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Google Stadia is an easy way to access and play many games, from virtually anywhere via the cloud, provided you do not have a powerful PC or console on hand. And it appears the service is getting better as Stadia for Android is preparing something called “bridge mode”, which will allow gamers to use their smartphones or other connected devices as a controller to play games on a TV. As Stadia version 3.15 begins to roll out through the Google Play store, a new feature called “bridge mode” has been spotted. As it stands, if you want to play games on Stadia using a Chromecast Ultra, you can only use a Google-made Stadia controller that works over Wi-Fi. With the bridge mode... Read more...
In the near future, your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S will likely be able to play Google Stadia games, simply because of its built-in web browser. Specifically, it is being infused with the latest version of Edge, built on Chromium, the same engine that powers Google's own Chrome browser. That brings with it unofficial support for Stadia. As things officially stand, Chrome is the only browser that officially supports Stadia, Google's cloud game streaming service. However, it does actually work on some other browsers, with Google noting in a support page that it "may" play nice with Chromium-based browsers like Edge (version 79 or higher), Brave, or Vivaldi. And therein lies the reason why Stadia... Read more...
When Google launched its Stadia game streaming service, it also laid out plans to deliver first-party games exclusive to the platform. With this approach, Google was seemingly looking to take a page from Microsoft's book, which has several game studios under its umbrella to deliver exclusive games for its Xbox consoles. These exclusive games -- if they proved popular -- would give further incentive for gamers to try out Stadia. "The role I'm filling as head of SG&E is building out all of the exclusive content for Stadia," said Stadia Games & Entertainment VP Jade Raymond in October 2019. "We have a plan that includes building out a few different first-party studios, and also building... Read more...
After first announcing its intentions last month, Google has made good on its promise to bring Stadia game streaming to iOS platforms (i.e. iPhone and iPad). However, because of restrictions that Apple has in placewith regards to game streaming apps in the App Store, Google's solution is more of a workaround. Apple insists that every single game available through streaming services like Stadia or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate be downloaded directly to a device (which defeats the purpose of streaming), and that each game be reviewed by its App Store steam. Considering that this is an onerous task for gamers (and Microsoft, Google, NVIDIA, etc.), Google has decided instead to offer... Read more...
CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is nearly here, and Google is gearing up in a big way for the game's launch. As were reported back in October, Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on Google’s Stadia game streaming service on Day 1 alongside PC and console offerings. However, with Stadia, you'll be able to play the game across a wide spectrum of platforms including on your TV with a Chromecast and a wireless controller or with your mobile device. In preparation for the December 10th launch of Cyberpunk 2077, Google just announced that Stadia is expanding to 8 additional European countries starting today. Potential subscribers in these new markets -- Austria, Czechia,... Read more...
Google has announced that its Stadia streaming service is adding 11 more games. Along with the new games also come new updates for Stadia Pro subscribers. One of the best things that Stadia Pro has announced for subscribers is that PUBG is now free. The Pioneer Edition that is free for Stadia Pro users will cost other users $39.99, while the base game priced at $29.99. Along with PUBG, Stadia is also announcing an update with some new titles from EA coming to the service, including "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" coming this fall, "Madden NFL" coming this winter, and "FIFA" coming this winter. New First on Stadia Games include "Crayta", which will be free for Stadia Pro this summer. "Crayta" brings... Read more...
One of the big draws for the Google Stadia service is that you can play video games on numerous platforms, including mobile. One catch for those wanting to play on tablets or smartphones is that you need a controller connected to your device. A new touchscreen controller app called TouchStadia has debuted that can be used with touchscreen devices to add an on-screen controller for playing games. TouchStadia works by loading up a JavaScript snippet while running Stadia in desktop mode on the Chrome browser. TouchStadia can be enabled on a smartphone, but there are few steps players have go through. It's also worth noting that the TouchStadia software only works on the Chrome browser and doesn't... Read more...
Google is one of the many companies getting into game streaming in a big way with its Stadia service. Recently it was announced that the anticipated free tier of Stadia will launch "over the next few months." That statement came from an interview that Google exec Phil Harrison gave to Protocol not long ago. That is a change from the late February date that many may have been expecting. Users on the Pro subscription right now are all using their three-month trial, but those trials will end soon. For those who didn't intend to continue with the Pro tier after their 90 day trial is over, there was concern over the free tier seemingly being unready that might leave those unwilling to pay for the... Read more...
As most of your are probably aware, Google Stadia is an ambitious new game streaming service. It supplants the need for dedicated gaming hardware that renders high-end graphics by processing the workloads in the cloud and piping the final frames over the Internet to your device. In theory, all your device needs is a fast and stable Internet connection and software support for Stadia. It is a lofty goal. If successful, the monetary and complexity barriers to gaming are reduced even beyond traditional console setups, and cost is limited to just the price of game titles and maybe Stadia's Pro subscription. The core Stadia service, called Stadia Base, will be free in the future (early 2020). Users... Read more...
Gamers who plan to take part in the upcoming Google Stadia game streaming service may also want to consider getting the Nest Wifi. Code sleuths have dug into the router's firmware where they discovered a mode that will benefit gamers called the "Gaming Preferred". Google notes that for the best experience with Stadia, gamers need a "fast pathway to and from cloud servers." To accomplish this, the Nest Wifi device will automatically optimize Stadia traffic, so it has the most bandwidth available for a smooth gameplay experience. It doesn't matter what device the gamer using for playing Stadia, such as a Chromecast Ultra, desktop, laptop, or mobile device; the Stadia traffic will be prioritized.... Read more...
The launch of Stadia is right around the corner, and ahead of that launch Google VP and head of Stadia Games & Entertainment Jade Raymond is talking about the strategy for the game streaming service. Raymond says that her task at Google is to build out all the exclusive content for Stadia, and the company intends to build out "a few different first-party studios." First-party studios mean that Google plans to have exclusive games for the Stadia service developed by indies and other external partners. Google announced its very first, first-party studio this week in Montreal. Raymond notes that it is very important in her opinion for the first-party games on Stadia to be titles that would be... Read more...
Google has been bragging about Stadia for months now, and as the launch nears, new details about the gaming service have surfaced. One fresh bit of information is likely to be disappointing to potential subscribers: Google has announced that at launch, the Stadia controller will only work wirelessly with the Chromecast Ultra. That means you can play with no wires when the Chromecast Ultra is hooked to your TV, but if you want to play on other devices, you will need to connect a cable to the Stadia controller to use it. The Stadia controller is the only first-party hardware that the service offers at this time, and it features Stadia-specific shortcut keys and integrated WiFi. Google has stated... Read more...
Console gaming fans are looking forward to the next year or so as the PS5 game console is set to land in the holiday season of 2020. The Google Stadia game streaming platform is set to launch next month, and in a recent interview, the head engineer for the Google streaming platform talked about performance. VP of engineering Madj Bakar believes that Stadia will be faster and more responsive than local gaming hardware. The catch to that statement made by Bakar is that he says Stadia will be faster than local gaming systems in "a year or two." Bakar says that Google is on the verge of being better than local hardware due to advancements in modeling and machine learning. He says that the Stadia... Read more...
Google Stadia, Google’s upcoming gaming service, was officially announced last week. Although it is not a subscription-based service, it will offer several compelling features. Google Stadia Chief Phil Harrison just revealed one particularly intriguing feature that may convince gamers to purchase the service. Google Stadia will reportedly include publisher-specific subscriptions. Harrison hinted at the upcoming feature in an interview during YouTube’s E3 Live show. He remarked, “You’ll also see in due course, in relatively short order from now, you’ll see publishers starting to think about their own subscriptions. We support that on our platform, and we’ll... Read more...
Google is on hand at E3 2019, and as promised, it is giving up all those important details we wanted to know about its Stadia game streaming service. Stadia faces serious competition in the game streaming market, and it may not be exactly what gamers were thinking it was going to be. If you were expecting the Netflix of games, that's not exactly what Stadia is, and it's not being labeled s a subscription service. Stadia will launch this November and will require the purchase of hardware, with the "Founder's Edition" selling for $130 including three months of premium service. The service will cost $10 per month after that (there will be a free tier coming in 2020). Stadia does intend to offer... Read more...
Google officially announced its streaming game service in March offering a lot of information about that service, hardware, and controller but staying mum on key details. Those key details were price, when it would launch, and what games would be on the service. Google said at the time it announced Stadia that it was the cumulation of years of development work and infrastructure build up. Google has announced that this summer Stadia will get an official price, game announcements, and launch info. Google Stadia offered nothing in the way of a concrete time frame for the summer announcements. The goal of Stadia is to bring AAA games to every display in the home, including smartphones and tablets... Read more...