Google - GDC 2019 Teaser

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

  • Actual console

    Votes: 147 10.0%
  • Streaming box

    Votes: 791 53.6%
  • Both

    Votes: 498 33.7%
  • Controller

    Votes: 41 2.8%

  • Total voters
    1,477
Oct 25, 2017
6,535
Gotta admit, I've been out of the console scene since last gen but that teaser got me kinda hyped.

Legit curious.
As someone who is into the gaming scene in general, I'm just excited a new challenger is entering the ring in earnest (or appears to be). Sure we've had other contenders, but none as exciting as Google. I was hopeful about Amazon for a second there, but idk what's up with them now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
766
As someone who is into the gaming scene in general, I'm just excited a new challenger is entering the ring in earnest (or appears to be). Sure we've had other contenders, but none as exciting as Google.
This, competition is good.

Through the years of antiXbox sentiment few give them credit for a broadband only service with a unified ID that Sony was forced to copy kicking and screaming.
 
I generally like Google's main software / mobile hardware. Just also wary of how often they announce a service or app and then unceremoniously dump it a couple years later.

I have some Nest products if they announced tomorrow it's getting discontinued or a total brand change I wouldn't be surprised at all.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,078
Not sure I want to play on the same platform that hosts "Milo owning feminists" compilations and anti-vaxxer idiocy.

They should release an app that follows your subscription money getting taken offshore and washed in Ireland in real time.
 
Jun 17, 2018
62
If they can bring anything new to the table without getting even more of my data I’m fine. If its a device or service that is tethered to any kind of online connectivity I’m out. They got already way to much data from me (YouTube, google, gmail). Also, there is nothing better than having your stuff fully accesible offline to me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,537
This is going to be fascinating

Even if this is ‘just’ a streaming box, if they are using relative high spec PC tech in the background then it could somewhat defuse ps5/xb2 reveals - although they’ll be local hardware the ‘performance’ gap will appear to be closer which could take some wind out of their sails
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,141
"not a traditional console" doesn't necessarily mean a streaming box. A box with good hardware that runs full android (and its apps) wouldn't be a traditional console but it would be a proper local box to play games on.
 
Dec 21, 2018
63
"not a traditional console" doesn't necessarily mean a streaming box. A box with good hardware that runs full android (and its apps) wouldn't be a traditional console but it would be a proper local box to play games on.
That sounds like the Nvidia shield to me. If it's basically a shield but with their own controller and own Geforce now platform I'd be a little bit disappointed to say the least
 
Dec 21, 2017
5,399
"not a traditional console" doesn't necessarily mean a streaming box. A box with good hardware that runs full android (and its apps) wouldn't be a traditional console but it would be a proper local box to play games on.
If the selling point of this thing is "it can run Android apps" then it's 100% doomed and Google learnt nothing from Ouya, Amazon, Nvidia, Apple and their own even attempt.

Google has to show nothing but games at these events, and obviously how this thing is going to work, but not other extra gimmicks nobody is interested (or not enough to buy another box)

Either you fully commit to making a proper console or just show us how Project Stream can work on a beefed up Chromecast.
 
Oct 31, 2017
5,619
Wild guess. It's a more advanced Switch. Android streaming on the go, plus you can dock it and use a regular controller on a TV. Also handheld device has the Pixel 3 camera in it, so you can take images/videos and it all syncs like Google.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,537
Wild guess. It's a more advanced Switch. Android streaming on the go, plus you can dock it and use a regular controller on a TV. Also handheld device has the Pixel 3 camera in it, so you can take images/videos and it all syncs like Google.
Oh shit. This would line up with ‘not traditional console’ and ‘not streaming only box’ - i’d Be totally down for something like that as long as the local performance is good enough - I.e switch level minimum - and streaming as an option for pc quality streaming and good third party coverage
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,188
Wild guess. It's a more advanced Switch. Android streaming on the go, plus you can dock it and use a regular controller on a TV. Also handheld device has the Pixel 3 camera in it, so you can take images/videos and it all syncs like Google.
This makes a lot of sense. Also matches it not being a traditional console, much like the Switch isn't.