Google - GDC 2019 Teaser

What do you think Google’s gaming hardware will be?

  • Actual console

    Votes: 147 9.9%
  • Streaming box

    Votes: 792 53.5%
  • Both

    Votes: 498 33.7%
  • Controller

    Votes: 42 2.8%

  • Total voters
    1,479

Marin-Lune

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Oct 27, 2017
328
Amen to that.

Has anyone ever Google searched past articles about the birth and death of certain consoles to read people's comments from the day? It's very entertaining. I spent a whole afternoon reading people's takes on the death of the Dreamcast and how the Xbox was bringing a new era in which Sony would be next to fall and Nintendo would have a new rival in Microsoft.
Personally, i remember all the jokes about BSODing consoles and Ctrl-Alt-Del joypads...
 

ara

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Oct 26, 2017
5,046
Mixed feelings. On one hand, something possibly big and new and exciting is happening in gaming. On the other hand... It's fucking Google. I'd rather stay away from their stuff as much as possible.
 

ty_hot

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Dec 14, 2017
2,813
Every chrome browser is now game-capable. Boom.

As a bonus, you can get this game box with a controller and Google Assistant included.
 

Window

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Oct 27, 2017
4,573
If this will be a streaming only service, what are the implications for exclusive games in terms of graphics?
 

itchi

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Oct 27, 2017
1,044
All this announcement is going to amount to for me is a bunch of games that were coming to PC can no longer be played on PC without using some laggy cloud streaming service.
 

byDoS

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Oct 25, 2017
3,660
People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
 

hemo memo

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Oct 26, 2017
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People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
It’ll not be an Ouya for the advertisement push alone.
 

XandBosch

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Oct 27, 2017
3,408
People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
I think that comparison is less about the money and power behind it, and more about what will likely be the end result lol.
 

SotaSkoldier

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Oct 28, 2017
7
If it's just a streaming box I'll sleep.

If they also offer a stationary box with good specs, I'll be very intrigued.
If this is a legit console I would really labor over whether to buy it. One thing Sony has done and Microsoft even better is make me fully aware of how vast my damn gaming library is. Now with stuff like Game Pass and EA Access the notion of switching to a new console that I lose all that really bums me out.
 

J-Skee

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Oct 25, 2017
1,935
If this is a legit console I would really labor over whether to buy it. One thing Sony has done and Microsoft even better is make me fully aware of how vast my damn gaming library is. Now with stuff like Game Pass and EA Access the notion of switching to a new console that I lose all that really bums me out.
And for this very reason, I can't consider this new console unless it does something truly revolutionary. I have way too many games. Games I had well intentions to play immediately when I bought at launch that just fell to the wayside for years. And to make it worse, Capcom smacks me with two must-plays in the beginning of the year + Sekiro next week.

Where do I find the time?
 

Norwegian_Imposter

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Oct 27, 2017
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If its a proper console ill pay attention (although Googles history of abandoning projects has me shook) if its a streaming device they can swivel.
 

kostacurtas

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Oct 27, 2017
1,405
People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
Yeah some posts are a bit weird to be honest. If you read them you think that is about a small company from nowhere that wants to enter the gaming business.

"They abandon their projects". Every company stops unsuccessful products. It happens. Atari (Jaguar), Sega (Dreamcast), Sony (Vita), Microsoft (Kinect), Nintendo (Wii U), etc.
"Google? No thank you. They tracking everything". Yes because now not a single company tracking how we playing games...
"We don't need/I can't buy a fourth console". Most of the gamers don't buy every available console. Another option is never a bad thing.

We should at least wait for their presentation.
 

elzeus

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Oct 30, 2017
1,258
I wonder if Google brings ChromeOS to the living room with their console if Microsoft will finally feel it's ok to finally bring a Windows Desktop experience/mode to the Xbox. People will say they need to focus on GAME GAMES GAMES, but they could have a small team working on it and they already have the uwp apps ready to go.
 

XandBosch

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Oct 27, 2017
3,408
But the result is super unlikely to be the same.
Is it though?

I'd probably put money on this coming out, getting support with really slow sales for a couple years, and then fizzling out.

Maybe even fizzling out sooner than that, as soon as next-gen hits.

I just think people don't need another console maker in the game, let alone one designed by google (who people are growing to distrust more and more).
 

Complicated

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Oct 29, 2017
2,054
People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
The more experience you have as a customer of Google's products and services the less likely you are to be excited by new ones. They literally kill your ability to get excited because of the way they operate. If another team at Google comes up with a "better" way of doing the same things this initiative does they will kill it or even introduce the other service alongside it with less features and then kill off the older service before achieving feature parity. It's the Google way.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
2,099
That teaser only has 150k views? Don't new console teasers usually have 10's of millions or at least millions? I'm not feeling the hype.
 

mutantmagnet

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Oct 28, 2017
7,313
I'm bemused.


People that are seriously comparing Ouya with fucking Google can't be serious.

It's literally the third biggest company on the planet versus a Kickstarter project. I mean, c'mon.. you're entitled to your opinion, but you don't need to be unnecessarily obtuse.
I think that comparison is less about the money and power behind it, and more about what will likely be the end result lol.
I woul be very surprised if Google Gatherer becomes the next Artifact by Valve.
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
6,053
I was posting last night about how even if Google wows me with their offering, I'd hold off for a year to see how they support the thing. Now they're downsizing their tablet and laptop divisions.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/03/13/google-appears-to-be-downsizing-its-laptop-and-tablet-hardware-division-asking-employees-to-transfer-to-other-groups/

Yeah, if it plays local games and has games I want, I'll be interested down the line and hope it does well in that case. But I could see them abandon it quickly if it's not a smash hit.
 

manksalot

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Oct 25, 2017
135
Philadelphia
In what parallel universe do you think Google would make a console that is not rooted in Android?
One where Fuchsia is years ahead in its development :p

Though personally I'm guessing a chromecast-type device. Maybe even just a new model of chromecast. And lt'd be a good idea in my book if they could offer a nice controller that would seamlessly switch between phone / cast / chromebook etc.
 

Mington

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Dec 22, 2018
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So they actually intend to rival Xbox, PS, Nintendo in gaming or will they support the 3?
 

Rotobit

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was posting last night about how even if Google wows me with their offering, I'd hold off for a year to see how they support the thing. Now they're downsizing their tablet and laptop divisions.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/03/13/google-appears-to-be-downsizing-its-laptop-and-tablet-hardware-division-asking-employees-to-transfer-to-other-groups/

Yeah, if it plays local games and has games I want, I'll be interested down the line and hope it does well in that case. But I could see them abandon it quickly if it's not a smash hit.
To be fair, considering the chromebook was introduced in 2011 and the Nexus tablets were in 2012, Google supported them for a pretty long time. The entire market for laptops and tablets has been shrinking so I'd put that more on the industry as a whole than Google alone pulling the plug.

I think the question is whether or not Google will iterate on their console hardware like they do with their other devices or not, some people got miffed at the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro happening years after those launched, dunno how people would feel with yearly revisions.