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Parsec At NAB Show 2022

Guess who’s back? Back again? Parsec’s back (at events); tell a friend! Don’t worry, we come bearing more than earworms that better still be relevant to today’s pop culture (otherwise we’re going to pen a very annoyed post on LiveJournal).At the end of April, the Parsec team attended our first in-person event in over two […]

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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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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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Nvidia NVENC Outperforms AMD VCE On H.264 Encoding Latency In Parsec Co-op Sessions

By Benjy Boxer A lot of people are using Parsec to play offline games with their friends online. We’re constantly introducing new features to make this experience better, like our matchmaking system (Party Finder) and Approved Apps. At this moment, thousands of people actively use Parsec daily to play games via the Parsec game streaming […]

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Introducing Party Finder — Online Matchmaking For Any Multiplayer Game

Parsec gives you more freedom to play the games you love however you want. Low latency game streaming technology tears down the barriers to gaming and gives you the control to decide how you play games and where you play them. Our mission is to build the world’s best game streaming technology for online co-op, […]

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Parsec Is Now Supported On Simplay’s Cloud Gaming Machines

Simplay offers one of the best values for cloud gaming on the market. You can subscribe to their service and receive a gaming PC that supports 60 FPS gaming for just $19.99 per month. Since Simplay focuses on and offers one of the best price-to-performance ratios in gaming, we’re excited that they are now fully […]

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An Introduction To Video Compression

By James Stringer Video compression is a huge part of our technology. We are able to take advantage of enormous investments in the standardized formats and hardware for encoding and decoding video for our low latency game streaming. We get a lot of questions about why an image may have some blur at moments or […]

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Father And Son Enhance The Shared Experiences Of Gaming Together From Afar With Parsec

When a child leaves for college, parents typically try to find ways to stay connected despite the distance. For one father and son who shared gaming as a favorite past-time, they were looking for a new way to share the gaming experience just like they were sitting on the same couch. Parsec helped them re-connect […]

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Gaming Together To Beat Dokapon Kingdom Across An Epic 14 Saturdays With Parsec Game Streaming

On the weekends since August a group of friends, Elise, Goliath, Luneia, and Gunshin (real names have been replaced with their character names) have gathered online for an epic mission to beat Dokapon.* Although this sounds like a pretty standard Saturday activity for most people, the difference in this case is that all four friends […]

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A Slingbox On Steroids — Streaming Your Entire Home Theater Anywhere In Real Time

By James Stringer Creating a “Slingbox on steroids” that allows real time access and control of your home theater, allowing you to play games and watch movies without any delay. Hardware Requirements Windows 8.1 / 10 HTPC with modern GPU hardwired into internet router or switch Elgato HD60 Pro Headless HDMI Dongle HDMI receiver or […]

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How Your WiFi Band Impacts Low Latency Connections

By PJ Palomaki Our home network is one of those things we often take for granted. We can see our broadband as just another utility in the household, which feeds our myriad of devices with data from all over the globe. It enables us to watch TV series on our Smart TV’s and browse social […]

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HP Partners With Parsec For OMEN Game Streaming — Making OMEN PCs Accessible From Anywhere

Two years ago, we sought to build the lowest latency game streaming software on the market. Our goal is to change how everyone thinks about gaming computers, reducing the dependency on hardware, and letting gamers focus on accessing games from any device, anywhere. We approached the problem from the ground up, building the technology for […]

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Bring Online Co-Play To Your Offline Multiplayer Games

By Benjy Boxer We’ve partnered with Catalope Games to bring online Co-play to the critically acclaimed game, Scrap Galaxy. This 2-D top-down shooter is a ton of fun, and with Parsec’s Co-play feature, you can get your friends in the action from anywhere without worrying about sitting in the same room. My Review Of Scrap Galaxy […]

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Stream To Twitch With Just A Raspberry Pi 3

Are you looking to join the 2.2 million other gamers streaming on Twitch? Before you get started, about a year ago, we analyzed a ton of data from the Twitch API showing just how difficult it is to break into that elite Affiliate Program and that it takes about 3 years to build a substantial […]

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Feeling Closer During A Long Distance Relationship Via Co-Play Gaming

Games have been an important part of building strong personal relationships throughout human history. Our earliest records from Mesopotamia show that games played an important role in human interaction and building relationships between people in the earliest civilizations. Of course, this has continued to the present day. The games may have changed, but relationships continue […]