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Google formally unveils the "Stadia" launching in 2019

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Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,535
USA
#1
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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Oct 25, 2017
1,837
#13
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
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,517
#17
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
 
Oct 27, 2017
950
#28
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,066
#46
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.
 
Mar 29, 2018
1,518
#50
The name is very carefully positioned. No other console names start with "S", have red style/font, have a Greek sounding name.

Clever and people will stop worrying about it quickly.