Stadia - Google's game streaming service

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by HSH28 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Then using Destiny as an incentive is extra weird as it's going free to play soon.


Not the whole game though, its just Year 1 content, Gambit and the locations and Strikes for later. Doesn't include the current or new Raids or the story from Forsaken or Shadowkeep.

The Stadia version is everything, I think

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Garth » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:39 am


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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by jawafour » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am

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This is one of my main concerns about digital gaming; streaming or downloading. I guess I wouldn't really expect any company to say "Yeah, we guarantee to run the service forever!" but it still feels like a a risk. Digital console "AAA" games are circa £60 each at launch and it doesn't feel good to think that in, say, ten years time the platform owner may say "Thanks but we're shutting down that particular system now". And your fifty-odd expensive games have gone.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 am

jawafour wrote:Image

This is one of my main concerns about digital gaming; streaming or downloading. I guess I wouldn't really expect any company to say "Yeah, we guarantee to run the service forever!" but it still feels like a a risk. Digital console "AAA" games are circa £60 each at launch and it doesn't feel good to think that in, say, ten years time the platform owner may say "Thanks but we're shutting down that particular system now". And your fifty-odd expensive games have gone.



This is a fantastic non-answer. "Yeah! Guys, listen! We love games! Yeah! We're gonna make Stadia a success! Cool infrastructure. Remember Gmail?"

Alternatively:

https://killedbygoogle.com/

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Dual » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:08 am

Love that answer :lol:

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:14 am

"Yours to play" is a fantasticly vague statement.

The absolute stones on that.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:28 am

They are somehow managing to make this less and less appealing with every new announcement.
I was at first a pretty solid Yes to this if only to play Baldur's Gate 3 but now I'm at most going to wait for the free version and pick up the game or more likely will get it on any console platform they port it to.
I'd rather buy a Switch just for that single game and have all the other games as a nice bonus than go with Stadia.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Errkal » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:57 am

Don’t worry you can download your save data and meta so all good......

If it was Microsoft I would trust it to stay up, but google have too much history for me to go within a mile of this!

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:30 pm

The was a great tweet about this that I've since lost. Gist of it was...

"In the cloud" just means 'on someone else's computer' "

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Abacus » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 pm

I'd just assumed the controller was the only necessary bit, but from reading this thread, that seems wrong now.

It's probably not all that confusing, but they haven't really got this whole thing across very clearly.

The response re switching off the servers was pretty patronising as well. "Remember when you bought actual records and CD's, eh grandad?". Quite apart from it being worthless if they shut the servers off in future (and it's a subscription service, so nothing to stop that), one trouble with this comparison is that official film and music streaming services don't have a full catalogue of stuff anyway, leading to you paying more for several services and some stuff getting lost to posterity with no way to access it.

I thought this might be an impulse buy, but it's now a probably not / wait and see at best.

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by Monkey Man » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:49 am

Link to the live-stream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVYW5KWLk0w

Let’s do it again. On 8/19 at 10AM PDT/7PM CEST, #StadiaConnect is back and bigger than ever. This time around, it’s all about the games! From revealing brand-new titles to going behind-the-scenes with our partners, we can’t wait to show what Stadia has in store for you.


6pm on Monday 19th August

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Peter Crisp » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm

If Google are struggling to interest people on here then I think this may be in more trouble than they think.
It has the potential to be one of the flops of the year even if they put in a quite epic amount of money into advertising.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Jenuall » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:52 pm

Part of me is still tempted to give this a go, but it does feel like they are struggling to build the momentum needed to get things off the ground.

If the tech works really well and they clarify/improve the value of the paid for subscription I can see it doing well, but those are big ifs at the moment....

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Pedz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm

I've pre-ordered, but am really tempted to cancel. I'm skint for 1 and I assume I haven't yet been charged so would rather keep the money for something else. Like food or rent.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by jawafour » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:57 pm

I think the mass market will view Stadia as a chance to play the latest games without buying a console; they perhaps won't be too fussed about "ownership" or a few dropped frames.

To me, there are some appealing aspects but I wouldn't jump aboard until it has been running for a year or two and any "issues" have been called out.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by abcd » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:19 pm

My only worry about cloud gaming is....what happens when the cloud rains?

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by Errkal » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:41 pm

abcd wrote:My only worry about cloud gaming is....what happens when the cloud rains?

It’s when it isn’t raining that you have to worry about.

It needs to rain. The rain falls from the cloud creating your stream.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by abcd » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:44 pm

Thunder and lightning?

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by Errkal » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:49 pm

abcd wrote:Thunder and lightning?

Yeh lighting is used to power the internet, the light is absorbed and used in fibre optic connections, and the electricity of the lightning is used for traditional copper connections.

Thunder is just a byproduct.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by jawafour » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:55 pm

abcd wrote:My only worry about cloud gaming is....what happens when the cloud rains?

The GPUs in the cloud are water-cooled so you may experience a higher frame-rate at such time.


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