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When one of the first thing trending on social media after your conference is the term "Ouya", you might have a problem in your hands.

BTW, we got good footage of AC Odyssey running :





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I encourage anyone skeptical to watch the keynote. A lot of really cool tech being shown off that far surpass simple streaming conveniences.



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spemanig said:
KLXVER said:

Well unless you don't have great internet speed. I can play on my current consoles in a vacuum. This just seem like something for extremely lazy people.

As if internet speed hasn't been increasing worldwide for everyone with every passing year? Imagine someone said that in the 90s? "Yeah, using websites to connect to people around the world near instantly is cool - 'unless you don't have great internet speed.'" Damn. I guess websites aren't a good idea after all.

And I feel like you didn't actually read my third paragraph. What about that is "extremely lazy?" Should people build houses by hand and by themselves, or should they be "extremely lazy" pay a team of professionals using the newest and most inexpensive technologies of the time to get it done more quickly?

Well I know how to play on a console. I don't know how to build a house...

Its not the same as saying that about the internet in the 90s. If you said no way can I download a movie in under 5 minutes, then it could compare.



Here it is guys. The 1% won't bother but oh well, I guess they don't live like the way some of us do.

Edit : Seems like it hasn't been verified yet, will keep in check to see any update.

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potato_hamster said:
spemanig said:

Ever try playing your PS4 in a busy airport?

I can play my vita, or my switch, or my laptop. Stop making a false dichotomy. A home console that's not meant to be portable isn't the only other option.

I think the dichotomy I was actually making here was unclear.

It's ridiculous to use such a simple example to point out the obvious limitations of one thing that excels in other avenues elsewhere. I could easily follow by saying "yeah, but can your laptop play games in 4K on an 60" screen?" and the point would stand. That's the point being made, not that "Everything is worse than Stadia, and PS4 proves it."

The "but it doesn't do everything, all the time" argument that you were trying to make is silly. It does more things better more of the time than any other platform out now, at least conceptually. Pointing out the small bubbles of outlier where one happens to succeed over the other is silly in this case. Yes, a game boy micro can fit into smaller pockets. Hooray, but a switch can go most places a micro can go, and it's more powerful, etc, etc.



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spemanig said:
I encourage anyone skeptical to watch the keynote. A lot of really cool tech being shown off that far surpass simple streaming conveniences.

Yeah! That keynote will do it! And on top of that is the way I implicitly trust Google to not shepherd the industry I love more than any other in directions that will make EA and Activision blush like schoolgirl. Did I mention I trust them implicitly? Because that trust I have is the most important thing really....Google can take their answer to a question nobody asked and cram it with walnuts.

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Mar1217 said:

Here it is guys. The 1% won't bother but oh well, I guess they don't live like the way some of us do.

20gb/hour. Wow, that will wreck most internets plans. What's the source for this?



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Darwinianevolution said:
Mar1217 said:

Here it is guys. The 1% won't bother but oh well, I guess they don't live like the way some of us do.

20gb/hour. Wow, that will wreck most internets plans. What's the source for this?

Read my edit.

It hasn't been confimed yet. Just looking through ResetEra and experts in the gaming sphere.



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COKTOE said:
spemanig said:
I encourage anyone skeptical to watch the keynote. A lot of really cool tech being shown off that far surpass simple streaming conveniences.

Yeah! That keynote will do it! And on top of that is the way I implicitly trust Google to not shepherd the industry I love more than any other in directions that will make EA an Activision blush like schoolgirl. Did I mention I trust them implicitly? Because that trust I have is the most important thing really....Google can take their answer to a question nobody asked and cram it with walnuts.

Not to mention them working SO CLOSE with the streamers they do everything they can to pay less and less each day.



spemanig said:
potato_hamster said:

I can play my vita, or my switch, or my laptop. Stop making a false dichotomy. A home console that's not meant to be portable isn't the only other option.

I think the dichotomy I was actually making here was unclear.

It's ridiculous to use such a simple example to point out the obvious limitations of one thing that excels in other avenues elsewhere. I could easily follow by saying "yeah, but can your laptop play games in 4K on an 60" screen?" and the point would stand. That's the point being made, not that "Everything is worse than Stadia, and PS4 proves it."

The "but it doesn't do everything, all the time" argument that you were trying to make is silly. It does more things better more of the time than any other platform out now, at least conceptually. Pointing out the small bubbles of outlier where one happens to succeed over the other is silly in this case. Yes, a game boy micro can fit into smaller pockets. Hooray, but a switch can go most places a micro can go, and it's more powerful, etc, etc.

But that wasn't my argument at all. In the best case scenario it is as good as a console. In the worst case scenario it is unusable.

In both of those scenarios my PS4 or laptop, or Switch or whatever will still be able to play whatever games I like regardless of how spotty my internet connection is. I don't have to rely on an internet connection that for the majority of the world isn't as reliable, consistent or affordable as you're making it out to be. I don't care about concept, I care about real world applications. I've seen plenty of absolutely outstanding tech demos that totally fell on their fucking face in the real world. If you need some recent examples, see Titanfall's release and claims that the game wouldn't be possible "without the power of the cloud" or better yet, check out Microsoft's claims about UWA. That shit never panned out, but the tech demos sure looked impressive!

But, hey if you want to count on google and the internet totally for your gaming experiences, that's cool man. Just don't try and dunk on anyone that points out the downsides of that. There's plenty of very valid concerns when you look beyond the presentation and get into the meat of real world applications and issues that an average user will have to contend with that they will not have to contend with on a traditional piece of gaming hardware.