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Xbox on PC on Parsec

You might find this surprising, but we were never huge proponents of the PC master race movement. At Parsec, we believe that everyone should play games where they want, how they want. PC? Awesome. Console? Also awesome. Alexa? …Wackier things have happened.  Thanks to a little piece of software you may not even realize you […]

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Playing Video Games Together Via Parsec – Bridging The Distance In A New Relationship

Kanny is in college in California, and she met her girlfriend, Isabel, who lives in Indiana, online. Although they’ve never met in-person, the internet has made it possible for them to forge a relationship across the country while Kanny finishes school. After meeting online, Kanny and Isabel were looking for a way to play video […]

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Let The Parties Begin!

We’re super excited to announce the newest iteration of Parsec — Party Finder. The new feature allows you to match with other people using Parsec to play games, hangout, and discover new games with the click of a button. Each party has a chat room, allows you to connect to the person hosting the party, and temporarily […]

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Adventure Games Are Ten Times More Fun When Playing With A Friend

Troels, better known as Space Quest Historian online, has been an avid adventure game player since the 80s and early 90s when he’d swap floppy disks with buddies at school. He found Parsec one day when he posted on Twitter that he was looking for a way to play an adventure game with a friend. […]

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The Incredible Journey Of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (also known as PUBG) is undeniably the biggest gaming surprise of 2017. “Surprise” is probably the best word that can be used to describe the game developed by Bluehole. PUBG came out as an early access title in March 2017 and immediately became a huge hit within the gaming world (and our YouTube […]

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Top 5 Games That Need A Sequel

Gaming is an incredibly popular medium that touches the lives of billions every single day. It’s the passion that motivated us to create Parsec, and push the social aspects of gaming with features such as Co-play. At the end of the day, we are all gamers because of one title that, in a way or […]

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Our Review Of The Game Awards 2017

“The Game Awards 2017 were fantastic.” That is the first sentence that came to my mind right after the show ended last night. It is great to see a show that celebrates video games, growing at such a fast pace, year after year. You know, for many years The Game Awards did not have a […]

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Some Of The Best Local Co-op Games You Can Play Online With Friends Using Parsec

Co-Play is the ability to play local co-op games online with Parsec. While it might sound cliché to say that Co-play is a game-changer (a term we hear a lot in the gaming industry), it truly is. For years, I tried to play my favorite local co-op games with my online friends. I know for […]

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Parsec’s Black Friday 2017 Gaming Gift Guide

Last week we talked about some of the games that you should definitely play during the upcoming Holiday season. It was a list filled with incredible titles that, I am sure, will define this generation of gaming in one way or another. Many of them are also PC games, which you can play with Parsec […]

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Invite Friends To Play Games With You Via URL Sharing On Parsec

Tl;dr: The Parsec team is supper excited to announce our link sharing feature, which lets you invite your friends to play PC games with you over the internet via URL links. Download Parsec here. We are so excited to officially reveal our newest feature — link sharing. Now, with link sharing, you can play games with your […]

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The Future Of Couch Gaming — Online Co-Op With Parsec

Playing games with friends is better. Co-op platformers and other offline co-op brings back memories of days when we’d sit down on the couch with a bunch of buddies and face-off in the Stacks of Goldeneye. These games brought us together, but there hasn’t been a great option for 60 FPS 1080p co-op over the […]

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Playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 On A MacBook And Local Co-Op Mode With Parsec

Parsec lets you play PC games on any device. DSO2 rightfully got incredible reviews across the board for its beautiful fantasy world and side quests, so a lot of people without gaming PCs have been excited to give it a shot. With Parsec, you don’t have to build a gaming PC to play DOS2. You […]

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Playing Cuphead With Friends Over The Internet For Online Co-Op Mode

Parsec allows you and your friends to connect to one another and play co-op games online over the internet at 60 FPS with HD video. Our streaming software enables new ways to connect and play couch games with minimal lag over large distances. Cuphead is a new game that feels like an homage to Mega […]

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What Is Your GPU Doing When VSync Is Running In Your PC Games?

By Benjy Boxer VSync is a crucial setting in our game streaming application and one of the easiest ways to lower latency in your games generally. Although it’s a really common setting in PC games, many people aren’t aware of the intricate functions happening in the background to produce a smoother video and why you’ll […]

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Introducing the Parsec Cloud Gaming Marketplace — Build A Cloud Gaming PC With One Click

*Note, Parsec no longer offers access to cloud machines. You can set up a cloud machine on your own using one of our open source scripts here. We believe that a paradigm shift is happening where consumers’ relationship with computers is changing from ownership to access. Shared computers, and accessing high-powered hardware, will change the […]