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Google Stadia - "a game streaming service for everyone"

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

  1. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Fits here too.
     
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    Can't watch video because of soyboy thumbnail.
     
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  3. The Decline Arcane

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    Fuck streaming games. That is all.
     
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  4. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    We've been streaming fucking for a while now.
     
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    Too bad it's an evil Jaffar genie and not the cool Robin Williams one.
     
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  7. baud Savant

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    Seems there's been some more info on Stadia (other than BG3)

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    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019...-130-upfront-10-per-month-at-november-launch/

    There's a few more pics of the controller in the article and the STADIA SIDE-BY-SIDE comparison is readable there.
     
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  8. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I think that was a poor video, but I also don't think it matters. Once the service expands to everywhere with free trial everyone's going to try it and the typical convenience factors will take hold.
     
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    Thank goodness this streaming crap is not available in Asia. Paying monthly fees to play single-player games. Fuck off. It can't die soon enough.
     
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    I live right outside a major East coast US city and get 300 Mbps but when I watch 4k video from Netflix or Amazon I still get lots of compression artifacts in the blacks and occasional resolution drops. I'll believe this magical low latency pristine picture PR speak when I fucking see it.
     
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    "a game streaming service for everyone" reminds me of that Saint's Row II radio ad "being fabulous is a lifestyle that anyone can achieve, assuming you're not poor".
     
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  13. Alpan Learned Patron

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    This is going to be a disaster of a very slow variety, though obviously the casual gamer will gain greatly in convenience. The price though will not be limited to ownership: When the target hardware for a developer stops being the game console or an average PC but the near-infinite processing power of Google's datacenters, we'll essentially be facing a Google monopoly on game development and choice of gaming platform.
     
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  14. Who Cares Educated

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    Wait, so it's upfront plus subscription PLUS HAVE TO PURCHASE THE GAMES? Thank god, I was worried this might actually take off.
     
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    Any indications of what kind of hardware the actual box has? Since softmodding it and playing old emulators on it is all it will be good for in a year or two after launch.
     
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  16. Dawkinsfan69 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    Yikes, all of the games are awful.. Plus they're already available on steam and you can get them for like $4 by buying cd keys. That said, if they get enough developers to put games on the platform they'll kill off consoles, which is a good thing
     
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    No, subscription gives access to a selection of games like Microsoft's Game Pass thing, but you can alternatively just buy the games alone.
    I'm not gonna use it anyway because I don't like subscription services, but this could be huge. Availability is too small, though.
     
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    It's just a chromecast. It can do absolutely nothing except stream video.
     
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  19. toro Arcane

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    First Stadia exclusive because EpicStore exclusivity affair worked so well.

     
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    What a deep metaphor for bullying. If only women actually got bullied, fucking lol.
     
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  21. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, you can until google decides you're guilty of wrongthink, bans you, and takes your games with them. You're not actually buying a game, you're buying the right to use it on a streaming service. It's essentially a permanent rental.

    I can see so many ways for this to go wrong and I hope it fails, but the gaming market is very different today than it was when OnLive tried this, plus alphabet has basically unlimited money to waste on bad ideas, so there's actually a decent chance that this sticks around.
     
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    Games cant possibly be priced at full price on Stadia. No offline play, always on DRM, no mods, no physical copy, if they arent at a heavy discount most people wont buy... most sane people at least.
     
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    You underestimate people's spending habits.
     
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  24. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    The only possible way Stadia becomes a net advantage for gamers is if the game is also availalble offline on your computer if you buy it on Stadia : that way, you have a copy of the game you can run on your own machine if it has the specs, and if it doesn't YET have the specs you can play it on Stadia while waiting for the money to get an upgrade.

    I would be into this, for a correct price. But it's never going to happen.

    In the meantime, I'm fine with Playstation Now which is an actual cheap "Gaming netflix", something Stadia has already failed to achieve.
     
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    What do you mean? From my understanding it also includes a Playstation Now equivalent.
     
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