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Google Stadia review, three months later: Nothing ventured, nothing changed

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Stadia desperately needs some TLC from Google, because it's being neglected right now. As with any service like Google Stadia , it evolves over time. What it launched as may look nothing like what it becomes three months, six months, even a year after release. Because of this, we'll continually look at Stadia to see how far it's come — and how far it still needs to go to become a viable game streaming service for everyone. To get it out of the way, in the three months since its launch in November 2019, not much has changed at all. Despite Google's insistence that the company is still working on features like Crowd Play and State Share, none of these features have been added yet. Stadia is still woefully under baked, and unfortunately more time in the oven hasn't helped yet. What has changed since launch is that Stadia is now available on more platforms and has a few more games. But to act like these alone make Stadia a much better service now than in N

You can now download screenshots and videos from Google Stadia

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That took a while. What you need to know Google Stadia is a game streaming service. It's getting a lot of interesting games in the coming weeks to months. You can now download and save your in-game screenshots and videos through the website. You can purchase a Stadia bundle for $130 through the Google Store . Ever since Google Stadia was announced, users have been asking the company to add the ability to save screenshots and videos through your browser. It's March and you can finally do that. Today, Google surprised everyone by saying that you can "download and save your in-game screenshots and videos on the web to show off your legendary gear, brutal finishers, or just some scenic views." The latest Stadia update is live! Our game capture library is now available on https://t.co/AoYhdVnzGu 📸 Download & save your in-game screenshots and videos on web to show off your legendary gear, brutal finishers, or just some scenic views. — Stadia (@Google

Google Stadia will lose the game streaming war if it remains valueless

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The service isn't dead, but it needs a severe shake-up if it wants to avoid being put on life support. I have admittedly been a Stadia skeptic ever since its announcement. Not because I believed the service would be bad or that it couldn't deliver its promises of instant game streaming, but because I didn't know who it was for . I certainly wasn't its target audience, and I didn't understand what it could offer that other services or consoles couldn't. I still don't, and that makes me feel like Google Stadia will ultimately lose the game streaming war unless it undergoes a major overhaul. Stadia launched as a premium service back in November 2019. Still, it wasn't until recently in February that I got to play using a Buddy Pass — to which I can thank Android Central's own Daniel Bader. Being able to play Metro Exodus immediately, no loading screens or downloads required, felt like I was witnessing magic. It's hard to overstate or even

Developers don't trust Google Stadia or are offered enough to port games

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Now we know what developers think. What you need to know Google Stadia is a game streaming service from the search giant. It still doesn't have a lot of games that would attract a lot of people to the service. Business Insider managed to interview developers who have concerns about compensation and long-term survivability. You can purchase a Stadia: Premiere Edition for $130 on the Google Store . Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that launched late last year. Since then, it hasn't really seen a tremendous influx of games and it seems like a lot of developers don't support the platform even after all this time. Additionally, image quality is also questionable since many games run at lower resolutions and sometimes frame rates than the Xbox One X. Recently, Business Insider spoke with a number of game developers about their thoughts on Stadia. Unfortunately, some significant issues emerged during those discussions. The outlet said the followin

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