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LeroyBumpkin
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"STADIA: Google's new streaming video game"


  

          

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/19/google-streaming-video-games-gdc-2019/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=internal&utm_source=dl

+ 10.2 terraflops
+ Stadia will be able to stream games in 4K, 60FPS and HDR color at launch, but eventually it'll support up to 8K.
+ They did a demo w/ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey where they switched from a Chrome tablet, to a PC, to a phone and then to a tablet. Same game.
+ You can use any USB controller, but they have a Stadia version. Looks like the Xbox controller.
+ Stadia's Crowd Play feature allows people watching a YouTube livestream to jump in line and actually join that streamer's game.


Would you buy a AAA title on a streaming service like this if it offered you the same quality as your PS4 Pro/XB1X?

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Subject Author Message Date ID
I was a part of their Project Stream beta
Mar 19th 2019
1
BUT WHEN WE PLAYING APEX
Mar 19th 2019
2
I’ma be on! Gotta see what that Octane about.
Mar 19th 2019
4
      man message me and I'll hop on
Mar 22nd 2019
8
Interesting
Mar 19th 2019
3
It’s dope for making a console out of your laptop
Mar 19th 2019
5
me too and all of this is accurate
Mar 21st 2019
7
I'm using the Shadow streaming service
Mar 21st 2019
6
Watched today’s presentation. I’ll pass
Jun 06th 2019
9

IkeMoses
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Tue Mar-19-19 02:55 PM

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1. "I was a part of their Project Stream beta"
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I got to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey on my 2013 Macbook on my 60 down, 5 up WIFI connection.

It's not my first time messing with streaming. I had OnLive when that was a thing. My experience with Google's joint was not leaps and bounds better than that.

The image quality will typically be much softer than what you get on console, even if the max resolution is higher.

You ever hook a retro console up to an HDTV with component cables? It looks like that. Also, the lag is noticeable.

That said, it's cool to try out single player games this way. I don't trust Google or anybody else to break the laws of physics and make this work better than PCs or consoles for multiplayer tho.

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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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2. "BUT WHEN WE PLAYING APEX"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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IkeMoses
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4. "I’ma be on! Gotta see what that Octane about."
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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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Rjcc
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8. "man message me and I'll hop on"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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LeroyBumpkin
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3. "Interesting"
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I dig the convenience of it. I have a 4K LG set in my living room, a 45" vizio in my home office and a laptop. It'd be nice to game within that ecosystem like I do with YouTube TV and Chromecast. I used to be the guy who wanted the best quality DVD's for my home theater system. Now, I stream everything and don't bat an eye. Chances are that softer look you mentioned I wouldn't care about.

The latency on the other hand.

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IkeMoses
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5. "It’s dope for making a console out of your laptop"
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Smaller screens also solve a lot of the softer image problems too.

On that 4K screen it might rear its ugly head tho.

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bearfield
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7. "me too and all of this is accurate"
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>The image quality will typically be much softer than what you
>get on console, even if the max resolution is higher.
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>You ever hook a retro console up to an HDTV with component
>cables? It looks like that. Also, the lag is noticeable.

i was assured the resolution was 1080p but i would have believed 720p and even then that might have been straining credulity. the lag was present but not enough to hamper my ability to play ac: odyssey. i wouldn't play a soulsborne/twitch shooter/fighting game on it though

>That said, it's cool to try out single player games this way.
>I don't trust Google or anybody else to break the laws of
>physics and make this work better than PCs or consoles for
>multiplayer tho.

it's going to be a great way to demo games for sure. probably worth the price of admission. you can "demo" games on steam with its generous refund policy but there is the download process and the refund process and it's all too time-intensive to be effective

this is also a fantastic option for people who want to play games but can't afford a new console or PC

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6. "I'm using the Shadow streaming service"
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Its pretty legit.
Mind you I'm on a gig internet connection and using a 4K iMac.
The lag is really only noticeable when you connect your controller through bluetooth instead of hard wired.
I've won matches of Apex Legends using this service,
you can play competitively but you definitely need a fast connection.
My resolution is the same as if I was running the app natively.
Its only a VM box so I don't see why the resolution would be decreased
I'm sure google is going to knock this out of the park, given that they will have more capacity and resources to pull this off.

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9. "Watched today’s presentation. I’ll pass"
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Not sure who the audience is for this.

  

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