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kkslider5552000

Ah yes, I can see this is the "future of gaming". Just like VR, the Apple Fire TV, hardcore games on mobile devices, the Ouya, the Kinect, Hololens, Onlive, the N-gage, the Gizmondo, the Playstation Camera, 90s fmv games and nearly every gameplay innovation on the Wii U.

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TheFanatic

@kkslider5552000 Glad someone remembers the N-Gage. Really represented a brighter future for gaming.

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HobbitGamer

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CanisWolfred

Matthew010 wrote:

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Ugh, what are they up to now?

streaming platform

Oh. Well, that'll be easy to ignore, at least. I'm not touching stream gaming with a ten-foot pole. Digital-only was bad enough, now you expect me to give up my carefully curated library just to tied down to their service like an ambilical cord? No thank you. I recently spent a week without internet, and that gave me a lot of time to think about what kinds of games I want to play and how I want to play them. I'm happy to say that there's literally nothing they could offer that'd change my mind on this matter.

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redd214

Despite the unsurprising wave of negativity, I for one am looking forward to it. As long it works as shown, I can see myself and my family using Stadia as a platform.

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1UP_MARIO

Looks promising and something I’ll subscribe to depending on price. If Fifa is on it with cross play then boom

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ALinkttPresent

Overall I think this concept can be interesting to people who don't want to have to buy the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two, but it would never take away from people wanting to buy Nintendo platforms. Also, knowing Google, I'm sure it probably won't be able to compete with its target competition anyway

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MrDisappointed

@ALinkttPresent I think that you're probably right. I'm definitely not interested in seeing gaming as a whole head this direction, but there's not much reason to assume it is just now. And as long as Nintendo keeps doing Nintendo, I'll be happy.

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gcunit

Bearing in mind that my most recent experience of Netflix was rubbish (and I'm on fibre broadband), I'm struggling to believe this is going to work as advertised for the average person any time soon. If I can't reliably stream a 1080p (presumably compressed) movie without buffering and failures, the likelihood of a smooth 4k 60fps gaming experience on a regular basis seems laughable.

And also bearing in mind that they claim the Chromecast will support it... my experience of the Chromecast has been endless frustration.

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Octane

One DDOS attack and the whole world can't access their games. Great, innit?

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Dezzy

kkslider5552000 wrote:

Ah yes, I can see this is the "future of gaming". Just like VR, the Apple Fire TV, hardcore games on mobile devices, the Ouya, the Kinect, Hololens, Onlive, the N-gage, the Gizmondo, the Playstation Camera, 90s fmv games and nearly every gameplay innovation on the Wii U.

Don't forget Nintendos contributions. Motion controls and glasses-free 3D. I know the Switch technically has motion controls but they've hardly been used. I imagine they'll remove them in future iterations of the console.

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One DDOS attack and the whole world can't access their games. Great, innit?

As fun as that sounds, I think google have more defenses than Jim Sterling's website.

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redd214

@gcunit Chromecast is one of the simplest tech devices I have ever purchased, my kids use it almost daily. My grandma used to use it. What issues have you had with it?

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RR529

If it works well enough it's worth a try at least. Hopefully they have both a subscription model & the option to buy games individually as well.

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Heavyarms55

I will be honest, I don't like this and don't want it to succeed. Is that harsh? You bet it is! But I really don't like the idea and if it works, with a monster like Google/Alphabet behind it, it would change the entire industry in a direction I don't like.

1. I'm already not a fan of paying to buy digital games at the same price as physical, in my opinion the fact that digital games lack the costs of manufacture, packaging, shipping, and costs associated with workers at the retail shop - means that buying digitally should be cheaper. But I have come to tolerate it. BUT the idea of buying a game that you don't even download and requires an internet connection, and a powerful, high speed connection at that, at all times?! Oh H*ll no! You're not buying the game, you're only buying permission to play it.

2. This puts way too much power into Google's hands. Google is already a massively powerful company, but they have a degree of separation in providing a service that others use. But we've already seen with their app store how much control they have with content - with gaming its likely to be even greater. It's the same kind of thing I don't like about Disney - too many things under the control of one mega company.

3. It also sniffles innovation. If Google grows to dominate the gaming market, there will not be room for other companies to innovate. They will have to make devices compatible with Google's service.

4. Data limits and connection speeds. Unlimited data isn't really a thing - and when it is, it is really costly. It's gonna take a lot of data to stream 4K 60FPS content to devices. And that's for the small minority of people who have access to fast enough connections, or can afford those connections. It's one thing to buy a game console and some games, it's another thing to spend 100, 150 dollars a month, between internet, subscription costs, etc... That adds up really fast!

5. Always online. One might think, given the fact that I carry a smartphone everywhere and always have a PC on when I am home, that I want to be online constantly... but that doesn't mean I actually want to be plugged in at all times! I don't like the idea of a "smart house" with everything online and networked and in the cloud.

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Dezzy

@Heavyarms55

Totally agree with all of that.

Some point last year I was emailing a friend about needing a new barbecue. An hour later, I was getting google ads trying to sell me barbecues. Which means it was either a massive coincidence, or google is reading your emails if you use gmail.

I'm not comfortable with the same company having monopolies in search, video, email, browsers AND gaming.
I'm not supporting anything else google does unless it's completely disconnected from gathering personal data.

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Heavyarms55

@Dezzy I understand the concern. For people who care about privacy, most major tech companies are basically the devil. That particular detail doesn't bother me so much, because I just assume everything I do online is recorded somewhere. There is no real privacy online. If Google wants to know what restaurants I eat at, or what smut I look at, whatever. It's just a matter of if anyone cares enough to check.

If we want privacy, we need to stay offline.

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Heavyarms55

@kkslider5552000 I hold that FMV could have been really good. I recently played Tales of Vesperia with full anime cutscenes and really liked it. They just never found the correct balance so FMV never took off.

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