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You can now play Destiny 2 for free on Stadia – here’s why

You can now play Destiny 2 for free on Stadia – here’s why

Destiny 2 is now free to play via Google Stadia. Google announced today that they released Destiny 2 to their Stadia system for all to play. This includes both Stadia Pro and the free tier Stadia, which means you could potentially play Destiny 2 right now, free and clear. Just so long as you have a mobile device, or you have an Xbox or PlayStation controller, or you have a laptop, you can, potentially, play Destiny 2 as of now, with Stadia.

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Stadia will soon enter iOS testing as Google reveals Cyberpunk 2077 promo

Stadia will soon enter iOS testing as Google reveals Cyberpunk 2077 promo

Earlier today, NVIDIA announced that GeForce Now, the company's game streaming service, is now available on iOS via a Safari web app. Wasting little time, Google has made a similar announcement regarding Stadia, revealing that a browser-based version of its own streaming service will enter into testing on iOS in the next few weeks. After months of back and forth between Apple and streaming platforms, it seems that the game streaming floodgates are indeed about to open on iOS.

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Stadia’s newest game gives Pac-Man a battle royale twist

Stadia’s newest game gives Pac-Man a battle royale twist

Google has detailed the games landing on Staida this week, and they're being led by a classic: Pac-Man. Specifically, we're seeing the launch of Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle launch Stadia today, which is something of a battle royale twist on classic Pac-Man gameplay. Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle is even a Stadia exclusive for now, with no word on when it might migrate to other platforms.

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Stadia recap: YouTube Premium bundle, Destiny 2 changes, new website features

Stadia recap: YouTube Premium bundle, Destiny 2 changes, new website features

It's a big week for gaming and most of the news and attention is focused on the new PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. That's not to say other gaming platforms are taking a backseat. In fact, Google's Stadia is having a grand week as well, with promos and new games to distract non-console gamers. Going beyond the games themselves, Stadia is also updating the service to be more personal and social, just like other major gaming platforms.

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Stadium browser returns to bring Stadia to iOS again for now

Stadium browser returns to bring Stadia to iOS again for now

While Apple continues to forbid game streaming services from setting up shop on iPhones and iPads, some are finding ways to work around those limitations. One rather ingenious attempt to bring Google Stadia to iOS was, as expected, short-lived. Stadium, that browser-based workaround, was removed from the App Store last month after having been available there for a month. Now Stadium has returned but in a slightly different form and with one important limitation.

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Google One subscribers get three free months of Stadia Pro

Google One subscribers get three free months of Stadia Pro

Legislators and regulators might want to break it apart but there is one rather superficial advantage to Google owning multiple properties and businesses. It makes it easier for the company to offer promos and bonuses across its different services, whether they may be directly related or not. Such an example is Google's game streaming service, Stadia, which has just gained some perks for those with family plans as well as those with subscribed to Google One's cloud storage service.

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Google Stadia’s long awaited Family Sharing is finally here

Google Stadia’s long awaited Family Sharing is finally here

If multiple people in your household are currently sharing a Google Stadia account, here's some good news: Google is finally beginning to send Stadia's long-requested Family Sharing feature live. As the name suggests, Stadia Family Sharing allows users to share games with other people in the same Google family group, which means that families really only need one Stadia account - and purchase games once - for everyone to be able to play games.

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Google Stadia AV1 codec support could put game streaming on a diet

Google Stadia AV1 codec support could put game streaming on a diet

The promise that game streaming makes doesn't come without costs, both literal and figurative. While it offsets the processing to remote servers and removes the need for beefy hardware on the user's side, it also puts gamers at the mercy of their Internet connection, data bandwidth, and data caps. While there is still no panacea, Google might be giving Stadia a new ability that will allow it to consume less data while delivering the same graphics quality, all thanks to a technology that is also making video streaming more bandwidth-efficient.

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Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would you want to stream games over mobile data? Given the state of the mobile industry, we're guessing that you probably don't.

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UPlay+ gets a name change as Ubisoft announces Stadia and Luna betas

UPlay+ gets a name change as Ubisoft announces Stadia and Luna betas

Ubisoft announced today that its UPlay+ service is being rebranded to Ubisoft+. The gaming subscription service didn't have the name UPlay+ for very long, as Ubisoft only launched it in September of last year. It doesn't seem like there's a whole lot that's changing along with the name, but we're going to see Ubisoft+ offered through a couple of new platforms in the near future.

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Could an Xbox streaming stick replace Series X or S?

Could an Xbox streaming stick replace Series X or S?

Xbox and Microsoft gaming head Phil Spencer may've just spilled the beans. In an interview this week, Spencer spoke about a whole lot of plans for the future of Xbox, including plans for "lower priced hardware" that'll work with Microsoft's game streaming service and xCloud. So maybe you won't need an Xbox Series S after all.

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Google Stadia just got some awesome Cyberpunk 2077 release news

Google Stadia just got some awesome Cyberpunk 2077 release news

If you're planning to play Cyberpunk 2077 through Google Stadia, then the last few months have probably been somewhat frustrating for you. While CD Projekt Red confirmed Cyberpunk 2077's release date for other platforms long ago, we've only been hearing a late 2020 release window for Google Stadia. During the most recent edition of Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red finally revealed when Cyberpunk 2077 will be available through Stadia, and users should be pretty happy with the date.

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