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Nvidia’s going to wall Game-Ready drivers behind GeForce Experience registration

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If there’s one single thing that I dislike about playing games on PC, it’s the myriad logins to the plethora of services I have to remember. And soon, there’ll be another on – if you use Nvidia hardware.

One of the things that makes running Nvidia hardware dually annoying and awesome is that just about every major game release is accompanied by a certified, game-ready driver that’s tuned and tweaked for the game you’re about to play. That’s not really changing. What is changing is how they’ll be delivered.

Right now, if you have the GeForce Experience installed, your PC will automatically tell you when there’s a new driver ready for the latest greatest game ready driver. Installing it is then just a click away. With the newest version of the GeForce experience though – the same one that allows for over-the-internet co-op and game sharing – those game ready drivers will be locked behind a registration and login. From December, you’ll have to verify your email address with Nvidia before being able to download game ready drivers.

The ones you’ll be able to grab through windows or from Nvidia’s site will be larger scoped rivers, released quarterly.

“We kind of have two camps in terms of gamers,” Nvidia’s Sean Pelletier said in a group call. “On one hand you have the gamer that’s just casually playing things here and there, using their system for daily use and gaming on the side. They don’t want to be inundated with these [Game Ready] drivers…

“On the other side of the equation you have enthusiast gamers, who get excited about preloading a game, who want to play a game the day it comes out with all the bells and whistles,” Pelletier continued. “That’s obviously the demographic we’re looking at for Game Ready drivers. We’re targeting GFE as a single-source destination for those gamers.”

Is it really a big deal? Well, no – but who needs more useless bloatware on their computers, and more headaches and restrictions.

Last Updated: October 16, 2015


  1. Ottokie

    October 16, 2015 at 08:34

    I love the “Shadow Play” recording that comes with Geforce Experience #TeamGreen


    • Deceased

      October 16, 2015 at 10:24

      AMD cards have it as well :/ ( just saying )


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 16, 2015 at 08:35

    lol Nvidia. The EA of hardware.


    • Deceased

      October 16, 2015 at 10:25

      To the top with you!!!

      ( Blizzard – the Apple of gaming )


    • Aries

      October 16, 2015 at 11:55

      They probably scared we going to pirate there hardware


  3. VampyreSquirrel

    October 16, 2015 at 08:36

    Lol… Driver DLC!


    • PoisonedBelial

      October 16, 2015 at 08:37

      ‘Tis the beginning of the end!


  4. PoisonedBelial

    October 16, 2015 at 08:37



  5. Brady miaau

    October 16, 2015 at 08:40

    Yearly subscription, to get the drivers faster? Makes sense, does it not? Yeah, of course it does


  6. HairyEwok

    October 16, 2015 at 08:45

    Honestly I don’t even care. They try to cater for people who aren’t enthusiast gamers by making them dodge the 300MB update that comes with every new AAA game release. For people who do not have uncapped internet this will be a big welcome.


  7. Bagel

    October 16, 2015 at 08:51

    Geforce Experience. That shit kept all my games below 60fps.

    Geforce fucking over customers
    Overkill fucking over customers
    EA fucking over customers

    Fuck this earth.


  8. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    October 16, 2015 at 08:52

    Arghwaaarghgarbledammit! That’s upsetting, more logins, more keepass entries… So the total tally is then: Steam account, Uplay account, Origin Account, GOG Account, Fame for Guido Live account (which quite honestly never worked anyway) gmail, hotmail… and now nVidia…


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 16, 2015 at 08:58

      That all? Filthy casual. 😉


      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        October 16, 2015 at 09:00

        Hahaha! Those are just the ones that popped into my head as I typed it, I only realise now that I don’t have a life outside of gaming…


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 16, 2015 at 09:08

          A while back I broke all my Keepass passwords into groups, because they became so many I had to scroll down when I had it open full screen. PC gaming should be called Password gaming.


          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            October 16, 2015 at 09:15

            HAHAHA!!! I can relate to that too, it’s quite an annoyance…. Especially if you’ve had a PC build for more than 5 years and you decide to upgrade… And downloading those patches… Luckily now I have another 4 years before that dreaded day…

    • HairyEwok

      October 16, 2015 at 09:04

      You could just like many other people let it remember the login details? It’s not like a hacker can steal your games from Geforce Experience.


      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        October 16, 2015 at 09:08

        That is currently the way I do it, only issue is that dreaded day that you have to format your PC and reinstall all of those clients… The mere thought of it tires me already…


  9. Daniel evans

    October 16, 2015 at 10:13

    i dont really see this as a problem. sign-up to nvidia and sign in, big deal? NO.

    we sign in for just about everything on pc so one more wont hurt and if it does bug me then ill uninstall uplay as its rubbish anyway and i doubt ill own any ubisoft game so that will be 1 less sign-in for me 🙂


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