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PC Gaming Weekly: a divine solution

Earlier this week, PC gaming editor Jeff Grubb said something that I thought was me just having a fever dream as I battled a persistent cold: “I’m writing about playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 on my smartphone.”

Yeah, right, I thought. No way could anyone cobble together a way to bring this PC role-playing masterpiece (I would’ve reviewed Larian Studios’ latest work by now, but my save got corrupted 20 hours in, and I had to restart this magnificent beast) to mobile. Yet he did, thanks to Moonlight, which enables users to take Nvidia GameStream and use it on other Android devices, not just Shield tablets.

Now, is this the best way to play Divinity: Original Sin 2? Heck, no. I wouldn’t trade my big, beautiful gaming rig, clickity keyboard, and comfortable contoured mouse for a smartphone display and an Xbox One controller. (Do you need a new rig? We’re running a contest right now for up to $700 in new PC gear with our PC Gaming sponsor, Intel.)

But I do appreciate the ingenious work from Moonlight developer Cameron Gutman to bring a way for people to play cool PC games like Divinity: Original Sin 2 on their portable devices while they’re on the couch, on the pot, or in bed. Now, if I only had an Android tablet. …

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—Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

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