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2 hours ago, buttlint said:

Personally, I think this would suck.

I have to say it doesn't fill me with excitement either, but then again I am not really a mobile gamer and playing on a console is perfectly fine for me.

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Speaking as an old that still thinks that the cellphone is the devils passport to hell, I think I will tap out on this new line of bs.

I am currently running 3 tvs, 2 phones, 2 laptops, a media server ,tablets, assorted smart stuff on my internet connection. I am pretty much maxed out on speed and bandwith with what my ISP offers and now I need another data hog on my connection for gaming. On top of that, I get to pay another subscription fee for the privilege of playing untested beta experiments and garbage games that even PSN wouldnt bother with.

That ole SS check sure is gonna get strained. Lets see............Is it BP meds or Fortnite 7 this month? These boiled potatoes without butter sure are tasty! 

 

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I think that it is best everyone just ignores Google until they stop with this idea.

I heard they want control of the gaming industry and would require players to be on mic at all times while gaming. Not sure how true this is but screw Google man. They have enough power over the internet. I don't want them taking gaming too.

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So you use the controller to connect to wifi and play your games on the cloud, and watch the game your playing on... what a computer?  internet connected tv?  Chromecast on the TV?  that will lower some of the gaming bandwidth we're using now but not much, if you consider it like a netflix or hulu stream to view your game.  

Interesting,  i'd check it out if the price is reasonable.

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I've never really liked steaming services in general. Especially when it comes to gaming. I'd much rather buy a game and know i will be able to play it whether i want. Then having to hope that "my internet is good enough to play a game on Stadia today!" Or that "the servers ain't down right now".

It sound interesting. And I'd think about buying it if the price was right and they added the ability to download games as well. But other then that? No chance. I'm Perfectly happy with my PlayStation right now.

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  • 2 months later...

anyone see the new update on this this morning? 

$130 for the foundation edition (if you want to play this year, or you can play for free (limited) in 2020), 2 game accounts with 3 free months ($10/month subscription price) and a very limited (so far) game list with no exclusives.  Oh and it all depends on your internet connection.  PC Magazine i think it was, did the number crunch and found that if someone plays like 60 hours at 4K for a month, that's just over a TB of data streamed, way way more than most ISPs will allow, you'll be either capped way before you get close to that amount of streaming, or charged a buttload of extra fees, depending on your ISP.  

i'm sure the gaming industry is moving to this eventually, but i'm not making the switch.  

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I did a free trial of PSN Now (PS streaming service) and the experience was horrible for me.   I have no problem streaming movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime or playing games online but streaming games?  ......yeah, with ISPs already throttling people (on the level or not) and looking to set cap limits for more areas, I just don't think the market is ready for a service like this but who knows.

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On 6/7/2019 at 4:27 PM, Kean_1 said:

I did a free trial of PSN Now (PS streaming service) and the experience was horrible for me.   I have no problem streaming movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime or playing games online but streaming games?  ......yeah, with ISPs already throttling people (on the level or not) and looking to set cap limits for more areas, I just don't think the market is ready for a service like this but who knows.

I'm guessing the stream on Google's Stadia will be the same way.  it's all controlled by your ISP and allowed bandwidth.

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On 9/9/2019 at 9:37 AM, Enoch said:

I have no intention of supporting a service that doesn’t actually allow you to own the games that you purchase. 95% of my game library is made up of physical discs. 

Not a fan of digital titles either.  

Sometimes, you don't have a choice, like when Broforce was released on PSN, or they made Friday the 13th: the Game the free game of the month on PS+.

Otherwise, I want the disc.  At least with a disc, if the game sucks, I can get a refund within 30 days, or trade it in for something (even if the value of the trade itself is terrible, something is better than nothing).

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1 hour ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

Not a fan of digital titles either.  

Sometimes, you don't have a choice, like when Broforce was released on PSN, or they made Friday the 13th: the Game the free game of the month on PS+.

Otherwise, I want the disc.  At least with a disc, if the game sucks, I can get a refund within 30 days, or trade it in for something (even if the value of the trade itself is terrible, something is better than nothing).

I concur. My main issue is if/when these services fail, there goes your game library. 

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I have bought all of my games as digital copies for the last few years.  I rarely get any in physical form.  I'm comfortable with that though.  

I also don't buy music and prefer a service.  ....which is Google Play Music at this point.  We use it in the cars, at home and everywhere in between.  I used to use it in the office back before I retired.  To me, it's not unlike Netflix.

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19 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

I also don't buy music and prefer a service.  ....which is Google Play Music at this point.  We use it in the cars, at home and everywhere in between.  I used to use it in the office back before I retired.  To me, it's not unlike Netflix.

I can see the allure of that.  The only issue is, if you have a restricted data plan with your mobile provider, it may not be tenable to pay for the service and then be data capped, preventing you from accessing the service on the road.  

I suppose satellite radio would work too, but you don't have the same flexibility in terms of "on demand" playlists.

I do use the Google Play Music App to catalog an entire SD card worth of music to stream (rips from CDs).  The kids like their Iron Maiden on the way to school in the mornings.

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25 minutes ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

I can see the allure of that.  The only issue is, if you have a restricted data plan with your mobile provider, it may not be tenable to pay for the service and then be data capped, preventing you from accessing the service on the road.  

I suppose satellite radio would work too, but you don't have the same flexibility in terms of "on demand" playlists.

I do use the Google Play Music App to catalog an entire SD card worth of music to stream (rips from CDs).  The kids like their Iron Maiden on the way to school in the mornings.

Most of these services now including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play Music, etc. allow you to download the music / movies so you don't have to use any data.  With Google, it's also a way to get around the 1 subscriber limitation that only allows one person to stream at a time which is fine by me.

My wife and I have several playlists we have created and then downloaded on our own devices.  It's like Siruis XM except that I have chosen the music I prefer vs. just the genre.  So I have 80s, jazz, more modern music, kids music (for my son), etc.  ....and my wife has her stuff too. 

The cool thing is that you can choose the quality of the  downloads and even at the highest setting, it doesn't take hardly any room.  Sounds great and I have hundreds of songs at my fingertips.  

I have XM in my car but after the initial free subscription and then a killer deal the year after, I never touched it again.  I guess they allow you to stream to from devices now but again, they choose the music while you're just choose the type which doesn't appeal to me.

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On 9/11/2019 at 1:29 PM, Kean_1 said:

I have bought all of my games as digital copies for the last few years.  I rarely get any in physical form.  I'm comfortable with that though.  

I also don't buy music and prefer a service.  ....which is Google Play Music at this point.  We use it in the cars, at home and everywhere in between.  I used to use it in the office back before I retired.  To me, it's not unlike Netflix.

🤷‍♂️ To each their own. I just find that there’s an added bit of security in my purchases when they’re with me as opposed to being on some database somewhere with who knows who having access to it. 

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