Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 8

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Main Discussion

Google I/O has NO DETAILS FOR US

NEWS

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Stadia Blog update

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Feedback

Outro

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Stadia Cast Show Notes Episode 7

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Thanks the following people for reviewing the show! Elvis_The_Cat!

Main Discussion

Can Stadia finally make true Mac only gaming a reality?

Don’t forget Google IO Tuesday!

NEWS

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Bobby Kotick says that Stadia is a great opportunity for Activision


“When these big, well-funded companies are building out platforms where they have limited amounts of content to actually serve up to customers, I’d say there’s a great opportunity for a company like ours”


“None of these platforms can succeed without great content. Truthfully, they really don’t know how to make it. So when you think about what will be required, it will be support from us [publishers] to allow them to actually build an audience. We have a better audience than most to capitalise on all these new platforms”


“When you own 30 years of IP like we do, there’s probably never been a better time to be in the games business”

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Sundar Pichai talks about game publishers


“It’s up to us to bring it all together and have a compelling service later this year and that’s what the team is working on,” he said. “They want to see our commitment, which is what we are demonstrating and they are working hard to make the investments on their side.
“So it’s a big joint effort and it’s working well.”

Feedback

Outro

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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 6

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Thanks the following people for reviewing the show! Elvis_The_Cat!

Main Discussion

Stadia and the mobile phone market (Gaming phones)

NEWS

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Stadia will support a variety of business models

GamesBeat Summit


“We’re asking gamers to buy the game, not the platform.”

Phil Harrison


“our platform at a fundamental level has been architected to support a very wide variety of what people call ‘monetization options.’ Everything from purchase to transaction to subscription.”

Phil Harrison


there is no technical limitation on how we have architected the platform to support a variety of business models.”

Phil Harrison


“change the way game value is perceived by players,” “When a game is a link, the Internet is your store”

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Kojima is on board with Stadia


The future to come will begin finally. I have been saying for over 10 years, but at the time no one understood it. With “5G” and next “6G”, the evolution of technology will not stop. The world awaited finally is about to begin.
Now that 5G commercial services have begun, Google has announced a cloud gaming service, and Apple will also enhance game distribution.

As streaming advances further, video content such as games and movies and documentaries will be on the same track. This is the future I want most. What will happen if that happens? With Netflix etc., you will be able to select movies and games on the same screen. “Interactive games” and “non-interactive movies”, the quality of the content has been 180 degrees different so far, but the boundaries will disappear.
This movement has already come out. The video content “Black Mirror: Banders Natch” distributed last year on Netflix is ​​so. The story goes on by the viewer selecting the action of the protagonist at the key point. I’m approaching an interactive game.

Kojima-san


It’s definitely different. It will come out within 5 years when 5G spreads. Even with streaming, there is one big thing I want to do. I can’t say because I get so spoiled if I talk too much (laughs).
In the next five years, I think that entertainment will change with artificial intelligence (AI). AI will change what you are currently doing interactively. I talked earlier about streaming interactive content that I choose, but in the next five years, an AI that understands me may choose for myself.

Kojima-san on AI

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Stadia is hiring

Feedback

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 5

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Thanks the following people for reviewing the show! JacksRage, NickDidisJR, Justin 1289, LeoNSF, DoggilyWoggily, BrusselsYolo,

Main Discussion

Stadia and AI

Google is really good at AI. Started with 1-800-GOOG-411

NEWS

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The console wars will continue

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Microsoft is SAD (we can get rid of this if you like)

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Feedback

Outro

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StadiaCast Show Notes Episode 4

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Main Discussion

How Stadia could end game piracy –

Music piracy still happens but not like it was in the days of Napster.

NEWS

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Google I/O 2019 is coming and Stadia is on the ticket. (Stadia Streaming Tech: A Deep Dive May 7th at 3pm) (Large Scale Multiplayer Gaming with Open Source May 8 10:30) (What’s New in Gaming at Google May 7th 2pm)

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Xbox executive says Google doesn’t have the content for Stadia’s push

Big takeaways Mike Nicols

“Emerging competitors like Google have a cloud infrastructure, a community with YouTube, but they don’t have the content,”

But they do have Phil Harrison industry veteran with 30 years of experience.

Harrison being interviewed by Polygon said “Don’t read too much into why so-and-so was there and why so-and-so wasn’t there,” “We’ve had deep conversations over a number of years now. We’ve shipped over a hundred development kits already. We’ve got thousands of creatives already underway. So you’ll see a pretty amazing lineup come June.”

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A controller making the rounds, isn’t real. It’s a concept by Daniel Cheung

Feedback

Outro

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StadiaCast Show Notes Episode 3

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Main Discussion

How Stadia could usher in a new era of VR gaming.

NEWS

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Google I/O 2019 is coming and Stadia is on the ticket. (Stadia Streaming Tech: A Deep Dive May 7th at 3pm) (Large Scale Multiplayer Gaming with Open Source May 8 10:30) (What’s New in Gaming at Google May 7th 2pm)

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Google: We’re “committed to protecting and respecting privacy” with Stadia
Google assures us that we’ll be able to maintain an online persona different from our regular google account.

Feedback

Outro

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StadiaCast Show Notes Episode 2

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Main Discussion

Game ownership and preservation

How do you preserve a game that you never had the files of?

How do you preserve a game that was never designed to be run outside a data center

NEWS

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Venture Beat Interview with Phil Harrison

Biggest takeaways from the article –

-Release is closer to the end of 2019 than the middle of 2019.

-Upstream needed is minimal (literally a few hundred kilobytes per second)

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Best possible environment, but damn this looked really convincing in the realm of latency.
Summary – latency was close to an Xbox One X locally.

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In an interview with Variety, Phil Harrison said there is another Stadia event coming geared toward YouTube creators sometime before summer. The YouTubers event will tackle, among other things, how those video creators will make money through the service.

Feedback

If you want to be a part of the show, send an email to stadiacast@gmail.com just like Scott did!

As a representative of the 29 million Americans living on the 96.5% of
the USA which is not “urban”, I’d like to chime in regarding Stadia and 
provide a bit of a reality check.  While it is interesting technology, 
it is rather tone-deaf to the state of the American internet 
infrastructure. Most of the people I know have “broadband” clocking in 
under 10Mbit/s, which a considerable number (such as my parents) stuck 
at a 5Mbit/s tier that often doesn’t even hit that consistently. Many of 
these people have DSL as their only option, with the cable companies (as 
horrendous as they are) not considering their area to be worth running 
cable to. I even have a fair number of clients who are stuck at 1MBit/s 
DSL. Combine those speeds with latency, and then factor in the 
ubiquitous data caps most ISPs hit you with, and there is a serious 
disconnect between the utopian views of streaming-only, cloud-only lives 
like Stadia and the reality to American internet. The people coming up 
with Stadia, self-driving cars, and so on really seem to live in an 
Urban reality-distortion bubble which is really out of touch with the 
world beyond the suburbs.

Not only that, but just like digital-only gaming and the decline of 
physical media, I fear what a streaming-only gaming world will lead to. 
Digital-only and streaming-only advocates are shooting themselves in the 
foot and ruining so many core aspects of the gaming world. Game trading 
and borrowing, reselling old games, and guaranteed longevity  are being 
sacrificed for the sake of impatience. Can you imagine if you no longer 
could play Super Mario Bros 3 after 1995 when the NES was discontinued? 
(Yes, Nintendo has been kind enough to keep it alive via “virtual 
console” and emulation on later consoles, but we are at their whim and 
viability. And for a wihle, it almost seemed we weren’t going to get 
retro games on the Switch)

-Scott

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