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Google's Project Stream Offers Free Copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Testing the Service

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We covered Project Stream in a more detailed news post recently, so this is a short update. The test period is active as of the time of testing, and will remain so through January 15, 2019. Selected entrants now get a bonus incentive of retaining a copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, with all progress from the test retained, even after the stream test is done. Indeed, users (who are limited to the USA as of the test period) with a minimum of an hour of game play will see the game added to their Uplay account on file and this should prompt more of the testers (which you can still apply to be, from everything we have seen) to try out Google's take on game streaming over the internet. Yours truly happens to be one who applied, was selected, and played all of five minutes thus far, but be on the lookout for another post early next year with impressions galore on how it goes.



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Streaming is for peasants.

No wait, consoles are for peasants. I don't know what kind of degenerate this would be. :p
 
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Streaming is for peasants.

No wait, consoles are for peasants. I don't know what kind of degenerate this would be. :p
Could be worse. I think it was LiquidSky who had a crazy idea of providing game streaming services in exchange for watching ads. :banghead:
That's a real bottom of the barrel )))
 
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As someone who has already played the beta for Google Streaming AC Odyssey, I can confirm it is kind of spooky how good the tech for cloud gaming is getting... it is the future I have no doubt about it. A solid 10 years away just because of infrastructure and data cap stupidity, but someday those things will be gone (maybe).

The cloud gaming itself I had 0 issues with, it didn't feel all that bad to me. That being said I was on a fiber optic connection at the time I tried it, my parents decided to go back to ATT though earlier this year, because they are dumb and would not listen to reason. (cost was the same)
 
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And of course its USA only.
 

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I think that's a requirement publishers put on participation rather than something Google itself required. Only reason why Google would limit to USA is because of enforcing the NDA...which I don't think there is one.
 
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I think that's a requirement publishers put on participation rather than something Google itself required. Only reason why Google would limit to USA is because of enforcing the NDA...which I don't think there is one.
Incorrect, it is all in trial phase, the limit is because it is beta, and they are keeping it all close to home until it is ready to roll out and the tech is better perfected. Server distance is important for Cloud Gaming and Google knows this. Why roll it out worldwide while in Beta, wait until it is perfected.
 
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I didn't even know there was a thing called recently used. I just bookmark and organize my bookmarks well. lol
 
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As someone who has already played the beta for Google Streaming AC Odyssey, I can confirm it is kind of spooky how good the tech for cloud gaming is getting... it is the future I have no doubt about it. A solid 10 years away just because of infrastructure and data cap stupidity, but someday those things will be gone (maybe).

The cloud gaming itself I had 0 issues with, it didn't feel all that bad to me. That being said I was on a fiber optic connection at the time I tried it, my parents decided to go back to ATT though earlier this year, because they are dumb and would not listen to reason. (cost was the same)
It worked for years now. The only thing that's holding it back is infrastructure and people's mentality.
Back in a day, when onLive was the only thing out there, I've registered for a month and beat Witcher 2 on the cloud. All I had was an asus laptop w/ 3rd gen i7 GT630 and a 20Mbit/s internet. I think everything was routed to their data center in Germany, so my ping was in moderate 10-20 range and it was still quite playable on max settings 1366x768 (native resolution for my lappy). Also worked flawlessly on my cousin's laptop w/ measly Richland APU.
 
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As someone who has already played the beta for Google Streaming AC Odyssey, I can confirm it is kind of spooky how good the tech for cloud gaming is getting... it is the future I have no doubt about it. A solid 10 years away just because of infrastructure and data cap stupidity, but someday those things will be gone (maybe).

The cloud gaming itself I had 0 issues with, it didn't feel all that bad to me. That being said I was on a fiber optic connection at the time I tried it, my parents decided to go back to ATT though earlier this year, because they are dumb and would not listen to reason. (cost was the same)
It'd be interesting if you're proven right. This guy has been on the money before, and predicts the blockchain will undo the whole cloud paradigm. Which I would hope. I love the idea that the physical realities of this world is what will destroy big data. It's intellectually satisfying at least. Damn all pseudo-gnostics.

Also...I just like being an individual... with my individual PC.. and my individual installations.. and so on and so forth :p

 
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It'd be interesting if you're proven right. This guy has been on the money before, and predicts the blockchain will undo the whole cloud paradigm. Which I would hope. I love the idea that the physical realities of this world is what will destroy big data. It's intellectually satisfying at least. Damn all pseudo-gnostics.

Also...I just like being an individual... with my individual PC.. and my individual installations.. and so on and so forth :p

I mean, American Express is already using block chain for international payments. It didn't change the world, it was just new software they used to speed it up barely a notch faster than what it already was. Blockchain is extremely overrated imo. Yeah, it will be used of course, but it will be big companies using free open source variants of it to increase speed and security, nothing different than a software update ten years ago did to adjust for increasing population. Nothing will change, your money will still go into a bank, and you will still have a MC, Visa, or AE you take to the store and buy stuff with.
 
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I mean, American Express is already using block chain for international payments. It didn't change the world, it was just new software they used to speed it up barely a notch faster than what it already was. Blockchain is extremely overrated imo. Yeah, it will be used of course, but it will be big companies using free open source variants of it to increase speed and security, nothing different than a software update ten years ago did to adjust for increasing population. Nothing will change, your money will still go into a bank, and you will still have a MC, Visa, or AE you take to the store and buy stuff with.
There's more to it than that though. If the world switched to a blockchain model, many non obvious services would be used through it too. There's no telling what kind of companies would pop up if it took over (just like the Cloud or the dotcom boom produced new companies themselves). I don't know what it'd entail for streaming games though. Encyption on it's own slows down processing, in addition to the bandwidth issues which already hamper streaming as it is. People would just rely on individual game installations, in this case (but that's how I'd want it. To just remain the same as it is now. I want neither the cloud nor some bizarre streaming through crypto model. I just want to see the Big Data stuff killed first and foremost.. to not even make that an option).
 
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I didn't even know there was a thing called recently used. I just bookmark and organize my bookmarks well. lol
Sure thing.
I also remember times when "copy and paste" was not needed on a mobile phone.
 
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