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Google Stadia - "a game streaming service for everyone"

DeepOcean

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Hi Jade, how it feels working for more than 10 years never releasing a game because every project you are in is cancelled? God is trolling you.

Also RIP Stadia, goodbye, nobody wanted you anyway.
 

polo

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What!???? I never expected this, im flabbergasted.
Said no one.
 

SerratedBiz

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Only their games development went down, Stadia as a product and concept will continue to be pushed and sold. Beware the rise of games as a service, men.
 

Dodo1610

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NOOOOOOOOO! Now we will never get to see the blandest most soulless games possible
:negative:
 
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Catacombs

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Google is so trash, constantly starting new projects and then running them into the ground.
Into the trash it goes. Though, were some good products in there. But, Google being Google, the moment a project hits peak usefulness for most of its users, the company must shut it down.
 

DeepOcean

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taxalot hello. Your prediction about Stadia being the next big thing -- while calling us luddites -- didn't age well, did it?
This one is far more dangerous:
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-now-has-over-18-million-subscribers
Xbox Game Pass over 18 million subscribers, Xbox Live passes 100 million

Xbox Game Pass has now hit 18 million subscribers, stated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking on its FY21 Q2 earnings call. Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming network also hits a new milestone, with over 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) across all platforms.

Microsoft outlined its second-quarter financials on Tuesday, including continued success for its Xbox brand, with gaming revenue increasing 51% year-over-year. High demand for its latest gaming consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, saw hardware revenue almost double with 86% growth. Xbox content and services also surged 40%, attributed to its games and subscriptions, including Xbox Game Pass.

It's the third time Microsoft has talked numbers around Xbox Game Pass, its Netflix-style gaming subscription at the heart of its content and services portfolio. It almost doubles the first reported Xbox Game Pass back figures from its FY20 Q3 earnings, previously surpassing 10 million users across Xbox and PC. It also reported 90 million Xbox Live MAUs back in April, which represents all users, rather than exclusively paying Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
 

vibehunter

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taxalot hello. Your prediction about Stadia being the next big thing -- while calling us luddites -- didn't age well, did it?
This one is far more dangerous:
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-now-has-over-18-million-subscribers
Xbox Game Pass over 18 million subscribers, Xbox Live passes 100 million

Xbox Game Pass has now hit 18 million subscribers, stated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking on its FY21 Q2 earnings call. Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming network also hits a new milestone, with over 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) across all platforms.

Microsoft outlined its second-quarter financials on Tuesday, including continued success for its Xbox brand, with gaming revenue increasing 51% year-over-year. High demand for its latest gaming consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, saw hardware revenue almost double with 86% growth. Xbox content and services also surged 40%, attributed to its games and subscriptions, including Xbox Game Pass.

It's the third time Microsoft has talked numbers around Xbox Game Pass, its Netflix-style gaming subscription at the heart of its content and services portfolio. It almost doubles the first reported Xbox Game Pass back figures from its FY20 Q3 earnings, previously surpassing 10 million users across Xbox and PC. It also reported 90 million Xbox Live MAUs back in April, which represents all users, rather than exclusively paying Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

They marketed Gamepass really well. Not to mention it has a pretty good roster of games.

Subscriptions are not my cup of tea, but I can see why the average consumer would think it's a good deal.
 

Bester

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This one is far more dangerous:
Dangerous? Even if games all require a subscription, I got 10 spare bucks per month. My wallet is not in any danger.

Anyway, I only bought maybe ~10 titles in the last 5 years. I got Torrentpass.
 

cw8

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Good riddance. Good riddance to every service trying to attempt to mainstream restricted game streaming.
 

OSK

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Only their games development went down, Stadia as a product and concept will continue to be pushed and sold. Beware the rise of games as a service, men.

Yeah. Pretty much Google just now learned what Valve learned years ago: There's more money in selling other people's games than selling your own.
 

Bara

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This one is far more dangerous:
Dangerous? Even if games all require a subscription, I got 10 spare bucks per month. My wallet is not in any danger.

Anyway, I only bought maybe ~10 titles in the last 5 years. I got Torrentpass.

Its more of a threat in regards to preservstion or community modding.

If gamimg goes streaming your experiences will be very much locked down to what the devs/companies want you to have or do.

But meh if it happens decades of old games to always go back to.
 

Bester

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Its more of a threat in regards to preservstion or community modding.

If gamimg goes streaming your experiences will be very much locked down to what the devs/companies want you to have or do.
Xbox does streaming? What's it called?
 

DeepOcean

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Its more of a threat in regards to preservstion or community modding.

If gamimg goes streaming your experiences will be very much locked down to what the devs/companies want you to have or do.
Xbox does streaming? What's it called?
XCloud, the one that will replace Gamepass slowly when all the sheep find more convenient to play through stream than downloading it. The ole boiled frog strategy on the works.
 

Fedora Master

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None of this would have wasted anybodys time or money if they had just listened to reason. Everyone knew this wouldn't work.
 

J_C

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Its more of a threat in regards to preservstion or community modding.

If gamimg goes streaming your experiences will be very much locked down to what the devs/companies want you to have or do.
Xbox does streaming? What's it called?
XCloud, the one that will replace Gamepass slowly when all the sheep find more convenient to play through stream than downloading it. The ole boiled frog strategy on the works.
There is no reason to discontinue Gamepass. They can and will run Gamepass and XCloud next to eachother.
 

SerratedBiz

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There is no reason to discontinue Gamepass. They can and will run Gamepass and XCloud next to eachother.

I don't think it's a huge leap to believe (and fear) that, in the future, more and more games will become available exclusively as part of streaming services (ie Stadia, XCloud) until it becomes the defacto mode of delivery.

Weak men create hard times.
 

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