I had never heard of Stadia until I learned that it was discontinued. This is the third time I have learned about a Google service because the Google service was being discontinued. See my posts on Google Bookmarks (albeit, it turned out I had once been aware of the existence of that service) and Google Timer (albeit, Google Timer came back to life). Suffice it to say, I am absolutely stunned that Google is discontinuing one of its offerings. Because I only came across Stadia for the first time on the occasion of its impending demise, I took the opportunity to learn about the service. Quoting from the article:
Google is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service.
Aha. I see why I had never heard of it. Now this may be a surprise coming from someone who wrote about DRM-free games on Steam and against the proliferation of indefinite (or in Stadia’s case, definite) rentals, but I am not a fan of game streaming services. Back in my day, we owned our games. (With that being said, I do use Crunchyroll and HiDive for anime, so no one is perfect.)