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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryson View Post
    Add to that the cost: I've seen estimates that Google is spending $600 per GPU in their GPU farms (double the cost of a home console), and they basically need to be able to support every user at once in a given region because most people are likely to log in to play at the same time (evening). Because latency will be a very real issue here, they can't just connect users to servers across the country that are seeing less use at that time.

    And more cost: They have to pay significant numbers of staff to keep the data centers running efficiently and do support ("My game's lagging!"), and also have to power all of those GPU farms.
    Its Google, they have more money in the bank that most countries. If they can get anywhere near what they promise (and its a BIG if) this could be massive, to both the core and casual gamer. No more wires, no more loading times, no more changing discs but the ability to play any game close to top end settings on almost any TV in one's house or any TV, anywhere with a half decent internet connection and all as easy as using YouTube.

    This 'could' be night and day massive. The only good thing is this really means SONY and Microsoft must up their game and the next gen consoles, well and truly have to be something extra special and really go to down on the tech spec's and giving their teams huge funds to make the best games around. Here's hoping MS really starts the fight at E3
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    I'm sure they've thought it through, but the very high cost associated does increase the risk that they bail on it if it isn't as profitable as they want. Granted, since it's Google we're talking about, I'm sure they have a plan to monetize user data and serve up plenty of ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryson View Post
    I'm sure they've thought it through, but the very high cost associated does increase the risk that they bail on it if it isn't as profitable as they want. Granted, since it's Google we're talking about, I'm sure they have a plan to monetize user data and serve up plenty of ads.
    Sure, but if this works and suddenly all any gamer needs are the Internet and Youtube this could be massive and Google would make a fortune from developer fee's alone. The tech spec is something off the chart that puts some High end gaming PC's to shame.
    Sure usually... I would laugh and say its never going to work or happen. This is google mind, with both the money and infrastructure, to make it work.

    One needs to see what its like out in the wild mine. But If I was MS and SONY I'll be doubling up on the tech spec right now
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    The lag on this thing is HORRIBLE ROFL! https://twitter.com/Venumidas/status...71616636993536



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    https://fiber.google.com/ourcities/

    Does anyone actually have it? It was suppose to come to my city in 2013 and it has been an extremely slow and sporadic rollout. None of my previous addresses have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Shocker View Post
    https://fiber.google.com/ourcities/

    Does anyone actually have it? It was supposed to come to my city in 2013 and it has been an extremely slow and sporadic rollout. None of my previous addresses have it.
    I have Google Fiber. I never had a problem but where my mom lives the entire area has blackouts 2-3 times a month and they seemingly finally fixed it after months of frustration. Where I live I have had no issues really. Flat $50 no tax a month for 100 up and 100 down and the signal had been strong enough on Wifi my PC gets all 100. Roku 4 gets about 70 and Switch stays about 60.



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    I just saw the first ad for Stadia that has come up for me naturally IIRC.

    I get it that they're trying something new but yeah I still think this is an impossible idea.

    Just think of how often there's a problem with internet connection.

    Or maybe some folks just always have an awesome internet connection.

    Lately our iPhones have been cutting out because of switching towers to 5G apparently...

    Anyway I just can't imagine it working because it will always definitely have more problems than a console... right??

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    I want absolutely nothing to do with this.

    The thing is, I prefer physical media the most, where you have the game on disc. I don't like digital copies, where its only stored on your HDD.

    But even digital copies are still a quantum leap over game streaming. With game streaming, you don't even own the game, the game is located on some server 50 KM away from you and you have to use a key to play it. This is an extreme form of DRM.


    You know, all these companies interested in getting into gaming, I really wish they'd stop creating these micro-consoles and streaming-boxes, and actually create a traditional console thats supposed to compete head-to-head with PS4 and Xbone. They always create these niche-market consoles because its a way to get into gaming without directly competing with Sony and Microsoft.
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    Google isn't in it to make money off of games, they just want everyone's personal data and sell it to the highest bidder.


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