Stadia - Google's game streaming service

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by LewisD » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:48 pm

There's a load of Assassin's creed and Borderlands 3 on offer at the moment until the 24th.
Also, Cyberpunk is £5 off.

However, if you didn't ever redeem a "£10 off your first stadia purchase" code from last year, you can get £10 off your next purchase.

Cyberpunk for £35. That's ok for me.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Abacus » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:00 pm

Cheers Lewis. I'm thinking of buying one of the Destiny add ons, and maybe Borderlands 3.

Have also bought some kind of attachment that connects the Stadia controller to your phone, so you can play on the move anywhere without having to prop your phone up.

I'll be giving a review, for all 2 of the Stadia community worldwide.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by jawa2 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:45 pm

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Stadia team has announced that "more than 100" games are coming to Stadia in 2021.

Looking at the games releasing over the next couple of months (as seen in the picture above) I'm not totally convinced that they'd attract too many people over to Stadia, and the news that Google are closing down their own Stadia game development teams does cast rather a shadow over the format.

I'd like to see Stadia survive and do well as competition could encourage Microsoft and Sony to enhance the value proposition of their new consoles and services.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:49 pm

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:13 pm

jawa2 wrote:I'd like to see Stadia survive and do well as competition could encourage Microsoft and Sony to enhance the value proposition of their new consoles and services.

Counterpoint: I’d like to see someone else do well... but not like this. Not the streaming model, and ideally not from Google, although I’m aware that any company big enough to challenge MSony is going to have their fair share of skeletons. I’d rather your baby did well than this, Jawa, every time.

In theory competition is good. In practice I’m quite happy to see Stadia going down the tubes.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Jenuall » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:20 pm

The depressing thing about this is that it hasn't really achieved anything at this point, and the likelihood is that if it does go down the shitter it will have harmed streaming more than helped it because the average spectators view will be "if a big hitter like Google can't make it work then it must be gooseberry fool!"

Streaming was already proven conceptually over the last decade by many other services, we already knew it could and did work, we didn't need Google coming in and demonstrating that all over again.

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by Pedz » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:22 pm

Little Nightmares II is free to grab with pro. It only came out last week or the week before.

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by jawa2 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:26 pm

Balladeer wrote:Counterpoint: I’d like to see someone else do well... but not like this. Not the streaming model, and ideally not from Google, although I’m aware that any company big enough to challenge MSony is going to have their fair share of skeletons. I’d rather your baby did well than this, Jawa, every time.

In theory competition is good. In practice I’m quite happy to see Stadia going down the tubes.

Yeah, I do get where you're coming from, Balla... although MS and Sony are probably going down similar roads to Google in terms of streaming - as I've just been contemplating in the xCloud thread! I'm pretty middle-ground on playing games via streaming; I don't totally dislike the idea but my main fear is game pricing and systems being turned off. Platform owners and publishers seem to want us to get to a point where we pay £70+ for a game plus more for battle passes and then they can remove access when they feel like it.

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by Knoyleo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:28 pm

Stadia premiere edition is currently 25% off from Google, which means you can get a chromecast ultra, with built in ethernet for 4k streaming, for £68, rather than £80 for chromecast TV and the separate ethernet adapter.

It's obviously nothing on the Cyberpunk offer, but not bad if you're after a 4k chromecast.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:37 pm

jawa2 wrote:Yeah, I do get where you're coming from, Balla... although MS and Sony are probably going down similar roads to Google in terms of streaming - as I've just been contemplating in the xCloud thread! I'm pretty middle-ground on playing games via streaming; I don't totally dislike the idea but my main fear is game pricing and systems being turned off. Platform owners and publishers seem to want us to get to a point where we pay £70+ for a game plus more for battle passes and then they can remove access when they feel like it.

It's a bigger fear for me! You've outlined it almost perfectly, but it's why I totally dislike the idea.

PT didn't die for this.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by KK » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:16 pm

Google Stadia has gone and bungled something else...

Turns out Journey To The Savage Planet is currently unplayable as it just freezes up on the main menu screen. Unfortunately Google can't now fix it because they closed all their studios...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comment ... to_savage/

A Google representative told the OP to contact publisher 505 Games. 505 Games replied there was nothing they could do either as it's Google who owns all the code, and as it was Google who published the game on Stadia, it was up to them to fix it.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:23 pm

KK wrote:Google Stadia has gone and bungled something else...

Turns out Journey To The Savage Planet is currently unplayable as it just freezes up on the main menu screen. Unfortunately Google can't now fix it because they closed all their studios...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comment ... to_savage/

A Google representative told the OP to contact publisher 505 Games. 505 Games replied there was nothing they could do either as it's Google who owns all the code, and as it was Google who published the game on Stadia, it was up to them to fix it.

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Yeah Google bought the developer in 2019 then shut them down with the rest of their teams a week or so back.

Which is a shame as I really enjoyed JttSP. Had a lot of Metroid Prime vibes and a really fun sense of humour. I didn't realise they'd been shut down so I guess that means no sequel. :cry:

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by LewisD » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:25 pm

It's not everyone with the issue though which is strange given how everyone should be on a level playing field on Stadia..

I was playing JTtSP last night and the night before - it's quite enjoyable and silly :)
My kids like kicking the birds

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:27 pm

LewisD wrote:It's not everyone with the issue though which is strange given how everyone should be on a level playing field on Stadia..

I was playing JTtSP last night and the night before - it's quite enjoyable and silly :)
My kids like kicking the birds


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by aayl1 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm

Ooh hopefully it works for me as I would like to check it out after Devlin's recommendation of it!

Would like to do a stream of it.

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by aayl1 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:54 pm

Looks like it works for me! Will maybe start a stream of it on Friday.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Abacus » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:49 pm

Works for me too.

I was curious to see how it worked given all the bad press, and it's been quite fun with no issues so far. Really like the sense of humour too.

Also been playing Little Nightmares 2, which, as a freebie with Pro isn't so bad.

I mean, Pro was £9 and the game is about £25. Can't imagine I'll play it more than a month, so Pro has paid for itself this month. I mean, as long as you'd have paid £25 for it in the first place.

One annoying thing about Stadia; you can't remove the games you've claimed just to try them out, but don't like. Those tiles just stay on your home screen.

There's a temptation to claim everything that's free, but then after trying them, there is loads of stuff you'd rather just scroll past or hide so you can clear the clutter.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Abacus » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:17 pm

Really do like this game and it's humour, now. I get Devlin's comparison too. Would say there's also some Robocop /Starship Troopers / Abe's Odyssey subversive humour mixed in as well.

Not one glitch for me playing it on Stadia so far, fingers crossed it stays that way.

Between Stadia and Gamepass, I'm playing more games in these last few months of lockdown than I have done in years.

Not equating those two in any way, other than that they've both got me playing and trying new / more things.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Abacus » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:37 pm

Apparently this game has been patched on Stadia now.

Shouldn't have happened in the first place, but hey. I've been kicking the heck out of defenceless birds to celebrate.

Also, I bought a 3rd party razor controller thing, that basically just holds your phone and the controller together, so you can play it on the move. I've used it ooooh, 3 times.

Because, whilst it's a great idea if you want to keep playing when you head off to bed, in practice it grips the phone on the volume buttons, so it doesn't work that well. And that's on a pixel phone too.

If Google or someone else released an accessory that did the same thing properly, I'd be all over it.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by aayl1 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:30 pm

Abacus wrote:Really do like this game and it's humour, now. I get Devlin's comparison too. Would say there's also some Robocop /Starship Troopers / Abe's Odyssey subversive humour mixed in as well.

Not one glitch for me playing it on Stadia so far, fingers crossed it stays that way.

Between Stadia and Gamepass, I'm playing more games in these last few months of lockdown than I have done in years.

Not equating those two in any way, other than that they've both got me playing and trying new / more things.


Glad to hear you've had a good time with this! I'm going to start it and stream it tomorrow night I think. Looking forward to giving this a go.

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