Stadia and You

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dekades, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    With the recent announcement of Stadia, Google's new gaming platform at GDC, I'm curious as to how that will affect console and systems owners. Is this something you'd switch over to, or do you like having your own, physical systems? Do you think latency is going to be an issue?

  2. shmekermeister

    shmekermeister Well-Known Member

    Call me old fashioned, but I like to have my physical machine purring next to me.
    Streaming is probably something from the future, but I am not quite sure if the time is right to switch to it. Server failures, latency and other network issues are something that I am still afraid of, and I wouldn't want that something like this occurs in my (relatively short) free time.
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  3. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Mostly just questions so far. Price? Internet speed? Will multiplayer even be possible due to the high lag? I don't believe the 4K 60FPS at all, so the settings must all be on low and even then that seems high.
    Lots of companies have already tried and failed at the same thing, but Google has the best shot at it. Overall I think it'll flop, but it would be nice for people that traveled with a laptop and played single player games. It all comes down to price! $20 a month is $240 a year and that gets you a nice GPU that you can have forever or sell.

    Did anyone try the demo of it with Odyssey?
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  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Latency would be the first issue, i don’t want playing laggy games, network speed as well and then comes the price. Nvidia with GeForce now (now they’re working with SoftBank, big cellular provider there apparently to provide cloud services games there) and other cloud gaming service has started it already years ago plus google that take the part on this, it would take more step forward and this maybe happens soon when anyone can game with their hardware :smile_:
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  5. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    I think it'll be interesting.

    Granted, looking at Google's track record of keeping products/services alive doesn't bode well for Stadia.

    But, with 5G incoming, it'll be really cool if I could play a AAA game on my phone on the go.

    After beating AC Odyssey on Project Stream, I've got to say, it's exciting, but definitely not a replacement. Even though they keep on saying "1080p at 60fps" for the Project Stream demo, I definitely experienced heavy compression and the occasional lag spike. I don't see this going to multiplayer anytime soon, and probably not FPS games either. The limiting factor here is probably with ISPs, something Google can't really change.

    I was kinda expecting some sort of announcement that they were taking user data during Project Stream and had trained a model that could play the game or something...

    Did anybody else see that Raiju Mobile?
  6. CXTKRS1

    CXTKRS1 Member

    I have moved away from consoles and since I built my first PC in a really long time I see no reason to change that. I have a Switch that just collects dust since I refuse to play Nintendo's game of paying full price for games that are several years old.
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  7. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    We must wait for the prices and network requirements.
    I've been a tester of OnLive cloud gaming platform somewhere in 2012-2013. And considering my sh***y internet connection, it was working fine. The lag was noticeable, but it was playable.

    One thing that is promising for Stadia, is that their controller is connecting through WiFi directly to their cloud servers, so the input lag should be lesser.
  8. viperc46

    viperc46 New Member

    I am probably going to stick to keeping my own system. Around the time when the demo came out, there were very few blips but I still needed to have good high-speed internet in order for it to prosper. I hope it turns out okay, but I don't expect too much from it.
  9. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the Raiju Mobile how much more cooler can the presentation get! :)
  10. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Now this should be one of the most discussed and interesting topics atm.
  11. kennethyha

    kennethyha Well-Known Member

    I think latency will be an issue. Even with the high specs hardware and servers available, a country's Internet connection is still very important in ensuring a good, lag and delay free experience. A country like Malaysia which telecommunication companies are still monopolized by one company, TM, provides lousy Internet connection. The neighboring country's telecommunication company, Times Fibre, provide excellent Internet connection with ping lower than 10ms. Therefore, country like Singapore can definitely support it. Malaysia, hah, we might need to wait until the government woke up and start to open and let other telecommunication companies including Singapore's to provide a better service for both West and East Malaysia.
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  12. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    I dont think anything will change in the USA was avalible something simmular to this for months but the issue with this kind of service is server distance that can give huge latency and ofcours price. People with old hardwere but good bandwith i think will use this to play new games but they dont have money to by new pc.
  13. pan0phobik

    pan0phobik Member

    America is STILL too deeply invested in copper for me to ever be excited about this.
  14. BShornock

    BShornock New Member

    Physical is always the way to go. Yes, I know on phones, PC, and mobile this is shunned, but for a console, I like to be able to own it. So for Google Stadia, as we know, Google likes to skimp out somewhere, be it external storage, or inferior components. Let their Pixel Slate be a lesson NOT to trust anything with the Google brand on it.

    If you want to support something GOOD, do yourself a favor and either buy a Nintendo Switch, or a Razer Blade.
  15. 24david24

    24david24 New Member

    not for me will stick with pc google are going in to something they no nothing about
  16. Bennie341

    Bennie341 New Member

    vidia with GeForce now (now they’re working with SoftBank, big cellular provider there apparently to provide cloud services games there) and other cloud gaming service has started it already years ago plus google that take the part on this, it would take more step forward and this maybe happens soon when anyone can game with their hardware kissanime
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