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Old 02-05-19, 08:32 AM
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The Mad Box console's future is "questionable" following Google's Stadia reveal

Google's comments on Stadia "hasn't done us any favours".



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Old 02-05-19, 09:10 AM
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I really don't like the idea of Stadia. It's one of those ideas that makes accessibility much easier, but ultimately removes user control and ownership. The day I cannot store games locally will be the day quit being a gamer.
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Old 02-05-19, 09:50 AM
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The bit that confuses me on this article is that the Stadia is not new news. All be it no official reveals or details but the world has known that Google was releasing a cloud based gaming platform for quite some time, as are Microsoft, Nvidia and a few others....
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I really don't like the idea of Stadia. It's one of those ideas that makes accessibility much easier, but ultimately removes user control and ownership. The day I cannot store games locally will be the day quit being a gamer.
With both PS5 and the next Xbox confirmed pretty much I wouldn't worry about it.

So many companies have tried this already, I don't think Google will change it much. Even if they do it will be years and years before it happens any way.
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Old 02-05-19, 10:33 AM
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The bit that confuses me on this article is that the Stadia is not new news. All be it no official reveals or details but the world has known that Google was releasing a cloud based gaming platform for quite some time, as are Microsoft, Nvidia and a few others....
Stadia isn't new news, but its impact on the Mad box's development is. Just because people like us saw it coming a mile off doesn't mean that mr investor did, or at a minimum they didn't expect it to look so promising.
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For countries like UK & US where we have privatised (incredibly expensive and often relatively unreliable or low rural coverage) broadband access, as well as a well established, many decades old home console/PC market, yeah even if Stadia was perfect on Google's end tomorrow it'd take many many many years to catch on. But for many countries, much of mainland Europe, where you can get ~gigabit FTTP/FTTH for the price of a basic package here, or over the next couple years when there is 5G with lower latency than our copper-last-mile home broadband, combined with the fact in many of these countries physical games & hardware can seem quite overpriced compared to the UK due to the smaller markets, things like Stadia could be a massive hit within a couple of years, now the internet infrastructure is there.

In theory, developers could eventually be making games that are literally impractical to attempt to run on a home PC, if games are made for cloud hardware from their inception they could have the potential to eventually start levaraging much much larger pools of fast local memory or many core systems long before devs could realistically target these for home PCs. Combine that with 1ms internet and 120fps targets, yearly hardware upgrade cycles to match the needs of new games and so on and in 5 years time these services could technically be the "top-end" gaming systems.
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