Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 27

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

Negative Latency is it time travel?

NEWS

Story 1

How the controller was made

Story 2

Story 3

Crowd Play

Email from Victor

Both the Oculus Quest and Go run the Google products Android/Chromium/Chrome/YouTube/YouTubeVR. So, can I use my Oculus Quest and Go VR headsets to run Stadia? Will my Stadia controller be able to pair with my Oculus headsets? I’ve signed on for the Founder’s Edition, so I hope it happens.

Thanks,
Victor

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!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

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 26

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

Sony ALSO cut their streaming service (Playstation Now) Price in half

Story 2

Croteam co-founder leaves Serious Sam developer after 25 years, goes to Stadia

Story 3

Teddy Keefe of Google will discuss Stadia at EGX October 17th.

Crowd Play

Is Destiny 2 a launch title or the free game? Yes.

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!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

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 25

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

Stadia Sold out!.

NEWS

Story 1

EA and Project Atlus

EA’s cloud gaming service will require at least a 5Mbps connection, which will enable game streaming at a 640-by-480-pixel resolution.
A faster connection, 30Mbps, will let you game at 720p and 1080p HD resolution

Story 2

VR for Stadia?

Story 3

Apple Arcade vs Stadia

Crowd Play

YouTube comment from Simar W

I made a reddit post and a poll regarding prioritizing the backlog.. if anyone gets a chance to vote please do. select multiple options. https://www.strawpoll.me/18673381

Chase Forth

“Has there been any early indications of how much data Stadia uses per hour internally at Google?” I know they may be hesitant to answer but it’s worth a shot 🙂

Email from Jon

Hey guys, I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the possibility of Stadia supporting guest multiplayer on multiple screens in the same household?
It would be very cool if my wife and me could play something like Borderlands 3 together on the same account but not have to use split screen.
My main concern with this feature is the bandwidth consideration, I would assume that 2 screens means double the bandwidth which may not be something everyone’s connection can support. Unless there’s some clever way for google to combine the 2 outputs and apply compression, then somehow split them apart when it hits our local network.  Seems unlikely but still interested to hear your take on this.

Email from TofuTerror

I am a frequent viewer of your channel who’s seen your nigh-meteoric rise, and acknowledgment by Google’s higher-ups, and who would like to use you as a way to get a certain question answered. We all know that Destiny 2: The Collection is coming to Stadia Pro. This has all the previous expansions. We also know that Destiny 2 is going free-to-play in a month with the advent of New Light. New Light only has the first year downloadable content. However, what we don’t know is how Stadia and Bungie are going to handle the following situation: a person plays Destiny 2: The Collection through Stadia Pro. They beat all the expansions and are soaked to the gills in Forsaken/Shadowkeep armor and weapons. After awhile, they cancel the Pro subscription and log in to New Light. Could they even log in to New Light at that point? What will happen to the gear that they got from the expansions? Will they have to start a new character? Now, I’m not asking you to speak with the Stadia team directly. What I am asking is for you to at least bring it up during the podcast. That way, it is out into the ether and public consciousness, so that Google and Bungie can address it.

Email from Sebastian

I’m the “gutsy” guy from Gamescom that you have talked about in StadiaCast 22.

First of all, I want to say thank you to you both for your Podcast. I’m a Stadia Founder since the first day (even if it doesn’t officially release in my country) and was driving to Gamescom (6h) mainly because of Stadia (I played 6 times there and got a Stadia sweater, so totally worth it). As you can see I’m really into Stadia, so I really appreciate your highly professional Podcast!


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!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

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 24

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

Welcome new people that are coming from PC Magazine, IGN, Cnet, or anywhere else…..

Talk about the audio show. Mention our other channels.

Our thoughts on what John Said

Buddy Pass, Gamepad, Demos, Mods, Year Sub, Save File Imports.

NEWS

Story 1

Story 2

Story 3

NEXT EPISODE we’ll talk about the VR thing, perhaps EA’s streaming rival, and the foolish comparisons of Apple Arcade and Google Stadia. But for now, its time for Crowd Play

Crowd Play

Email from Darren

Firstly, can I congratulate you both on this excellent podcast.
I listen to it every week on my commute into London. 
I’m a lapsed casual gamer here in the U.K. who has been tempted (along with his now teenage daughter) back into the gaming world by the prospect of Google Stadia. 
I do have a question for you both. You mentioned on the latest (John Justice) podcast about Stadia being able to pull in extra AI capability from a dedicated NPC with Google. 
Now, I will admit I’m not entirely sure what this means technically.

So, does this mean that on a game like ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ you would get a more enhanced experience (due to this AI capability) compared to playing it on an X-box or PlayStation?

Mark Findorff
Will be there a function that a friend can help me in a game by getting my stream to his display and take for a limited time control of my game with his setup or something like that? So the friend sees my game on his display, I see it on my display, I give him control, he helps me out or shows me something in the game and I have the opportunity to get the control back any time I want. That would be awesome. Keep up the great work.

Shen One
My only burning question: How soon could they implement ray tracing for Stadia? Since they’re using AMD chips (right?) And as far as I know AMD doesn’t support that technology yet. Stadia’s main draw in not needing to always keep up with the latest hardware, being able to play at 4K 60fps and so should have advantage over next gen consoles and even PC at that. Cyberpunk recently showcased ray tracing on PC and the game is coming on the platform. Would be a shame if it wasn’t supported at game launch as PCs would have the graphics advantage on this title. (And yes, would probably only play @30fps with RTX on but still, would be nice to experience this kind of graphic fidelity without having to purchase a $2000 computer)

PowerFantastic
I want parental control that will allow blacklisting specific games for my children regardless of rating

Ninfrost Plays
Hey guys fantastic stream I definitely look forward to your podcasts to get more information about stadia I was wondering if we’ll see on stadia older games from the older Generations on stadia I was also wondering if we’ll see fortnite or any free to play games on stadia thanks keep up the good work to both you guys and the stadia team

Brad LeCompte
How about wearing a wireless headset? The controller has blue tooth but when will it be available for headsets and which ones will be compatible- that is my biggest concern.

Descenter1976
THANKS alot for this Show/Interview, very helpful! BUT if Stadia is going to be delayed 48 minutes and 23 seconds now I’m going to get pissed!

Chase Forth

“Has there been any early indications of how much data Stadia uses per hour internally at Google?” I know they may be hesitant to answer but it’s worth a shot 🙂

Cody

What makes Stadia better then prior services like On Live / GeForce Now

Email from Sebastian

I’m the “gutsy” guy from Gamescom that you have talked about in StadiaCast 22.

First of all, I want to say thank you to you both for your Podcast. I’m a Stadia Founder since the first day (even if it doesn’t officially release in my country) and was driving to Gamescom (6h) mainly because of Stadia (I played 6 times there and got a Stadia sweater, so totally worth it). As you can see I’m really into Stadia, so I really appreciate your highly professional Podcast!


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!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

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 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!

Join the StadiaCast Discord over at runjumpstomp.com/discord, and while you’re already joining Discords, Lloyd has his community discord at Rezd.tv/discord

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

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Hands on Stadia impressions from Twitter.

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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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