Google Stadia Goes Live November 19, 2019

Welcome back to Connect Stadia! It’s official — Google Stadia launches on November 19, 2019.

What are your favorite features of Google Stadia? Which games will you be playing on its release? Comment here!

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Google Stadia

Top Stadia Issues & Fixes to Problems

While Stadia is looking to be one of the biggest releases in this generation of gaming, there are definitely questions and concerns gamers have.

Cloud Gaming Questions

Having games on the cloud instead of accessible offline can be a bit of a concern for some people.

Google has stated that the games you buy on Stadia are in fact yours to play. They also have a feature called “Takeout”, where you can download the game’s metadata and saves.

Google and Project History

Google’s list of projects they’ve put out and then canceled is a fairly long list, with some of the more memorable ones being Google+ currently winding down and Google Glass, but there are whole websites dedicated to Google’s “Graveyards”.

What makes Stadia different however, is that all of those previous products with the exception of Google Glass were just apps with large customer bases because Google is large, not because the apps themselves were anything to look at. Google Glass had a small production run and was more a proof of concept.

Stadia, however, is more like Google’s Chromebook and Pixels. Google’s plan seems to be to keep pushing for it to become popular along the sidelines until it’s actually popular.

That being said, even in the worst case scenario where Google did decide not to do Stadia, when Google does turn off services, they’re in a slow roll down with plenty of time to download everything you have. There is no way Stadia users will ever just wake up to find their entire system gone. That’s not how Google has ever done things.

No Fear Stadia Testing!

If you’re really pinching pennies, the free version streams at 60 FPS and 1080p, with the Stadia Subscribers

The monthly fee is optional, covering 4K and Surround Sound. Starting in 2020, 1080P with Stereo will be free. All you’ll need is a controller, currently planned to be $69, and Chromecast, and from there it will fit on any device with Chrome Browser and more.

If Stadia isn’t working for you, you can return it and the controller to Google and Google will give you your money back. If you return all the contents of the Founder Edition within 15 days after the day you recieved it, you will get your money back.

Apart from “not my style”, the main relevant reason some people are worried about Stadia not working is the part where it requires a 10 Mbps. If you’re a gamer living in Washington DC withn a 28 Mpbs or Delaware at 25 Mbps, you likely won’t notice. If you’re living in Mississippi, Idaho, or New Mexico where speeds sit at 12 Mbps, this might become a bit of an issue. On the other hand, internet speeds have been growing exponentially and the demand for this will only help boost the market!

You have no reason not to jump right in when November comes!

Google Stadia Controllers

Google Stadia Has An Amazing Controller!

One of the surprisingly unknown top features of Google Stadia is the controller.

Understated but over-delivered, like much of what Google does, the controller is visually nothing much to look at (when compared with other controllers). Coming in basic black, basic white, and just to be quirky, a wasabi green — the Stadia Controller is a solid, straightforward controller with familiar buttons and ergonomics all too familiar to the redesigned controllers of Xbox or PS4, according to game testers at PAXWest.

The current plans appear to have Stadia interacting fully only with Stadia Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a, but gamers will be able to sign in from Android M+ or iOS 11+ devices to purchase games or manage their subscriptions. Figuring out how some of the games will engage on a touch screen will be one of the quirks we’ll be most interested to find out how Google fixes it when Stadia comes out in November!

Instead of connecting to your devices through Bluetooth, with Bluetooth’s not-so-certain reliability, the controller connects to your device through WiFi. This reduces latency, which for gaming, is essential!

It can also connect through a USB to devices capable of handing the Chrome browser, and so far, it looks like gamers can connect like most USB game controllers, and is even compatible with Mac!

Another surprise perk is that it is synced to your Stadia account, not the device, which lets you take it with you anywhere.

Coming in at only $69 USD, this controller’s one of the things we’re looking forward to in November that we weren’t expecting to look forward to, but Google took a basic tool and made it amazing! Go Google!

Google Stadia Logo Doom Eternal

Google Stadia Launching in November 2019

Google Stadia is looking to be one of the most powerful gaming systems ever made! PS4 Pro comes with 4.2 GPU teraflops, Xbox One X comes with 6.0 GPU teraflops — and Google Stadia comes with an incredibly large 10.7 GPU teraflops. It’s literally a supercomputer, and with a membership, you will have access to it all the time!

Google Stadia is some seriously wonderful stuff.

Because it is built to be on the cloud, you never have to worry about game patches or updates at inopportune times, surprise unsaved games, or losing the discs to your games when they get scratched.

All it needs on your end is a solid internet connection with around 25 megabits per second, and any or all of Chromecast Ultra, any desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone that supports Chrome, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices, whichever is most convenient for you. That makes it accessible for gamers of all backgrounds! It will keep your game between any and all of those devices, so no matter where you are, your games will be there for you. Doesn’t that sound great?

It’s coming out in November! Follow our website for all the latest updates!

Google Stadia Tablet Mobile Cloud Gaming

Playing Google Stadia on a Tablet (Cross-Device Support)

When it comes to playing games on your tablet, you might find the current choice underwhelming. Thankfully, Stadia will offer the solution with its unique cross device gameplay!

Google Stadia will allow gamers to play all of their favorite PC and console games on any internet enabled device in the home or on the go. From playing Google Stadia games on your Smart TV to finishing an epic battle on your tablet during your lunch break at the office, you’ll never have to be bored again when Stadia rolls out later this year!

The only requirements for a device to play Stadia games are that the device is internet enabled—be it through wifi or mobile data—and that it can run Google Chrome. Assuming these conditions are met, your tablet can be the perfect on-the-go gaming console!

Stadia Founder's Edition

Will Stadia Have Discounts & Deals?

Gaming on Google Stadia will help gamers to save a great deal of money, instead of having to fork out hundreds of dollars just to buy that shiny new console. However, we all love a discount!

The main question on a lot of Stadia gamers’ minds, of course, is: will discounts be commonplace for Google Stadia games?

Games on the Google Stadia platform will be sold through the unique Google Stadia store. This store will likely offer hundreds of different games, and this may make it hard for game developers to differentiate their games from the other offerings.

As such, we expect that we will get the chance to see plenty of Stadia discounts. Google have already reassured developers that there will be a number of monetisation options for their games. The ability to offer discounted prices for games will almost certainly be a part of this offering, meaning there should be plenty of value for money for Stadia gamers!

Google Stadia Mobile Cloud Gaming 5G

Playing Google Stadia on Mobile with 5G Data

The 5G network is actively being rolled out in all of the major cities in the world, and this new superfast internet connection will make Stadia gaming epic!

5G data has been met with something of a skeptical response by many people. A lot of people have actually been questioning the necessity of such a change… but for Stadia gamers, the addition of 5G gaming will allow for a truly seamless cloud gaming experience!

The maximum speed of the 5G platform could be as high as ten gigabits a second. With a gbps this high, any concerns about latency on the Stadia platform are practically baseless!

Google themselves have already said that Stadia should only need a connection speed of 20mbps, so there really will be no need to worry about gaming quality when the 5G network is rolled out fully!

Stadia Connect Event: An August 2019 Recap

The second Stadia Connect event was focused more heavily on games than the first was. This event gave us an insight into a number of the additional titles that we’ll get to see on the Stadia platform.

The second Stadia Connect event was broadcast live on August 19, 2019. The titles announced at the second Stadia Connect event were Attack On Titan 2: Final Battle, Cyberpunk 2077, Destroy All Humans!, Marvel’s Avengers, Orcs Must Die! 3, SUPERHOT, and The Crew 2.

This Stadia Connect event was mainly discussing games, however was much needed. We also had a chance to take a take a first look at the Google Stadia player interface — it looks great! We still think they left quite a bit out of the Stadia Connect event though, and there’s still so much more to learn about Stadia.

Which game are you most looking forward to playing on Stadia? Let us know in the comments below!

Stadia Founder's Edition

Save Money on Stadia With Founder’s Edition

Did you know that you can save a massive amount of money by buying your version of the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition?

The Founder’s Edition is Google’s early access release of the Google Stadia platform and offers an exceptionally generous discount for gamers. The package contains all of the following products and services:

  • Six months of the Stadia Pro subscription (three months for you and three months for a friend)
  • Night blue Google Stadia controller (an exclusive color for Founder’s Edition members)
  • Chromecast Ultra (to allow you to play all of your favorite titles on your Smart TV)
  • Your own Founder’s Google Stadia username
  • Early access to the game in November 2019

All of this is offered for a price of just $129, which is a huge discount compared to the price of buying these different products separately. In fact, the subscription package alone would be worth $59.94, without all of the incredible other offerings!

This is one discount that you do not want to miss out on!

Google Stadia Connect Event

Stay Updated with Stadia Connect Events!

What is Stadia Connect, I hear you ask? Well, let me enlighten you.

For people who haven’t heard, the Stadia Connect event is hosted occasionally by Google. Stadia Connect allows gamers and fans of Stadia to learn more about the Google Stadia platform, which is always exciting. More specifically, the Stadia developers use the event as a way of announcing all of their big reveals about the platform.

Google Stadia represents a new era in the world of cloud gaming. After the relative failures or otherwise poor reception of cloud gaming platforms such as the PS Now, it is clear that Google Stadia will have a lot of critics in the early days.

From what we’ve learned at the Stadia Connect events, concerns surrounding the Stadia platform should be unfounded.