NVIDIA's biggest announcements at CES 2018 were hardware related, but there's plenty of goodness going on with software and services, too. Alongside the new GeForce Now streaming service, the GeForce Experience PC app (opens in new tab) is getting some new hotness.
Like hipster filters for your PC games. Just like on Instagram.
OK, I'm being a little ridiculous there, but the effect is very similar. Freestyle is a new feature in GeForce Experience that allows you to overlay any of 15 different filters to give your gameplay footage a more unique, perhaps cinematic experience.
You could play LA Noire in black and white. How about that then?
Joking aside, there are some serious use cases behind Freestyle that are anything but frivolous.
Night mode and in particular colorblind mode are amazing additions and will surely make a difference for a lot of people.
Along with Freestyle, NVIDIA has announced that from January 10, Fortnite Battle Royale will be gaining support for Shadowplay Highlights, alongside Crossout and Elex. Never again will you miss that crazy final kill.
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Not going to be hipster until there's a Rubino Beard Filter.
I think Conan Exiles already has that built in along with the penis physics.
I'm curious as to PC gamer's opinion on whether GeForce Experience is really even necessary to have. I did some searching and reading online and it sounded to me like the most beneficial thing to having it is the automatic notification of an updated driver version. I know it can optimize your game settings, but most people commenting in the forums I read said they prefered to tweak the settings themselves, and that GeForce Experience didn't optimize their games very well. What do you all think? If you don't use Shadowplay or are interested in these new filters, do you bother with it, or do you install just the video driver?
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