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Sherian
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Well Played Google - Activision Blizzard pulls it games from GeForce Now

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I have just read the article on many webs, and everything points to an agreement between Google and Blizzard. 

Really good news for us.

"Their departure from GeForce Now may have something to do with the exclusive streaming agreement that Activision Blizzard signed with Google last month, under which the publisher’s esports competitions will be streamed exclusively on YouTube and its games will rely on Google Cloud as the “preferred provider” for their network infrastructure. Is it possible that Activision Blizzard removed its games from GeForce Now because it wants to bring them to Stadia in the future?"

 

Activision Blizzard pulls all its games off Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service 

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ARGAH
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@PerAsperAdAstra I've also noticed all reviews saying this is what stadia should be and so on BUT all these game reviewers already have a collection of PC games so of course it works for them, it's a shame they don't make it clear to neutrals that gfn is pointless if you don't have a PC already and it would be daft to use as a standalone like Stadia intends to be.

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Whito
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@ChronosP 

5 subscriptions here

Stadia

Origin premium access

Amazon Prime

Final Fantasy XIV x2

Netflix

 

So no please.

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Nightcrow
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Just wanted to give an update, came over this article ,

According to https://www.polygon.com/2020/2/15/21138927/geforce-now-activision-games-pulled-blizzard-nvidia-reaso...

" Furthermore, the disappearance of Activision Blizzard games from GeForce Now does not have anything to do with the exclusive streaming agreement the publisher and Google signed in January. In its quarterly conference call with investors on Feb. 6, the publisher said Stadia is not a part of that arrangement.

That pact dedicates the publisher’s esports events to YouTube and specifies Google Cloud as the “preferred provider” of network infrastructure."

 

Seems like we still will be in the update limbo, and that we will actually  "celebrate" in three days time  the two months vow of silence from Google's  so called "official" Google Stadia announcment.


Stadia name Nightcrow#9757 🙂

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Sherian
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I have also read that there's no exclusiveness with google. So it's posible a new streaming plantform of Activision Blizzard.... hopefully not so.

 

Sherian #1004

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SeaTroot
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Only time will tell if this is down to a deal being done between Google and Activision-Blizzard. 

The possibilities could be really god for both parties however. Imagine a scenario where gamers are tuning in to watch Call of Duty E-Sports on YouTube and on that same feed they have the option to click a button buy/play that very version of Call of Duty they are watching, instantly on Google Stadia. 

It could be a really good move by both parties if some sort of Cloud exclusive deal did happen. 

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Sherian
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ARGAH
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Who would've thought the big companies wouldn't let players use GeForce now to access their games because it's the right thing to do and not want a lot of cash, crazy.

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Chufu Stadia Guide
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Especially for MMOs I guess. Some companies just doesn't seem to be happy that GFN allows players to stream their experience/access to the game. Especially because in some of their Game-TOS it is stated that such a streaming is seen as third party software which is not allowed. So before players get banned, I guess the big companies just removed their games from GFN, because that solution was easier for them. Just my thoughts. 😁

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