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[Google.com] Stadia - Free April Pro Games (with Subscription): Serious Sam Collection, Spitlings, Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)

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[OP]
Newbie
Dec 29, 2012
25 posts
156 upvotes
London

[Google.com] Stadia - Free April Pro Games (with Subscription): Serious Sam Collection, Spitlings, Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)

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April 30, 2020
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If you have a Pro Subscription with Google Stadia, you can claim these 3 games for free between April 1st - April 30th and play them indefinitely as long as you're still subscribed.
17 replies
Newbie
Jun 8, 2016
40 posts
116 upvotes
Was really hopping for an AAA game every month, but I guess I just got spoiled
Sr. Member
May 20, 2004
542 posts
231 upvotes
I thought all of the games on stadia pro were free to play. Did this change at some point?
Newbie
Jun 8, 2016
40 posts
116 upvotes
bigdaddyyc wrote: I thought all of the games on stadia pro were free to play. Did this change at some point?
This has never been the case. You were grossly misinformed.
Newbie
Jun 8, 2016
40 posts
116 upvotes
MoneyHypeMike wrote: This is not a deal... Let alone hot.
It comes with your Stadia pro subscription.
No different from xbox gold and ps plus, maybe you ought to go complain about those as well?
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 29, 2012
25 posts
156 upvotes
London
bigdaddyyc wrote: I thought all of the games on stadia pro were free to play. Did this change at some point?
This was never the case. It's more like PS Plus' or Xbox Live Gold's free games each month.

Stadia Pro subscription provides the following benefits (bracketed information below is for the base version of Stadia which is not technically released to the public yet unless you buy the Premiere Package):

- Up to 4K (1080p) resolution for games
- 5.1 surround (stereo) sound
- Access to game sales (no sales for non-subscribers yet I believe)
- Access to 2-3 free games each month that must be "claimed" within the time frame of said month (non-subscribers do not get access to these free games). Once you claim the free games, they are tied to your account forever, meaning you can play them anytime as long as you are subscribed. If you ever unsubscribe, you will lose access to the free games you have accumulated, as well as the above other benefits. However, if you ever subscribe again, you will re-gain access to your accumulated free games and the above other benefits.

Any games you have outright purchased yourself with money, you will always have access to to play, even if you are unsubscribed (essentially you use the base version of Stadia if you unsubscribe).
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 29, 2012
25 posts
156 upvotes
London
Shallos wrote: No different from xbox gold and ps plus, maybe you ought to go complain about those as well?
You are right. However, there appears to be a benefit to some users here by being notified of free games that come with subscriptions, even if I just look at some of the positively upvoted posts on the first page here:

- Nintendo Switch Online subscription has ARMS for free for a few days
- Xbox Live Gold has April 2020 free games
- PS Plus has April 2020 free games

This is no different.
Deal Addict
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Jul 22, 2015
4853 posts
2393 upvotes
Saint-Hubert, QC
Shallos wrote: No different from xbox gold and ps plus, maybe you ought to go complain about those as well?
OP mentions "If you have a Pro Subscription with Google Stadia, you can claim these 3 games for free between April 1st - April 30th and play them indefinitely as long as you're still subscribed".

If you already have the pro subscription, you already paid for those game, what is the hot deal here?

Plus this should be in the gaming forum, not the Hot Deals forum.
Jr. Member
Aug 20, 2018
109 posts
359 upvotes
There is no reason, at all, that this should get so many cold votes when, within the last few days, an Xbox Gold and Nintendo Switch version of the exact same thing (free games to those subscribed) got heat.

OP, thanks for posting this. Appreciated. I don’t have Stadia but can just scroll on by with your title. I only clicked to see why it was so cold...
Deal Addict
Jul 23, 2011
1241 posts
879 upvotes
Nepean
First rule of Stadia ownership as an owner myself, do not buy any games because they will eventually be free since the library is so small
Jr. Member
Apr 23, 2015
108 posts
63 upvotes
North Vancouver, BC
Stadia is a product on death watch. It's not going to go anywhere, except for free one click demos. You and play Geforce now games for free right now or XBox streaming if you get into the beta for free too. Both are much better options that cost nothing.
Newbie
Jun 8, 2016
40 posts
116 upvotes
flowerdealer wrote: Stadia is a product on death watch. It's not going to go anywhere, except for free one click demos. You and play Geforce now games for free right now or XBox streaming if you get into the beta for free too. Both are much better options that cost nothing.
Did you ever tried Stadia?
Jr. Member
Apr 23, 2015
108 posts
63 upvotes
North Vancouver, BC
Not yet. Technology looks good but business model is shit. And it seems like Google has an uphill battle with adoption and it will eventually drop the platform. Not worth it investing in overpriced games (compared to other platforms) for something that might go away. GeForce Now is just as good, but you play the games that you have already bought at much reasonable and competitive prices. If google went with an all in subscription model with no hardware requirements, that would be different.

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