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Google continue pushing their Stadia game streaming service, with new game releases and some useful new features that are available now.

Firstly, Stadia now has Family Sharing. Something no doubt many people have been waiting on, and it sounds like they've done it in a pretty ideal way too. With Steam, if someone is using your shared library you're unable to access it at all (unless you kick them off), however with Stadia they're only locking out that one specific game in use. Something I hope Steam eventually do too, as it's a much nicer way to do it.

Not only will Stadia share purchased games, but those you've claimed with Stadia Pro will also be shared, everything including any add-on you own. You can also individually turn on / off sharing for specific titles in your library - useful if you do not want to be even temporarily locked out of one or two. On top of that, if multiple copies are shared in your Family settings, multiple people can play that same game at the same time, it's not based on a priority of who purchased it. Seems like a well thought-out system. Note: the Stadia team noted Family Sharing may take a week to fully roll out.

Additionally, some new titles have been released on Stadia including:

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons
  • Little Big Workshop
  • Far Cry 5
  • Far Cry New Dawn

If you have Stadia Pro, you can also now play F1 2020 free until Monday November 9 at 7PM UTC.

We're now coming up on the 1 year mark since Stadia became available to early backers, and it's hit something of a milestone as Stadia now has at least 100 games on the service. They mentioned back in January 2020 that they were tracking more than 120 games for this year so they're getting really close.

Head over to Stadia.com if any of it interests you.

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spayder26 7 Nov, 2020
Stadia: pay for the games you already own, lose everything when we put it down.
Liam Dawe 7 Nov, 2020
Quoting: spayder26pay for the games you already own
Same as any other store, service and console. You rarely get to redeem games you own from one service to another, with exception being GOG Connect which is still not very often. Not counting GeForce NOW, since it is an entirely different service model.

Quoting: spayder26lose everything when we put it down
A true concern indeed but one that hopefully over time will be unfounded.

Just as a reminder, if you prefer not to see Stadia content you can add it to your blocked tags. I see a lot of people commenting on things they clearly don't like over the last year...


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 7 November 2020 at 2:58 pm UTC
Quoting: spayder26Stadia: pay for the games you already own, lose everything when we put it down.
Liam Dawe already addressed the first part of your complaint, but the second clause of your sentence applies to all DRM-infected media, including Steam. Yet, somehow, most threads about Steam games aren't filled with complaints that you'll lose all your Steam games (or at least, you won't be able to install them on any new computer) if Valve ever goes out of business.
lod 9 Nov, 2020
Quoting: RandomizedKirbyTree47Yet, somehow, most threads about Steam games aren't filled with complaints that you'll lose all your Steam games (or at least, you won't be able to install them on any new computer) if Valve ever goes out of business.

Well, people talked about nothing else the first ~5'ish years of Steam. Then they got used to it, like they will to streaming services like Stadia.


Last edited by lod on 9 November 2020 at 3:58 pm UTC
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