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Google Stadia - "a game streaming service for everyone"

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

  1. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    Google must be stopped.
     
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  2. Dexter Arcane

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    The travel thing is utterly retarded. You won't get high-speed Internet on either a plane or a train most of the time, you'll be lucky if you have any at all. While walking around sightseeing or whatever you'll be lucky enough to not accrue high Roaming fees while just using Google Maps and the Internet for a bit. And hotel Wi-Fi is often very poor, most of the time you'll be lucky if you can watch a few YouTube videos properly or Stream some Netflix via Chromecast or similar. Buying a gaming laptop if you think you'll somehow require to play games while you travel abroad seems to be a much more realistic plan than Streaming 4K/60 without latency at 16GB+ per hour even if the actual concept somehow worked in most situations.
     
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  3. The Decline Arcane

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    Don't worry 5G. :happytrollboy:

    Honestly you're going to be paying out the ass for bandwidth and data. Might as well pay up front for the hardware and a better gaming experience.
     
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  4. Morkar Left Guest

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    They make the entry point so easy and cheap to get compared to former price models (buying hardware and single games) that people will jump on it if enough developers join this kind of stuff. And having enough money to bribe developers they will probably agree to join even if it will be their demise in the long run.
     
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  5. baud Arcane Patron

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    On anything that can run Chrome and has access to high speed internet
     
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  6. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    Most people have 15mb/s internet. I get well above that on my phone. There's a lot of misguided and frankly delusional detraction & pessimism here. Even if it isn't a success out of the gate, Google can force it to be a success in little time because they have resources above anyone else. Once 5G gets wide adoption the latency is at a point where most people wouldn't even care (if not already at that point now, but it's wait and see until we get independent testing), the average fool is completely fine with subpar experiences as well if you just take a quick glance at this generation of consoles.
     
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  7. The_Sloth_Sleeps Savant

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    Here's 20 to add to Google's failures https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2015/12/15/18-of-googles-biggest-failures-in-pictures/
    For a balanced view we should find some of their successes...oh wait...do we include any of their malware/spyware/advertising products?
     
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  8. jarmaro Arbiter

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    Most of these are older than 2012, we are almost 2020 now, I'd say they weren't doing so bad lately.
    • Google search engine, most popular in the world
    • Chrome, 67% of all browsers market share
    • Gmail, most used email
    • Google Drive
    • Android, most popular operating system on non-pc devices
    • Google Maps
    • Youtube
    Google's gigantic corporation for a reason.
     
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  9. Thane Solus Arcane

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    Lel! So holding a monopoly with huge investment, makes those garbage software above good? You good sheep. All those products are bloatware and spyware+malware. Its popular so its good! :))))))
     
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  10. c2007 Cipher

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    Yes, and they'll be broken up into 10 or more smaller companies in less than 10 years.

    You are congratulating them for winning a slanted new game where no one knew the rules because they hadn't been figured out yet. Time is on my side; monopolies are anathema to a healthy functioning capitalism and will not be allowed to stand.
     
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  11. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    You all should be careful what you say, they know where you live.
     
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  12. c2007 Cipher

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    Show Spoiler
     
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  13. baud Arcane Patron

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    Most people have 15 mb/s? :notsureifserious:

    And even then, you need a connection that's staying stable during all the time you're playing, not like when downloading or streaming.
     
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  14. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Hats off to those edgy tryhards who are trying to downplay the value of the services google provides. What a bunch of idiots.
     
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  15. Melcar Arcane

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    Just because Google serves you shit on a 24K gold platter does not mean you have to eat it.
     
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  16. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I know rural Arkansas and potato land have issues with consistent internet, but companies will happily ignore those people if it means the vast majority will pay them monthly for a service they have full control over with no retail split, production costs or hardware install base concerns. The transformation of home video already shows this, or do you think Netflix are sweating the people living on a Polish mountain who can't watch their shit?
     
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  17. The_Sloth_Sleeps Savant

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    And that reason is advertising, they built an empire on bloatware, malware, spyware and spam.
    Besides, which of these "products" did they actually make (not buy), and which actually serves the general public and is not spyware?
    I'm not really seeing a convincing pattern here, is anyone? They are hardly taking us to the moon, making flying cars, digging tunnels to ease congestion or anything truly innovative...
     
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  18. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    The Nazis made really good tanks and planes.
     
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  19. baud Arcane Patron

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    I don't disagree that companies will just ignore those than can't access their services, but I think the numbers of people who can reliably access Stadia and are interested isn't that high. Perhaps at another (cheaper) price point it might work, though.
     
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  20. c2007 Cipher

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    Yes, but at a certain point the ROI isn't worth it and that cheaper price point hopefully relegates this greed scheme to the Hangouts dustbin.
     
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  21. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Anyone living anywhere near a major U.S. city has plenty of internet for Stadia's requirements. I'd guess it's the same for Western Europe. That's plenty of people to build a user base off of, same as Netflix did, assuming the service works well enough for the average joe. That's the real question, IMO. If this works like Google are saying it does it'll be a big deal. If it doesn't, it won't.
     
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  22. Plaguecrafter Novice

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    Almost every piece of software you use today is some sort of spyware. That argument is no longer valid in 2019.
     
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  23. Thane Solus Arcane

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    Yeah... we reached peaked idiocracy, or we under way. But on PC you can block most of their spyware (not all). On phones, tvs, and other devices, nop... well beside a few options. Its no longer valid, but we should talk about it to remind us, how good sheeps we have become.

    As for Window 10 like i told you, its popular because it has monopoly. They basically forced all companies and users (with upgrades) to change to Windows 10, for nothing, its a bit faster and thats it. For that you get tons on unwanted updates, stupid restarts and errors with no information(an error has occured windows now will kill your PC now), bloat, real spyware, and a shit mobile(touch screen) functionality. Yes you can customize some of it, but some services are cancer by default. You basically have to use several third party programs to make it stable. Until the next hidden update.
     
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  24. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    Let's all ignore this big software company trying to brute force its way into the gaming economy with a subpar product just because they have infinite money.

    It worked well when Microsoft tried to do the same things twenty years ago.
     
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  25. abija Prophet

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    I still haven't seen any real proof win 10 is faster than 7. 10 (just like 8) is 7 with useless crap (for users) added on top.
     
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