Google Stadia makes older gaming platforms, well, just that. But if you think that’s all Google Stadia’s about, you’re missing the point, like some did on Twitter during the 2019 Game Developers Conference.
At the 2006 Game Developers Conference, I entered a contest at a party I wandered into in the W Hotel, and won a brand new Xbox One. Everyone was jealous. Of course, there have been many advances in how games are hosted and presented. But most are, well, console-based – none come from a central computer located as much as a 17-hour flight from where you may be. Enter Google Stadia.
To me, Google Stadia is scary and scary cool. You can call up a game you want to play right from YouTube – that’s unprecedented. No disk. No download. Just click, and boom! The idea is to get around the poor connection problems of the standard Internet, by using Google’s giagantor-sized, World-dominating network. And that’s why I say it’s both scary and scary cool. Think about it: you’re in Google’s Internet and not the Internet.
Something some people didn’t seem to get the message about on Twitter…
Is not having high speed internet still a thing? #Stadia
— Lester Fecula (@smallsweatpants) March 19, 2019
Which pretty much means Google can present to you the basis for an eventual World Government, and you’d not see it.
The possibilties of Google Stadia are so large it’s not at all funny to consider. Moreover, they’re world-changing. And lest you think no-one cares, as I write this “Google Stadia” or “Stadia” is number one, Worldwide, on Twitter. And that’s not because it’s a purchased position – that’s natural.
Imagine watching a game trailer on YouTube, and then being able to play the game directly inside the video. No download required, no custom hardware, within five seconds you're playing the game. That's what Google #Stadia is. Learn more: https://t.co/HIL9pt3AQl pic.twitter.com/RvefjESBMI
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 19, 2019
— Hugo Ferreira (@HugoFerreira_11) March 19, 2019
Yeah, no thanks #stadia.
I want to OWN the game. I want to know I can come back, insert, and play the game 30 years later.
Physical copies are still important to me, cause it practically guarantees that I can play the game in the future.
With proper care, of course.
— Mr. Crunchberry (@MrCrunchberry) March 19, 2019
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) March 19, 2019
— Déaglán McKernon (@CasterlyR0cks) March 19, 2019
#Stadia is either the biggest thing ever to happen in gaming or the next iteration in a long line of failed game streaming platforms. I'm cautiously optimistic.
— Ryan Schott (@schottr) March 19, 2019
Apparently, I'm the only one who sees #stadia as Google's first play toward an eventual World Government: you play on its central network and not the standard Internet. Google's spent years, billions developing this Worldwide content distribution system. #tech #politics #GDC2019