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Matthew010

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Google just announced their gaming platform - Stadia. It will be a streaming platform, capable of running games like DOOM Eternal in 4K, 60FPS in HDR. Although streaming has had a mixed response, this looks like it has potential. What are your thoughts on Google Stadia?

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FragRed

It's Google. Let's see how long until they abandon this thing and eventually shut it down. And I really want to see how big this actually takes off - do they even have first party studios/games for this service?

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Matthew010

@FragRed Google have set up a first party studio for Stadia called Stadia Games and Entertainment. To be fair, unless I missed something, this could be a free service, so even if they do shut it down, it won't be our puchases lost forever. I am also interested in how big this could potentially come, so long as Google supports it well.

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OorWullie

If it's a free service then I don't understand why game developers would want to put their games on there. Surely releasing a free Google Stadia version of Doom Eternal alsongside the console releases is going to hurt sales. If it is free then it's going to come down to advertising and micro transactions within every game.Something that many will be willing to put up with if it means the core game is free.

If this takes off it could really shake up the game industry but not in a good way.

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@Matthew010
No physical games, No cute games, Streaming Only = No Buy.
I will stick on Nintendo games for the Best choices.

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Aurumonado

They never said that it was a free service did they? Anyway how fast does your internet speed have to be to reduce the response time to anything resembling a regular home console or pc?

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Matthew010

@Anti-Matter Each to their own, I suppose, but I'm keeping an open mind with this one. Sure there's no physical games, but have you never bought anything from the eShop? We don't know what games there will be - there could be some cute ones, and as I said above, this could potentially be a free service.

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Matthew010

@Aurumonado I'm probably going to explain this in the most awkward way, but apparently due to the amount of node points Google has across the globe built specifically for Stadia, even the weakest laptop or computer can run games such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey. They showcased this in their video - any device can run Stadia games through Chrome.

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Matthew010

@subpopz They didn't go into the game library I don't think. They said they'll talk more about games in the summer.

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Matthew010

@OorWullie Personally, I don't think it will be free - I see it as a subscription, but if they wanted it to be like their other services, such as YouTube, there would be ads before, during and after you have played.

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TheFanatic

Yeah, we aren’t ready for streaming. Most can’t afford the internet necessary, and any claims of the service being free are balderdash, if that was true they would have capitalised in it here. I love the idea of streaming my video games Years in the future, but it’s currently infeasible.

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ALinkttPresent

So it's a streaming service, not a piece of hardware? Does it only run on Google devices?

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Anti-Matter

@Matthew010
I tried to avoid buy eshop only games as i can if i think the games i like will be on physical media. And some of my predictions has comes true (Portal Knights, My Time at Portia, Youtubers Life OMG edition, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, etc)
I have ever bought Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers 3DS USA eshop, ACNL welcome Amiibo USA eshop, FF Tactics Advance wii U virtual console, Portal Knights Switch eshop (I have the physical media too as well), Earthlock Wii U eshop, Dr Luigi Wii U eshop, Duck Tales Remastered Wii U eshop, etc.
But, only Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers , Portal Knights and ACNL welcome Amiibo i played seriously, the others were neglected like i lost my appetite to play eshop only games.

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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Timbojay

To be honest I was underwhelmed. It's just another streaming service. It may do well, but past services have shown adoption rates to these things are not exactly stellar. They're also building a system which does nothing revolutionary. I can view other peoples gameplay? Go Live offered me that years ago. The 'here's my save file, give it a try' idea seems ok, but not really a feature that'll make it stand out.

I'm also concerned about the constant nagging we'll see on YouTube now.

Also the lack of any pricing model talk worried me. Some people seem to think this means it'll be free. If it was going to be free they would not have shut up about it. They didn't say ANYTHING about pricing for the user so I can only assume it's something they'd rather hide till the end as it's not gonna be pretty.

Also was it just me or did that feel like the old E3 conferences where the big 3 would wave around their digital dicks about sales numbers and market share and their flops of power? I came away from that stream LESS excited than I went in.

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Anti-Matter

ALinkttPresent wrote:

@Anti-Matter Why did you download Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

Eh...
For Recycle Town purpose. 😅
So, i bought the eshop only for getting specific villagers and i tried to make them Move Out and with my another 3DS , i can ask them to Move In on my desire town.
And i have 3 copies of ACNL (2 ACNL, 1 Welcome Amiibo) as well with different villagers, different native fruits and different fates.

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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Timbojay

ALinkttPresent wrote:

So it's a streaming service, not a piece of hardware? Does it only run on Google devices?

@ALinkttPresent nah, anything with a Chrome browser it would seem, so your Mac/PC would run it too. I'm gonna assume Apple may try to block it on iOS like they blocked Steams Link App though.

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ALinkttPresent

@Timbojay I think it would be appropriate if Apple wanted to block it, since Google doesn't exactly have the best content filtering process.
I own a Google Chromebook. It's intriguing to think something as bad as this could run high end games really well as long as I have a good internet connection. But alas, I already have all the game platforms I need thanks to Nintendo. If Stadia ever launches on Switch, it'll be really interesting

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Chris77

I could see a lot of fifa/cod gamers jumping on this to remove the need for buying a box. Microsoft's recent studio buying spree is looking wise to have exclusive content.

Pricing will be interesting...

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HobbitGamer

It looks like it could be good technology to continue developing. It's certainly something to keep an eye on, and will be more interesting to see how developers approach its existence. Style Transfer looks like a great tool for artists.

Widespread infrastructure certainly isn't there for huge data requirements yet, though. Guess we'll really just have to hear more about speed requirements and such.

I just read through the comment section on the article. I know I can be a downer sometimes, but good night Dixie, there's all kinds of negativity and big brother phobia going on.

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