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    #26
    defiant wrote:
    Given Googles track record of opening and closing things, it'll probably last 6-12 months then close
    Depends if there's money to be made in it, they've recently expanded and are pushing Youtube TV quite hard in the USA, for example

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    #27
    Caffeine wrote:
    Wouldn't be surprised if it's not even sold in NZ.
    Well it is not going to be, at least not initially - they are only launching in the US, UK and Europe.

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    #28
    Google has multiple data centers here in NZ, I reckon once it launches itll be a good buzz lag wise at least.

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    #29
    EvaUnit02 wrote:
    Streaming kills modding and fan patching. Streaming kills games archiving/preservation. F*ck streaming,
    Good point

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    #30
    IST wrote:
    Google has multiple data centers here in NZ, I reckon once it launches itll be a good buzz lag wise at least.

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    Actually they don't even have data centers in Australia. Singapore and Taiwan are the closest

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_data_centers

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    #31
    zippy wrote:
    Actually they don't even have data centers in Australia. Singapore and Taiwan are the closest

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_data_centers
    They do have partners in NZ for their CDN though

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    #32
    I think long term this is where things will end up going, but I don't have a whole heap of confidence Google will be able to pull it off. Certainly in Australia internet connections simply aren't good enough.

    Interesting they've partnered with AMD.

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    #33
    Wally Simmonds wrote:

    Interesting they've partnered with AMD.
    Honestly its kinda boring now that all the major console manufactures are partnering with AMD. Next-Gen is sounding lame as. I sorta wish someone would take a chance with custom hardware or Nvidia.
    Last edited by Valeyard; 21st March 2019 at 9:53 am.

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    #34
    Valeyard wrote:
    Honestly its kinda boring now that all the major console manufactures are partnering with AMD. Next-Gen is sounding lame as. I sorta wish someone would take a chance with custom hardware or Nvidia.
    As if Nvidia needs to get involved in hardware and have even more of a monopoly

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    #35
    ludez wrote:
    As if Nvidia needs to get involved in hardware and have even more of a monopoly
    what? AMD is the only one right now who creates custom exclusive hardware for all 3 of the major console manufactures. If Google Stadia takes off that will be 4. But now there is nothing unique about consoles its all just mini itx PC's with a custom OS. The only thing that separates them is the exclusives. Remember when the PS3 at least tried something different with the cell processor?

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    #36
    Valeyard wrote:
    what? AMD is the only one right now who creates custom exclusive hardware for all 3 of the major console manufactures. If Google Stadia takes off that will be 4. But now there is nothing unique about consoles its all just mini itx PC's with a custom OS. The only thing that separates them is the exclusives. Remember when the PS3 at least tried something different with the cell processor?
    What benefit would custom hardware offer? It would cost more, be another platform that needs to be developed for and make backwards compatibility more difficult in the future.

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    #37
    Actually slight correction there I think Nvidia helped Nintendo with the switch with the Tegra graphics chip.

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    #38
    zippy wrote:
    Actually they don't even have data centers in Australia. Singapore and Taiwan are the closest

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_data_centers
    Weird as, in the presentation they put up a visual representation of their data centers and there were 4 or 5 in NZ, any chance the wiki is outdated?

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    #39
    IST wrote:
    Weird as, in the presentation they put up a visual representation of their data centers and there were 4 or 5 in NZ, any chance the wiki is outdated?

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    this is the google site which talks about there Data centres https://www.google.com/about/datacen...ons/index.html

    Essentially none of the Big 3 have Data centres here as we're too insignificant. But MS and AWS have ones in Australia
    There are as Zetty mentioned CDNs and Peering with local telcos, I'm not sure how this will impact game streaming though. It may help (or it might not)

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    #40

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    #41
    Zetty wrote:
    They do have partners in NZ for their CDN though
    That doesn't seem to apply for the GCP though, right? For example if you wanted to spin up a gcp instance (which I think is likely what you'd be doing with stadia, just with specialised hardware) you'd still have to go through Sydney, and even then it seems like it's only via partnership so I guess it depends on whether they can strike a deal with the current partners in Australia?

    And even then, you're talking ~50ms of latency to NZ, which may not be good enough.

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    #42
    I just wanna know what those red blimps on the map behind Sundar Pichai when he was mentioning server locations were then...surely not fantasy servers.

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    #43
    BURN_BABY wrote:
    That doesn't seem to apply for the GCP though, right? For example if you wanted to spin up a gcp instance (which I think is likely what you'd be doing with stadia, just with specialised hardware) you'd still have to go through Sydney, and even then it seems like it's only via partnership so I guess it depends on whether they can strike a deal with the current partners in Australia?

    And even then, you're talking ~50ms of latency to NZ, which may not be good enough.
    Ahh yes, you are correct. I just replied with out actually thinking it through.

    But now its a wait and see game. We need to see how it performs, then we need to see costs, games etc. If all that is good then the uptake would be good and we can be vocal about wanting a datacenter locally.

    Its good to have dreams

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    #44
    IST wrote:
    I just wanna know what those red blimps on the map behind Sundar Pichai when he was mentioning server locations were then...surely not fantasy servers.

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    Yeah I would also like to know what that meant. Just a marketing image, hypothetical, trying to build some hype?

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    #45
    Zetty wrote:
    Yeah I would also like to know what that meant. Just a marketing image, hypothetical, trying to build some hype?
    I'm hoping it's the future sites of Google Data Centres, that'd be mint...

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    #46
    They did mention something about edge nodes being used to help power the instances and I am pretty sure it was just before they showed the map with the red blips or just after.

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    #47
    I would imagine they'll launch this at the major cities/locations first then as it grows in popularity are intending to roll out to the rest of the world, or it could go the other way if the major launch fails.

    In other words, I doubt NZ will have a playable platform on day one.

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    #48
    ^ As I already mention they are only launching in the US, UK and Europe - the entire southern hemisphere doesn't even get a look in.

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    #49
    The marketing in this one.. nice story bro.

    I can just imagine the fun and games during load periods.

    For certain games that can accomodate the latency, then it might be okay.

    It's amazing how nicely stage managed demos get so much buzz. Because, you know - the law of physics are just a guide.

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    #50
    So have we heard if Stadia will be launching in NZ at launch or are we going to have to wait?