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Google Offers Free Access To Stadia Pro

It will be interesting to see if this move will get more people to try it out as Google is offering free access to Stadia Pro

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Garethvk175d ago (Edited 175d ago )

What seems odd to me is if I understand it properly; you still need to buy the games so why would you do that and be locked into using them on Stadia. Would it not be better to just buy them for console or PC?

UltraNova175d ago

The sooner this bullshit is side-lined for good the better.

RpgSama175d ago

It's so Effing stupid, they are giving you free access to their service so I can to "rent" games at full price from the cloud that are not mine in any way.

What am a I getting free access to again?

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Sgt_Slaughter175d ago

@grieve4steve Found the Stadia user locked into playing overpriced, laggy games

DerfDerf175d ago

No you can claim and play the free games with pro

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Rachel_Alucard175d ago (Edited 175d ago )

@grieve

"What is wrong with having the option of game streaming? If it's so bad, what are people worried about?"

The market doesn't want it. People are afraid of streaming taking over traditional gaming and they have every right to considering the kind of companies behind its push. You and the rest of the bots pushing the problems under the rug does not help your marketing script. Besides, everyone knew this thing was horrible when it was revealed, trying to sell people the thing after this much time is a waste because the market passed over it's existence and Google doesn't seem to give 2 shits. I don't even know why they are even trying still because no updates or whatever coming in the future will fix the foundational problems that scares people away from it.

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GamesAsAService175d ago

My hope is that this is the first of many moves towards a normal business model.

First they make stadia pro free for two months, than permanently.

Then they allow you to play games that you already own on pc and then on console without additional purchase.

If this is the path they take and the cost to me is minimal I will give it a shot. Just not at where it stands right now.

Old McGroin175d ago

@ Garethvk

How is that odd? Can you play your copy of Uncharted 4 on an Xbox or Switch? If you buy Red Dead 2 on Xbox, can you use the same copy on your PlayStation?

SirBruce174d ago

Destiny 2 has all expansions included with the 2 months offer and Gylt is a Stadya exclusive included with it. Nothing more remarkable... for the moment.

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Cmv38175d ago

It could be free forever, and I still don't want it

UltraNova175d ago (Edited 175d ago )

"Forever" is not listed in Google's vocabulary...

If they want this thing to survive they need to make the full service free. The can make money on game purchases.

ABizzel1175d ago

If' I'm understanding this correctly, you still need to pay the $129 start up fee, to get the two months free, which kind of defeats the purpose on the consumer point of view.

From there you have a small pool of games to play for free, or you can buy games. When your subscription ends you lose access to the free games, but you keep full access to the games you paid for.

Archy175d ago

no you don't, all you need is to register, then you have access to 9 free games. You play in google chrome with keyboard and mouse or controller on your computer or laptop or chromebook or your phone if you have the right one.

Axonometri175d ago

I really Do Not want to purchase games from Google.

strayanalog175d ago

For whoever is curious, the free nine games are: GRID, Destiny 2: The Collection, Gylt, Serious Sam Collection, Spitlings, Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks), SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Quest, and Thumper. Of course, anything else you may want will be tailored to the service.

The free games are a bit underwhelming in my opinion, but it is free for two months, which gives you ample time to test it out on different devices.

Garethvk175d ago

All old and casual games.

jznrpg175d ago

That game list is bad , especially if you are trying to lure ppl into paying full price for digital streaming games .

Good-Smurf175d ago

Thumper rhythm violence?
How's that work streaming a rhythm game it would be a nightmare playing it with variable input lag.

Old McGroin175d ago

Tried it with my crappy 17mbps connection and was perfect, had no issues.

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