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Google have teased a big Stadia event planned next week where we could see new game announcements, along with some special early demos to try out. Seems they're starting to ramp-up everything now, following on from finally putting out a pretty good explainer advert on what Stadia actually is.

Starting October 20 and going on for three days, they're doing an event that will have "exciting game announcements and some Stadia-only hands-on surprises". There's not much details right now but they also said there will be three games to try, with "exclusive" demos and reveals of more games coming to the Stadia streaming service.

At least this time around, Google are being a bit smarter. Unlike their 'Free Play Days', it seems according to a Stadia staffer on Twitter that you will not need Stadia Pro to access the demos.

The event starts on October 20 at 9 AM PT / 4PM UTC, which will be up on the Stadia YouTube. We'll be following along each day, to let you know what's announced. What are you expecting?


In other news, the Stadia team recently held a Q&A session with Founders in a special section on their community site. In response to questions about people pointing out the famous Google Graveyard, something people love to bring up constantly, Chris from Google replied to say:

You can rest assured that Google is in it for the long haul. We saw something special in cloud gaming, and we think we have the tools and knowledge to push this technology to the next level. It's okay to be unsure; the future is uncertain. But we care deeply about this space, because we are gamers too, and we want Stadia to succeed. 

While the other Stadia staff member involved in the Q&A, Grace, said:

Ah, yes I hope you all know that I see those comments that say "Stadia is headed for the Google Graveyard". My response to this is... please give the Stadia team time. It's been less than a year since we've launched, and we have a lot in store for you all.

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mirv 21 Oct
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Quoting: ShmerlThat's just demagoguery. Crooked practices might be around whenever. That's never a reason to accept them.

I see you persist in completely ignoring everything written previously, repeating an already disproven line, for goodness knows what reason.

Well, I think it's high-time I too looked at something else related to ignore.
Shmerl 21 Oct
There is nothing disproven there. The claim that if there are crooks around and they will always be around and you need to accept them is not only a defeatist attitude, it simply helps proliferation of it. So you can keep at it or think that's "pragmatism". Others don't need to accept that.


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elmapul 28 Oct
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: elmapulthere is no such a thing as an world without exclusives

That's a strange argument. I don't see a reason to accept crooked practices or to say "that's how it should be". No, thanks. We don't need it.

then prove me wrong, were is this magic platform that is sucessful despite the lack of exclusives?
Shmerl 28 Oct
Quoting: elmapulthen prove me wrong, were is this magic platform that is sucessful despite the lack of exclusives?

Most games stores aren't chasing exclusives and they are successful. GOG, Steam etc. Only consoles are obsessed with it.
elmapul 28 Oct
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: elmapulthen prove me wrong, were is this magic platform that is sucessful despite the lack of exclusives?

Most games stores aren't chasing exclusives and they are successful. GOG, Steam etc. Only consoles are obsessed with it.

steam isnt chasing exclusivity?
you literally couldnt install their games without instaling steam client as well.
maybe they changed it after they dominated the market, but its too late at that point.
Shmerl 28 Oct
Quoting: elmapulsteam isnt chasing exclusivity?

No, as far as I know they don't force developers not to release anywhere else like console stores do. When stuff isn't out let's say on GOG and is on Steam it's not because Valve made them sign some contract if I understand correctly.

Lock-in though is a more practical issue with Steam, rather than exclusivity. Such as when developers are using Steam network services. That ties games to Steam.


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elmapul 28 Oct
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: elmapulsteam isnt chasing exclusivity?

No, as far as I know they don't force developers not to release anywhere else like console stores do. When stuff isn't out let's say on GOG and is on Steam it's not because Valve made them sign some contract if I understand correctly.

Lock-in though is a more practical issue with Steam, rather than exclusivity. Such as when developers are suing Steam network services. That ties games to Steam.


i was talking about valve own games being steam exclusives.
Shmerl 28 Oct
Quoting: elmapulI was talking about valve own games being steam exclusives.

Ah, that. You can say so. But for instance CDPR released Witcher games on Steam, no problem. And they sell very well everywhere.
elmapul 28 Oct
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: elmapulI was talking about valve own games being steam exclusives.

Ah, that. You can say so. But for instance CDPR released Witcher games on Steam, no problem. And they sell very well everywhere.
i didnt said the exclusive game will only sell in one platform, i said the platform need exclusives to gain marketshare/adoption.

any company was focusing on selling good old games and i'm not aware of that? because if no one was they had an temporary monopoly on that.
in any case, temporary exclusives also count as exclusives, but this model is less harful for consumers.
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