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Google cuts the Stadia price to $100/£90

Cost of the Premiere Edition reduced by $30/£30 as new Stadia Connect stream is announced

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mariopasta1498d ago

No one cares Google. Get your dirty digits out of gaming.

TheColbertinator1498d ago

Streaming only platforms are suited only for a dumpster

RazzerRedux1498d ago

You are being disrespectful to dumpsters, sir. Reported

Nyxus1498d ago

Next, free with a box of cereal.

PixelKnot1498d ago

If General Mills and Google could collaborate and bring back Frosted Chex exclusively for Stadia, maybe I'll try it out.

Cajun Chicken1498d ago

Stadia needs to die so home gaming can survive.

Nobody wants to pay full retail price for a streamed game you don't own.

lodossrage1498d ago

That's what I keep telling people as well

But the fact is every time someone brings up that very valid point about Stadia, they just act like they don't notice rather than address it.

But people are getting conditioned to forfeit their ownership in exchange for "convenience". And they're too sheep-like to realize it.

JEECE1498d ago

Lol, no one is even still pretending to care about Stadia at this point. So it's not that there are a bunch of people who think it is going to succeed who are refusing to address your arguments about it; rather, everyone realizes what a massive failure it is, and you aren't pointing out anything that people haven't already concluded on their own a long time ago.

coldfire9841498d ago

It will eventually take root, but not with current average internet speeds. Once Wifi 6 speeds are the norm then the market will be ready for it.

Knightofelemia1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

I'd love to see South Park do an episode on Google and Stadia they did a great episode on Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

JEECE1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

Why would they though? Most gamers have probably never even heard of Stadia, let alone the average person who watches South Park.

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Japan: Nintendo gacha key-rings available in their stores

Japan is the home of Nintendo’s main headquarters. Because of this, the country tends to get a lot more merchandising and goodies for Nintendo fans compared to the rest of the world.

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Leaked RDNA 4 features: AMD to catch up in RT - doubled RT intersect engine could come to PS5 Pro

A partially redacted data sheet highlighting the expected ray tracing features coming to RDNA 4 GPUs has been shared by well-known hardware information leaker @Kepler_L2. We expect the features to also be present in the hybrid RDNA 3 + RDNA 4 RT design coming to PS5 Pro when it launches (presumably) later this year or early next year. The leaked data points seem to confirm that advancing ray tracing technology is going to be a major focus of RDNA 4.

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Einhander19722d ago

This will be the actual start to Ray Tracing on consoles, I'm really looking forward to seeing what PSSR is capable of as well.

I can't wait to see what games designed around this can do.

sagapo2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Don’t hope for anything major imo. RT remains a power consuming feature and I don’t think a pro version will make all that much difference. Higher frames (say 60fps) with RT features as they are now would be a big win if that would be the case. If RT features would be extended, games will probably stick at 30fps like they do now, is that worth a pro upgrade?

Einhander19722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Zero first, second or major third party console exclusives have lacked a 60 fps mode on PlayStation, 30 fps is an xbox problem.

The GPU alone statistically offers 40% uplift, and with PSSR upscaling games designed around the console should have a significant performance uplift.

And my understanding is that RT has been largely decoupled from the CU's in RDNA 4 so the performance hit from RT should be much less than on current AMD GPUS. And regardless, the huge number of RT cores with the doubled RT intersect engine should be able to power through RT in a way that simply is not possible on current consoles.

fr0sty1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

With a rumored (according to the leaks) 4x performance jump in RT performance (and a 40% boost in overall GPU performance), in addition to the added AI upscaling frame generation tech, the actual RT performance increase should be significant.

sagapo1d 9h ago (Edited 1d 9h ago )

@Frosty; 40% GPU boost you claim. With PS4 pro vs base at the time, that increase basicly doubled so 40% ain’t that big of a deal imo.
4x performance jump with RT (if true) sounds impressive but will we be able to play games in 60fps quality mode then? If not then pro is a waste as most gamers prefer 60fps performance over 30fps quality mode.

Einhander19721d 8h ago (Edited 1d 8h ago )

@sagapo

The PS4 Pro had the same GPU as the PS4, the PS5 Pro is switching from RNDA 2 to a mix of RDNA 3 and 4. The 40% increase is just the CU increase and doesn't include any uplift from the technological improvements AMD has done to RDNA which have been significat.

PS5 Pro is going to be a much bigger improvement than the PS4 Pro was, especially when you take into account the RT improvements..

sagapo22h ago

@Einhander; assuming you are right, answer my question: will the pro do 60fps in quality (RT) modes? Because if not, why bother imo.

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FinalFantasyFanatic2d ago

I really hope so, AMD has been pretty far from Nvidia's performance on Ray Tracing, so to see such a huge uplift, with greater performance and efficiency is a big win.

Destiny10802d ago

if astro bot is fully raytraced / 60fps on the pro model, we can start believing the hype

fr0sty1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

No games are fully raytraced as of now, even on PC. All of them utilize a combination of raytraced and rasterized graphics, with ray tracing being used for shadows, reflections, or global illumination in the best cases, but not for the entire rendering process.