Google Stadia is coming to more phones as its head of gamer experiences literally says, ‘This is fine’

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Google Stadia is coming to more phones as its head of gamer experiences literally says, ‘This is fine’

Here’s the good news for Google Stadia fans: The game-streaming service is coming to more mobile devices. Those of you not wielding an obsidian monument to the clutching and all-consuming power of Google (translation: you don’t have a Pixel) can still use the service if you instead bear the befouled artifacts of the dreaded Samsung (translation: you have one of several Samsung models) or if you have an Asus ROG phone (translation: you have an Asus ROG phone). The Stadia gamepad will need to be plugged into the phones to make them work, however.

Slightly less heartening is the statements from head of gamer experiences Andrey Doronichev. When asked about whether or not Stadia has under-delivered at this point, Doronichev’s response was literally, “This is fine.” According to Doronichev, currently Stadia’s services are much more focused upon making a statement of the overall goals rather than worrying about delivering on all of them in short order, which is… certainly a take, but perhaps not the take that’s most likely to help people associate the service with a worthwhile investment.

Source: Engadget

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Well I’m sure it is fine if you are sitting on fat stacks of cash and have already written off Stadia for the year as a tax break.

But brother, the nightmare is just going to get worse. The bad PR, the price point,
and the broken promises will continue to get highlighted and talked about as competitors roll out their versions of streaming services.

Hell, Nvidia is rolling out theirs now and it is getting good press and reviews because of the comparison. Heh.

And so, Mr. Doronichev, you are just preloading memes with your statement. I suppose we should thank you for that.

Oh, and the idea that I have to plug in a game pad into my phone to play your game on mobile? LOL! That’s another joke worth telling. Are we going to get a canvas bag to carry the damn thing around too?

#canvas_shortage_lives

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Robert Mann

Yeah, I haven’t overpaid for a phone, kthx. Let me know when they actually manage that negative latency! As soon as they break the laws of physics I’ll buy in rather than getting a new computer in the future!

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Bruno Brito

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH++++

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Jake Dunnegan

Yeah, taking a hard pass on Stadia. If I want to online game “anywhere” I’ll take nVidia’s option. It’s cheaper and I can bring the games I already own to it, including some MMOs like ESO, etc.

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ecchiboy590

Stadia actually works fine. They have some serious marketing issues and the price is kind of high right now but. If they can get it working on the majority of phones lower that pricey entry point and add a decent games library then I don’t see why it wouldn’t take off. I would love to play AAA console games on my phone no matter the company that brings it to us.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Technologically, sure, it works fine. But look at the things you pointed out:

1) Too expensive for most people;
2) Doesn’t work with most phones; and
3) Bad library.

Yet, Google considers this fine.

The Segway was a great idea, with very limited use. The reason you don’t see more of them is that you can’t take it shopping, to the movies or pick up the kids. It’s fun, but not practical. It didn’t help that the guy who owned the company drove his off a cliff.

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ecchiboy590

I’m not here to defend them my point is that if the question is”Is Stadia a good product” then my answer would be yes. It is there greedy business model and trying to use it to sell their phones that really grinds my gears. But I’m just waiting for a decent streaming service. Whether that be from project XCLoud or NVidia or Google doesn’t really matter. Which ever is the best product with the biggest library gets my money.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I think the question was never if the product was a good idea. A way to play any game on any device without worrying about needing a recent and powerful hardware is great!

The problem was always about how feasible it is on current technology and internet availability, and how competent and willing Google would be to make the product work and be attractive for consumers. Even not considering the data caps, they botched it on every non-technological aspect.

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flatline4400

I dont think the whole “good idea” thing is settled either. No amount of “negative latency” is going to get around that whole speed of light thing.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

It is a good idea. Speed of light is enough to make something that looks like a local hardware (remember that current controllers don’t do inputs at speed of light even today), and a small server on the same city is probably enough to reduce ping to acceptable levels.

Here comes again the feasibility of this thing today. It is not yet attainable, and I don’t think it will be on this decade (at least not for any person with internet and a smart device).

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Jeremy Barnes

I think the point is that Stadia is not a ‘good product’. It may be ‘good technology’, but that does not make a good product.

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ecchiboy590

Hey guys thanks for all the replies and sorry this comes so late. I will say this, I agree with the user who said it is a bad product but good tech. The tech definitely is there. Single player games run as expected and MK11 feels as good as on console. Yes, there are some technical issues but nothing game breaking. The issue I have with it is that they expect you to pay for the dongle, controller, subscription AND the game. Which makes no since because you can’t play the game without the subscription. It would be like if Netflix asked you to buy every movie or show you watched. That pretty much makes it pointless since I could just get XCloud and get a bunch of free games including the library of games I already have. Not to mention their lack of exclusives and hilariously bad library of old full priced games. To the user who said the tech is 10 years away. I would strongly disagree with that conclusion. Many cities are already getting 5G and if you’re a neet like me who only leaves the safety of his home for work then you most likely won’t have to worry about that since a decent home wifi provides 5G speeds. As someone from Boston much of the city is already covered. Also, if you are unaware there is a big push to bring cheap low latency high speed internet to the masses by Satellite. SpaceX intends to make their internet available to the masses by the end of the year! Which I intend to get the very second it becomes available. Anyways the big question would I recommend Stadia in its current state? Short answer no. Long answer sure, if you live in a city with 5G internet, have no other gaming device, have a newer Google phone, want to play mostly on pc but are hyper allergic to downloads, don’t ever intend to cancel your subscription and have never played some of the most popular games of the last few years! So, unless you are that 1 guy/gal I guess long answer would be no too.
TLDR; Stadia has good tech but bad marketing. Just wait for XCloud and get that.

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Greaterdivinity

Doronichev…dude…don’t make the memes any easier.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Stadia is the laser disc of gaming. Without the superior quality, just the promise of superior quality.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

“Room he was standing in at the time was presumably not on fire”

* chef’s kiss *

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jay

Was their failed attempt to push people toward google pixel phones. I’m sure it wasn’t his call and he just has to deal with the repercussions. Some mucky muck at google decided it would be best to tie the stadia to the pixel phones to increase pixel phone sales.

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Danny Smith

Thats a hell of a way to spin “just make shit up and enough people are stupid enough to fall for it and give you their money”. Its straight up Digital Snake Oil.

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Anthony Dixon

Except it actually works. So no, it’s not digital snake oil at all.

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Utakata

…accept the gist of the article is saying it works sort off. So we’ve gone from homeopathy to acupuncture it seems on the woo scale. o.O

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Danny Smith

and just like google glass and 70 other dead projects in places like ogdenville and north haverbrook by golly they are gonna put stadia on the map!

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Phil Gillespie

“Negative latency” works? Please do tell