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    Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    You can now pre-order a £120 'Founders Edition' pack with Chromecast Ultra and Controller.
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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    Too expensive (even if you have decent internet). When you can pick up an xbox one s digital for £150ish (Should be this price by the time this launches - I got an open box non-digital for £130 recently).

    Game pass is then a similar price as pro but you get 100 games from day one and no lag issues (i'd argue 1080p local is roughly as good as streamed 4k after compression). For info I wasn't keen on the idea of netflix style gaming until trying game pass and to be honest I now sold. Its saved me cash and I've always got something waiting to scratch a gaming itch now...
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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Too expensive
    Well... one it is just a cc ultra and a controller. You can just get the free service when it comes out and play it on any computer. So it depends on what you want to do.

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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

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    Well... one it is just a cc ultra and a controller. You can just get the free service when it comes out and play it on any computer. So it depends on what you want to do.
    Yes but xbox s + controller vs CC ultra + controller is comparable. Without the CC ultra + controller its just an alternative to steam that swaps PC GPU hardware requirements for broadband requirements! I was more trying to show the subscription isn't good value to be honest anyway...
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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    Given that this is a console replacement, and not a games rental system, it's not cost effective. You still have to buy games, and unless they're significantly cheaper than console prices (also noting that you won't be able to sell-on your game), then it just doesn't make financial sense.

    £324 subscription over 3 years (a reasonable time to own a console, life-cycle is longer), plus £120 if you're truly looking at this as a console replacement and plugging straight into your TV.

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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    This might, for many of us, be a convenient way to play AAA games on devices that lack the GPU grunt... I'll definitely be taking it for a spin on my Surface Pro at some point just to see what it's capable of on modest hardware (and reasonably fast internet of course).

    I don't expect this to replace a gaming PC or high-end console just yet, but if the latency and image quality of this and Microsoft's incoming service are decent, I'm sure lots of us would be glad to be insulated from buying Nvidia's overpriced GPUs!

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    Re: Google launches Stadia game platform, arrives November

    First step for AMD to the leadership..

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