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Google Stadia - "a game streaming service for everyone"

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

  1. HEKE Novice

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    Oh yeah, and like others have already said, I'm looking forward to Stadia becoming the next OnLive. Unless, of course, if Google has researched some secret tachyon technology.
     
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  2. Steezus Learned Patron

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    TL;DR?

    Is it just a streaming service or an actual console?
     
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  3. Morgoth Arcane

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    Please, fail.
     
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  4. just Educated

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    streaming
     
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  5. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    The way I see it it's not going to be a subscription device.
    You will buy the game on their store and play it "at will".

    Now, I would be totally okay with it if they find a way to do this : buy the game on Steam/GOG, play it on their subscription service while still being able to keep a copy. Or maybe they have a client where you can download your game "extra" though it's not the main way of playing it. If they do this, I'm 100% behind it. I use PS NOW, but I take only joy knowing it's games that I _RENT_ not buy and that there is an alternative (physically own the game, even as files on a hard drive).
     
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  6. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    wow its exactly what they said it was, are you telling me that it's EXACTLY WHAT THEY SAID IT WAS????
     
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  7. Boleskine Arcane

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    3:56 - "When the player gets stuck, instead of grabbing a laptop or a phone, they just need to push the button on the Stadia controller to get help from the Google Assistant..."

    Maybe 2nd gen Stadia will have a level or boss skip button, or even a button that switches a game to "cutscene-only" mode with occasional button prompts.

     
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  8. Dexter Arcane

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    Just ignore it and it'll go away, just like OnLive, GaiKai and all the other crap before.
     
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    Beyond Popamole.
     
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  10. Unreal Learned

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    INSTANT decline. INSTANTLY.
     
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  11. J1M Arcane

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    This is just an elaborate plan to better monetize the type of people watching Let's Plays on youtube.
     
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  12. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Doesn't this turd have a skip button? Hamburger's dream of a gameplay free game has finally arrived. Finally women will get to enjoy all the virtual homosex they can get their hands on without pesky gameplay that requires mansplaining getting in the way.

    I am genuinely embarrassed on Google's behalf for even trying to go through with this dumpster fire.
     
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  13. Night Goat The Immovable Autism Patron No Fun Allowed

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    Oh, I think she did a great deal of sucking at her job.
     
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  14. ZeniBot Savant

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    this service is gonna shit the fan when it finally hits peak user. Its OnLive all over again.
     
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  15. Valky Cipher Manlet

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    Streaming video games is the most mind blowingly fucking retarded idea I' have ever heard in the history of retarded ideas. This is just pants shittingly stupid.
     
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  16. HansDampf Prophet

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    Yes. It was inevitable.
     
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    I don't understand how the suits can't see the imminent failure of this.
     
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  18. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    'cause they're suits, they don't know anything about gaming and what the consumers want.
     
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    They'll want what they're told to want. We have always been at war with Oceania.
     
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  20. deama Arbiter

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    I can see this working really well for mmos or already online only games.
     
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  21. Gerrard Arcane

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    I wonder if Xi has any thoughts about this.
     
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  22. Trithne Augur

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    I can't wait to see this in the wild, when it's running on hundreds of devices concurrently and someone is trying to play Assassins Creed on a connection made of bailing twine and a tin can.
     
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  23. J1M Arcane

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    Confession: I didn't watch the presentation until today.

    Obviously, offloading heavy rendering tasks to server farms makes sense from an economic standpoint. The telling part of the presentation is that they did not discuss input latency, even in comparison to wireless console controllers. If they had that solved, they would be talking about it. Most likely, they are expecting developers to hide the input latency via game concessions until they have a better answer.

    Ironically, the input lag they didn't discuss is also the primary reason anyone would want to buy their controller. Talking directly to the server over wifi means one less box to jump through, and a reliable enough way of measuring how much input lag there is that can be exposed to the game via an API. (Controller can record time of press and a ping from the server indicating confirmation.)
     
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  24. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    I actually think this is probably the future of gaming.

    The far future.

    After the nukes and rebuilding stage and we're all in our little Rat King fiefdoms.
     
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  25. Valky Cipher Manlet

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    This is another part of the jews' plans to put you under their information net and know everything about you at every second of the day. What game was little Johnny playing for the past 25 minutes? How can we improve advertising with this information or discredit wh*te nationalists by showing that they have been playing violent video games?
     
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