Google Stadia

#1

Surprised no thread yet. Here’s a breakdown…

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#2

Full GDC presentation.

#3

The thing holding back my optimism is that it’s google, and they’ve a track record for half-baking and abandoning things.

That said, I’m not sure who I’d trust to run such a service with the user in mind. I guess Sony? but then I’m not sure how interested they are in competing with their own hardware business or operating DC capacity.

I guess delivery to consumers has always been in the hands of publishers, and they’ll just wait until what they’re doing isn’t working before buying into a new kind of distribution. Given valve launched steam with HL2 and what it became, i suppose any individual dev or publisher could become a new standard for whatever the new niche ends up being if they can come up with the killer title… like HL3…ah shit.

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#4

Pre-orders are up now.

€129 for the founders kit. Gets you 3 months of pro access and a buddy invite for the same too, but you get a “midnight blue” controller and Chrome Cast Ultra alongside it. Could be interesting.

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#5

I’ll check it out next year when it’s available without the use of a Founders edition… and when more games are known. But to be honest, between PS4/5 and PC, this won’t be needed for me, it’s pretty much just another locked in gaming experience (if a game gets pulled due to license issues then rip) also multiplayer will only be cross platform if the developers make it so… Have no friends on Stadia? RIP.

#6

You’re not wrong:

All from May articles.

Of all the things they have killed, I’m still shocked this isn’t on the list:

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#7

There they go again!

Though if its a legit reason fair enough.

#8

Talking of… never heard of it or used it…but.

#9

I thought photos was different to drive. I use photos to back up all mine.

Also got that email pip. No idea what it’s about