Google Stadia is being hailed as the Netflix of video games. The platform allows players to stream games without the need to download it, and it comes with its own controller. The catch is, it’s pretty pricey to be the first ones to play at launch this November. It will also require a subscription fee, but unlike Netflix, you’re not renting anything – in this case the games. Google wants you to purchase them entirely, but that’s for another day’s discussion. Will there be MMORPGs and MMOs on Google Stadia at launch? Yup! The two MMOs on Google Stadia that’s been confirmed so far is Zenimax’s Elder Scrolls Online, and Bungie’s Destiny 2. But which games do we really want to see on Google Staida? Here’s our list. World of Warcraft No brainer – the king of MMORPGs should be on Google Stadia, making it more accessible to new players looking to join in a classic adventure. With almost two decades of content available of World of … [Read more...] about Top 5 MMOs We Want To See On Google Stadia
Google showcased their foothold in the gaming industry today with Stadia. Stadia is Google's game-streaming service where everything is run entirely on the magic of Google, and beamed to any display you own that has an internet connection. More... Check out all of the technical details on Stadia details on Google's Stadia product page. Watch the Stadia Connect presentation. Five so years ago I wouldn't have understood Stadia. I was a card carrying member of the "I want my hardware and my hard copy" club. My life has changed significantly. Now I'm all about the cloud services. I actively seek to make my entire life beamed from the cloud onto all of my devices. I demand the ability to pick up where I left off on any device. If an app on my phone isn't seamless with the app on my PC, I won't use it. Google has always been the leader for me there, with Apple and a few other companies right behind. I'm also big on maximizing space and convenience. One less box to dust each week? … [Read more...] about Google Stadia
Yesterday’s Google presentation and announcement of Stadia – and all its attendant accoutrements – set the internet as well as our staff chattering about the implications. MMO players in particular have seen this whole “streamed gaming is the future!” stuff before, and it always goes nowhere… but hey, if anybody can do it, it’ll be Google, right? We saw multiple MMO developers weigh in. Smed was stoked. Fairytale’s Alexander Zacherl homed in on the potential to end cheating and hacking. CSE’s Andrew Meggs quirked an eyebrow at Google’s insistence on calling streamers, rather than actual game devs, “creators.” Scott Hartsman expressed skepticism about potential business models. Our own team could see only negatives in things like Crowdplay – and streamers aren’t happy about it either. And what about MMORPG virtual worlds? What about modding? Privacy? Competitive gaming? Am I going to keep making that … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: So, do you think Google’s Stadia will revolutionize gaming?
In its presentation from GDC 2019 this afternoon, Google announced Google Stadia: It’s not a console but a platform that will run even the most graphics-intense PC games from Google’s data center to an existing device without much lag time. And yes, the company is plainly competing directly with existing platforms. It will indeed launch this year, though the company didn’t discuss expected fees. The idea is to “reduce the friction” of gaming by allowing people to play pretty much any game on any device, from phones to browser – in fact, developers showed the easy movement from Android phone to crappy PC to high-end TV, allowing gamers to begin playing almost immediately with “no download, no patch, no update, and no install.” There’s also a new controller to go along with it, the Stadia Controller, though it’ll be an optional device. Prior to the event, rumors were flying about a tool that’d allow gamers to, for example, … [Read more...] about Google is launching Stadia, a ‘game platform for everyone’ in a ‘new era of gaming,’ this year
Here we are again. Once more the video game industry is dabbling in the arena of streaming games. No, not streaming gameplay to YouTube — although it is involved in this — but streaming them in order to play them. Admittedly, as cool as this concept is, it hasn’t done so well in the past. However, none of the previous attempts were by Google — a company that has pretty unlimited access to hardware and technology that others don’t. Google intends to launch the new service — named Stadia — later this year, making it available to anyone on any platform that supports Google Chrome. Ideally, players will be able to start a game on one device and easily switch to another with everything being handled on Stadia’s end. Stadia will also integrate with YouTube, allowing players to launch a game directly from videos and trailers of the game in question. They’re also implementing social features that will allow content creators to engage more … [Read more...] about It’s Official, Google Announces Stadia Game Streaming Service