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Google have confirmed the Stadia launch date is November 19

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Stadia, Google's new fancy Linux-powered game streaming service is officially set to launch on November 19, that is if you forked out for the expensive Stadia Founder's Edition.

In the blog post over on Google, written by John Justice the "Vice President of Product, Stadia", they mention that the Founder's Edition should start arriving on doorsteps on November 19. From then, you will be able to buy and play games beginning at 4PM UTC and it will work across devices right away (so you don't need to use that fancy Chromecast Ultra). As long as your Linux PC has a Chrome browser installed, it should work fine.

However, there's an important note included to say that they will be shipped out "in the same order that pre-orders were received". So if your country still had them available yesterday and you ordered, you're probably in for a wait. Justice said once your package ships, you will then get an email and sometime shortly after a code to activate it all.

As a reminder, while Stadia is a game streaming service it's not like Netflix since you do still need to buy the games just like you would on Steam or GOG. The "Pro" subscription at around £8.99 / $9.99 a month gives you 4K, surround sound, discounts and the occasional free game. The Base Stadia account is not a subscription but it's not free, since again you buy games.

We have a Stadia Founder's Edition ordered to cover here, so keep an eye out later next month to see what we think of it. Well, whenever our unit arrives anyway, we're probably way back in the queue due to when we confirmed our order.

Google also put out a quick overview video today too:

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There was a note in the video that you can only use the Stadia Controller in wireless mode with the Chromecast Ultra on a TV at launch, although wired mode and other gamepads/keyboard will work fine on PC.

Apart from the launch date and the note about shipping based on the order queue, no other info was given out. They also didn't mention if anyone can buy a Stadia Pro subscription then or if everyone else just has to wait until next year when Stadia rolls out fully.

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The_Aquabat 15 October 2019 at 8:17 pm UTC
everyone is so eager to see all the negatives. I think that we owe a lot to google for making the modern internet what it is, we wouldn't have android, and lot of tech advances. I don't see google as a negative monopoly in this case it is a positive monopoly if they were that evil, they would work with the Chinese government to control everything because that would be their wet dream right?
I said this before I'm not afraid of companies controlling your data, governments controlling the data that´s worrisome.
But yeah DRM does suck, but I don't see this pulling anything worse with DRM that what we already have. Why can we just look at this as just what it is, a utility for better gaming? why there's always have to be and evil hidden plan on everything.
apocalyptech 15 October 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
It'll certainly be interesting to see how this works in the long-term. I'm excited that it's presumably at least getting some companies to get their games to run on Linux (although I wonder how much porting work is being done by Google as well), which I'd hope should be a good thing for "real" Linux ports in the long term.

That said, I just can't fathom the mindset of someone willing to buy a game on this platform. Spending $60 to buy a service-backed game from Google, of all companies, the absolute kings of just shutting down services that aren't profitable enough with a few weeks' warning. I admit that my overall outlook on the longevity of the service remains gloomy, since I can't imagine there's that many people willing to spend money on such a dicey gamble, given Google's history. Though of course it's attitudes like that which make the thing's seemingly-inevitable shutdown all the more likely.

Anyway, with luck we'll at least have some new developers/publishers who have some more Linux skills under their belts, and we can end up with some more real games in the future.
apocalyptech 15 October 2019 at 8:20 pm UTC
chancho_zombieI don't see google as a negative monopoly in this case it is a positive monopoly if they were that evil, they would work with the Chinese government to control everything because that would be their wet dream right?

Heh, I'm veering wildly offtopic here, but, er: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/02/google-working-on-censored-search-engine-for-china
mylka 15 October 2019 at 8:21 pm UTC
DesumOh goodie. The ultimate DRM and censorship scheme. I'm so excited this is being warmly received because the servers happen to be running on Linux.

as far as i know stadia games dont even use vulkan for windows
i hope this will change soon, or stadia is very useless for linux gaming
The_Aquabat 15 October 2019 at 8:29 pm UTC
apocalyptech
chancho_zombieI don't see google as a negative monopoly in this case it is a positive monopoly if they were that evil, they would work with the Chinese government to control everything because that would be their wet dream right?

Heh, I'm veering wildly offtopic here, but, er: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/02/google-working-on-censored-search-engine-for-china

yeah when the government took control of google china they redirected they searches to google hong kong to bypasss the great firewall. See it's a good monopoly? . I think they no longer have offices in China.

and that guardian link I don't know what their sources are, rumors? here is a more recent article of google's ceo saying that they don't have any plans to relaunch on China


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M@GOid 15 October 2019 at 8:36 pm UTC
So Liam, can we expect you will try that controller to see if it works on your Linux machine?
ElectricPrism 15 October 2019 at 8:58 pm UTC
Bitter Sweet, or Sweet Bitter -- time will tell.
Doc Angelo 15 October 2019 at 9:06 pm UTC
mylkaas far as i know stadia games dont even use vulkan for windows
i hope this will change soon, or stadia is very useless for linux gaming

Stadia doesn't run Windows on the game streaming servers. They run Debian Linux.
Xaero_Vincent 15 October 2019 at 9:08 pm UTC
If I ever try Stadia or Vortex.gg, I'd only use it to play games that have anti-cheat systems that aren't supported by Proton/Wine. No point if the games run in Wine, unless you want to play on your phone over the Internet or your computer is a toaster.


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mylka 15 October 2019 at 9:20 pm UTC
Doc Angelo
mylkaas far as i know stadia games dont even use vulkan for windows
i hope this will change soon, or stadia is very useless for linux gaming

Stadia doesn't run Windows on the game streaming servers. They run Debian Linux.

i know, but vulkan does and games like destiny 2 use dx on windows, even if they need vulkan on stadia
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