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[Google.com] New Google Stadia Bundle with Controller and Chromecast with Google TV $139

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For anyone interested in Google Stadia, they have updated the Google Store with a new bundle that includes the Google Stadia Controller + Chromecast with Google TV for $139

https://store.google.com/ca/product/gam ... e?hl=en-GB

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Any advantages to using the stadia controller? I think you'd be able to get an Xbox controller and google tv for around the same price or very close to it?
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The ethernet adapter add-on for this bundle is also on sale for $10 but upon checking the specs it only goes up to 100mbps not 1000mbps.
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Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.

Google Chromecast is good for turning an old TV into Smart TV or for streaming your PC to your TV but that's about it. For most people it'll be better to just buy a long HDMI cable.

Controller has a mic that is designed to listen at all times and inside the controller the mic is placed in a place that is difficult to cover without drilling a hole in the controller.
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Hiesenberg wrote: Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.
This could not be father from the truth. I have a wired up 400 Mbps connection and had ZERO issues playing Cyberpunk. What you fail to mention is that this costs nothing compared to a regular CONSOLE.
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Hiesenberg wrote: Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.

Google Chromecast is good for turning an old TV into Smart TV or for streaming your PC to your TV but that's about it. For most people it'll be better to just buy a long HDMI cable.

Controller has a mic that is designed to listen at all times and inside the controller the mic is placed in a place that is difficult to cover without drilling a hole in the controller.
I've had good playing experiences. So I think it really does vary.
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Hiesenberg wrote: Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.

Google Chromecast is good for turning an old TV into Smart TV or for streaming your PC to your TV but that's about it. For most people it'll be better to just buy a long HDMI cable.

Controller has a mic that is designed to listen at all times and inside the controller the mic is placed in a place that is difficult to cover without drilling a hole in the controller.
I actually really love Stadia. Works great here in Montreal on cable 400mbps. Playing on wifi with Stadia controller. Played most of Borderlands 3 on it and looking to get CP2077 next!
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Hiesenberg wrote: Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.

Google Chromecast is good for turning an old TV into Smart TV or for streaming your PC to your TV but that's about it. For most people it'll be better to just buy a long HDMI cable.

Controller has a mic that is designed to listen at all times and inside the controller the mic is placed in a place that is difficult to cover without drilling a hole in the controller.
I have a 500mbit connection and Stadia works really good for me. It even works better than PS5 remote play and I’m on a Wifi 6 network.
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Hiesenberg wrote: Stadia is a waste of money. The lag is yuuge. Games are borderline unplayable. They cost the same as a regular console game, so you might as well get a console game and play in higher res and no lag.
If you see that RFDers from Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto all have good experience, all it means is Winnipeg is just too far from the data centers.

https://peering.google.com/#/infrastructure

Assuming Stadia hosts are only in data centers, it would explain high lag for prairie provinces.
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I have great results on 75 mbps internet. Also for someone who doesn't own a console and just want to pick up a controller and game very casually, its great...
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Playable, but lag still noticeable for me on a wired gigabit connection.
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I use Stadia but I think the controller is a bad deal to go out of your way for. I'd just get the Chromecast itself which is an amazing device.

You get more value out of any Xbox/PlayStation controller imo, since you can use those to play Stadia as well. Google has gatekeeped Bluetooth functionality on it so you're only limited to using it on Stadia. Can't use it for any other android games. I've tried other Bluetooth controllers and the lag is still not noticeable to me but I don't really play online FPS or anything. If latency is a big deal to you and you primarily game on Stadia, it's probably worth it. I don't expect this to be a big audience though
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alias_neo wrote: I use Stadia but I think the controller is a bad deal to go out of your way for. I'd just get the Chromecast itself which is an amazing device.
Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if they gave these away again, either for free or attached to some game purchase.
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I think that Heisenberg guy is always the first to chime in with a big negative review whenever the topic of Stadia comes up in any thread. And then everyone always disagrees with him lol. But an experience is an experience regardless.

Personally, I've had zero lag issues with Stadia on my TV over gigabit wifi.
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ced2334 wrote: Any advantages to using the stadia controller? I think you'd be able to get an Xbox controller and google tv for around the same price or very close to it?
It's wifi and directly connects to the server. Helps with lag, kind of neat really.....

However that's literally all it does. Yeah there's bluetooth but 0 drivers/support. Stadia controller only works with stadia right now. Been waiting a long time for usb/bt support
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If you really want a streaming console just wait for the Xbox streaming unit. You would be much better served.
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ced2334 wrote: Any advantages to using the stadia controller? I think you'd be able to get an Xbox controller and google tv for around the same price or very close to it?
Stadia controller connects directly with Google servers via WiFi, supposed to reduce lag vs connecting via BT to your device.
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Isn't Google shutting down Stadia?

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