Stadia - Google's game streaming service

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by Pedz » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:59 pm

That the Panzer Dragoon remake? I thought it was coming to Switch?

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Peter Crisp » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:28 am

Wow, what a great selection :fp: .

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by jawa4 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 am

Peter Crisp wrote:Wow, what a great selection :fp: .

I am pretty surprised at just how weak the game range is for Stadia. I'd kinda thought that the format would be easy to transfer games to; as a server-based PC setup I'd assumed that the big publishers would have their biggest games available on it pretty quickly.

I'm guessing that either publishers don't think that moving their games onto the system is worth it due to the seemingly low number of people using it; or that Google is charging publishers too much to have their games on the format.

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by Lagamorph » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:12 am

jawa4 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Wow, what a great selection :fp: .

I am pretty surprised at just how weak the game range is for Stadia. I'd kinda thought that the format would be easy to transfer games to; as a server-based PC setup I'd assumed that the big publishers would have their biggest games available on it pretty quickly.

I'm guessing that either publishers don't think that moving their games onto the system is worth it due to the seemingly low number of people using it; or that Google is charging publishers too much to have their games on the format.

It's a linux back end so not as easy for developers to port games to as you might think.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:22 am

Linux has come a long way in terms of gaming in the last few years, that's undeniable, but there is still a hell of a long way to go before it is anything like as supported as Windows as a gaming platform. Feels like a bad choice of back end from Google.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Balladeer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 am

Wait - Google made a bad choice regarding Stadia!? Say it ain’t so Jenny.

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by jawa4 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 am

Lagamorph wrote:It's a linux back end so not as easy for developers to port games to as you might think.

I guess that the Linux coding requirements are proving to be off-putting for publishers. I wonder if the games currently available on Stadia already had Linux versions and so less work was needed to port them over?

Did a quick bit of digging and the general perception seems to indicate that the answer is probably no. Stadia games won't result in an increase in games available for the Linux format; mainly because the games are gonna be tuned to the Stadia hardware setup. So... this kinda implies that Stadia games will be fresh, separate developments and thus a large-ish potential audience could be required before publishers assign too many resources to this. It seems that Stadia will have a real battle gaining a foothold unless Google splashes support, in terms of time and money, to publishers.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Jenuall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:33 am

Balladeer wrote:Wait - Google made a bad choice regarding Stadia!? Say it ain’t so Jenny.

Hard to believe I know, they've been absolutely nailing every other move!

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Tomous » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00 am




I feel like they'd be better off not announcing these...

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by KK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:07 am

PS1 in its DYING DAYS of 2003 had more impressive game announcements than that.

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:14 am

KK wrote:PS1 in its DYING DAYS of 2003 had more impressive game announcements than that.

I love Ford Truck Mania and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure as much as anyone but I think this statement may be pushing it a little. ;)

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by Preezy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:42 am

Looks like an offering for a new Nokia phone. I don't get it.

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PostRe: Stadia - Google's game streaming service
by KK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:02 pm

Jenuall wrote:
KK wrote:PS1 in its DYING DAYS of 2003 had more impressive game announcements than that.

I love Ford Truck Mania and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure as much as anyone but I think this statement may be pushing it a little. ;)

What are you talking about, that's QUALITY gaming.

Maybe I was thinking of 2002 with Tony Hawk's 4, the Final Fantasy Anthology, FIFA, WRC Arcade and F1 Arcade. Though 2003 was supposed to have Black and White that never turned up.

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