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To the extent that it works like they claim, and I can play AAA games on various devices, without the need for big investments in hardware, I see it as a huge positive. I'd be happy to subscribe to a couple streaming services.



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A lot of comments in this thread demonstrate that gamers are just scared of change.



VAMatt said:
A lot of comments in this thread demonstrate that gamers are just scared of change.

Why would i want change when it works perfectly now?



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Woah woah woah, you’re telling me that an online streaming service where you use your Internet to stream video games, REQUIRES Internet? What in the actual fuck. How has Google not solved what Netflix solved years ago, where you can stream quality Netflix programming anywhere in the world even if you don’t have Internet. It reminds me of when GameFly started to lend out video games but oh of course, you needed an address for them to ship it to. There’s always a catch!

Also can you please provide a source for the stuff about ads and microtransactions?



VAMatt said:
A lot of comments in this thread demonstrate that gamers are just scared of change.

Scared?, why would we be "scared" of something we don't want encompassing our favorite hobby?.

 

You seem to think that if it's okay to you and that you welcome it, that everyone else must welcome it or be fear mongered/ridiculed into doing so. That's not smart and it just lends to sheeple mentality. You don't want to be called on making a bad decision, so you've whipped up the "no, it's you" kind of reasoning. 

The people that basically willingly go with this, precisely demonstrate that they care little for owning anything, and are more than happy to siphon their entire life savings to anything and everything, via a sub fee per week/month. imagine, turning everything into an endless funnel, where you're basically low on income per month, because everything is sub based, wouldn't that be amazing for everyone? (Don't go "no", because this is practically where we're headed via music, movies, tv and now games, so yes, the sub fee model is becoming the defacto model of the future. "traditional won't go away anytime soon", it is going away, faster than you think when you look at all the other industries adopting one model). 



                                       

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The day this takes off and becomes mainstream is the day I stop modern gaming. Hopefully Nintendo releases physical games for a long time yet.



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
The day this takes off and becomes mainstream is the day I stop modern gaming. Hopefully Nintendo releases physical games for a long time yet.

Could you imagine if both Sony and MS followed Google and Nintendo was the only one releasing physical games? They would need to buy another building to hold the money. It would be massive for at least some years.



Not sure if this was discussed but you'll also need a min. of 25mbps to get 1080p at 60fps

https://ca.ign.com/articles/2019/03/20/google-stadia-recommends-a-25-megabit-internet-connection

Not sure if its a big deal to many of you here but I know many around me that don't go for high internet speeds, afterall Netflix is probably the biggest thing and that only needs 3mbps to stream HD.



VAMatt said:
A lot of comments in this thread demonstrate that gamers are just scared of change.

Never change a working system, as they say in IT departments

Personally, there are 4 things that I'm afraid of with streaming:

1. History. What happens to an MMO of it gets shut down? Nowadays that data is saved and conserved at some players. But that would be impossible to do if it only gets streamed, very possibly loosing a part a videogame history forever that way.

2. Modding: For similar reasons, mods are not possible. Pretty much disqualifies a lot of strategy games with this btw.

3. Pricing: You say there's no big investment in hardware needed, which is true... but I don't think you'd get a Netflix style streaming platform for peanuts. Unless you play a very lot and otherwise have to buy tons of games, the console pays for itself as it's cheaper over time.

4. Infrastructure: For the advertised 4K60, better have some 50Mbit connection without any hiccups or data caps (see below). To which only a minority even have real access to. Due to the amounts of data getting used by this, expect digging up roads to lay more and more cables to cover demand.

V-r0cK said: 
Not sure if this was discussed but you'll also need a min. of 25mbps to get 1080p at 60fps

https://ca.ign.com/articles/2019/03/20/google-stadia-recommends-a-25-megabit-internet-connection

Not sure if its a big deal to many of you here but I know many around me that don't go for high internet speeds, afterall Netflix is probably the biggest thing and that only needs 3mbps to stream HD.

Well, even worse then. With 4K being 4 times more information then Full HD, then 100Mbps is probably necessary. Very very few have even access to such speeds. The 1080p60 is already out of reach for quite a lot of people with this.

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VAMatt said:
A lot of comments in this thread demonstrate that gamers are just scared of change.

Nah, I'm just not a walk over in life.