Google Stadia

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Is Google Stadia the future of gaming?

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  1. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    Ah yes, of course I forgot that the future of gaming has already arrived; in the form of derivative multiplayer games and microtransactions.
     
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  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yeah, it's easy when you're part of the Pandora or Pyra community to find enough to play to stop really caring about what the big studios are publishing on PC any more. It's only because I listen to the GameOn podcast from the BBC and have a nephew playing fortnite that I even have anything of a feel for what the mainstream are playing these days.
     
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  3. Silent-Hunter

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    I've been playing Destiny 2 a lot. Otherwise it's mostly emulated stuff.
     
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  5. JDTAY

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    Well, seeing as this stuff is the future now, I suppose ED could always start PyraCloud, streaming FOSS from OMAP5s at his place right to all your devices.

    The latency from Germany to me in North Carolina would probably be pretty bad though. :(
     
  6. ClockworkCoder

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    It's called uploading/downloading files.

    Sick of the marketing bs around "the cloud". It's made out to be some magical thing that only big name companies can do, and effectively wipes out hope of competition as most people don't know or care enough to tell the difference.

    Perhaps I'm just getting old; never played PUBG or Fortnight.
     
  7. levi

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    I've never even heard fortnite players call it the cloud. The thing that stops them playing whenever there's an update is called the server.

    But yeah, all the cloud is is a client server architecture with extreme load sharing.
     
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    It was a(n extremely) poor attempt at humour (sarcasm).
     
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  9. JDTAY

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    Well, today, news sites are relaying reports from industry analysts who say Nintendo is looking to be next to partner with Microsoft for game streaming.

    Nintendo did deny that they were going to launch any new game streaming service soon at their last financial report, but maybe they just didn't have the details in place yet.
     
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    I was talking to my therapist today about various game stuff, and I mentioned Google Stadia. He didn't know what it was, so he looked it up on his phone. His reaction is pretty much that Stadia is awesome and will make all the money. I remain a bit skeptical, though seeing his reaction to this makes me think "Netflix for games" is a more marketable concept than I previously thought.
     
  12. WizardStan

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    I just found out that the games are supposedly going to be running on Google servers which run Linux with Vulkan, so presumably their library will be strictly games with Linux ports which means that assuming this takes off it'll mean more developers seeing Linux as a viable target, hypothetically anyway.
    That being said, neither of the two advertised games, Doom Eternal or Assassin's Creed Odyssey, have linux ports at the moment, but that doesn't mean they aren't working on them expressly to get them onto Stadia.
     
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    This YouTube channel I watch says that Stadia news could come sooner than later. Rumor is June 6th and that they will have Baldur's Gate 3.

    Baldur's Gate 3 is a great fit for game streaming, because if it's turn-based like the first two, you'll hardly notice the soul-crushing input lag. ;)
     
  14. ClockworkCoder

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    It's also a great choice for personality profiling the people who use it.
     
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    Google Stadia will be great on Pyra <3
     
  16. Chip

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    Stadia news is out, and it's aggressively mediocre.

    They will be selling a controller and chromecast combo for $120, plus a $10/month subscription starting in November. That's the only way to use the service until the "free tier" opens up some time next year. Games will need to be purchased ala carte, regardless of whether or not you have a subscription. All the subscription buys you is 4k HDR game streaming (free is limited to 1080p), unspecified discounts on game purchases, and occasional freebie games (no details at this time). Also, at least at launch, the service will only work on a desktop chrome browser, a chromecast ultra, and the latest pixel phones. Presumably it will open up to chrome on other devices later, since they were very adamant about it being for every device during the teaser launch.

    Here's what's confirmed as far as publishers/games so far:
    • Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
    • Bethesda: Doom Eternal+, Doom(2016), Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood+
    • Bungie: Destiny 2
    • Capcom*
    • Coatsink: Get Packed+
    • Codemasters: GRID
    • Deep Silver: Metro Exodus
    • Drool: Thumper
    • Electronic Arts*
    • Giants Software: Farming Simulator 19
    • Larian Studios: Baldur’s Gate III+
    • nWay Games: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
    • Rockstar*
    • Sega: Football Manager
    • SNK: Samurai Shodown+
    • Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    • 2K: NBA 2K, Borderlands 3+
    • Tequila Works: Gylt+
    • Warner Bros: Mortal Kombat 11
    • THQ: Darksiders: Genesis+
    • Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint+, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2
    * - No specific games announced yet
    + - Games not yet launched on any platform.
     
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    lol, Insta fail!
    I'd see something like this work only if a subscription enables you to play anything in their library with any controller on any device...like Netflix or spotify really...
    I'd rather buy a console than pay $120 plus $10 each month plus what ever the games are going to cost if this is what it's going to be like. Also, they're most probably profiling all their customers too...
    All your data belongs to us!
    Pff.. leeches...
     
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    So, in other words, in a few years time ...R.I.P. Google Stadia?
     
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  20. Chip

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    Google's penchant for killing services seems inversely proportional to how much people like those services. Given stadia is likely to go over like a fart in church, it may well outlive us all.
     
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