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Google Stadia Founders Edition ($169)

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sickcityxiii wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:49 pm
I still don't understand how this could possibly get rid of any/all input lag to make it even close to a true local Console/PC experience......for the average game, might not be a big deal. But for multiplayer FPS and Fighting games, it's awful.

Not trying to compare Sony and Google...but PSNow is awful to play on, even with a 100mbps symmetrical connection.
This article talks about it:
https://www.pcgamesn.com/stadia/stadia-input-lag

Someone who played estimates lag at 166ms. Yes, this will definitely get you killed more often in competitive games.
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Given Google's history of killing products, I'd be hesitant to pay for this. If they shut down their service, all your "purchased" games are lost forever.
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This project is dead in the water at the moment.

What kills this is games will still need to be purchased with Stadia. You will still need to pay 60 dollars(usd) to buy a game.

Your paying 12 dollars a month to essentially rent a console. Google is giving away Destiny 2 for the initial launch but that's it. Read other sources and you will still have to buy games like any other console at similar prices. This is like netflix but you have to buy almost every movie you want watch, thus destroying the very reason why you use netflix.

Considering the hype and desire to buy consoles and PC hardware(people like spending money on their hobby), I don't think people are interested in renting a console without the physical hardware being given to them. If this bundle came with the hardware to have in peoples homes(with the specs Google gave for stadia), this would have a chance. But without it and the competition from the PC and console market, this project just doesn't have much legs.
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puttar wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:48 pm
Are you sure about this? They only mention destiny 2 as being free. I understand it as the list of games are just the ones that are supported At this point and not free with subscription.
Go here:
https://store.google.com/product/stadia ... rs_edition

read: Stadia Pro: your Founder’s Edition when you sign up for a recurring subscription...Buy games whenever you want: Yes ......Additional free games released regularly: Yes, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection

I see nothing stating ALL games are free. As for Destiny 2 it is going FTP on PC as well:
https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/06/bun ... ay-update/
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So $170 for all that and you stream everything while not owning a single single game that can be pulled at any time for any reason for you to never play again @ $12 a month?


Nope.
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MikeB84225 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:59 pm
So $170 for all that and you stream everything while not owning a single single game that can be pulled at any time for any reason for you to never play again @ $12 a month?


Nope.
Not quite, the service has a free basic option. If you don't pay a subscription, you're just limited to 1080p/60fps streaming. The Pro sub will get you 4K/60fps streaming plus free games every once in awhile.
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Yeah i meant to reply to another post , but instead had a brain fart and replied to my own post.

Thanks for the info
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zaporozhets wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:21 pm
The controller is only required if you are going to be playing on TV.
https://www.businessinsider.com/google- ... ntroller-1

For TVs
For TVs
Google
Any TV, whether it's yours at home, at a friend's place, or the TV in a hotel room.
A $70 Google Chromecast Ultra (required).
Google's new Stadia controller (required).


For computers, including laptops and desktops
For computers, including laptops and desktops
Google
Almost any laptop or desktop.
Google's Chrome web browser (required).
Google's Stadia controller (optional), a keyboard and mouse (optional) , or your existing controller (optional, as long as it's connected to your computer via USB).

On a tablet or smartphone
On a tablet or smartphone
Google
Almost any tablet or smartphone.
Google's Stadia controller (optional, touch controls will be available).
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Winkle wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 2:03 pm
Not quite, the service has a free basic option. If you don't pay a subscription, you're just limited to 1080p/60fps streaming. The Pro sub will get you 4K/60fps streaming plus free games every once in awhile.
Oh crap, I missed that, free is good but I will probably not play.

My internet is 350/350 and I still get lag in most every online game, I see this being worse.....I would consider trying but not buying a controller to test.
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zaporozhets wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:42 pm
All games are included for free with the Pro subscription. You'd probably have to pay regular game price with Base subscription.
No, all games are not included with pro, its like playstation plus where they give you something for free every month. You have to buy and play the rest.
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Nice! I don't need to upgrade my computer or console anymore
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MikeB84225 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 1:59 pm
So $170 for all that and you stream everything while not owning a single single game that can be pulled at any time for any reason for you to never play again @ $12 a month?


Nope.
do you feel like you own the shows and movies you watch on netflix too? welcome to the future.
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Clee wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 2:07 pm
Nice! I don't need to upgrade my computer or console anymore
ya thats the beauty of it
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Winkle wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 2:03 pm
Not quite, the service has a free basic option. If you don't pay a subscription, you're just limited to 1080p/60fps streaming. The Pro sub will get you 4K/60fps streaming plus free games every once in awhile.

The free service is coming in 2020. However it is going to be ad supported and your likely going to get less priority or weaker hardware(less allocation) for this.

I think being being exposed to commercials and adds during gaming is too intrusive and even if i did get stadia, I would pay the 12 dollars to eliminate that. However I would likely get a console or PC graphics card to get the matured gaming ecosystem which is why looks like one of Googles failed projects.
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Nexzen wrote:
Jun 6th, 2019 2:07 pm
do you feel like you own the shows and movies you watch on netflix too? welcome to the future.
After learning about UltraViolet shutting down, I decided more than ever to buy some high quality movies in Blu-Ray format. There are just some great classics that you can't see on Netflix or other legit streaming venues anymore. And as for some sketchy streaming services, look, we all love "free content", but I don't want any irritating ads or weird spam bugging my computer or other devices. And sometimes when I find a movie I like the quality can be iffy at times.

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