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Google's Stadia Streaming Service Launches Next Month - Will You Be Using It?

Yes, at launch 14 1.27%
 
Probably, but not at launch 50 4.53%
 
Undecided 50 4.53%
 
Probably not 136 12.33%
 
No, not interested at all 846 76.70%
 
Other 7 0.63%
 
Total:1,103
thismeintiel said:
twintail said:
The subscription model is similar to PS+ or PS Now?
If it is the former, the answer is a resounding No Interest. If it is the latter, then my interest is piqued.

But only streaming? I dunno. I am not anti-streaming and welcome it as a viable option for gaming, but I am likewise not sure how much streaming of games I would actually do taking into account my life style.

More like Plus. Paying $10 a month just gets you access to the service. You still have to pay for the games individually. The did say that they will be giving out a game "regularly," whatever that means. And some games will have discounts if you sub. 

I think some people who were excited by this initially will probably be turned off when they find out it's not the Netflix of gaming.

Most people will pick the free version of Stadia, no subscription, and 1080P@60Fps capable. Xcloud runs on Xbox one S hardware and is streaming at only 720P@30Fps.

The subscription is only for the ones who want to stream at 4K@60Fps.

Last edited by CuCabeludo - on 16 October 2019

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thismeintiel said:
twintail said:
The subscription model is similar to PS+ or PS Now?
If it is the former, the answer is a resounding No Interest. If it is the latter, then my interest is piqued.

But only streaming? I dunno. I am not anti-streaming and welcome it as a viable option for gaming, but I am likewise not sure how much streaming of games I would actually do taking into account my life style.

More like Plus. Paying $10 a month just gets you access to the service. You still have to pay for the games individually. The did say that they will be giving out a game "regularly," whatever that means. And some games will have discounts if you sub. 

I think some people who were excited by this initially will probably be turned off when they find out it's not the Netflix of gaming.

Yeah. Then there's this whole idea about not trusting Google. Not trusting them to shepherd the gaming industry in a positive direction. I don't know where that idea came from. I'm sure they'll be cool though. 

The most important things I can think of in gaming are a total lack of ownership, and games that predict my moves for me. And really, most importantly, just Google, because Google really.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 16 October 2019

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

CuCabeludo said:
thismeintiel said:

More like Plus. Paying $10 a month just gets you access to the service. You still have to pay for the games individually. The did say that they will be giving out a game "regularly," whatever that means. And some games will have discounts if you sub. 

I think some people who were excited by this initially will probably be turned off when they find out it's not the Netflix of gaming.

Most people will pick the free version of Stadia, no subscription, and 1080P@60Fps capable. Xcloud runs on Xbox one S hardware and is streaming at only 720P@30Fps.

Most likely. And that's exactly why I think Google will start charging for the lower end service, too, even if it's just a couple bucks a month.

Really, from the vid Google just released, I'd say Stadia is losing interest already. This is the full reveal of Stadia and its launch date, yet in the two days since that video released, it still hasn't reached 90K views.

And by the time the free version is about to roll out next year, people will be getting pumped for the PS5. PS5 is going to steal its thunder. Of course, Sony actually has a Netflix of gaming in PS Now. Considering it just dropped to $10 a month, I think a lot of people will be adding it to their subs, not $10 a month to just have to ability to access their content in 4K.



thismeintiel said:
CuCabeludo said:

Most people will pick the free version of Stadia, no subscription, and 1080P@60Fps capable. Xcloud runs on Xbox one S hardware and is streaming at only 720P@30Fps.

Most likely. And that's exactly why I think Google will start charging for the lower end service, too, even if it's just a couple bucks a month.

Really, from the vid Google just released, I'd say Stadia is losing interest already. This is the full reveal of Stadia and its launch date, yet in the two days since that video released, it still hasn't reached 90K views.

And by the time the free version is about to roll out next year, people will be getting pumped for the PS5. PS5 is going to steal its thunder. Of course, Sony actually has a Netflix of gaming in PS Now. Considering it just dropped to $10 a month, I think a lot of people will be adding it to their subs, not $10 a month to just have to ability to access their content in 4K.

Not a proper launch date. Only the ones who bought the founders edition will have access to in November. The open launch, which includes the free version will happen at some point in 2020. So it is basically an early access.

After getting more technical info on xcloud today there is no doubt Stadia is by far the most powerful streaming platform.

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COKTOE said:
Dulfite said:
The predicted input thing has me not wanting to do this.

Jaaa? I had to look it up. Amazing. To quote Han Solo:

If a game feels like it's Auto playing, I just don't enjoy it. I've maybe spent 20 minutes total doing the auto scrolling levels on Mariomaker.



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Dulfite said:
COKTOE said:

Jaaa? I had to look it up. Amazing. To quote Han Solo:

If a game feels like it's Auto playing, I just don't enjoy it. I've maybe spent 20 minutes total doing the auto scrolling levels on Mariomaker.

E.X.A.C.T.L.Y.

The very idea of "predictive gameplay" is repulsive. If the game is playing itself, what is any of us even doing?



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

No. Not interested.



I won't but I sure hope others will.



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

Unless games cost way less on Stadia to account for the possible inconveniences related to cloud-gaming, I don't see myself using it in the foreseeable future.



The prospects for cloud gaming market are good. According to Marketwatch, Cloud Gaming is worth 1 billion dollars in 2018, and analysts are expecting a 24% growth year over year, which will surpass 4,9 billion dollars in 2025.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/cloud-gaming-market-expected-to-grow-at-cagr-2445-and-forecast-to-2025-2019-07-01

Last edited by CuCabeludo - on 17 October 2019