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    #51
    Valeyard wrote:
    So have we heard if Stadia will be launching in NZ at launch or are we going to have to wait?
    I doubt it and given that you will need a Stadia subscription and then also purchase the games at full price well it won't fly so well down here.

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    #52
    Valeyard wrote:
    So have we heard if Stadia will be launching in NZ at launch or are we going to have to wait?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Stadia

    Stadia will launch in November 2019 in fourteen countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States, and at that time, limited to the Pro tier users. By 2020, Google plans to expand Stadia to more countries and bring the free Base service online.
    So no, and as I said before the closest data centre here is in Sydney so it might not ever come here if there are no plans for servers in NZ. It's all dependent on if the latency to 40-50ms of latency to Sydney is 'good enough' vs. the 5ms you'd traditionally get to an Auckland server.

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    #53
    NZ has typically been excluded from many streaming services even games like PSNow

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    #54
    Valeyard wrote:
    So have we heard if Stadia will be launching in NZ at launch or are we going to have to wait?
    I posted the answer to that literally two posts above yours...

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    #55
    Great interview with Googles director of games for Stadia with Kinda Funny.

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    #56
    Only a few days out and it looks like Stadia is... undercooked.

    You need to buy the console, and pay for the subscription, and pay FULL PRICE for the games... including games that have literally been out for years so you can access their server to play a game they run with literally no guarantee regarding frame rate, visual fidelity, or latency. Or even maintaining a solid connection.
    I expect their servers to explode and die on release.

    The missing features is longer than the included features.
    Don't have Chromecast Ultra and want 4K? too bad, wait until "2020". Family sharing? Later. HDR? We're working on it. 5.1 Audio... coming soon. Even if you're streaming to a HDR 4K TV, or PC capable of these features on a fast internet connection.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comm...ne&sh=6a774acd

    Launch Titles:
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    Destiny 2
    GYLT
    Just Dance 2020
    Kine
    Mortal Kombat 11
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Thumper
    Tomb Raider
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Samurai Shodown

    Coming "later"
    Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
    Borderlands 3
    Darksiders Genesis
    Dragonball Xenoverse 2
    Farming Simulator 19
    Final Fantasy 15
    Football Manager 2020
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    Grid
    Metro Exodus
    NBA 2K20
    Rage 2
    Trials Rising
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood
    Yeah, this looks like a joke. Sadly I am not laughing.'

    Any predictions on how the launch will go? Mine is, that it will be entertaining for those of us who can't or don't want to try it out.

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    #57
    You can't try it out if you wanted to anyway, as it isn't launching anywhere in the southern hemisphere, let alone here, as I have posted multiple times now in this thread...

    And they haven't announced any plans to bring it here or Australia at all at this point.

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    #58
    Yeah, it's not available here in NZ and wont be for a while. Also completely beside the point. Will be interesting to see how it rolls out, and (as I said) entertaining to those of us who can't or don't want to try it out.
    Last edited by ChrisB; 15th November 2019 at 3:01 am.

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    #59
    Developers say what we're all thinking, that Stadia can just as easily go boom

    A developer who is launching their new game on day one of Stadia in an interview says he has a major concern with Stadia - that if it doesn't meet Googles expectations, they will just cancel it like the other hundreds of cancelled Google services (Google has a long history of cancelling projects)

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/...ght-not-exist/

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    #60
    ChrisB wrote:
    Only a few days out and it looks like Stadia is... undercooked.

    You need to buy the console, and pay for the subscription, and pay FULL PRICE for the games... including games that have literally been out for years so you can access their server to play a game they run with literally no guarantee regarding frame rate, visual fidelity, or latency. Or even maintaining a solid connection.
    I expect their servers to explode and die on release.

    The missing features is longer than the included features.
    Don't have Chromecast Ultra and want 4K? too bad, wait until "2020". Family sharing? Later. HDR? We're working on it. 5.1 Audio... coming soon. Even if you're streaming to a HDR 4K TV, or PC capable of these features on a fast internet connection.
    Ars did a good list of missing features https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/...ondays-launch/

    "On day 1, PC Chrome gameplay won't support 4K, HDR, or 5.1 Surround Sound." Those features will be added in 2020 for PC players.

    Stream Connect, which allows one player's Stadia viewpoint to be integrated with another player's stream, will not be available in any launch games. The first game to use it is expected to launch by the end of the year.

    State Share (which lets users share save files via links) and Crowd Play (which allows for quick jump-in multiplayer through a YouTube stream) won't be integrated into games until next year.

    At launch, Google Assistant integration will be limited to the ability to turn on the TV and start a game. Soon after launch, the Assistant button on the Stadia controller will work on Chromecast's Stadia homescreen. Assistant support on PCs and phones and during gameplay will come sometime after that.

    Family Sharing (which lets you buy a game once and share it with accounts held by family members) "is not supported on day one, so you’ll have to buy games for your child’s account." The feature is planned for addition "early next year."

    There is no Stadia UI for Achievements or Achievement notifications on day one. But if you happen to perform an in-game feat that would earn a specific Achievement, it will show up when the feature is rolled out "shortly after launch."

    Chromecast Ultra units included in the Founders/Premiere bundles are the only ones that will work with Stadia on day one. Other Chromecast Ultra units will be able to play Stadia games after an over-the-air update "soon after launch."

    The "Buddy Pass" that lets early adopters offer a free three-month Stadia trial to a friend will be sent "about two weeks after you receive your bundle, barring some unknown unknowns popping up."

    Currently, "the phone is needed for initial setup and buying games." Buying games through a Chromecast Ultra or the Web is not supported, and the AMA gave no indication if or when it would be added.

    As previously discussed, mobile support will be limited to Google Pixel phones and ChromeOS tablets at launch. A timeline for general iOS and Android support is still to be determined, but Pixel will likely be the only mobile support "this year," according to the AMA. Google says it "want[s] Stadia to run on every screen eventually."

    As previously discussed, the Stadia Controller's wireless functions will only work with Chromecast Ultra at launch. To use that controller with a phone or tablet, you'll need to plug it in with a USB-C cable. Generic USB controllers will also work with Stadia on PC or phones, but not on Chromecast.
    Also is uses 20gb an hour on max settings (no way in hell it's coming to Australia then) and no support for any resolution that isn't 1080p or 4k.

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    #61
    lol what a joke