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Is Google Stadia worth getting?

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Oct 1, 2019
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Is Google Stadia worth getting?

I remember they did their launch blitz in the fall and failed, totally forgot about them but was looking at the different consoles in the market and looked up Google Stadia again.

Any RFDers happy with theirs? To my knowledge it helps to have a Chromecast Ultra and to get the Stadia controller so that will set you back $90 and $89 respectively.
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May 24, 2007
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There seems to be a 1-month trial of Stadia Pro, so you could try it yourself. Pro includes a number of games, which I'm pretty sure you can play as much as you want while your Pro subscription is active.

I'm having trouble clicking links on the actual signup page, so maybe check this to see what Pro games are available:

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/07/2 ... Stadia_Pro

Here's a general Stadia FAQ as well:
https://support.google.com/stadia/answer/9338946?hl=en
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Sep 12, 2012
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Library is too small imo
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Oct 1, 2019
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Got the device mostly because there was a limited time sale of controller + chromecast ultra 4k for $129. Individually these are $99 and $90 so figured if I didn't like I could sell the controller.

Game library is def very limited. I'd say has a lot of potential. I wouldn't recommend to buy unless another deal came out or the game library starts to expand.
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With Game Pass Ultimate and XCloud, I don't see a reason for Stadia. Game Pass is far superior.
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I tried it as a portable solution, bring it to people's houses when we hang out kinda thing. Huge pain, I didn't realize that the Chromecast and the controllers can't store more than one wireless network, nor do they have any kinda quick change functionality to switch to a diff network. I had to completely reset the Chromecast and go through the controller setup for each controller again.
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I am considering this strictly for Baldurs Gate 3.
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Aug 26, 2020
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No.

The tech is good but not quite there yet. Library is practically non-existant. You have to pay for games on top of the monthly fee.
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Jul 31, 2007
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I tried Stadia on a 3 months Chromebook trial.

Overall, the tech is the best out of all the major services. Really enjoyed it. I used it to finish Gylt which was a fun little game.

But I don't see any reason to pay for it. Game pass is way better despite Xcloud not working as well as Stadia.
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johncraven wrote: I tried Stadia on a 3 months Chromebook trial.

Overall, the tech is the best out of all the major services. Really enjoyed it. I used it to finish Gylt which was a fun little game.

But I don't see any reason to pay for it. Game pass is way better despite Xcloud not working as well as Stadia.
GeForce Now has Chromebook support, have you thought of trying it?
c'mon get happy!
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Game pass >>>> Stadia.

Heck, even the new chromecast doesn't support stadia (yet) which is wild to me.
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BernardRyder wrote:
GeForce Now has Chromebook support, have you thought of trying it?
I use gamestream to stream my PC to my shield. That works well, except sometimes you might get kicked to the desktop and you have to go back to the PC to fix it.

For the cloud service, I only tried a little bit of the free service where you have to queue up and your play session is limited to like 50 minutes.

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