Google Stadia Was Over-Promised And Disappointed Consumers, Says Strauss Zelnick

Firstly, if you have no idea who Strauss Zelnick is, he’s the CEO of Take-Two Interactive — the parent company of Rockstar Games. Recently, Zelnick spoke at the Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference and noted that Google “overpromised” what Stadia could do and ultimately led to “consumer disappointment as a result.” Continue reading “Google Stadia Was Over-Promised And Disappointed Consumers, Says Strauss Zelnick”

Serious Sam 4 To Release For PC And Stadia Sometime In August 2020

Serious Sam 4 is back, except without “Planet Badass” in its name. According to Devolver Digital and Croteam, the forthcoming first-person shooter will release this year sometime in August for PC via Steam and Stadia. Continue reading “Serious Sam 4 To Release For PC And Stadia Sometime In August 2020”

Stadia’s Connect Event Will Reveal New Games On April 28th, 2020

Google Stadia is going to launch another Connect event, and this time it will show off new games. At the moment, no details on these new games have surfaced just yet, but we’ll find out soon when April 28th rolls around. Continue reading “Stadia’s Connect Event Will Reveal New Games On April 28th, 2020”

Doom: Eternal On Stadia Is Plagued By Lag, According To Digital Foundry

Doom Eternal Stadia Test run

Bethesda Softworks and id Software’s Doom: Eternal is out now for Stadia. Although the game is available to stream on Google’s “cloud gaming service,” it looks like Digital Foundry has found something very off-putting, and that thing is input-lag. Continue reading “Doom: Eternal On Stadia Is Plagued By Lag, According To Digital Foundry”

Google Opens First-Party Stadia Studio In Playa Vista, California

Google is still trying its hardest to make Stadia relevant. Despite Stadia losing 198 siblings (which two months ago sat at 194), Google believes releasing timed exclusives will bolster numbers. And to do that, Stadia has a new studio in Playa Vista, California, dedicated to releasing first-party games. Continue reading “Google Opens First-Party Stadia Studio In Playa Vista, California”

Stadia Attempts To Stay Relevant By Releasing Over 10 Timed Exclusives Games This Year

Google isn’t giving up on Stadia just yet. Despite the service gearing up to join its 194 dead siblings, Google is taking the Epic Games Store route by snagging various video games on the market as “timed exclusives.” This act will take place in the first half of 2020. Continue reading “Stadia Attempts To Stay Relevant By Releasing Over 10 Timed Exclusives Games This Year”

Google Responds To Overheating Chromecast Ultra Reports And Says They’re Working As Designed

Google has sent out a PR person to respond to user reports on Chromecast Ultras overheating and the like. However, the response from the Google PR person believes the device will get warm but never extremely hot and that nothing is causing thermal shutdowns — despite Stadia users reporting such things. Continue reading “Google Responds To Overheating Chromecast Ultra Reports And Says They’re Working As Designed”

Report Claims Google Stadia App Downloads Sit Around 175k

First and foremost, I want to stress that Google has not released the official numbers behind Stadia yet. However, a new report taking information from Sensor Tower offers somewhat of a peek into Stadia’s performance on the market. Continue reading “Report Claims Google Stadia App Downloads Sit Around 175k”

Users Reporting Google Stadia Overheating Chromecast Ultras

Saying Stadia has not had a successful launch is a criminally understated fact. Anything that could have gone wrong at this point has. Launch titles were overpriced and unexceptional yet still failed to meet the 4k promised by Google and were plagued with frequent input lag and audio de-syncing issues. Even with pre-orders way below expectations codes and units could not be sent out in a prompt fashion, as reported by YongYea. Continue reading “Users Reporting Google Stadia Overheating Chromecast Ultras”

Stadia Hits the Ground Flailing

Prior to launch numerous outlets were already asking what everyone was thinking: Who is Stadia for anyway? Hardcore gamers already have a healthy setup with a high end PC or consoles. If they wanted them they already owned any of the  limited number of older titles Stadia was launching with on their other devices. Continue reading “Stadia Hits the Ground Flailing”

Google Exec Proclaims Stadia’s Controller Is “Gender-Neutral”

Google Stadia Controller

As a last ditch effort to lure in the kind of people who wouldn’t be caught dead playing video games, Google executive and head of Stadia’s business development, Phil Harrison, boasted about the “gender-neutral” controller that they have for the live-service. Continue reading “Google Exec Proclaims Stadia’s Controller Is “Gender-Neutral””

Google Reportedly To Fund Multiple First-Party Stadia Studios

We all know that Google’s anti-consumer service known as Stadia has third-party support much like Destiny 2, Borderlands 3, Rage 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and the soy boy’s wet dream Wolfenstein: Youngblood. However, Google is looking to bolster its streaming service by building up first-party Stadia studios around the world. Continue reading “Google Reportedly To Fund Multiple First-Party Stadia Studios”

Stadia Prepares to Go Full Ouya

A smart man learns from his own mistakes whereas a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Then there is Google who continues to learn nothing from its contemporary products or even examine what the market wants, let alone needs with the Stadia. Continue reading “Stadia Prepares to Go Full Ouya”

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