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.)
@nafnlj I heard about Google Stadia when it was first announced, and I remember when they aired ads for it. Of course, something as advanced as that (where you could start the game right from clicking Play on the YouTube video) wouldn’t take off. However, I do see people playing GeForce Now, a competitor to Google Stadia. Hopefully, game streaming will eventually fully take off. I’ll use Steam Remote Play while I wait.
@jamesp Game streaming isn’t my area, I like owning all of my games (I’ve been combing through my Steam library to find DRM-free games I can keep local copies of and prioritizing GOG for new purchases). With my lack of streaming knowledge granted (I never heard of GeForce either), what about Stadia other than Google being Google do you think led to the failure? Too advanced? And what would you want to see improved in order to commit to a streaming service?
@nafnlj There seems to have been a similar issue before, and some users have mentioned something similar happening when the Jetpack plugin (or rather, some of its functionality) is in use. https://github.com/pfefferle/wordpress-semantic-linkbacks/blob/88bc8f977ccf0e5885a62df83cbc2089c48d0f9c/README.md#391 You could try to disable “facepiling” likes and boosts (and have them show up as “regular” comments). Under Settings > Discussion, I believe? @pfefferle
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