Games New Google Game Streaming Service

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Scouse, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Has been tried before, but will probably catch on this time because: Google.

    But what I don't get is why the BBC journalists who cover this don't get the fucking sack for massive and obvious incompetence:

    Apart from the english in that sentence looks like it's been written by @Job - are google going to bring their servers and put them outside my house so my wi-fi can reach their servers?

    What a fucking shower :eek:

    Either way - if the controller talks to google via the internet (as opposed to your machine, then google via the internet) then the only latency saving I can see over other streaming services is the time it takes for your PC to decode the controllers actions and send on - i.e. none at all.

    I guess it'll be in-sync - so at the end of the day, there'll be at least a, say, 40ms gap between movement and change. Presuming google is running it's servers pretty damn close by.
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  2. Exioce

    Exioce Part of the furniture

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  3. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    It's not gonna work for Street Fighter is it :/
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  4. Ormorof

    Ormorof FH is my second home

    I suspect they will do like netflix and not only have stuff in their own data centers but offer free server capacity to ISPs to get the content as close to hotspots as possible.

    Ive tried the NVIDIA one in the beta and wasnt impressed (can only use your own steam games), also tried Hatch (spinoff from Rovio) which has some nice smaller games.

    What intrigues me about Stadia and other services is idea i dont need to fork over a fortune for a high end PC, i could just hook up work laptop to monitor and stream the games :)

    My usual argument against it is that i like to tinker/upgrade but must be honest havent opened up case except for cleaning in two years and probably wont upgrade current setup just replace it

    And yes that article was dumbed down to point of stupidity
  5. Exioce

    Exioce Part of the furniture

    Got a mate who swears by Shadow but haven't seen it in action myself yet.
    I can't handle the input lag just streaming from my upstairs gaming PC to the downstairs TV over Ethernet-connected Steam Link in certain games, so can't imagine cloud streaming would be any better.
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  6. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I just wonder what will happen when Google decides it's no longer in their interests to keep the service running like they do ALL THE FUCKING TIME!!
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  7. Ormorof

    Ormorof FH is my second home

    Rumor mill is that developers are skeptical of the platform for exactly this reason, especially if it requires them to do a lot of extra work to get their games to run on it
  8. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coalâ„¢ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    It'll just split off the PC Master race even further from the casuals.

    They can hype up the graphics all they like but they're not going to be sending uncompressed video anywhere.
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