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Posts tagged “cloud gaming”

Ubisoft subscription service coming to Stadia and Amazon Luna

Everyone just wants to be involved with cloud gaming at the moment, don't they? Ubisoft have announced they're rebranding their UPlay+ subscription service to Ubisoft+, and they're whacking it on Amazon Luna on November 10th, then Google Stadia later in the year. For PC folks the service isn't changing much from what you might've been used to with UPlay+. It costs £13/$15, you'll have access…

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Facebook’s cloud gaming plan seems a lot simpler than Google’s

Here we go again. The latest big tech company that fancies their chances with cloud gaming is Facebook, who've revealed their approach to it all today. Refreshingly, it's pretty different to Google Stadia or Amazon Luna. In fact, it doesn't even have a fancy name. Facebook's plan is simply just to release a bunch of free-to-play cloud-streamed games in the app and on browser, some…

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Amazon announce cloud gaming service Luna

Of course Amazon is launching a cloud gaming service. How did I not see this coming? Amazon Luna is the company's upcoming service for playing games on most of your favorite screens via subscription packages to different libraries. They've opened applications to the early access version of the service currently available in mainland United States.

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GeForce Now is finally usable now you can sync your Steam library with it

When I reviewed all the major cloud gaming services earlier in the year, one of my biggest frustrations with Nvidia's GeForce Now platform was that it was a real faff to work out what you could actually play on it. Thankfully, Nvidia have finally rectified this issue by introducing a new feature that lets you sync your Steam library to your GeForce Now account, making…

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Try Google Stadia for free with nine games in a new trial

Google have now made their cloud gaming service, Stadia, completely free to anyone who has a Gmail account. That means you no longer have to buy their pricey Premiere Edition to get started, all you have to do is sign up online.On top of that, to help keep people entertained in isolation they've made their premium subscription service, Stadia Pro, free for two months. It's…

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It’s no wonder that Doom Eternal won’t run at “true 4K” on Google Stadia any more

When Google Stadia was first announced at GDC last year, id boss Marty Stratton promised that Doom Eternal would run at "true 4K" when it launched on the search giant's cloud streaming service. However, according to id's updated specs for the game, this is no longer going to be the case. Instead, the Stadia version of Doom Eternal will now run at 1800p when played…

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Cyberpunk 2077 will hit GeForce Now the day it’s released

Cyberpunk 2077 may have been delayed, but when we finally get our hands on it in September we'll be able to play through it at launch on GeForce Now.GeForce Now is Nvidia's cloud gaming service which will let you stream games you already own, rather than having to buy them on a new platform. If you pay for GeForce Now membership, it also means you'll…

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Nvidia’s “misunderstanding” led to Activision pulling their games from GeForce Now

Last week, Activision Blizzard's games mysteriously vanished from Nvidia's new streaming service. Well, you can put down your pipes and deerstalkers, detectives. Nvidia's come clean. There was some sort of misunderstanding, see, and it looks like the hardware firm forgot to get all the paperwork in order before putting the publishers' catalogue on GeForce Now.

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Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from GeForce Now

Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from the GeForce Now game streaming service, according to Nvidia. The service only launched in full last week, after two years in beta, and now none of its subscribers will be able to use it to play Blizzard's games. Sekiro will be missed, for one, as will Overwatch, and the Call Of Duty games. Nobody really wins here.

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Feature: Spoilers: probably not

Cloud gaming compared: are any of the services worth paying for?

It's been a long time coming, but 2020 could be the year that cloud gaming throws off the shackles of its muddied past and finally lives up to its promise of delivering lag-free, blockbuster gaming without the need for bulky, expensive hardware. There are still plenty of kinks that need ironing out, but with the launch of Google Stadia, GeForce Now and the stream-an-entire-PC outfit…

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Nvidia’s GeForce Now service is finally out of beta

After two years in beta, Nvidia's cloud-based streaming service GeForce Now has finally got a proper release. In fact, you can go and sign up right now if you like, as those months-long waiting lists have finally gone for good. Can it rival Google Stadia? Quite possibly. Here's everything you need to know.

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Get a free Stadia Premiere bundle with a new BT broadband package

Google Stadia has had a bit of a rocky launch so far. The free version of Google's cloud gaming service still isn't available yet, and the number of games available to play on Stadia has been wanting to say the least. However, the tide might finally be turning for Stadia, as Google have just struck a new deal with UK phone and internet giant BT…

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Stadia launch game line-up rises to 22 less than a day before its big release

Good news for Google Stadia fans this morning, as the number of launch games planned for the cloud gaming service has almost doubled overnight. Originally set to launch with just 12 games tomorrow, Google's Phil Harrison took to Twitter in the early hours of this morning to announce that Stadia's launch line-up would now total 22 games instead.

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Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is coming to PC

Now that everyone has a battle royale and a subscription, everyone wants a cloud gaming service too. Google's Stadia launches next week, and Microsoft today announced that their own Project xCloud is coming to PC. In the cloud gaming way, it'll let people play Xbox One games on even a crappy old PC (it was initially made for phones and tablets) thanks to streaming video…

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Stadia won’t have 4K HDR streaming on PC at launch, plus a bunch of other things

There are just five days to go before Google Stadia launches on November 19th, but after answering a bunch of questions via a Reddit AMA yesterday, it would appear Google's cloud gaming platform will be launching without a number of key features. Chief among them is no streaming in 4K, HDR and 5.1 surround sound for those logging on via a PC, meaning the only…

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Google finally announce release date for Stadia

The search wizards at Google have finally decreed the launch date for their new cloud gaming platform, Google Stadia. Arriving next month on November 19th, Stadia will begin its cloud gaming service at 9am PST, 5pm BST and 6pm CET. Or at least it will if you ordered one of Google's Stadia Founder's Edition bundles, as the regular 'Base' edition of Stadia (the one that…

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Feature: Every Stadia game coming at launch and beyond

Every Google Stadia game announced so far

Google held another one of their Stadia Connect conferences today, and this one was meant to be all about what games you'll be playing in the "scary" cloud come November. Sure enough, there were new Stadia games aplenty announced this evening, with the biggest addition being Cyberpunk 2077.To help keep track of them all, here's a list of every Google Stadia game confirmed so far,…

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“Moving to the cloud is scary”, Google Stadia director says deflecting shutdown concerns

Given that Google have a long history of shutting down their own products, platforms, and sites (I mourn Google Reader to this day), it's mighty hard for me to trust their upcoming cloud gaming platform, Google Stadia. I've been sceptical of cloud gaming, not just because I already have a gaming PC, and the idea of paying Google in particular for a game that's only…

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Ubisoft announce PC and Stadia subscription service Uplay+

Yesterday, Google's Phil Harrison teased that publisher subscriptions were coming to Stadia "in relatively short order", and he really wasn't kidding. Tonight, Ubisoft announced Uplay+, a $15 / 15€ per month subscription service that's coming to both PC this September and Stadia in 2020 - although if you sign up before August 15, you can try it for free for its first month.

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