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I welcome Googles disruptive presence in the gaming space, More competition is a good thing.



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Pemalite said:
I welcome Googles disruptive presence in the gaming space, More competition is a good thing.

Agree, now it seems MS will have to really put their shit together in their cloud platform.



CuCabeludo said:
Pemalite said:
I welcome Googles disruptive presence in the gaming space, More competition is a good thing.

Agree, now it seems MS will have to really put their shit together in their cloud platform.

Except they are far from being disruptive so far :)

Time will tell if they become it or not but more competition is simply better for everyone for sure.



I don't think both will so particularly well in the US. The Internet infrastructure isn't there yet.



Pemalite said:
I welcome Googles disruptive presence in the gaming space, More competition is a good thing.

I have felt this way for a while, but it can have it's negatives too. Farmers are paid to not farm, so crops don't get so cheap that the farmers doing it can't make a living. If we all of a sudden have an influx of farmers for competition's sake, food prices would plummet to the point that all the farmers would go broke, then we'd have no food and it would skyrocket in price.

Disney is entering the streaming industry. Netflix haa struggled to make a profit year over year. Now Disney shows up with $7 charge, far cheaper than Netflix. This may cause their prices to have to drop, but what if they can't afford them to drop and go out of business.

Google Stadia is backed by such a wealthy company that, if it succeeds, it may rock the industry in either a good way or a devestatide way. If it works, I think there will be a lot of gaming companies that go out of business and all for competition's sake.



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Well, I'll believe when we see what they can deliver at 5Mbps, I don't really believe it will be a great experience. At 25Mbps it is more believable.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Pemalite said:
I welcome Googles disruptive presence in the gaming space, More competition is a good thing.

I don't see them taking away from too many current PC or console gamers.  It is not like a Steam user will just all of sudden be like you know what screw having the files on my computer I want to stream the damn game!  I can see it use for people with low end PCs but I don't see cloud streaming services going anywhere anytime soon.  I believe Nintendo would benefit most with limited AAA 3rd party games streamed in Japan like they did with a few games already since their hardware is the most limited spec wise.



Xcloud, ps now, and google stadia arent for me and to be honest , I hope they all fail.