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MartyGG

TCP Writer
What do you guys think of Google Stadia? I tried it a while back and I couldn't get it to run great on my PC. As well, I hear it runs up your ISP like crazy, so if you go over a limit, you may be charged extra. So check your ISP to see what they charge if you go over any limits.

But yeah. I think we'll one day get to game streaming, but I don't think we're 100% there yet. We know it's possible, but it's not in a state that works good enough in my opinion. If you got great and powerful internet, you may be fine and may get a good running game. But for those who don't have great internet, Stadia isn't for you.

I think it's a failure. But a good start I suppose. Because it shows it can be done. Just, let's not let Google try their hand at this again.
 

Paco

TCP Writer
AFAIK, it failed right off the drawing board. One of the reasons being the technology just doesn?t exist yet, that would support a streaming console/system.

There was a report I heard right after launch, where someone had calculated the amount of bandwidth one game used. It ended up to be something like 10GB an hour. Well, if you live in the US, your ISP probably has a data cap, which means you can?t play Stadia without hitting that cap, way before the end of the month. That alone is enough to make it fail miserably.
 

kimi

TCP Editor
As any Stadia online game without cross player can struggle to find online matches, whilst we're waiting for Google to roll Stadia out to more countries / more devices / add the features that'll attract more users it'll be nice for devs to give us more games with split screen gameplay. Some of my favourite gaming moments have involved playing games in the same room as other people, I had hoped that Borderlands 3 and Bomberman would've been the same but it wasn't to be.
 

Kody

TCP Editor
MartyGG said:
What do you guys think of Google Stadia? I tried it a while back and I couldn't get it to run great on my PC. As well, I hear it runs up your ISP like crazy, so if you go over a limit, you may be charged extra. So check your ISP to see what they charge if you go over any limits.

But yeah. I think we'll one day get to game streaming, but I don't think we're 100% there yet. We know it's possible, but it's not in a state that works good enough in my opinion. If you got great and powerful internet, you may be fine and may get a good running game. But for those who don't have great internet, Stadia isn't for you.

I think it's a failure. But a good start I suppose. Because it shows it can be done. Just, let's not let Google try their hand at this again.
You are right man
 

Syntax

New TCP member
I tried it once and it sadly ended up too laggy for my liking. I think it used a few MB/sec which isn't bad for what you get, but isn't there connectively wise yet to make it worth it without lags.
 

apathy

TCP Writer
Never tried it but I'm perfectly content using the PC to play games. I think in the future a platform like Stadia might be viable, but at the moment I'm not entirely convinced.
 

Brad P

TCP Editor
I tried it once and it sadly ended up too laggy for my liking. I think it used a few MB/sec which isn't bad for what you get, but isn't there connectively wise yet to make it worth it without lags.
I own stadia but i will agee its too laghy to even with my super fib broadband it can lag just at the wrong time too.
 

TopSilver

TCP Writer
I have heard the games are still quite limited. I can see the whole idea of stadia being a thing with the streaming service but they need more games.
 

Brad P

TCP Editor
I have heard the games are still quite limited. I can see the whole idea of stadia being a thing with the streaming service but they need more games.
Yeah they currently agreed thyey are however i think 2021 will see Stadia step up and be a pretty big force.... watch this space :)
 
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