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Joshua Rivera Joshua Rivera Jul 23, 2019. 23 comments

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

At about this time next year, we’ll have a pretty good idea of what the next generation of video games will look like. New consoles will likely be shown off, bold new streaming initiatives will begin to launch, and we’ll see all the wonderful kinds of games they will bring us. All these new things will come, and we’ll close the book on a generation that saw the industry that makes games come...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Jul 04, 2019. 22 comments

Good Luck Stopping Students From Playing Stadia Games In Class

Good Luck Stopping Students From Playing Stadia Games In Class

If Google Stadia games work as advertised, it’ll become all too easy for students everywhere to play video games on their school-issue laptops instead of listening to their teachers’ lectures. On this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen, we answer questions from listeners, including one from a high school teacher about how much of a pain Stadia will be, on top of all the other typical distractions that...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 06, 2019. 24 comments

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED]

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED]
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

The upcoming streaming platform Google Stadia won’t just follow the Netflix model, as many fans had hoped. It will instead have both a subscription and games for sale individually, as Kotaku previously reported. Here’s everything we learned today during Google’s “Stadia...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 05, 2019. 22 comments

Sources: Destiny 2 Is Coming To Google Stadia, Getting Cross-Save

Sources: Destiny 2 Is Coming To Google Stadia, Getting Cross-Save

You’ll soon be able to transfer your Destiny 2 progress between multiple platforms: Xbox, PC, and the streaming service Google Stadia, on which the popular loot shooter will launch this fall. PlayStation 4 remains up in the air.

Right now, switching from console to PC for Destiny 2 means starting from scratch, as there’s no way to transfer your characters or progress. But this morning,...

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Paul Tamayo Paul Tamayo Apr 20, 2019. 23 comments

We Have Concerns About An All-Digital Future

We Have Concerns About An All-Digital Future

In November of 2013, Microsoft faced blowback after revealing that their new console would require an “always online” internet connection and that game ownership would be tied to players’ Xbox Live accounts, making it harder to trade in games and even lend them to friends. Sony capitalized on that blowback with their infamous E3 dunk. But now, looking towards what seems like the final year of...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Apr 12, 2019. 15 comments

Designer Re-Imagines Google’s Stadia Controller In Whimsical Mockup

Designer Re-Imagines Google’s Stadia Controller In Whimsical Mockup
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF: Daniel Cheung

I can imagine what the responses would have been if Google had unveiled this as the controller for its new video game streaming platform back when it was announced at GDC. No d-pad? No way! I can’t help but appreciate designer Daniel Cheung’s experimental take on the future of gaming...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Mar 29, 2019. 17 comments

We're Very Skeptical Of Google Stadia

We're Very Skeptical Of Google Stadia

It’s been a week since the Google Stadia announcement at GDC, and its big promises still don’t add up. Who is Stadia for? Could it ever work from a technical standpoint? Why should game developers or streamers be excited about it when it’s not clear how the heck they could ever expect to make any money from it? We delve into those questions and many more on this week’s Kotaku Splitscreen.

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Mar 24, 2019. 24 comments

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search, browsers and advertising? And most worryingly of all, what happens if Google...

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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers Mar 20, 2019. 18 comments

Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions

Google Stadia Boss Answers (And Dodges) Our Questions

This afternoon at GDC 2019, Google Stadia boss Phil Harrison announced the tech company’s plans to launch a game streaming service that will stream high-end games in a Chrome browser. But how good, exactly, does your internet have to be in order for Stadia to work? And do you need one of Google’s new Stadia controllers? Jason and I sat down with Phil for an interview on Kotaku Splitscreen...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Mar 20, 2019. 24 comments

Google Unveils Gaming Platform Stadia, A Competitor To Xbox, PlayStation And PC

Google Unveils Gaming Platform Stadia, A Competitor To Xbox, PlayStation And PC

Tech giant Google is getting into gaming in a big way with a direct challenge to the giants of console and PC gaming. It’s called Stadia.

Former Sony and Xbox executive and current Google gaming boss Phil Harrison detailed the platform today at an event in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference, saying it would link all the ways people play games. The core of it is that it’ll be a...

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