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Another round-up is here for the Stadia game streaming service, going over some recent news and new games available.

Google have announced that for Stadia Pro subscribers in March you're getting three games which are: GRID, SteamWorld Dig 2, and SteamWorld Quest. We already knew the SteamWorld games would be available for Pro subs, since that was mentioned in the announcement about them coming to Stadia but we didn't know it was so soon. GRID is quite a nice surprise though, that might even pull a few people back in since the initial Pro time for most people is now up. Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition will be leaving Stadia Pro, so if you do want it make sure you claim it before February 29.

A "Stadia First" title is out on the store now too with Spitlings priced at $14.99 / £12.99, it's a "quirky arcade action game that rewards teamwork and savagely punishes individual failure". You can see the trailer for it below:

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While it looks like a lot of fun, it's not exactly going to be turning any heads for their fledgling platform.

There's also a bunch of discounts on games if you have a Stadia Pro subscription. All can be seen here.

Still no word on when Stadia Base will be live so anyone can try out Stadia without buying the Premier pack, but Google's Phil Harrison did mention it would be in "the next few months" in an interview. Once Google do give a date on Stadia Base, we will let you know.

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kuhpunkt 26 February 2020 at 10:36 am UTC
Spitlings might be the most fun game ever, but you can easily do this on a phone and download it there in a few moments - so why is this on Stadia?
Liam Dawe 26 February 2020 at 11:26 am UTC
kuhpunktSpitlings might be the most fun game ever, but you can easily do this on a phone and download it there in a few moments - so why is this on Stadia?
Well, not everyone wants to game on a phone and this game specifically is currently only on Stadia.
kuhpunkt 26 February 2020 at 12:40 pm UTC
Liam Dawe
kuhpunktSpitlings might be the most fun game ever, but you can easily do this on a phone and download it there in a few moments - so why is this on Stadia?
Well, not everyone wants to game on a phone and this game specifically is currently only on Stadia.

Yes, but it's possible on a phone. It can be run locally on pretty much every kind of platform and doesn't require the huge processing power of Google. The game would be how big? 50MB? Stadia claims that they can do things no other system can do with more players than ever. But this is a tiny game. Playing this on Stadia causes more traffic in a few minutes than just downloading the game. It's just a waste.
Liam Dawe 26 February 2020 at 12:46 pm UTC
kuhpunkt
Liam Dawe
kuhpunktSpitlings might be the most fun game ever, but you can easily do this on a phone and download it there in a few moments - so why is this on Stadia?
Well, not everyone wants to game on a phone and this game specifically is currently only on Stadia.

Yes, but it's possible on a phone. It can be run locally on pretty much every kind of platform and doesn't require the huge processing power of Google. The game would be how big? 50MB? Stadia claims that they can do things no other system can do with more players than ever. But this is a tiny game. Playing this on Stadia causes more traffic in a few minutes than just downloading the game. It's just a waste.
Just like Linux desktop, Stadia as a platform needs a big variation of games to succeed. Same as all platforms.
Audi 26 February 2020 at 2:23 pm UTC
Although GRID hasn't gotten great reviews, I am excited to see it placed on Stadia. I am hopeful this means that it might be brought to Linux at some point in the future.
sarmad 26 February 2020 at 6:52 pm UTC
Is Stadia still a thing? It seems it's doing terrible in the market. I hear almost no one talking about it, which is not surprising given the very small game catalogue.
Desum 26 February 2020 at 10:40 pm UTC
I'm glad Stadia has flopped. I care about DRM, and 'game streaming' is the ULTIMATE in DRM.
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