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BruceCM

I'd love it to succeed, if only for the sake of competition, @redd214 .... Maybe if enough people try it while it's free, they'll be sufficiently impressed with it?

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Ninfan

How do you get it free ?

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klingki

Gave it a shot, but Korea is not a supported region, and if I use a VPN it says my connection is not good enough to play the game and it won't even let me try. Korea has crazy fast internet, but I guess Google's servers are not close enough, with the added roadblock of having to go through the VPN first.

When I tried GeForce Now, it connected me to servers in Los Angeles from Korea. It was laggy and not really playable, but at least they let me try!

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Dezzy

BruceCM wrote:

I'd love it to succeed, if only for the sake of competition

I hope it fails, for the sake of competition.

The games industry is a very health industry in terms of competition. 4 very different hardware plaforms (5 if you include smart phones). Dozens of AAA publishers. Thousands of developers. Of all the different entertainment genres (film, tv, music, books), video games are by far the most economically healthy.

Google on the other hand, has a history of creating monopolies, because they incorporate all of their new businesses into the same information and ad network (as all of the silicon valley tech giants do).

I say we're better off without that. Keep things fairly decentralized, as it currently is.

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

redd214

@Dezzy Dont think you'll ever have to worry about that. There is a very very slim chance in Google being able to monopolize gaming as it has in other areas mainly because of what you said in the first paragraph. For them to be able to disrupt that would take something massive and I don't think they have the ability to do so. Id wager Stadia never gets out of the single digits in terms of market share of the gaming industry.

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Dezzy

@redd214

I think they certainly have the "ability", in terms of the sheer amount of resources, to at least take a significant chunk.

But at the moment, they just seem completely incompetent. They look like a company that has so much money that they don't really care that much about losing it, so don't plan things very carefully.

Anyone who understood the industry could've happily explained to them: If you want this to make any impact at all, you need to launch this platform with 4 or 5 big exclusives. Halo/Uncharted/Zelda level exclusives.

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redd214

@Dezzy yes, thats the point I was trying to make Perhaps ability was the incorrect word to use but I wholeheartedly agree with what you said! There are going to be a bunch of these services popping up in the next couple years from pretty much all major companies/publishers and Google will be the odd man out I predict.

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Octane

@redd214 @Dezzy I think you're underestimating Google and their infinite sum of money. They could succeed if they wanted to. Now, there's an argument to be made for a streaming service. But if the playing field was equal, they could just adopt Epic's strategy of buying up exclusives, and handing out free games. In fact, it could be successful despite its current shortcomings. Amazon, Uber, Deliveroo, it happens all the time. Google could certainly do it if they gave a crap about Stadia.

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BruceCM

The problem with that is they don't make games themselves, @Dezzy .... Perhaps if they'd been able to get more of the recent big games? Then, had the options to play them 'free' with the subscription or buy them once? Will have to see how it goes but it's not looking good for them

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redd214

Octane wrote:

@redd214 @Dezzy I think you're underestimating Google and their infinite sum of money. They could succeed if they wanted to.

Not at all. Im completely aware of the resources they have. Also aware of all the dead bodies theyve left in the past with other tech things even with essentially unlimited resources. The resources aren't the biggest thing, like Dezzy said its their seemingly incompetent on how they want to go about it.t

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