vrvly, 04 Apr 2020Services like prime and alexa are not working as good as the ones from google in my country, s... moreThe UI on Amazon prime is so bad and horrible. I used to watch friends on Netflix when I needed to lighten the mood. Then it went out of Netflix and prime got it. I watched a few episodes on prime and then stopped logging in. The user interface of Amazon prime alone makes me stop watching my favorite series. Now I watch TBBT on Netflix to lighten my mood. I don't care how many good contents they make, as long as the UI is $hit, i am not gonna be on prime.
Who knows maybe their game platform will have the same fate.
notafanboy, 04 Apr 2020Cloud gaming is not good. Even with fiber optic internet the input lag is abysmal on Geforce N... moreI haven't tried NVidia.
By Stadia works perfectly, lag free like playing PlayStation 4.
I have 100bmps optic fibre and never suffer a shutdown.
It's amazing how it works. I highly recommend it playing on TV
Cloud gaming is not good. Even with fiber optic internet the input lag is abysmal on Geforce NOW. Haven't tried Google Stadia but it most likely has the same problem.
I.M.O you cant beat an actually console with disc based loading. personally cloud based gaming is ok. but need really a few more years development.
If Amazon wants to success it’s very simple, just make it like PS Now or Xbox Pass, play any PC game with a subscription and with good prices. That would force Google to do the same with Stadia.
Not another abomination of Digital Mother Nature, please. We're suffering from increased surveillance as it is due to COVID-19 pandemic.
How I wish it had a digital cousin, that could teach these tech giants a lesson or two.
The only place where online streaming might be a good idea is for strategy games. Especially turn-based. Like civilization series. I don't know about RTS though.
I just hope Amazon's service flops.
It's doa just like stadia
Services like prime and alexa are not working as good as the ones from google in my country, should correct these first. Otherwise its like competing for forever 2nd place, even if potential is there.
this is not what the industry needs.. more competition.... stadia is a joke... it flopped
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2020if you think you're a techie and "stadia isnt mentioned in your circle" then you're not a tech... moreNope, I am not a techy, compared to the people on Anandtech, but I am compared to my family and friends. Which was my point. They've all heard of Xbox and PS etc, none have heard of or used Stadia. If your username is limited to a small amount of techy people, its niche, at best.
if you think you're a techie and "stadia isnt mentioned in your circle" then you're not a techi lol.
I have stadia. I have geforce now. I have my own EC2 GPU instance.
I recommend you use Geforce now. And btw, these work great with 30-50mbp bandwidth (nothing less) and 5ghz wifi (or of course wired). The only games that suffer are fast paced first person shooter during online play (in solo play it feels local) - and even there you'll still get kills.
What i'm saying is that latency is amazingly low for what it is, and if you don't have a good computer, or maybe you're on a laptop, or connecting a tablet/phone to a tv with mouse+keyboard or even a controller it's actually totally fine.
What's wrong with stadia you (dont) ask?
- rebuy all your steam games (because really they're not console games theyre all windows games), no steam option
- gfx quality isn't that good
- latency slightly worse than geforce now
- most expensive (lol)
the only good thing about stadia is if you want the easiest cheapest game console and plan to play the titles they have available - that's it.. because its really easy to play/setup like a normal console. but for gamers that dont mind setting up a couple of things and want their steam library.. yeah no dice
Those who already have (at least) a decent / passable gaming machine or laptop...don't forget that you can already stream games to android, iOS, macOS, linux and even other windows system (or vice versa) via steam link.
For starters you will need a host system (even a $500 custom built-sale bought rig will pull it's weight on all but AAA titles on high graphics settings) and the interface might need some work. But you can still stream nearly all games from one system to another without any added subscription fees, buy the game once and use on any other device/OS or best yet you are safe from the inevitable snooping in personal data BOTH of these companies deploy without any restraint whatsoever.
It can't be hard to compete against Stadia. Out of all the people I know, and that includes my kids that chat to friends at school, Stadia has never been mentioned. They talk all the time about Xbox, PS4 and occasionally Switch. and be aware that, of my friends and family, I am the techy one they talk to a lot about gaming and tech.
As we are all too aware, Google's motive in pursuit of a new venture is underscored by the ability to monetise ad revenue and to harbour users' data.
Amazon business decisions are based upon pulling in the punters to use Amazon's newly released products/services, even if it involves selling it at loss (e.g., Amazon Echo, and Amazon Fire), in an attempt to steer new subscriptions to its Prime service and Amazon's website.
Of the two companies, Amazon is a proper business, whilst Google is data-ransacking ad-thrusting thieving flocking bar steward.
Stadia isn't even competition. Google failed hard. It's a flop.
Hope they can achieve negative latency
AnonD-924172, 03 Apr 2020Personally i dont see the point. Unless your on 300+mbps internet. Its lag central. Or your 3 ... moreI agree. Plus actually owning the hardware is better. Sure, on PC we don't own physical copies of the games but the hardware is ours.
Personally i dont see the point. Unless your on 300+mbps internet. Its lag central. Or your 3 metres from a google server. Again pointless.
This is funny but i dont think so it will have success.
In our country one company started to sell a game console equal to vega from 70s era with 1000+ games in 16 to 256 colours and sells pretty crazy at the moment just because more than 70% of total slovak population is at homes currently for more than 3 weeks.
I played with GeForce Now and AWS EC2 GPU instances and Stadia so far...
Stadia: great UX, easy, but expensive and gfx don't always look great.. limited titles too
GeForce Now: very good except on Android where it's full of little annoying bugs. No 4k yet gfx quality look better than Stadia. Many titles via Steam though some are unavailable (like Doom !!) and will probably never be available. Probably the best.
EC2 instances: very good like GeForce now (use Moonlight), but all titles work since its literally your account with your install.
If Amazon could make it so that you could have the EC2 instance mode but easily setup and turned on/off, where you'd install your games yourself it'd be awesome.