference...
    (gpu processes the picture, the monitor displays that picture)
     
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    Considering how easily my phone can become a wifi hotspot for any device, this is far from useless to me. This seems to be how the PS Vita is able to stream the PS4 when its away from it, and while they say there is a small lag, its so small that its essentially negligible. Would I use this a lot? Depends on what all it can do, if I can stream emulators, media players, and the like from my computer to my Switch, then this thing is gonna quickly become my new best friend.
     
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    fuck yeah huniepop on the go
     
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    If it's anything like streaming from my PC to my Shield that I used to have, no thank you. I appreciate the effort for more apps and all that, but if it's gonna lag to hell, I don't know. GeForce experience and streaming was shit on my end.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder how much mileage I'll actually get out of this, assuming of course it doesn't create unbearable input lag. Great to hear that it's free, though.
     
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    So this is how we will get skyrim on the switch.
     
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