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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by Matt_B » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:35 pm

kebabinho wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:59 am
a bit late to the conversation but hasn't the same thing happened to the Microsoft books store.

They are closing from 2nd april and no books you have 'purchased' will be available after July 2019

i get the impression that there weren't many users of the service but the principal is still the same.
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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by DPrinny » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:21 pm

The reviews are in and............................................


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(It's not worth the wait)


Its rubbish.
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... ech-review
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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Maybe it needs time to mature. Everbody hated Steam when it was launched.

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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by learnedrobb » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:52 pm

Reports are starting to appear stating that the Chromecast units supplied as part of the Stadia package are overheating when used.

That seems to me like it would have been something that cropped up during the QA process, right?

Have Google genuinely rushed the product to market, so "early adopters" can be used as beta testers (who have paid to test the product, rather than be paid to test it)?
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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by DPrinny » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:06 pm

SJ_Sathanas wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Maybe it needs time to mature. Everbody hated Steam when it was launched.
That's because with Steam you "own" what you pay for and the regular sales
With Stadia £60 for a game they might just take down in a month, all you own is the controller.

FEELS LIKE IM PAYING FOR NOTHING AT ALL!!
NOTHING AT ALL!!
NOTHING AT ALL!!
NOTHING AT ALL!!

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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by Chinnico » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:20 pm

demon wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 am
I also think that physical goods "enslave" their owners into needing to allocate them physical space in their house, keeping them clean and functional (this is usually not a significant concern with digital discs, but with other goods), protecting them from loss/damage/theft when carried around.
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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by Nin10dofan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:09 pm

What is streaming, I don't believe that the game is not mine even though I bought it.

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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by Matt_B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 am

No, you don't necessarily own a game if you bought it on Steam. Jim Sterling explains why here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUmR6eQNrY

Don't count on physical media meaning you own the game either. Any game that requires online registration or day one updates - and that's pretty close to all of them these days - can potentially be rendered unplayable and uninstallable if they're disabled.

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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by DPrinny » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:22 am

Matt_B wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 am
No, you don't necessarily own a game if you bought it on Steam. Jim Sterling explains why here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUmR6eQNrY

Don't count on physical media meaning you own the game either. Any game that requires online registration or day one updates - and that's pretty close to all of them these days - can potentially be rendered unplayable and uninstallable if they're disabled.
Pretty much most modern games
Kinda why I still hate online only games


But on Steam you are guaranteed that the service will be around in a few months

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Re: The Google Stadia

Post by Matt_B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:47 pm

Yeah, at least with Steam, getting locked out of a game you bought because the publisher can't be bothered to support it any more is something of a rarity.

It seems practically inevitable with Stadia though. As noted earlier, Google have a track record of quietly canning all the services they introduce that don't gain much traction, and this ain't looking promising so far.

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