Google Stadia (formerly Project Stream)

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  1. power

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    Ubisoft are all in for streaming. Makes the future of gaming look more and more like a service.

    It's coming but I can't say I'm looking forward to it.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...ct-stream-a-test-of-game-streaming-in-chrome/

     
  2. Sledge

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    yeah i don't see how it can be smooth enough to game with
     
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    Obviously not the same thing due to latency, but steam in home streaming works pretty well.
     
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    yeah because a few meters is easy in comparison to 100s or 1000s of kilometers...
     
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    People on google fibre connections typically have 1ms or less than 1ms latency, it should be doable..
     
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    people get all hung up on perfect latency and all that bullshit and they forget that the PS3/360 mostly ran games at 720p - and often badly.

    before that the PS2 could barely make 30fps.

    This type of service has a market - it just needs a critical mass and to find it's userbase, people will keep trying to make something like this happen.

    Also this is a free, US only test. So not a thing you can buy. I see they are targeting 1080/60 which is higher than i expected, I thought they'd go for 1080p or 720p/30.
     
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    Yeah if its able to get it under 60ms itll be perfectly playable. Except for the super anal guys who buy 2080Tis and need every fps and super twitch FPS games
     
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    And here we have it - officially called Stadia, the service is to be rolled out "sometime in 2019" with google doing all the grunt work of the gpu/cpu and streaming it up to *gulp* 60fps 4k to you.

    via: arsTechnica
     
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    now fully unveiled to the developers offering the earth for an undisclosed price and looking to leverage YouTube. 4k 60 is very impressive and i guess we'll see.

     
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    this would suit me...... I'm mostly a console and budget pc gamer these days (with builds concentrating on arcade).

    4k60 would be amazing assuming google oz servers have low latency.
     
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    The tech demo moving across all the different platforms easily and seamlessly was certainly impressive, latency will be the key.
    Development and so called "cross platform" connectivity for developers will be easy.

    The google controllers:

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    Apparently it's not coming to Australia due to the inconsistency of our internet. Need to wait for NBN to sort themselves out and have the ability for the majority of Australians to have 100+mbit connections.
     
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    nice

    https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/19/18273176/google-stadia-konami-code-easter-egg

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    Good one,
    I lol'd
     
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    oof I just got 100mbps nbn :(
     
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    I have 100/40, eh I think we should still be able to play. They showed 10 or so AU datacenters in their presentation.
     
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    I might have got mixed messages, but one of the highest rated comments on Reddit was that the service requires solid and consistent internet connections, and the highest voted sub comment of that was "That's why it is not launching in areas like Australia". So unsure if that's true or not. But we do get left behind with other streaming services, like the GeForce one.

    Edit: Found it...
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    my 2c on viability of this. at this point in time i still have a shitty ADSL2+ connection.

    I still see drops in YouTube to lower resolutions and I target 720p to keep things reliable.. I'd be a non-starter with Stadia as things stand.
     
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    well you still could play on your phone I guess :D

    latency shouldn't be too bad if you aren't moving, not on a congested tower and aren't too far from the data centre.
     

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