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For those interested in trying out Google Stadia, the new streaming service, today Google held their first Stadia Connect to give out some details. Quick reminder: Stadia is the game streaming service powered by Debian Linux and Vulkan. It’s supposed to offer a “single click” experience with “no downloading required”.

On the subject of pricing: They will have a Stadia Pro subscription at $9.99/£8.99 a month which gives you up to 4K resolution with regular free games and discounts. They will also do Stadia Base with no monthly sub that will come "next year" limiting you to 1080p, both allowing you to buy games whenever you want.

However, it seems only those who purchase the special Founders Edition will get access sometime in November. This includes first access to Stadia, a Chromecast Ultra, limited edition Stadia Controller, 3 months of Stadia Pro, a guest pass to give access to a friend and the Complete Edition of Destiny 2.

First set of games includes: Baldur’s Gate III (Larian Studios) was newly announced - Trailer, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Gylt, Get Packed, The Division 2, Destiny 2, DOOM Eternal, Football Manager 2020, GRID, Metro Exodus, The Elder Scrolls Online, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Tomb Raider Trilogy, Borderlands 3 and more.

A pretty interesting line-up and there’s more they’re going to announce later, that’s just all they’re teasing for now. They also reiterated wide support for different game pads, not just their own.

You can see the video here:

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If you want to play at 1080p, Google are saying you will need a 20Mbps connection. That actually seems quite low, but even so the bandwidth use that will come along with it will likely be massive. If your connection is a bit wobbly, Stadia will keep your progress for "several minutes".

As for availability, they're launching in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA and the United Kingdom. They say more countries will come in 2020 too.

See more at the official Stadia website and their FAQ here.

I found it quite amusing that the video kept dying on me (seems for others too), after Google's recent outage it doesn't exactly fill me with confidence about buying AAA titles to stream them through Google's network.

I remain unconvinced by it, especially now we know we will be buying games as well and you're locked to 1080p unless you also pay a monthly subscription. Buying a game, to have no real access to it with Google controlling every part of it? I mentioned before I didn't particularly like the idea of even less ownership but with a Netflix-like subscription model it might have made more sense but not if you're still paying full price.

I will add more details as I look over it all.

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Ehvis 6 June 2019 at 6:43 pm UTC
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GoboBefore you spend big coin on Stadia, take a step back and browse the Google graveyard.

The second that I read you actually have to buy games, that exact thing came to mind. So unless there is a link to play games you own in other stores (highly doubt it), it would basically be the worst of all worlds.
Mohandevir 6 June 2019 at 6:44 pm UTC
GoboBefore you spend big coin on Stadia, take a step back and browse the Google graveyard.

That's what will happen if Stadia doesn't gain any traction. But if it didn't gain traction it's because we won't have bought into it. Catch 22 they say...
ziabice 6 June 2019 at 6:50 pm UTC
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My 2 cents: if you can't access the source code, the hardware schematics or can't participate in decision about the software or hardware, it is a closed proprietary thing... Vulkan + Linux, sure, but...
Dedale 6 June 2019 at 6:51 pm UTC
For stadia pro (which will be the sole option in November 2019) you will have to fork 129.99 $ Then, after three months 9 $ a month. That's steep.

I wonder if the DOOM 2016 will come from the in house Linux version. And if it will be released for desktop users (i doubt it, because of the cost of support)
Shmerl 6 June 2019 at 6:53 pm UTC
Please tell Larian to release it for desktop Linux proper, since they are already making the Linux version:

I made a post for that on their forum (please comment there): http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=652719#Post652719


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x_wing 6 June 2019 at 6:57 pm UTC
EhvisThe how isn't so difficult. I'm more wondering about the why.

Well, the answer is more simple also: The accent is near the 'p' on latin keyboards :p
Mohandevir 6 June 2019 at 6:57 pm UTC
DedaleFor stadia pro (which will be the sole option in November 2019) you will have to fork 129.99 $ Then, after three months 9 $ a month. That's steep.

Clearly for the Google fanboys and early adopters that wants to brag about it.

Edit: Or those that need the controller.

Personally, I see it as a good complement to my Linux rig, with the free access, when available. And at that time, we will probably have a good idea in which direction it's headed.


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Zelox 6 June 2019 at 7:03 pm UTC
ShmerlPlease tell Larian to release it for desktop Linux proper, since they are already making the Linux version:

I made a post for that on their forum (please comment there): http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=652719#Post652719

I will keep an eye on this
Shmerl 6 June 2019 at 7:07 pm UTC
ZeloxI will keep an eye on this

Please add more comments there if you can, rather than just watch.


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The_Aquabat 6 June 2019 at 7:12 pm UTC
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