Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 22

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast.

If you want to directly support Stadiacast head over to anchor.fm/stadiacast and click the “Support this podcast link” For as little as a dollar you can help us create future episodes of Stadiacast.

Main Discussion

NEWS

Story 1

Destin Legarie of IGN says he was skeptical about Stadia but he’s impressed.

Quotes

On Doom “having played it on PC I was really really curious, and I’ve been really cynical about Stadia, I mean their streams can’t even stop lagging, you know? So, I try it out and I think it sold me on Google stadia. It stuttered a little bit on a cutscenes but that was about it. The flow of combat still felt really good on the controller”

On Mortal Kombat “It seemed to be playing pretty well, I didn’t get hands on with that, but I was watching other people play they were executing their moves, they didn’t seem to be impacted by any sort of lag that a 60 fps fighting game would encounter”

On XCloud “I got to play Halo at E3 also, I don’t think Xcloud was as sooth, there was a lot hitching there was a lot of delay actually, they have a controller connected to a screen, basically and that was how you were playing a lot of the xCloud stuff, it seems like they have a little bit more work to do compared to the Google Stadia platform, which again really really impressed me……I think it might surprisingly (and I can’t believe I’m saying this, I thought there’s no way Google Stadia is going to be this functional, and I tried it out and Oh my god, this thing might be good!”

Destin Legarie of IGN

Story 2

Story 3

Max Scoville, Brian Altano and Tina Amini of IGN interviewed John Justice VP of Product at Google

They picked Doom Eternal and MK11 to show off Stadia because they are hard games to get right.

“Before people could try it, and see it, people wondered about it. There are things that we can do to speed it up where we run it to make it as fast or in some cases faster than you can by buying a console.”

On the possibilities with cloud “We’re constantly upgrading the servers. We’re constantly upgrading our servers, right now our machines are faster than anything you can buy in a console by a pretty good chunk, but we’re already working on the next, and the next and the next, as we constantly upgrade.”

Oh collecting and digital libraries – “It’s pretty much the same as everything digital today, except you don’t have to wait for downloads and updates, and its faster and better.”

On Crossplay – “The developers are usually pretty excited … We think that its a core of Next Gen. We just don’t think we should have the kind of walls that we’ve had in the past…. We want every single titile to have cross play / Cross progression

On the controller – “We’ve spent years and years on this, we had hundreds of prototypes. When you feel something like on the d-pad, the collapse on the dome switches. Its really hard to get that to be just right to let you roll combos.

On Bandwidth – “Project stream took 25 MBps, last year, but now we can get it down to 15 or even 10.”

Google VP of Product John Justice

On the Stadia Controller – “I really like the face buttons feel nice and soft, the d-pad is clicky, the sticks are really smooth, the shoulder buttons are great….I’m completely sold on this controller.”

Brian Altano IGN

Crowd Play

Outro

Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

There are lots of discords, you can join my discord at runjumpstomp.com/discord Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord bit.ly/StadiaDiscord

Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

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Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 21

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast. Leave a voicemail for Stadiacast by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, we may even play it on the show.

If you want to directly support Stadiacast head over to anchor.fm/stadiacast and click the “Support this podcast link” For as little as a dollar you can help us create future episodes of Stadiacast.

Main Discussion

NEWS

7 new games for Stadia

Story 1

What games so far are coming to Stadia

Story 2

Story 3

Crowd Play

YouTube comment from IAZEEEEEE

I think your explanation of display refresh rate vs. input lag was a bit misleading. While 90hz displays are cool, you would only benefit from it in terms of input lag if Stadia also streams 90fps. Same with your mentioned monitor: 144hz will only bring an input lag benefit if Stadia streams more than 60fps. It will not automatically be better for current Stadia specs (60fps).

YouTube Comment from Gavin Butcher

Great show guys, I look forward to it every week! I have pre ordered the founders pack because I love the idea of being able to play games on multiple devices like my TV, phone and Chromebook. However the main selling point for me is that on Stadia I won’t have clear space on my hard drive and wait for a game to download every time I purchase a new game. Keep up the great work.

YouTube comment from Sofa Spy

I picked up the founders edition because my switch convinced me that being able to play my games anywhere is more important than being forced to play only in front of my couch. Since Stadia can be played on any device and on any screen, at 4k 60 fps, it was a no brainier for me

Outro

Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

We’d like to thank the unofficial discord server of the official stadia subreddit for letting people know about our show which you can check out at bit.ly/StadiaDiscord

Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

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Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 20

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern at youtube.com/stadiacast. Leave a voicemail for Stadiacast by heading to runjumpstomp.com/voicemail from any device, we may even play it on the show.

If you want to directly support Stadiacast head over to anchor.fm/stadiacast and click the “Support this podcast link” For as little as a dollar you can help us create future episodes of Stadiacast.

Main Discussion

NEWS

Story 1

“Our vision is to have Stadia available on all devices that stream YouTube—a truly platform-agnostic service,” says Majd Bakar, vice president of engineering for Stadia. 

Majd Bakar – VP of Engineering at Stadia

Like YouTube, Stadia will also lean heavily on video codecs to compress what players see into chunks of data that are easier to deliver. One common video codec called H.264 has become a compression standard for popular video streaming services, Blu-ray discs, and HDTV broadcasts since it debuted in 2003. A decade after the H.264 debut, Google also developed a competitor called VP9 that could deliver HD and 4K video streaming on YouTube using half the bandwidth of other codecs

IEEE Spectrum

Stadia will rely on specialized protocols developed by Google to ensure fast and reliable transfers of data involving both gameplay visuals and player inputs. 

IEEE Spectrum

“Stadia’s real-time adaptive streaming technology adjusts to network quality in real time,” Bakar says. “Alongside techniques like BBR, we are able to detect network impairments such as congestion prior to them happening—in the case of adverse network events, we optimize for a fluid and responsive gameplay experience.”

IEEE Spectrum

Story 2

There are rumors that the 2020 iPhones may have 120 Hz display

Story 3

Crowd Play

YouTube comment from Reggie Bhandari

It was said that the controller does has Bluetooth but it has been deactivated and won’t be available till 2020

Source

YouTube comment from Darryl Smock Jr

Epic games is going to be on Stadia (it was when they did their E3 announcement)

YouTube comment from Ed Burton

I can’t wait to hear about when Stadia will support iOS. As for me.. I am getting Stadia because I love to be an early adopter and I love Destiny 2. I for sure would not be a day-one Stadia Founder if it weren’t for the inclusion of Destiny 2. I would have still jumped in and used Stadia on day one, but Destiny 2 is what made the difference for me and convinced me do buy the founders edition.

Outro

Follow the show on Twitter at StadiaCast, follow me @runjumpstomp and follow Lloyd @dasme Be sure to use the hashtag #StadiaCast so we can find your tweets!

We’d like to thank the unofficial discord server of the official stadia subreddit for letting people know about our show which you can check out at bit.ly/StadiaDiscord

Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

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