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All the News and Key Details From Google Stadia Chief’s AMA

Google’s big play at making game streaming a reality—Stadia—is slated to go live sometime in November. That’s less than four months away, so to help answers questions and provide more info about Google’s upcoming game streaming platform, Stadia’s director of product Andey Doronichev hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) over on the Stadia subreddit. Read More >>

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I Played Doom on a Chromebook

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Google’s forthcoming streaming game service Stadia, and we won’t know some of it until it’s available in the wild. But in a controlled demo of Stadia at E3, I was treated to a solid experience, as well as some fresh information about how the company plans to deliver Stadia to people with bad internet. And even better, I played the latest and greatest Doom right on a Pixelbook. No weird hacks. No fussy apps. Just me and a whole bunch of monsters on Mars. Read More >>

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All the Game Streaming Services Google Stadia is Up Against

This week Google announced Stadia, a gaming service that runs from the cloud rather than a console in your living room or a souped-up gaming rig in your study. The concept of streaming games over the web isn’t new though – these are the other services that Stadia is going up against, and what they offer. Read More >>

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How Will Google Overcome Stadia’s Biggest Obstacle?

The problem with a gaming platform that relies entirely on the internet is that it relies on the internet. Stadia, Google’s new streaming game platform, will require that users have a robust internet connection to work, and that’s a big problem. “It’s what has plagued game streaming from the beginning,” said Pat Moorhead, Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. A game streaming service simply can’t work if there’s lag. And in America, there’s a lot of lag. Read More >>

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How Much Would You Pay for a Holy Grail Google Stadia Subscription?

Yesterday was the big coming out party for Stadia, Google’s upcoming game streaming platform that promises to let you play games over the internet on practically any device, and hopefully lag-free. Read More >>

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Google Stadia’s Only Hardware Is This Special Controller

Today, Google announced its new Stadia game streaming platform that lets gamers play games on pretty much anything with an internet connection. Laptops, desktops, phones, and even TVs with a Chromecast Ultra attached are all supported. That means there’s no need to go out and buy a new console to get access to Stadia, but surely, Stadia must have some sort of proprietary hardware right? Read More >>

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This May Be the Weird Logo for Google’s New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumoured video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a weird-looking love child. Read More >>

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Amazon’s World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service

Amazon has a well-deserved reputation for taking over whatever industry it gets itself into, but its record of success is far from flawless. The online retailer has spent years hesitantly flirting with the gaming business with little to show for it. But as the wide-open field of game streaming picks up steam, it appears Amazon might see an opportunity to really become a player. Read More >>

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Blade’s Shadow Service Turns Any Device into a £1,500+ Windows Computer

Back at CES in January, French company Blade seemed to promise the moon. For a monthly fee, the company would give users access to a high-end Windows 10 machine, with the latest CPU from Intel and a beefy Nvidia 1080 GPU built in. The computer would be housed at a server farm, which means as long as you had an internet connection, your iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac machine could access it. Read More >>

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Google’s Rumoured ‘Yeti’ Project Could Be Big For Game Streaming

Companies like Sony and Nvidia have tried to make game streaming a thing for years, so gamers can skip the download process entirely and instead stream games from the cloud. But only recently has the tech been good enough to make it feasible. Sony has PS Now, which can stream games over the internet to a PS4 or PC, while Nvidia’s GeForce Now service does the same thing for the company’s Shield devices or a modern computer with an Nvidia GPU. Read More >>

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Nvidia Is Bringing Better Game Streaming to Facebook Live

Thanks to Nvidia, you’ll soon be able to stream tons of games to Facebook Live. At its big CES press conference, Nvidia made the announcement, which could help make Facebook Live a bonafide platform for esports and friendly game streaming. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Game Streaming Service Launches Tomorrow, and Will Cost You £7.50 a Month

The Shield is Nvidia’s Android TV gaming powerhouse, and Grid is its software soul—a streaming service that lets you play a selection of titles over the internet. Think like a Netflix for FPSes. But Grid is changing. Starting tomorrow it will launch out of beta under the new name GeForce Now, with an £7.50-per-month subscription price. Read More >>

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PlayStation Now UK Hands-On Review: Startlingly Smooth, Slightly Stingy

It was a disappointing announcement when, around the unveiling of the PlayStation 4, Sony revealed that its latest console wouldn’t come with native backwards compatibility for older PS3 titles. However, it at least had a ready alternative planned – having acquired game-streaming service Gaikai, the PS4 would offer last-gen games on demand, over the web, with a new rental service called PlayStation Now. Read More >>

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The PlayStation Now Private Beta Kicks Off in the UK in ‘Spring’

Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service has been available to test in the US for some months now, letting you beam PS3 games over the web to a host of compatible Sony devices. With the service settling in Stateside, Sony's seen fit to bring it to the UK, today announcing plans to kick off a private beta trial of PlayStation Now in the UK this spring. Read More >>

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Your Xbox One Could One Day Stream PC Games

When it comes to flexible console gaming, the PlayStation 4 (with its mobile/Vita game streaming) currently wins out over the Xbox One. But with the advent of Windows 10, unifying Microsoft's Xbox, Windows Phone and Windows PC platforms, that could all change -- as well as streaming Xbox One games to a Windows 10 computer or tablet, Microsoft is considering streaming PC games back to the console. Read More >>