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Game streaming is the future but it will isolate more players

Game streaming is the future but it will isolate more players

With E3 2019 underway, there is naturally a lot of focus put on the latest trends in the industry. One of that is game streaming, which has gotten a large seal of approval when Google formally announced the upcoming launch of Stadia. Game streaming has the potential to break down device borders and simplifying playing games the way Netflix simplified binge-watching. But while the nascent technology does hold promise, it could end up isolating more players than it tries to pull in.

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Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

Google Stadia highlights absolute need for unlimited data

As we inch nearer to Google Stadia's full launch, it's becoming clear what this possible new age in computing means. Before now, cloud computing was mostly relegated to tasks that could be sent, computed remotely, then returned without gouging your bandwidth's eyes out. Now, when there's graphics involved, things are a little different.

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Google Stadia data usage should caution early adopters

Google Stadia data usage should caution early adopters

If some game platform makers are to be believed, streaming is the future off the industry. At its promised pre-E3 announcement, Google joined those voices with Stadia, formerly known as Project Stream. It had laid out most of the details you'd want to hear, like pricing for the service itself as well as the cool features it will enable. But one detail Google may have left out is one that early adopters, actually any future subscriber, should be on the lookout for: how much data you'll consume.

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Destiny 2 could be Google Stadia’s big test, cross-saves also coming

Destiny 2 could be Google Stadia’s big test, cross-saves also coming

Back when it was still called Project Stream, Google's cloud-based gaming service lured in testers with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. In the coming days, the company is expected to announce final details about its Stadia service and perhaps some of the games that will be available on it. Bungie, however, might be dropping some big news before that, revealing two ground-breaking changes coming to Destiny 2 in its next major expansion.

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Gmail, Snapchat, Apple services went down due to Google Cloud issues

Gmail, Snapchat, Apple services went down due to Google Cloud issues

The "Cloud" has become the de facto method of delivering Internet services and apps. There are a small number of cloud providers around but the most popular have been Amazon and Google. Even Apple, which has its own cloud services, actually uses Google's backend for some of those. While cloud computing has simplified the way software is delivered, the current state of business means that when one of the major cloud services goes down, it takes a lot of other services down with it as some users have found out this weekend.

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Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia is inevitably going to be a part of your future, whether it be for games or post-game services. Today we're taking a peek at 10 reasons why I believe you're either going to use Google Stadia or something very similar to Google Stadia in the near future. This is about 5G, it's about access to as much content as possible, it's about the very nature of personal computing.

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Sony and Microsoft cloud gaming deal struck in shock to gamer universe

Sony and Microsoft cloud gaming deal struck in shock to gamer universe

Microsoft and Sony are pretty fierce competitors in the gaming space, so the mere suggestion that they'd partner for anything gaming related is certainly a strange one. Yet here we are, with both companies announcing just that today. Sony and Microsoft have revealed their intention to "collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences and AI solutions," though this partnership is still very clearly in its early stages.

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Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

The cloud is supposed to be a big win-win for all parties involved. Consumers always have access to the latest and supposedly most bug-free version of software while service and software providers are assured of a steady stream of revenue to further develop their product. Reality, however, is sometimes harsher and always stranger than fiction and now subscribers to Adobe's Create Cloud Suite are finding themselves the subject of potential legal threats from third-parties suing Adobe itself.

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The Amazon Blink XT2 security camera’s simple allure

The Amazon Blink XT2 security camera’s simple allure

Amazon announced a new security camera today called the Blink XT2. This camera was made by Blink Home, a company acquired by Amazon back in December of 2017 (see story in timeline of links below). This camera is one hundred dollars and has no contracts or monthly fees. Also the camera works for two full years on the power of two AA batteries.

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Opinion: Google Stadia’s obstacles this year are connectivity and content availability

Opinion: Google Stadia’s obstacles this year are connectivity and content availability

Don’t get us wrong, we want to see Google Stadia succeed as much as the next gamer. Google’s announcement of its upcoming video game streaming service made some serious headlines in the gaming world last week. Stadia is a Netflix-esqe platform where gamers can access a library of high-res games at the push of a button, without any stress on their computer. It’s an absolute dream come true.

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Google Stadia: 5 big questions that still need answers

Google Stadia: 5 big questions that still need answers

With a release date inside 2019, Google Stadia seems like a cloud gaming service that should be pretty much ready to launch. To that end, we've got a few unanswered questions we'd like to explore. Like what will this service cost, and at what point can I play Crysis on my device that was never, ever meant to handle such a massive processing nightmare?

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The Cloud is empowering but it’s also a double-edged sword

The Cloud is empowering but it’s also a double-edged sword

Google just announced its Stradia game streaming service and its perhaps one of the best examples of how far "The Cloud" has come. Online games are nothing new but few aside from text-based games are able to reduce the client side to a "dumb terminal". Cloud computing has undoubtedly changed the way we work, consume content, and interact with services. While it's hard to deny how powerful and liberating the technology can be, it also pays to take a step back to understand that it is far from being the panacea that some advocates would have us believe.

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