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    Quote Originally Posted by albert View Post
    The refresh rate I see as less important in console sprpg.
    There's a degree of personal preference here, I suppose. To me it doesn't matter what the game is, 60Hz is sluggish and unresponsive. Racing, RPG...the typical (for me) 'console games', they can all still benefit from a higher frame rate, IMO.

    And @ BT, keep in mind it won't ever be free. First of all you have to buy the hardware (controller and chromecast ultra dongle), and that the games themselves are not free. Only in the monthly 'pro' (£8.99/mo) option do you get any free games - and they could all be naff... Destiny 2? Really? The 'free' option just opens up another games store, if you want to actually play anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherTobious View Post
    What more do you want to see bunny?
    Cost of games not in the subscription?
    Other than destiny 2, what is with it games-wise?

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    the input lag will kill any immersion you ever want to feel in any game you play.

    When Digital foundry tested stadia they measured a button to pixel delay of 180ms. No thanks.

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    All reasonable reason why not to but l want to see what it is like and I think it is worth a punt. They still have l some delopment time.



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    At this point you might be wondering what games you can play on Stadia - and, well, you're not alone. Thankfully, during Google's pre-E3 video stream, we got a chance to see what's coming to the service:

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    Borderlands 3
    The Crew 2
    Darksiders Genesis
    Destiny 2
    Doom
    Doom Eternal
    Dragon Ball Xenoverse
    The Elder Scrolls Online
    Farming Simulator 19
    Final Fantasy 15
    Football Manager
    Get Packed
    GRID
    Gylt
    Just Dance
    Metro Exodus
    Mortal Kombat 11
    NBA 2K
    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
    Rage 2
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Samurai Showdown
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
    Thumper
    Trials Rising
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood

    Taken from this hands on review.

    I'm interested enough to keep an eye on it, particularly on how it ends up performing on 'real world' connections. For me, the technical limitations and no personal need to move away from stored games hold streaming back for now, but that's just me. Could be it finds its niche and takes off.. we'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherTobious View Post
    All reasonable reason why not to but l want to see what it is like and I think it is worth a punt. They still have l some delopment time.
    You and me both

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBloke View Post
    You and me both

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    Me 3, open to the idea, after all, things only improve over time.
    Cheers, Bert

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    Interesting angle. Last sentence noted.

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    A good video lots of tech info and more about how the subs work etc it is interesting but seems it is mostly tv or phone rather than running on your rig at the start.




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    Well? Who's already returned?

    My pack arrived yesterday and I've tried a few things. So I somehow thought that the pro version got you unlimited access to the games for the time you are subscribed, like XBox Ultimate. Ohhhhh no is doesn't. You pay for everything even with the subscription.

    2 games are free, Destiny 2 and some Japaenese Fighting game called Samurai Shodown. All the others, come at a price, but

    1) Got the Chromecast working, took a bit of faffing, codes and keycombinations to get it all synchronised with the controller.
    2) Tried Destiny 2, controllers for FPS suck, that'll take quite a bit of getting used to for me.
    3) Chromecast vs PC browsers... Chromecast was a clear winner, mainly due to the smoothness of the camera movement and sharpness.
    4) On PC it was still very good, no lag but the 60Hz feeling was very obvious for me, as I get a solid 144Hz on Destiny 2 on the PC
    5) Still it was 10x beter than Playstation Now.
    6) Tried it on my Pixel Phone, seriously a cable to conenct the controller?!!? A cable they don't even supply in the box. (It needs a USB-C to C). Fortunately the phone charging cable is C to C.
    7) On the phone the quality was great, visuals and colour I would say better than PC browser, and as good as the Chormecast.
    8) But it froze, a took a few minutes to settle but was playable. My phone is pretty empty of bloating software or background processes. I imagine a phone full of jumk will see some performance impact.

    Overall: +for giving Desiting 2 in full, the other game meh. -for no unlimied content with subs -for cable to controller for phone but +for very good performance with the Chromecast and nearly very good with browser.

    Price wise, easily the founder pack plus 2 games is very good value, even if you just use the hardware and never the service it's better than retail for the indivudal parts.

    Considering it is Day2, I think with time they will only improve on this start.
    Cheers, Bert

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