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The Division 2 live on Stadia, DOOM Eternal this week and more

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Stadia now has more games available with the release of The Division 2 and the latest expansion, plus DOOM Eternal arrives on it this week. A quick look round-up of Stadia game streaming news.

With The Division 2, the Stadia version comes with built-in support for Stadia's unique Stream Connect feature. This is where when you team up with others, you can all see each others screen in real-time, which does open up multiplayer games in an interesting way. It's also cross-platform against Windows and cross-progression with all platforms.

Here's a quick look of it running on Linux:

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A note about refunds too: When picking up The Division 2 as a good testing game for Stadia, it later went on sale. Turns out getting refunds for Stadia games takes a few clicks, and then it's basically instant. A refund had been approved before I could even click the Thunderbird icon to check for an email about it. At least when it comes to that side of customer service, Google's Stadia seems to do well.

Later this week on March 20, DOOM Eternal also launches on Stadia for $59.99 USD (UK/EU price wasn't given).

For anyone in right now through the Founder/Premier Editions or a Buddy Pass, there's also a bunch of games discounted across this week including: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Just Dance 2020, The Division 2 and Trials Rising.

I'm expecting now that Google will properly launch Stadia Base in either April or May. Since they've now rolled out 4K in the web, you can access captured shots and videos in the web and they actually have a few reasonably good games on it too and by then likely a good few more. Once Stadia Base is open for anyone to register, login and pick up a game, I'm very keen to see how the narrative around Stadia changes (if at all).

What they really need though, is a couple popular free to play titles to show it off a bit.


Being able to load up Chromium on my Manjaro Linux desktop or my Ubuntu Linux laptop, hit a button and then get a AAA game working in such a way is still a very strange experience. I'm still personally quite divided on how I feel about it. The convenience of it is brilliant that's for sure but there's still a lot of unease about how Google will handle it over time.

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Iperpido 18 Mar, 2020
Yes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p


Last edited by Iperpido on 18 March 2020 at 10:24 am UTC
Liam Dawe 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 18 March 2020 at 10:36 am UTC
elmapul 18 Mar, 2020
i hate to say that but...
geforce now pretty much killed stadia.
you simply can acess all your windows games on it.

dont get me wrong, i'm not saying i would use it, but the only reason to not use would be, because you are an linux fanboy...

i mean, you can buy your game on any store (steam, uplay, origin, epic store, gog, itch.io, etc) and stream it, you can get the free games that those stores distribute and stream it, or play it offline on your local machine.
why would any one purchase then on stadia instead?

i know its too soon to say that, but yeah, nvidia pretty much killed it, and looks like microsoft monopoly will continue for an foreseable future, even worse, they will gain marketshare at the cloud this time...
elmapul 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.


so, no HDR and no 4k? shit
i dont care about 4k to be honnest, but many people do, and not having HDR is an big issue for me, at least in the games that support it...
Iperpido 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.
Well, i can confirm Stadia+ is actually working well on Linux too.
My other problem is that i have a 2k monitor, not fuill 4k. on windows i can use AMD's VSR, but on linux is harder.

I managed to do that using xrandr:
xrandr --listmonitors
hdmiOutput=$?
xrandr --output DisplayPort-$hdmiOutput --mode 2560x1440 --panning 3840x2160 --scale 1.5x1.5

(change DisplayPort to HDMI if you are using HDMI, of course)
Iperpido 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.


so, no HDR and no 4k? shit
i dont care about 4k to be honnest, but many people do, and not having HDR is an big issue for me, at least in the games that support it...
No, i think HDR works on full hd too. And Stadia supports it.
Liam Dawe 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.
Well, i can confirm Stadia+ is actually working well on Linux too.
My other problem is that i have a 2k monitor, not fuill 4k. on windows i can use AMD's VSR, but on linux is harder.

I managed to do that using xrandr:
xrandr --listmonitors
hdmiOutput=$?
xrandr --output DisplayPort-$hdmiOutput --mode 2560x1440 --panning 3840x2160 --scale 1.5x1.5

(change DisplayPort to HDMI if you are using HDMI, of course)
Stadia+ is open source too, so as Stadia evolves people can hack away at that too which is quite cool. Shame it's needed for 4K right now, but eventually when browsers catch up on Linux for GPU accel it won't be needed.
Iperpido 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: elmapuli hate to say that but...
geforce now pretty much killed stadia.
you simply can acess all your windows games on it.

dont get me wrong, i'm not saying i would use it, but the only reason to not use would be, because you are an linux fanboy...

i mean, you can buy your game on any store (steam, uplay, origin, epic store, gog, itch.io, etc) and stream it, you can get the free games that those stores distribute and stream it, or play it offline on your local machine.
why would any one purchase then on stadia instead?

i know its too soon to say that, but yeah, nvidia pretty much killed it, and looks like microsoft monopoly will continue for an foreseable future, even worse, they will gain marketshare at the cloud this time...
Geforce Now has no 4k, and no Linux support.
Iperpido 18 Mar, 2020
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: Iperpido
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: IperpidoYes, they rolled out 4k for the web... but on Windows only.
On Mac Os, there's no native VP9 support, but i can't understand why on Linux it's still locked to 1080p
Well there's the Stadia+ extension, which can allow you to force a resolution like 4K. The reason they don't by default, is likely as no current browser (even Firefox) has proper GPU video acceleration on Linux right now.
Well, i can confirm Stadia+ is actually working well on Linux too.
My other problem is that i have a 2k monitor, not fuill 4k. on windows i can use AMD's VSR, but on linux is harder.

I managed to do that using xrandr:
xrandr --listmonitors
hdmiOutput=$?
xrandr --output DisplayPort-$hdmiOutput --mode 2560x1440 --panning 3840x2160 --scale 1.5x1.5

(change DisplayPort to HDMI if you are using HDMI, of course)
Stadia+ is open source too, so as Stadia evolves people can hack away at that too which is quite cool. Shame it's needed for 4K right now, but eventually when browsers catch up on Linux for GPU accel it won't be needed.
Actually chrome (and probably chromium too, even if seems it can't still deliver 4k on Stadia) should already be able to work with gpu accelleration on Linux.
Maybe the issue here is just because my monitor isn't a true 4k, and maybe is actually working without it on a native setup


Last edited by Iperpido on 18 March 2020 at 11:20 am UTC
drlamb 18 Mar, 2020
I’ve been playing Stadia 4K on my 1440P monitor with only the Stadia+ Extension. No Xrandr tweaks are required.


All of these comments about GeForce now killing Stadia are hilariously misinformed.
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