NVIDIA has GeForce NOW gift cards ready for the holidays

It’s the time of year when great gifts become the number one priority until they’re found, secured, and wrapped for giving later in the year. We see it everywhere, from physical stores to online retailers: deals are everywhere you look. But what if you’re not necessarily looking for a deal and are instead looking for something a little more unique. Something you know a loved one would appreciate, but perhaps never really thought about?

Enter NVIDIA’s new GeForce NOW membership gift cards. The concept is both simple and brilliant, and with these gift cards you can give someone an experience they know and love or have never tried before. We’ve been talking a lot about GeForce NOW over the past few weeks, and I’ve never been more impressed with a game streaming platform than GeForce NOW lately.

On Chromebooks in particular, streams are top-notch, gameplay is seamless (provided you have a decent connection), and I finally enjoyed games like Fortnite and Apex Legends on my Chromebook during longer sessions. as I tried to improve myself. I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: it’s no longer cloud gaming for novelty – it’s a usable replacement for a dedicated gaming rig for a casual gamer like me.

And I think that could be for a lot of people with less powerful Chromebooks, PCs or Macbooks. There are free games to play and Steam games to buy, bringing The total number of GeForce NOW titles is over 1400 as of September 2022. Between unheard of gems and massive titles like CyberPunk 2077, Fortnite, and Destiny 2, there’s probably something for everyone in the mix.

And that’s why being able to offer this service to someone is a great option. Most people who love gaming probably have a device or two they could use for GeForce NOW, and getting up and running is simple, quick, and only requires the Chrome browser to use. But it can also be run on a phone, smart TV, or streaming stick.

NVIDIA offers its gift cards in three options, $20, $50, or $100. At first glance, these cards are not just dollar amounts, but specific monthly allowances that the recipient can use as they see fit. For instance, Right now GeForce NOW priority tier is down to $29.99 for 6 months from the standard $49.99. However, it doesn’t look like you can take the $100 gift card and pay for more than 18 months of Priority at that price. Rather, each dollar amount is tied to a specific number of months of the chosen service at standard subscription prices.

Since the markdown for the priority tier is probably only for a short time, I guess that makes sense. From the FAQ on the Gift Cards page, it is clear that when you activate a gift card that level of membership supersedes any subscription you have already paid for and when the gift card runs its course you will be put back on the previous subscription which was suspended when the gift card membership has become active.

As a gift option, I think this could be a simple and effective option for many of you. And there’s a physical gift card option if you want to go that route as well. Trust me when I tell you that GeForce NOW is fantastic to use. I would bet that many users who start this holiday season with one of these gift cards will continue to use GeForce NOW to some degree after that gift card expires. Having always-up-to-date games at your fingertips whenever you want to play on just about any device is hard to put down once you have it.

Michael N. Clark