Google formally unveils the "Stadia" launching in 2019

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Oct 25, 2017
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Announced on the live stream -

  • A streaming only, INSTANT Access system with controller.
  • Streams up to 4K 60fps HDR, will later add support for 8K 120fps
  • Stadia instances are 10.7 Teraflops of GPU power
  • Can click Play Now in a STADIA enabled browser and join instantly on sites like YouTube.
  • Connects using Chrome as a streaming platform across many devices.
  • Single code base enjoyed across desktop, laptop, TV, tablet, and phone.
  • Works on existing devices - Chromecast, Chrome browsers, and Chrome apps.
  • Works with existing controllers, not just Google controller
  • Cross-platform multiplayer and save files
  • Couch co-op and Split-screen using separate instances available
  • Low latency platform for "everyone."


 
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chrisPjelly

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Oct 29, 2017
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Is that name supposed to sound like a sugar supplement?

Intrigued about how the streaming works tho
 

EightBitNate

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Nov 2, 2017
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Fun fact: you can’t register a “googlestadia” gmail address. Just tried it. Says “sorry, this isn’t allowed” lol
 

BocoDragon

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Oct 26, 2017
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The name is alright. I think it’s pretty unobtrusive. It’s not tryhard like “Xbox” was or wtf like “Wii” was.
 

shiftplusone

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Oct 25, 2017
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a stadium is a sports arena

stadia is the plural

that's a dumbass name but all video game consoles have dumb ass names so, whatever I guess
 

sir_crocodile

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Oct 25, 2017
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Streaming only huh

for 2019 I still thing this will be a flop. surprised it doesn't have a facility for downloading play store games or something.

name sucks too
 

Chauzu

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Oct 26, 2017
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I actually like the name, since they seem to focus on connecting viewers with players.
 

Christo750

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May 10, 2018
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Can't help but look at that controller and think "ugh another ABXY variation". It's certainly sleek looking though.
 

Bomblord

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Jan 11, 2018
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Streaming only assures I will not get it barring it being the only feasible option left.
 

Smellycat

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hmmm not sure about the timing. There is no denying that streaming will play a big role in the future though. Instant access is the future but I don't know if the tech is there.
 

DeoGame

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Dec 11, 2018
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So it's not a console then. Exclusives needed or else I question why I should give a fuck. Xcloud exists.
 

Ferrio

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Oct 25, 2017
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Has to be one of the worst names for a product ever. Sounds like a drug you'd see in a commercial to treat an STD.