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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:15 
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Grim... wrote:
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Well yes I said that back on Page 1 of this thread

a) no you didn't, but you said you didn't think it would.work, and
b) you'd changed your mind by page 3 ;)


a) I posted this just over a year ago (top of the previous page):

Unless it goes free tomorrow, with all that shit they talked about before launch, y'know, you're watching a YouTube video about a game, or an advertisement for a game and it has a 'PLAY NOW' button next to it and 10 seconds later you're playing the game? Unless that stuff comes really soon, Stadia is dead. If it isn't already.

And that links into (b) which is basically that Google told a fuckload of lies about what Stadia was and what it would do, and I made the mistake of believing some of their horseshit.

I said right from the start that if it's just another OnLive it'll fail. That's what it turned out to be, and it did.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:34 
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Some not exactly edifying details now starting to come out of Google and how they lied to and mistreated the Stadia team and devs.

If you think about it, the dev cycle for a single game these days is three years plus, the people who joined Stadia thought they'd at least get to make one game, and many uprooted their lives based on an assurance they'd get to do so. Also Phil Harrison blatantly lied to them a mere week before them then being told the plug was being pulled.

https://kotaku.com/stadia-leadership-pr ... 1846281384



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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 18:27 
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Surprised it's taken this long, really.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 18:43 
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Full refunds for all hardware and software though. That's pretty awesome

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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 19:32 
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Hearthly wrote:
HEARTHLY'S PREDICTION - FAIL

Just like OnLive did. (And I correctly predicted would fail.)

No one wants this.

Or at least, nowhere near enough people want this, and it won't work well enough.

Case closed.


He's right!

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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 19:38 
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It lasted longer than I was expecting it to, in fairness.

Another plot filled in the Google Graveyard.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:49 
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Mr Russell wrote:
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Full refunds for all hardware and software though. That's pretty awesome

That is, yeah, but not telling your game devs isn’t…


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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 14:21 
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GazChap wrote:
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Full refunds for all hardware and software though. That's pretty awesome

That is, yeah, but not telling your game devs isn’t…


Apparently there's quite a lot of this going on, seems Google didn't give anyone advance notice of it, including their own staff.

Also some worry about the games that were Stadia exclusives simply disappearing forever.

Plus the 17 people who did use the service heavily face seeing all their progress in games like RDR2, Cyberpunk 2077 and suchlike being lost.

To this day I don't know anyone who went anywhere near Stadia, and I'm very much a nerdy videogamer who moves in nerdy videogamer circles.

It's the ultimate iteration of an answer to a question no one was asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Stadia
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 14:21 
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Also has Phil Harrison ever been involved with anything that wasn't a total fuck-up?


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