1. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot
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    I am currently in the free trial period for the heck of it and it... works? I guess? It is only playable with an ethernet cable for me despite my 300 mbps down wireless, but it sure works. It just isn't something I see myself using frequently. I thought the games would load faster or something, but it seems like Google couldn't even put SSDs into their stuff. I haven't tried XCloud quite yet, but I've heard that's better.
     
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    I only want to know when we can start playing Bomberman Battle Royale on PC.
     
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    Even though Google is shutting down their internal game development studios, I wouldn't be surprise if they shut down Stadia altogether in the near future if the player base is still non-existence compare to other platforms.
     
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    >pfp related
     
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    LOL! You really think consoles are the competition to streaming platforms like Stadia!??? Consoles are for people without enough intelligence to use a PC. Stadia was for PC users who didn't have the GPU to run the latest games.
     
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    "Everyone who uses a different piece of plastic than me is stupid"
     
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    the all digital future takes another hit
     
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    That's one nail in the coffin for the Stadia platform. Now just need the rest of it to die. Game streaming just isn't desirable when data caps are a thing for ISPs, let alone when you can't own the game on your own storage device.
     
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    Maybe next is KFC Console?
     
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    LOL, everything truly is a beta for Google...
     
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    Time to buy google stadia stock now, I guess.
     
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    We should treat fiber optic cable the same as telephone lines and electric lines. Have our taxes fund it, and not have only one choice of provider. That way it's even accessible to poor people.
     
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    Apple Arcade isn’t a streaming service. Plus, considering it’s being bundled with so many different Apple plans, it seems unlikely they would have a reason to remove it any time soon.
     
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    Unless games are sold at half price, there is no way in hell am I ever going to pay full price for a game I can only access via streaming.
     
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    and no one seen this coming. :lol:

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    NOT YET but expect it to follow
     
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    did they even released any exclusive?
     
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    Where's the surprise?
     
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    That´s to bad, i bought a Stadia controller last christmas and it´s been working flawless for me.
    I really don´t understand why people bitch about game-streaming, do they just have a really bad internet connection?
     
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  20. yoyoyo69

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    It's funny, that those who predicted Google would do this, as they always have, were shot down by those subscribing to Stadia service.

    It's worth noting that Stadia isn't actually dead, they just aren't creating their own content, it's development that's being ceased. They don't really have much chance of saving the service either though.

    Amazon had a better chance than Google (Google lost the plot years back, not that I hold Amazon in high esteem or anything).

    But Amazon are even later to the party. It looks as though Microsoft may actually control the market, unless someone can surprise everyone (Nintendo is rumoured to be partnered for a service of their own).

    I hope there is atleast some competition (not price fixing, "any illegal means will do" Sony either, although I guess Nintendo are probably worse in this respect - price fixing).
     
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