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Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number are the next set of games to be announced for Google's game streaming service Stadia.

They're both going to be releasing next week, on September 22. Both games are available on desktop Linux already, from Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital. Both extremely highly rated games, something which Stadia needs a lot more of to compete on all fronts to appeal to a wider set of users.

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Additionally, WWE 2K Battlegrounds which is more of an arcade-action brawler than a traditional wrestling game, just recently launched on Stadia too at the same time as other platforms so Stadia is gradually seeing more same-day releases which is a good sign.

Plenty more games are confirmed for Stadia including Immortals Fenyx Rising, Baldur's Gate III, Cyberpunk 2077, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

If you sign up to Stadia, you get one free month of Stadia Pro to try out a growing number of games to claim like HITMAN, Hello Neighbor, SUPERHOT, Destiny 2 and quite a few more. They're also still giving a $10/£10 discount on the first game you purchase.

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Eike 19 Sep
So many people having said it's born dead...
It seems to have a wild afterlife!
slaapliedje 19 Sep
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Quoting: EikeSo many people having said it's born dead...
It seems to have a wild afterlife!
Nah, it is Google. Things from them are born very much alive, then they decide they don't make as much money as advertising, so they murder it before it becomes a full sized adult.
Can't think of anything outside of Android and Google's engine themselves that they haven't eventually killed off because they were bored. If Android hadn't taken off like it has, it would be dead by now too. So unless they can slide ads into games, I could see Stadia lasting another year or two.
elmapul 19 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: EikeSo many people having said it's born dead...
It seems to have a wild afterlife!
Nah, it is Google. Things from them are born very much alive, then they decide they don't make as much money as advertising, so they murder it before it becomes a full sized adult.
Can't think of anything outside of Android and Google's engine themselves that they haven't eventually killed off because they were bored. If Android hadn't taken off like it has, it would be dead by now too. So unless they can slide ads into games, I could see Stadia lasting another year or two.

Youtube? :v
plus, they dont need to make money by ads if they can sell an product.
google play music was rebranded but the musics that you purchased are still yours.

honestly google killed many projects but how many of then were ad supported, and how many of then are paid services?
google almost never drop support for things that he make profits from direct sales.
even when he does, its not at the same rate as other companies.
RafiLinux 19 Sep
I really like Stadia. Planning two 4 man Strange Brigade run tonight.
Nezchan 19 Sep
Quoting: elmapulplus, they dont need to make money by ads if they can sell an product.

Electroinc Arts would like a word.

The marketing industry is absolutely salivating at the prospect of increasing ad presence in games, and I'm not talking just the free to play stuff. And the AAA industry is all too happy to take their money.
slaapliedje 20 Sep
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Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: elmapulplus, they dont need to make money by ads if they can sell an product.

Electroinc Arts would like a word.

The marketing industry is absolutely salivating at the prospect of increasing ad presence in games, and I'm not talking just the free to play stuff. And the AAA industry is all too happy to take their money.
Yup, this!
Remember back when you bought a game and it was the complete game? Here is the thing about Stadia or any streaming service. If you have a somewhat spotty internet, you are not going to be able to use it at all. If it gets encouraged, and more comlanies start streaming services, those that are unfortunate enough to not have solid connections will be left going outside to be entertained!
RafiLinux 20 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedjeRemember back when you bought a game and it was the complete game? Here is the thing about Stadia or any streaming service. If you have a somewhat spotty internet, you are not going to be able to use it at all. If it gets encouraged, and more comlanies start streaming services, those that are unfortunate enough to not have solid connections will be left going outside to be entertained!

As person that's been gaming on the computer since the 80's, nothing ever really goes away like that. I still rock MUDs with a good playerbase. I like Stadia a lot but my first choice for buying games is GOG but if it's online MP, I'm heading to Stadia.
slaapliedje 21 Sep
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Quoting: slaapliedjeRemember back when you bought a game and it was the complete game? Here is the thing about Stadia or any streaming service. If you have a somewhat spotty internet, you are not going to be able to use it at all. If it gets encouraged, and more comlanies start streaming services, those that are unfortunate enough to not have solid connections will be left going outside to be entertained!

As person that's been gaming on the computer since the 80's, nothing ever really goes away like that. I still rock MUDs with a good playerbase. I like Stadia a lot but my first choice for buying games is GOG but if it's online MP, I'm heading to Stadia.
There are definitely games that are now unplayable because they depended on... now I can't even remember the name. It was a service that would hook people up for multi-player. A lot of games were patched so they don't require it anymore, but the services all were shut down (Neverwinter Nights (original) was one of them that used it.

Games For Windows is another one.

Yeah, I've been playing games since the 80s as well, in fact I am heavily into collecting and playing old Atari 8bit games especially, but have an Ultimate64, and Apple IIGS as well. Nothing quite like playing it on real hardware :)

Edit: GameSpy! That's what it was called!


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RafiLinux 21 Sep
Quoting: slaapliedjeThere are definitely games that are now unplayable because they depended on... now I can't even remember the name. It was a service that would hook people up for multi-player. A lot of games were patched so they don't require it anymore, but the services all were shut down (Neverwinter Nights (original) was one of them that used it.

Games For Windows is another one.

Yeah, I've been playing games since the 80s as well, in fact I am heavily into collecting and playing old Atari 8bit games especially, but have an Ultimate64, and Apple IIGS as well. Nothing quite like playing it on real hardware :)

You mean gamespy? There are plenty of work arounds. For example No One Lives Forever used Gamespy but the game also installed a self-hoster so you can still play it online via of the old ip methods.

You can still LAN those games and use stuff like Parsec with it. Just saying that computer gaming community usually responds with solutions.

There was even a way to download Gametap games a while back before that server shut down.
slaapliedje 23 Sep
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Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: slaapliedjeThere are definitely games that are now unplayable because they depended on... now I can't even remember the name. It was a service that would hook people up for multi-player. A lot of games were patched so they don't require it anymore, but the services all were shut down (Neverwinter Nights (original) was one of them that used it.

Games For Windows is another one.

Yeah, I've been playing games since the 80s as well, in fact I am heavily into collecting and playing old Atari 8bit games especially, but have an Ultimate64, and Apple IIGS as well. Nothing quite like playing it on real hardware :)

You mean gamespy? There are plenty of work arounds. For example No One Lives Forever used Gamespy but the game also installed a self-hoster so you can still play it online via of the old ip methods.

You can still LAN those games and use stuff like Parsec with it. Just saying that computer gaming community usually responds with solutions.

There was even a way to download Gametap games a while back before that server shut down.
Yeah, but as you say, for sure there are examples where games are just simply lost to time because a service goes down, or the source is lost, etc. And Google simply does not have a great track record.
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