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  • Google Stadia... will it be a game changer or a flop?

    Just found out about Google Stadia from another thread and found it an interesting read. Google are basically gonna compete with PC gaming and consoles and offer a streaming gaming service like Netflix and others do with movies.

    If online streaming made video hire obsolete, could Stadia make PC gaming and consoles obsolete or can they all live together? Or will it flop?

    The comments section has mixed views.

    https://www.pcgamer.com/au/everythin...google-stadia/

    Thoughts?
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    Originally posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    Just found out about Google Stadia from another thread and found it an interesting read. Google are basically gonna compete with PC gaming and consoles and offer a streaming gaming service like Netflix and others do with movies.

    If online streaming made video hire obsolete, could Stadia make PC gaming and consoles obsolete or can they all live together? Or will it flop?

    The comments section has mixed views.

    https://www.pcgamer.com/au/everythin...google-stadia/

    Thoughts?
    All I can say is more sleepiless nights for you mate. Up playing to the wee hours no doubt

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pinball god View Post
      All I can say is more sleepiless nights for you mate. Up playing to the wee hours no doubt
      I'm mixed at the moment about it. I'll wait and see how it goes
      - The universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutrons and morons.

      - I'm not superstitious... just a little stitious

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      • #4
        Google did the Taxi industry wonders didn't it?. Google is simply getting to big and as always when a company gets to big, they acquire what was good, cut funding to it and let it die. Competition is gone and you have no choice but to except the 2nd rate product that only the big company has to offer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Autosteve View Post
          Google did the Taxi industry wonders didn't it?. Google is simply getting to big and as always when a company gets to big, they acquire what was good, cut funding to it and let it die. Competition is gone and you have no choice but to except the 2nd rate product that only the big company has to offer.
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          • #6
            So their intention is to stop good? I'm confused.
            Last edited by THX11; 13 November 2019, 07:28 PM. Reason: Typo

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            • #7
              Originally posted by THX11 View Post
              So their intention is to stop good? I'm confused.
              its a spin on how gaming currently works
              people spend loads buying pc or console hardware. with the stadia model, the workhorse is at the google end, and you are just streaming the game, meaning all you need is high quality internet, and your end device can be cheap
              the issue is how they will deal with latency from both a comms and input point of view
              Last edited by bwodie; 14 November 2019, 01:29 PM.
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              • #8
                I get that, I for one welcome our new insect overlords

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bwodie
                  ... all you need is high quality internet ...
                  Aaaaaaand right there is why Google will struggle to get many aussie customers on their shiny new streaming service.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arsey View Post
                    Aaaaaaand right there is why Google will struggle to get many aussie customers on their shiny new streaming service.
                    Yeah, not sure if we are their target audience, I guess they don't really get a choice, as you alluded too haha
                    I mean.. when Netflix etc came out, Australia couldn't take advantage of that, so it may only be a matter of time if/when they pull this off. If they choose the right type of games to start with, it could be pretty accessible, but I can't see FPS working from day dot.
                    Saying that, its Google, so i'm sure they can innovate whatever they can imagine.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arsey View Post
                      Aaaaaaand right there is why Google will struggle to get many aussie customers on their shiny new streaming service.
                      Thats what Im thinking as well
                      Some good points regarding that in this video
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ponty View Post
                        Thats what Im thinking as well
                        Some good points regarding that in this video
                        At 10:20 he mentions lag but someone in the PC gamer article I linked to said this about Googles servers. If true, would this make any difference?
                        "i don't expect big issues on the network front.

                        Google won't be using the public WWW but its own private backbone network that all its server is connected on think of this like a private lane for you to pass tru the trafic..

                        So its will be from your home to your providers and your providers to google and thats its.

                        Right now its from your home to the providers and then its piggy back on WWW."
                        - The universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutrons and morons.

                        - I'm not superstitious... just a little stitious

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                        • #13
                          Getting from your home to your provider on the NBN could still be a problem for some.

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                          • #14
                            Surprised MJR didn't call it a "hidden gem". Everything else is!

                            And from all accounts Stadia sounds like an absolute trainwreck. No concrete pricing information, vague hand-waving promises around functionality (negative latency what now?), a real lack of any kind of decent launch titles, heavy reliance on people having solid internet connections, and Google's whole "support it for 6 months and if it doesn't work, abandon it" philosophy make it a hard sell. Even the controller's gone from "wireless anywhere anytime!" to "will require you to plug it in at certain times"...

                            I think it's inevitable that we'll go down this route though at some point, so in some ways Google get the joys of going first and weathering the storm - given things like Microsoft XCloud are also out there, I'd be shocked if the next XBox and PS5 aren't using some sort of streaming content delivery service for games at some point post launch.

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                            • #15
                              I like to own a hard copy of a game eg a disc or a cartridge. I refuse to have digital copies of games and will just stick with the older consoles if this is my only option. I will go down with the sinking ship if I have to.

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