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Google are starting to boost their library of games for Stadia, with Borderlands 3 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 now available. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint will also be launching, although not until tomorrow December 18th but it comes with something extra.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint seems to be the first title on Stadia to use their very interesting Stream Connect feature. This is where you team up with others, and actually see their screen on yours at the same time in a box and it supports doing that for "up to three teammates". That's one of the reasons why Stadia is interesting, the extra processing power to do special things like that (more info). However, Breakpoint reviewed pretty badly overall, so probably not the best test-case for it.

Pricing

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse: $49.99/£39.99
  • Borderlands 3 Standard Edition for $38.99/£32.49 (35% off)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint for $30/~£25 (50% off)

Today, they also put up some discounts on other games for Stadia Pro (pretty much everyone right now) like 60% off the new GRID, which has a Stadia exclusive Endurance Mode with 40 racers.

As a reminder, Stadia works very well on Linux in our testing. With either Chromium or Chrome (and other browsers with some tinkering). You can see our first impressions here and a full Stadia on Linux livestream VOD here. Our livestreamer, Sin, will be testing Borderlands 3 on Stadia tomorrow on our Twitch Channel so be sure to follow us. We're also currently giving away one Buddy Pass.

It's going to be a lot more interesting once Stadia opens up to everyone (country access permitting) next year. Being out in the wild for anyone to load up Chromium, buy a game and play it. Once a ton of additional people get their hands on it without requiring you buy a hardware bundle—that will be Stadia's true test. Will you be trying it or are you firmly against it? Have a chat in the comments.

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pmatulka 17 Dec, 2019
Maybe aspyr will finally make Borderland 2 playable again?
How many months have passed since basic function of the game does not work?
Grifter 17 Dec, 2019
Quoting: pmatulkaMaybe aspyr will finally make Borderland 2 playable again?
How many months have passed since basic function of the game does not work?

Yeah, this is bullshit. It's been almost a year now :(
Liam Dawe 17 Dec, 2019
Quoting: Grifter
Quoting: pmatulkaMaybe aspyr will finally make Borderland 2 playable again?
How many months have passed since basic function of the game does not work?

Yeah, this is bullshit. It's been almost a year now :(
I emailed them last week, no reply.
poke86 17 Dec, 2019
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Wasn't Borderlands 3 supposed to be a 6 month Epic exclusive?!
x_wing 17 Dec, 2019
Quoting: poke86Wasn't Borderlands 3 supposed to be a 6 month Epic exclusive?!

At this point we can all agree that Epic exclusives are more like a Steam veto agreement.
14 17 Dec, 2019
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By the way, you could own Ghost Recon "forever" on PS4 disc (and resell later) for $16 the other day.

That said, if anyone tries it out on Stadia, I'd be pretty curious. ;)
tmtvl 17 Dec, 2019
Xenoverse 2 is a good game. If it wasn't Google Stadia, I'd check it out.

...Hang on, does that mean that there is a Linux version of Xenoverse 2? They should put that on Steam.
Avehicle7887 17 Dec, 2019
Quoting: tmtvlXenoverse 2 is a good game. If it wasn't Google Stadia, I'd check it out.

...Hang on, does that mean that there is a Linux version of Xenoverse 2? They should put that on Steam.

While I don't have any certainty, I think that any game running on Stadia has eventually been ported to Linux+Vulkan. Unfortunately it doesn't mean devs are willing to release it for a normal Linux desktop (support costs, the usual distro difference excuse etc).
Comandante Ñoñardo 17 Dec, 2019
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: poke86Wasn't Borderlands 3 supposed to be a 6 month Epic exclusive?!

At this point we can all agree that Epic exclusives are more like a Steam veto agreement.

I agree.
Metro Exodus in theory was an EPIC STORE exclusive for one year, but is available on the Windows store and you can play it for free is you are a subscriber to the Xbox Game Pass for PC...
I bought the Gold Edition of Metro Exodus on sale for 287AR$ (about 4.55U$D)
scaine 17 Dec, 2019
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Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: poke86Wasn't Borderlands 3 supposed to be a 6 month Epic exclusive?!

At this point we can all agree that Epic exclusives are more like a Steam veto agreement.

Yep, BL3 is available on the MS store. Pretty much the reason I won't support Epic. In fact their behaviour makes me more likely to remain with the monopolistic incumbent, Steam, because they're trying to break into that monopoly by being anti-consumer. Pro-dev, I suppose? So there's that. But I'm not a Dev, so...

As for Stadia, I wish it luck only so far as it might benefit traditional Linux gaming in the long run (e.g. Devs go the Vulkan route). I've no interest in it beyond that.
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