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    Google is hosting a special gaming announcement set to take place at this year's GDC 2019. It's finally time to see what the company has up its sleeves, and what they have planned for the future in regards to gaming. The stream is now live, and you can watch the above video, or check back here to read GBAtemp's live updates.

    Google wishes to build a game platform for everyone, bringing together all forms of gamers. This has been named the Stadia.

    The Google Stadia will run on as many platforms as possible, from the Chromecast, to Android, to PCs, where games will be streamed using Google's low latency technology.

    When watching games on YouTube, you'll be able to click a single "play now" button to instantly try any supported game in your browser, without downloading, without updating, or without any interruptions.

    The goal is to lower the barrier to entry, so that gaming is more accessible.

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    Google will also be making their own controller which will connect through wifi to the host game session in order to reduce input lag. There will be a share button and a Google Assistant feature.

    Right now, Stadia supports 1080/60, but at launch, it will support 4K, and even 8K.

    Unreal, Havok, and Unity engines will support the hardware, which will run off Linux. Each game will run off of Google's data centers.

    ID Software has gotten their upcoming DOOM Eternal working on the Google Stadia, and will be bringing it to the platform.

    Google will also have its own first party development studio, Stadia Entertainment, which will create games for the platform.
     
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  3. supergamer368

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    “He definitely knows the difference between an RPG and an NPC”
    Jeez Google pulling out the master gamers already
     
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    I thought we found out about nintendo switch joy cons working with chrome, obviously they are for playing games in the web browser. :P
     
  5. leon315

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    I THINK it's time buy some google's stocks, might it will raise soon!
     
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  6. migles

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    so basically yet another try at streaming services...
    with google i even smell "exclusive titles" not available else where
    RIP video games...
     
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  7. DinohScene

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    Google gaming platform.
    Oh boy, more shitty F2P angry mutts clones.
     
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    Interesting name, Stadia. Still not interested in streaming only, but nice to see they're putting it on everything possible I suppose
     
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    [streaming intensifies]
     
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    THIS IS A REAL dedicated gaming console, not a smartbox for mobile games. A giant like google has already bought many small game studios likely will make exclusive games for Stadia.
     
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  11. migles

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    there is no console...
    its a streaming service...
    game runs in google servers and sends you the video and audio, your device sends them the keys you are pressing
     
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    almost 30 minutes in, and I still don't understand what Stadia actually is.
     
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    and people said the ouya was dead..
     
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    8K seems a bit much. Maybe it’s just me, but a barely even see a difference in quality after 720p
     
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    As 'REAL' and 'dedicated' as the ouya? ;')
     
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    a terminal for dedicated gaming service which will unavailable on both Xbox/ps and potentially no need for further HW upgrades, is a console. this is even better....

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    ouya? that meme console was made by meme company, the time has been changed, i have faith in google nore than $ony ;)

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    I', SO FREACKING HYPED! if there are some good exclusives, D1 for me!
     
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    I'm not liking this. Seems like a huge monopoly on gaming...
     
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    and since games will be streamed Google also resolved all the potential hacking/pirate issues!
    smart move google very well played ;p

    google 1- 0 stingy pirates hahahahaaaaaaaa
     
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    If you cant see the difference between 4k and 720 need go specsavers
     
  20. migles

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    exactly my point... they will create a huge monopoly with the big companies on board.. other developers will slowly lose interest to develop to anything else..

    i see they got very good points, streaming is great in all ways but there is a big drawback.. the people that live far away from their servers or not good enough internet are just screwed up..
    specially when developers start to develop only to this plataform, people will not be able to enjoy gaming like they used to... if you live in a shit area with poor ping to their servers, you can't do pretty much anything to solve that issue...
    and of course the fact you no longer own anything.. they are free to revoke your access and easily keylog all your inputs and sell data to third parties
    the tech companies can easily just give you potato computers while google and etc keeps rising in computational power
     
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    Oh wait, did Marty say they'll talk about DooM Eternal's development later?
     
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