1. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!
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    Well, some games might banned your account because they think you are cheating.
     
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  2. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex
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    I wish Google would burn in hell.
     
  3. ChibiMofo

    ChibiMofo NPC Chibi-Robo for Wii needs a fan translation
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    Shall we start a website with all the killed Sony & MSFT projects or is there not a web server capable of delivering a site with that many pages?
     
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    WiiMiiSwitch Abused POLL LORD
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    Stadia is still struggling on, so it's not going there without a fight
     
  5. MikaDubbz

    MikaDubbz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    For sure, by no means was I saying it was going to be anyone's preferred method of gaming. I only think that cloud gaming absolutely has a market which will only grow with time, and as a medium has plenty of room for improving as technologies advance. Had Google taken their time, and not had a direct competitor that was more prepared and well suited for the same market readying the launch of their similar service around the same time, then maybe Google would have had a more promising future with Stadia. As things stand now, I expect Stadia to fade away while Xcloud grows, PS Now chugs along, and even Nintendo receives the occasional cloud-only title for the Switch. Google thought they were cornering a market, yet it seems there is no place for them in that specific market, despite it not being a completely terrible idea.
     
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  6. Seliph

    Seliph Bugsnax Advocate
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    Wild how they can just blow millions on shitty ports that went nowhere while people are still dying everyday because they can't afford healthcare
     
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  7. HarvHouHacker

    HarvHouHacker Owner of the Rock Band Customs Project
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    Good-bye Stadia. Nobody will miss you.
     
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  8. Taleweaver

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    That's not what I was saying at all.
    Look... I remember when people said the same about steam. "no physical game and you need to be online all the time? Then what if they pull the plug?". It's now fifteen years later and they're doing fine. More so : they're industry leaders because they weathered the criticism. It's just too early to tell whether or not they're ahead of the curve.

    But those arguments aren't what I was getting at. Even assuming stadia failed (which I don't dispute), they've learned important knowhow. Gaming is but one outlet for that knowledge. A very lucrative one, yes, but not the only one.
     
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  9. Edgarska

    Edgarska Conjurer of cheap tricks
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    That's another factually incorrect argument, Steam doesn't require always online, and even the inclusion of steam DRM is left to the developer.

    You say they learned something that can help in other areas, which is true, but them being "ahead of the curve" in regards of game streaming is demonstrably false, which is what is being discussed right now.
     
  10. Dimensional

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    Well, OnLive was killed by the CEOs ego. He wanted things a certain way, and didn't matter how far into development or partnership was for something, if he found out that he couldn't get it, he would cancel all plans for it. For example, OnLive advertised they would have a bunch of EA games on their platform, but he demanded exclusivity from EA afterwards, when he learned there was a multi-year deal with another rival company. When they said no, he had the EA games removed from the listings, on the very day OnLive launched.

    For OnLive, it was the ego of one man that lead to a lot of poor decisions. For Google, it's just bad management general. Not sure which would be the better of the two, but it still ends in failure.

    https://www.theverge.com/2012/8/28/3274739/onlive-report
     
  11. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son
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    "so many people prefer digital libraries these days" - internet statistic (that isn't actually true)
     
  12. Pipistrele

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    To be fair, a lot of these "killed" projects are simply things re-inserted into other apps/sites to alleviate redundancy, while some others (Science Journal for example) were renamed or given to non-Google developers. Not to defend Google (bweh), just to say their project-killing reputation is somewhat overblown.
     
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  13. gnmmarechal

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    Stadia runs on Linux.

    What makes me sad is that there are *good* Linux ports being used on Stadia that may never see the light of day for us common mortals

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    Yeah I loved it when they took Google Play Music down to replace it with the shitfest that is YouTube Music. Fuck that, honestly
     
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  14. Anon_Cypher_

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    Well, Google gambled and lost.
     
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  15. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    And nothing of value was lost
     
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    About why linux, not windows:

    1) Let's think about issues which can happen with games. You cannot just pass video to monitor, because there's no monitor. The same with audio and user's controller. It's difficult and has to be handled on level of OS and gpu drivers. You cannot modify windows and drivers for windows. So it' more possible vs impossible.

    2) It's just too expensive to use one computer per each user. It's better to prepare one big batch of resources and divide it per users. Not sure if google is doing it now, but it's probably long term goal and windows is bad in this stuff.

    tldr: Google tends to do poor strategic decisions, but their software is usually top notch.
     
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    name me one Google product or service that isn't
     
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    Edgarska Conjurer of cheap tricks
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    1) This isn't true, you can enable dummy display devices on Windows, so that's not a problem. The controller also isn't a problem, you can set up the controller driver to always be listening to inputs regardless of whether the controller is present or not, this is how Mayflash controller adapters work on Windows, the controller always shows up as connected to Windows.

    2) VMs also work for Windows, I don't know who told you they don't.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Google: Cloud gaming is the future!
    Also Google: Stadia is dead

    Lol, anyone with half a brain could have seen this coming :lol: :creep:

    4K 60 fps false advertising lol
     
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  20. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Really? Autogenerating own certificates doesn't work?
     
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