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Google Calls it Quits on Game Streaming, Shutting Down Stadia

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Small update:


Already reported in this news item.


This will not be the last instance of Stadia's abrupt end affecting a partner.
 
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:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
You think they'd learn. Hard pass..
These laptops probably have been in development for some time. The news of Stadia shutting down must have shocked these companies as much as it shocked... um... someone else. :D I'm wondering if they could sue Google for this move.
 
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For sure these Chromebooks have been in development for many months, maybe even a year. They were probably rolling off the manufacturing line the day Google announced Stadia's demise. It's not like Acer decided to build one in August.

Clearly these notebook manufacturers could have retargeted these devices for another sector. As for the fake screenshots, at least Acer made the effort to change these from Google Stadia to GeForce NOW.

:)
 
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Let's look on the bright side, now we have cheap-ish chromebooks with high refresh rate displays and good connectivity :D
 
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Already reported in this news item.


This will not be the last instance of Stadia's abrupt end affecting a partner.
@TheLostSwede gave it front page space today.
 
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All these so-called streaming gaming notebooks released for a service that's dead. Why do I have a feeling that someone at Google is being yelled at big time by Acer, Asus, and Lenovo?
 
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All these so-called streaming gaming notebooks released for a service that's dead. Why do I have a feeling that someone at Google is being yelled at big time by Acer, Asus, and Lenovo?

I picture the folks on the Google side getting said earful and making "blah, blah, blah" motions with their hands. It's been repeatedly demonstrated that Google DGAF.
 
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That's true. It if isn't their core business, they, as you said, DGAF.

Recently Linus from LTT provided a good basic theory, Google is a massive company, if any particular service/product is not making multiple millions in return it's a waste of time against all the other established things that make that in a blink.

Stadia simply didn't get anywhere near enough adoption to justify the effort. I think it's sad and might in the future prove be yet another instance of something that was ahead of it's time
 
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Recently Linus from LTT provided a good basic theory, Google is a massive company, if any particular service/product is not making multiple millions in return it's a waste of time against all the other established things that make that in a blink.

Stadia simply didn't get anywhere near enough adoption to justify the effort. I think it's sad and might in the future prove be yet another instance of something that was ahead of it's time
I hope not. I'd much rather just write off cloud gaming as a whole as one of the biggest failures of 21st century "own nothing and be happy" ideology.
 
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The only surprising bit here is the levels of Google's incompetence.

Headless chicken levels.
 
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The only surprising bit here is the levels of Google's incompetence.

Headless chicken levels.
Context is important. Google experiments, they try new thing. Some succeed, some fail. Stadia was a fail, an easy one to call. Competence doesn't play into most of them. Game streaming is only realistic for super low latency, high bandwidth internet connections. MOST people don't have that. And for those who, few think it's acceptable to stream games rather than play them native to the device they use.
 
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