Google Stadia

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Spartan, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There are lots of "smart" people out there that outsmart themselves - talk themselves out of great opportunities that would have grown them up and into the person they could have been. These kind of projects are rewarding in ways other than money.

    Maybe this instantiation of Stadia doesn't fly - for whatever reason - just don't let it be because you let your end down.

    Down the road those relationships you build will bring things you can't even imagine. But, if you don't start down that road, you will never know.

    If you can't invest yourself in a new technology without getting led to the waterhole and having your face stuffed in it, you'll end up missing out on a lot of what life has to offer.

    That's how all start up's are. You aren't going to get security, a promise of success, or a guarantee that everything is going to turn out rosy. Even if it's a great success the money might not be there for you even then.

    It's not about the money. Good things rarely are about the money. They are about the passion and the fire in your heart.

    That's the math you see them playing out in their heads, they can't afford to take a loss if things don't work out.

    If you can't afford to do a start up, don't do one. You have to have a lot to give to get into a startup, and it takes a certain self-assurance and drive to persist through everything that experience brings you.

    Google Stadia may or may not be here 20 years from now, but 20 years from now you might be broke, and now with no memories of that grand project you wish you had embarked on.

    If you are a no show, no go, fail to start - you haven't even shown up - then quietly bear that burden yourself, and don't poison it for those that were bold and brave enough show up to give their all for a passion project.

    It's sad to see people airing their cowardice and failure to start.
     
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  2. Jarhead

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    As a developer who pays their bills via money, money is kind of a big deal. It's not like devs, especially those in smaller shops / indie / freelance / whatever you wish to call it can live off of (to borrow a term from the silly "influencer" scene) exposure. And this is Google we're talking about here; they can afford to pay a decent cut to the game devs, especially if smaller companies like Steam or Epic can manage it.

    Google can do whatever it wants with it's money. I'd disagree with you in that Google does things "rarely about the money", since all their stuff eventually turns full circle with revenue (search, ads, email, etc). But besides that point, if they want third party developers to walk up to their doorsteps, they need to offer something.

    The stupid "cowardice" bs comment you made about the developers in question is the real sad part, given that it's not "cowardly" to want to be able to support your family at the end of the day. You kind to need to grow up if that's your attitude about this line of work. If a dev is just in it for the "exposure", there's always the FOSS scene.
     
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    Dead platform walking.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Promises made, promises broken.

     
  5. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    Yes stadia is not a good idea. but parts of it are like the controller connecting directly to server.

    If stadia was more like geforce now where you could play with games you already own or more like xcloud where you could play 100s of games for a netflix like fee i'd be in. But it isn't like that and for those reasons stadia will die off rapidly and no one will care. Ge force Now however has my interest.
     
  6. Soulv

    Soulv Newbie

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    The technology behind Stadia can be really useful in the CAD and 3D industry. In my opinion that's where we should see it succeed first and then maybe it will be ready for gaming. Definitely too soon at the moment.
     
  7. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    IIRC Autodesk Fusion already does this - you can run i.e. simulations on Autodesk servers.

    Just hope hmscott won't consider this message too off-topic :D
     
  8. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Stadia: "It's, like, kind of dumb, actually."

     
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  9. JRE84

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    well yeah its kinda dumb...

    I have a ultrabook with no graphics card and its pretty neat booting up the witcher 3 at max settings and having native like image quality and gaming experience.....but im rare..not many people will benifit for the time being
     
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