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Google Stadia - "a game streaming service for everyone"

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by toro, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. toro Arcane

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    I hear the lore is based upon the Google searches of males between 10pm-3am.
     
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    They are going to abandon their new console one year after launch.
     
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    Sonic exclusive again!
     
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    "How do you do fellow gamers?"
     
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  7. Dodo1610 Learned

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    Yay more streaming services
     
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  8. Plaguecrafter Novice

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    There were some talks earlier this year they would make their own streaming service. This might be it. I'm actually interested in what they will present. Probably won't use it, but still interested.
     
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  9. baud Savant

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    They might use the patent they have for the most generic gamepad ever:

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    Google’s gamepad patent hints at its plans for Project Stream
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    Last June, we learned that Google reportedly had some hardware in the works for its upcoming game streaming service. The company’s since run a trial of what it’s calling Project Stream, and Yanko Design has discovered a patent published a little over a month ago detailing a controller that Google designed; it could give us some clues about what it has in store for gamers.

    First outlined in 2014, the gamepad mostly resembles others on the market, with analog sticks, a D-pad, and the usual outlay of buttons on the front and shoulders. But dig into the details, and you’ll learn that Google has some interesting ideas – like building in support for the controller to audibly alert you about invitations to games and chats, and the ability to launch the game or app in question on a device near you.

    The patent mentions remotely firing up games on TVs and tablets, depending on what’s available to use when you respond to a notification. In addition, the controller could also store account settings and preferences, so registered users could pick it up and start gaming the way they like.

    Of course, this is just a patent, so it’s entirely possible that the controller detailed here may never actually see the light of day. But it’s interesting to see what Google‘s had in mind for gaming.

    It also remains to be seen if this will at all fit into the company’s Project Stream plans. When Google trialed its service through the end of 2018 and closed it in January, it had players run the service via Chrome on Windows, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS systems to play Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. There wasn’t any need for a custom controller at the time, as mouse-and-keyboard combos, as well as controllers from Microsoft and Sony were supported. You also didn’t need to worry about notifications from multiple apps and games, since only one title was available then.

    A dedicated controller for Project Stream could certainly make sense for people who haven’t yet invested in other gaming hardware, and are waiting to dip their toes into games without having to rely on a high-end setup.

    It could also nicely round out the company’s range of connected gadgets for the home. Google’s current lineup of smart speakers, displays and streaming dongles are great for passive entertainment like playing music and streaming video. The controller could help add gaming to the mix, in a more flexible manner than Android TV-based gear.

    It’s an interesting time for wannabe gamers, as several major tech firms, including Amazon, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Electronic Arts, are working on game streaming platforms. With trials already underway, it may not be long before we all get a taste of cloud-based AAA gaming with whatever gadgets we have on hand.


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    Jade Raymond named Google vice president
     
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  10. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    That's not a patent for a game controller though. Really seems pointless to read 90% of articles nowadays when you can get better information in its reddit comments.
     
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  11. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    Controllers have to be the less original possible to feel okay ; I fully trust Google can deliver a good one.
     
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  13. Volokard Literate

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    It might just be a Steam competitor. Competition is good. I don't want any gaming service to have a monopoly.
     
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    Imagine being a woman. You can go from entry-level game producer to VP of Google in 10 years if you don't suck at your job.
     
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    Pretty sure there's been plenty of sucking.
     
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  17. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    You want Google to enter a market because you don't like monopolies.

    It's cute.
     
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    Keynote is live, observe the end of the world:

     
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    Sharing entire gameplay state sounds neat thing. Like sharing save states from emulators but for modern games.
     
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    Maybe it has something to do with his demeanor and being generally annoying? But hey, it's just a theory, A GAME THEORY!
     
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    With my 8 Mbit connection I can't even use properly PSNow which is 720p even for Ps4 games (fighting games ar eunplayable due to input lag), so good luck with 4k 60 fps.
     
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    GoogleFan Foundry likes it.
     
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