By dreemusa 0 Comments
Ok, Google. Here we go again, you're trying to get into the market with another device. Kudos for that, but a word of advice: If you're going to come into the gaming industry, you better have your stuff together.
I've had the chance to spend many hours with the new Stadia - Google's new device for cloud gaming. While it is a great concept, the execution is just awful. I would chuck this up to growing pains, but this is Google we're talking about here. There should never be a product released from this behemoth of a corporation that would require and kind of growing pains.
My biggest gripes with the Stadia are lack of graphics quality, poor streaming performance and heavily delayed response time. Ok, so that's pretty much every point that can be made, right? Seriously though. I will give it this: If I've never streamed with any other platform before, I might think "Oh wow, this isn't bad.. this is alright." But I can't.. I just can't.
Nvidia's GeForce Now basically drags the Stadia through the mud. On every aspect I can think of. Quality, gaming experience, overall... everything. The fact that Stadia's market is a closed is, for me, the nail in the coffin. Why would I fork our my cash to pay for a title that I'll never be able to use outside of Stadia? That's absolute insanity. Anybody that thinks that's a good concept either doesn't care about money or is seriously not into gaming at all. But then what in the world are they even doing with one of these cloud gaming units to begin with?
This reminds me of the Android box Google came out with years ago. The Nexus Player. Another terribly executed product that came out years after companies like Matricom dominated the market with the G-Box. If you're going to release a product, be sure that it's at LEAST as good as your competitors, or have at least some special feature that would woo us tech-savvy people your way. Because, so far, Google, you've been playing the sandbox. If you want to be in the big leagues, it's time to grow up a bit.