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[Google Stadia] Stadia- $6.99CDN Doom 64

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considering it'll run on a potato, I'll stick to the PC version xD
Also regular price isn't a deal.
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Nukkus wrote: considering it'll run on a potato, I'll stick to the PC version xD
Also regular price isn't a deal.
It's more so the ability to play this on Stadia, which means any screen any where instantly. $7 is not bad but even better for those who bought Doom Eternal
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bhrm wrote: It's more so the ability to play this on Stadia, which means any screen any where instantly. $7 is not bad but even better for those who bought Doom Eternal
Any screen anywhere instantly with garbage quality and horrible input lag you mean. Even with my 1.5 gigabit fiber connection stadia is jank. meanwhile xcloud and geforce now are flawless.
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Nukkus wrote: Any screen anywhere instantly with garbage quality and horrible input lag you mean. Even with my 1.5 gigabit fiber connection stadia is jank. meanwhile xcloud and geforce now are flawless.
It's been fine for me, I'm on 500/500 fiber and 4k HDR without a hiccup. Give it another go, it's been a great experience and although the game library sucks, I'm mostly on Destiny 2 and some Grid.

GeForce isn't for me as I don't have a new enough Mac (10 and 11 years old) and my main machine is a chromebook. xCloud I don't have the newer xbox controllers.
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Got my code! Beat Doom Eternal pretty quickly, now playing Borderlands 3 on Stadia. I'll get back to Doom after!

(I have Stadia, GeForce Now, and Xcloud. I like Stadia the best because of the pure convenience of it)


Also a reminder for you Stadia users: wifi controller support is now available when playing from your Chrome browser. I've found that sometimes I need to select the Stadia window again for the controller to register the initial connection.
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Following this thread just to see if people are actually using Stadia.
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audioarchetype wrote: Following this thread just to see if people are actually using Stadia.
I am, only because of the free multi-month promo. Runs great on a 2012 MacBook Pro and a much newer Dell E5470 laptop. Rogers 50MB down service. Using a wireless Xbox controller. Only playing the free games. I like Grid, Zombie Army Dead War 4, The Turing Test, and Gylt. Probably won't keep it going when my free trial runs out however. I'm not much of a gamer. Don't have a console. Needed something during COVID
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Nukkus wrote: Any screen anywhere instantly with garbage quality and horrible input lag you mean. Even with my 1.5 gigabit fiber connection stadia is jank. meanwhile xcloud and geforce now are flawless.
If that's your experience with Stadia, that's unfortunate and annoying, but that's definitely not a blanket statement that applies to every Stadia user. It works incredibly well for me with every game I've played such as Division 2, DOOM Eternal, Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
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Nukkus wrote: Any screen anywhere instantly with garbage quality and horrible input lag you mean. Even with my 1.5 gigabit fiber connection stadia is jank. meanwhile xcloud and geforce now are flawless.
I have xcloud and stadia and they both run well, your just hating on stadia at this point. People try it yourself because with game streaming services, people will have different experiences dependent on location, wifi, how many devices, people in the family running and where the nearest servers are. When it runs well it’s magical, for those that don’t that’s unfortunate and I hope it improves in your area. I can’t go back to downloading and installing games after experiencing streaming with XCloud and stadia.
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audioarchetype wrote: Following this thread just to see if people are actually using Stadia.
I use it exponentially more than my PS4 Pro. Even "installed" in on a Firestick 4K (You need the Stadia controller to do this).
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audioarchetype wrote: Following this thread just to see if people are actually using Stadia.
I do an love it, quality has been flawless for me so far, I have Gigabit FTTH so would not expect less. I'm a casual gamer so this system / model is perfect for me, already have 3 old consoles gathering dust where I only played 3 / 4 full games on each...
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Stadia would be compelling if it was more like PS Now or Gamepass, where you pay monthly for a streaming service or the ability to download games

Having to pay for it on top of paying for games you can suddenly never own if you decide to stop paying monthly for Stadia is the core reason stadia has been a failure so far among gamers

To that end, OP thank you for sharing this post but this wouldn’t be considered a “hot deal” imo
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bhrm wrote: It's been fine for me, I'm on 500/500 fiber and 4k HDR without a hiccup. Give it another go, it's been a great experience and although the game library sucks, I'm mostly on Destiny 2 and some Grid.

GeForce isn't for me as I don't have a new enough Mac (10 and 11 years old) and my main machine is a chromebook. xCloud I don't have the newer xbox controllers.
I'm on 500/500 too and Stadia works perfectly for me. I've been playing a lot of Zombie Army 4 lately.

Meanwhile GeForce Now ran terribly for me, but I'm sure it's also a great option if it works for you. Apparently it just doesn't play nice with the Bell Home Hub 3000.
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roccerfeller wrote: Stadia would be compelling if it was more like PS Now or Gamepass, where you pay monthly for a streaming service or the ability to download games

Having to pay for it on top of paying for games you can suddenly never own if you decide to stop paying monthly for Stadia is the core reason stadia has been a failure so far among gamers

To that end, OP thank you for sharing this post but this wouldn’t be considered a “hot deal” imo
That's a very big misconception regarding Stadia. Games that you purchase are yours to play anytime without subscription at max 1080p. There are a lot of gamers that are playing and enjoying Stadia right now so it is far from being a failure.
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Been playing on Stadia for two weeks, performance is excellent on 5 Ghz Wi-Fi, input lag is not a problem. Sure it might be if you play competitive FPS.

Performance might depend on your location. I have 13 ms ping to Google servers, speeds are 120/20. It's free to try anyway, so judge by yourself.

FYI. I've been playing games on PC for the last 15 years.
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roccerfeller wrote: Stadia would be compelling if it was more like PS Now or Gamepass, where you pay monthly for a streaming service or the ability to download games

Having to pay for it on top of paying for games you can suddenly never own if you decide to stop paying monthly for Stadia is the core reason stadia has been a failure so far among gamers

To that end, OP thank you for sharing this post but this wouldn’t be considered a “hot deal” imo
You realize allowing you to download games means your computer needs to be strong enough to play it? the whole point of streaming is to let people play it on devices that would never be able to run these games. Also you don't need a subscription to play games. You just buy games and play. You don't need to pay for a subscription then pay for a game. Also stadia pro is like ps plus or xbox live gold. You pay to receive a random 2-3 games per month. It's not game pass or ps now.

The reason Google decided to not do a streaming service like game pass is because they need to build their platform and library of games first. If you just have a streaming service that allows you to play 100-300 game for a single price, you end up not getting every game available. You won't get to play valhalla at launch or cyberpunk or launch. That is just not possible because the developers make a lot more money selling it seperately. Netflix exists within an ecosystem of movies that also gets a release in theatres. You wouldn't see avengers straight to streaming service because it has the potential to pull in a billion dollars with seperate ticket purchases.

Google needs to develop their library of games first then provide a streaming service of about 100-300 games for a single price per month.

The misconception is that stadia pro is ps now and game pass, it is actually ps plu and xbox live gold.

The platform itself doesnt require a subscription to play games or play online. You just buy your games and play. Imagine someone giving you a free ps5 and all you have to do is buy your games. Thats what stadia is. They have done a terrible job marketing it because now everyone thinks google stadia is a subscription service and also you have to buy games on top.
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Yea I have a gaming PC with a GTX 1080 etc. 144Hz ultrawide etc etc.

Buddies got me into Stadia - Destiny 2 - the experience is pretty awesome so far surprisingly and it's nice to be able to play with friends without gaming PCs.

I was a big skeptic and thought it would be garbage (cue PC master race etc).

The loading times are also very short.

Just needs ultrawide support and cheaper games like Xbox game pass for PC.
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I have both stadia and xCloud and definitely prefer xCloud. Better interface and more reliable quality (I know it's pinned to 720, but this is enough for mobile).

I just can't get behind buying games on stadia. Having your games locked to a streaming service with no way to play them otherwise feels like a miss to me. I really like the xbox/xCloud combo for that reason

On topic though, decent price for Doom 64. Streaming or not.

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