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Ronegrim
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STADIA wake up! Geforce Now is out!

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Geforce Now officially came out yesterday. Geforce Now is, so to speak, what Stadia wants to be. With it you can stream all games on Ultra in 1080p including RAYTRACING support.

I tested it yesterday and it really works, even better than Stadia. You can continue to use almost all of the games you own. It supports Steam, Uplay, Epic Games, Battlenet etc. The whole thing can even be used free of charge with a few restrictions. At the moment there is a Founder offer. Free for the first 3 months and then € 5.49 per month until the end of the year. Can be canceled at any time!

The service is awesome. I could really imagine that this is the future of gaming. Yesterday I tested a few things ... Wreckfest and Diablo 3 runs great ... World of Warcraft also ..... Kerbal Space Program also very good. I'm really excited. Which I also like much more than at Stadia ... you can still use the graphics settings of the games and set them as you like. This is not possible at Stadia, as it is more the same as with consoles.

Free to Play Games are also supported, e.g. Path of Exile or Fortnite. I have no idea what I'm going to do with all my hard drive space. 

Stadia how long do you want to sleep. Nobody will buy their old games new for  60 € or more. You definitely overslept. If something doesn't change soon, unfortunately I don't see any future for Stadia.

Sorry for my Bad English im German.

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Hey there folks, 

Whoa looks like things are getting a bit heated here, so I wanted to post a friendly reminder saying that while differing opinions are most welcome in this community, mutual respect comes first. I kindly ask that we try our best to keep the conversation productive, and let's try to hear each other out. 

Thanks everybody! 

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matzy
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You may not agree with the OP, but the responses to his post were uncalled for and labelling him a troll, in my eyes, unjustified.

If this is any indication as to how "critics" of the service will be treated or those folks wishing to, IMHO, bring valid comparisons to other streaming services in the market place up for discussion, well ... good luck fostering that community lol

I certainly will think twice before voicing any concerns or suggestions I have on these forums from now on.

 

 

 

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Hey folks, thanks for the passionate discussion on a hot topic. I'm going to close this thread because discussion within was a bit uncivil at times and we strive to keep conversations on here healthy and productive. Please feel free to open a new thread to talk about this topic, but note that we will be keeping a closer eye on these conversations and will start taking further action as necessary.

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Asinned
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Both products are completely different. I use both and both have their ups and downs. Currently GFN has mich more games (but is only a small selection compared to the whole steam library). Also they dropped quite a few games from their supported list during beta. Also the UI is terrible. For some games you have to wait for every session till they get downloaded. Starting Games with Stadia is much faster.

That said Stadia‘s game library is pretty small at the moment. And almost None of the games use Cloud exclusive features, which would not be possible at the time.

At the end of the day both services give answer to different questions?

Do you want to play PC Games without the need to buy a PC? -> GFN

Do you want a cloud native platforms with features which are not possible on a PC or console -> Stadia

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ChronosP
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I must really giggle as i've read the news that geforce now released with its beta model, since ive a bet running with a friend last week, when they will finally pull the plug on GFN.. I use geforce now simultaniously to stadia and can tell you it isn't the jesus christ you are wanting it to be. Just wait until they are suddenly removing your favorite games do to "license issues" from your library and than we can talk again. I signed up for the free teir and its exactly the same as it was when it was under the last beta phase. Still "bad connection" resolution drops, signs all over the place even with my 100 mb internet low latency. Even with paid sub you have a 6 hour session limit, which is not good but reasonable, coz they will check out the audience first and their datacenter capaticity. 

But i give you one thing. Stadia needs to change asap and with that i mean at least the communication between google and the community. That radio silence is driving people away slowly. Some sort of roadmap, straight announcemants, anything what to expect from those 120 tracked games, how is the communication between devs and google.. If this won't happen, than yes, stadia has overslept.

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ARGAH
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Doesn't store games locally so have to download before every session, time restrictions on said sessions, another Stadia is dead thread comparing apples and oranges....

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Aphex
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I've been a GeForce Now beta tester for years. I love the Steam, Blizzard, uPlay integration and hope Stadia will get there someday. When it works, it's awesome.

Unfortunately.the GeForce now UI has always been clunky. There are times when you're left in no man's land with empty grey boxes staring at you. Also the streaming quality can be hit or miss, even when you're rocking a solid 200+ mb down. Finally, you need a PC/Mac or NVidia Shield, which is pretty limited.

So yeah, GeFN is promising. It's been promising for years. But it still hasn't made the leap. I find myself still opting for Stadia, just out of simplicity and reliability.

 

 

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Chufu Stadia Guide
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In my opinion everyone can use the solution they like the most, if you want to play GeForceNow, then have fun with it, if you want to play Stadia, then enjoy, whatever you want to do.

GeForceNow sounds interesting I admit, but for the moment, I enjoy Stadia and I am also able to play all my existing games still on PC, so I personally I don't need another cloud/streaming service and instead enjoy the games I have for free on Stadia + MK11 that I bought.

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ARGAH
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Totally right @Chufu people can use whatever they want, we can afford to subscribe to Amazon prime when Netflix gets boring and go back any time like we can get fed up of Stadia and go try GeForce now or shadow and come back if we want, these this rules step up your game threads are so meh though.

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Ronegrim
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Mhhh i dont have to download all games before every session in Geforce Now. Its only on some Games not all. Time restriction 6 Hours for 5 € a Month. After 6 Hours i restart the Game and play another 6 Hours. You pay on Stadia 10x 5 € to play one Game. With this Money i can play Geforce Now an entire Year. 

Why i comparing apples and Oranges? Both Services are Game Streaming.

I dont tell anyone to dont use Stadia. I tell Stadia they must wake up and do something.

Sorry for my bad English im German.

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ARGAH
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As far as I'm aware GeForce now is just a service to compliment what you already have, Stadia is billing itself as a console in the cloud with it's its own architecture.

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Ronegrim
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If Stadia is a Console with its own architecture, where are the games for this Console?

Gylt is the only Exclusive at this Time. Does anyone know more Exclusives for this Console?

Im not impressed. Stadia needs more to be Successful.

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