Category: Google Stadia

Stadia Cloud-Based Streaming Gaming Platform

Does Stadia Spell Doom for The New PS5 and Xbox Two?

Stadia is a game streaming platform which will allow people to play incredibly high quality games over a standard internet connection and without lots of particularly expensive and hardcore hardware, all on Google Chrome. Or so Google claims. Whether or not it can really be done is the big question, but if it can work, there is the potential that Stadia could spell destruction for the sales of the new Play Station 5 and Xbox Two. We do not know when the new PS5 and Xbox will be released, with rumours ranging from 2019 to 2021. Regardless, their releases will

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Stadia GDC 2019 Controllers

First Look at the Google Stadia Controller

It isn’t going to be necessary to have the controller to use Stadia’s service, and Google have so far assured people that you can use any controller that you already own to use the service. However, the Stadia controller is designed to unlock the next level of gameplay features. It will also run over WiFi instead of bluetooth, the preferred choice of Xbox, which will give it a slight edge in latency. One of the features of the Stadia controller which we already know about is the Google Assistant, an integrated service which offers game help on-demand and can trigger

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Stadia Assasins Creed Odyssey

Google Stadia Crowd Play

Stadia itself is already shaping up to be a revolutionary gaming platform, but one of the features arguably stands out from the others: Crowd Play. It was created to allow you to join in with your favourite YouTubers in their gaming live streams, and is set to be a big phenomenon, with Matthew “MatPat” Patrick from The Game Theorists explaining how the feature will benefit his audience. Predictably, the most well-known and influential YouTubers will find that their fans will be flocking to join in with the gameplay and there may be an influx of players all at once. To

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Google Stadia Mobile Devices

Running Stadia on Mobile Devices

While playing games on your mobile phone often uses up a large amount of power and drains your battery quickly, Eurogamer was told in an interview that this wouldn’t be the case with Stadia! But why is that? Simply put, due to the way that Stadia will work—it is essentially just playing a video instead—it shouldn’t be nearly as harsh on your phone’s power as normal games! In fact, it was stated that on a phone with good battery life, you could be playing a heavy game such as Doom or Assassin’s Creed for up to ten hours at a

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Stadia GDC 2019

Is Stadia Here For The Long Run?

In the last few weeks Google has announced a spring clean of some of its much loved features, and it is well known among the community that they randomly kill off their products from time to time. It is natural that some people have therefore got concerns that Stadia could just be another project that will end up in the trash. In an interview with Kotaku, though, Phil Harrison has assured that it is more than just a trivial project. According to Harrison, “all you have to do is look at the level of investment that we have made and

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Stadia Cloud-Based Streaming Gaming Platform

What Internet Speed Will Stadia Run On?

According to Eurogamer and GamesRadar, Google released a number of Stadia demos at GDC. These simulated the effect different connection speeds had on the gameplay and use of the product, and users remarked that results for all three of the demo categories (“excellent”, “degraded” and severe”) were all very acceptable for good quality gameplay. This is great news for people on average speed connections! However, that doesn’t tell us exactly how fast an internet connection we need—but we can actually infer an answer to this question ourselves! In another simulation, which was designed to demonstrate gameplay on an “unstable” connection

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