Activision Blizzard Pulls its Games From GeForce Now
Bart Swiatek, 12 February 2020, 09:51
Activision Blizzard has decided to remove its games from the GeForce Now streaming service. The titles in question include World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, among others. The reasons for the decision are unknown.
Phil Spencer: Amazon and Google Are the Competition, Not Sony or Nintendo
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 February 2020, 19:29
Phil Spencer doesn't consider Sony and Nintendo as Microsoft's main competitors in the coming years. According to the head of Xbox department, the company will rather compete with Google and Amazon, and not with hardware but with game streaming services.
Changes in GeForce Now; There Will be a Paid Subscription [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 19:06
It appears that Nvidia is planning to make changes to GeForce Now. The company intends to introduce a paid subscription, which will offer additional options - including ray tracing in games. Free accounts will be subject to greater restrictions than during ongoing beta-tests.
Leak: Remote Play on Nintendo Switch and New Portable DualShock
Konrad Serafinski, 02 February 2020, 22:09
A Reddit user claims to have received a survey on Remote Play from Sony. The function would appear in the future on Nintendo Switch or Apple TV. It is also possible that Sony is considering creating a portable DualShock and is working on a remote game without an internet connection.
Xbox Console Streaming Available For All Users
Agnes Adamus, 17 January 2020, 22:40
Tests of the Xbox Console Streaming service have been officially launched worldwide. From now on, all Xbox One owner who signs up for Insider program can stream games from the console to their smartphone or tablet.
Stadia Will Get 120 Games This Year, Including Exclusives
Bart Swiatek, 17 January 2020, 10:24
In 2020, 120 games will debut on the Google Stadia streaming service, including ten exclusive titles that we will see in the first half of the year. We can also expect a number of new features and improvements. The source of information is a note that has been published on the platform's community website.
RiME Dev Believes in Stadia: „Some Features Will Blow Your Mind”
Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 14:05
Raul Rubio, CEO of Tequila Works, responsible for such titles as RiME and Gylt, believes that one day we'll be wondering why we didn't believe in video game streaming. In his opinion, some of the features to be offered by Google Stadia in the future will be really impressive.
Youtuber Runs Destiny 2 on eBook Reader; Functional Test of Stadia
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:55
Google has started testing the Stadia on mobile devices other than Pixel smartphones. A certain Internet user decided to see how the service is doing on... an eBook reader.
The Internet on Global Warming - Server Rooms are as Bad as Airlines
Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2020, 15:20
According to calculations by Swedish researcher Anders Andrae, in 2020, maintaining of all global server rooms will require an amount of energy comparable to that consumed by all Canadians. Worse still, data centres' demand for electricity will double over the next decade.
League of Legends Regains Leader Position on Twitch
Adrian Werner, 02 December 2019, 10:40
Riot Games has reasons to be satisfied. League of Legends has been the most watched production on Twitch in the last 365 days. The game managed to defeat its main rival, Fortnite.
Assassin's Creed Developers Will Make Games for Google Stadia
Paul Wozniak, 30 November 2019, 17:50
Google's newly-created video gamedev team just employed some people who have worked on the Assassin's Creed series. They will be responsible for creating exclusive and original titles for the Google Stadia streaming platform.
EA: Streaming Will Bring in Another Billion Players to Gaming
Michael Kulakowski, 26 November 2019, 23:54
One of the heads of Electronic Arts made it clear that in the coming years the company will invest heavily in cloud computing and video game streaming. The company believes that in this way it will be able to reach one billion new players around the world.
Stadia's Problems With 4K - Google Responds
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 November 2019, 23:28
Google has responded to allegations about Google Stadia's problems with 4K resolution in many games. According to the company, everything depends on the game's optimization made by the developers.
Project xCloud Will Receive Exclusive Titles
Paul Wozniak, 23 November 2019, 18:56
At this year's X019 event, Microsoft's vice president revealed that the company is planning to offer exclusive titles that will be available only on xCloud streaming platform. We have also learned that the service is going to be developed in line with the upcoming technology.
Google Stadia - Input Lag Has Been Reduced In Some Titles
Laty, 23 November 2019, 16:23
As it turns out, Google Stadia has lower latency issues in Red Dead Redemption 2 than Xbox One X. The results of the test were posted on YouTube by the editors of the Digital Foundry channel.
PS5 Owners Will Make Their Own Demos? Intriguing Sony Patents
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 13:56
News of another Sony patent, most likely associated with PlayStation 5, are making rounds on the internet. The company has registered a feature that enables gamers to send their friends game states saved in the cloud as de facto demo versions. Another patent application suggests that we will get access to these 'mini-games' even without the console, directly through the new controller.
Google Stadia Consumes Over 7 GB of Data per Hour
Laty, 21 November 2019, 11:10
Google Stadia consumes large amounts of data when streaming. As a result, few users have Internet transfer resources that allow them to freely enjoy the gaming on the road for a longer period of time.
Jason Schreier: „Google Stadia Looks Like a Monumental Flop”
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 22:25
Jason Schreier from Kotaku has received information about the pre-premiere sales of Google Stadia. The new Google service is said to have done worse than expected and, according to the journalist, could be a „monumental flop”.
Google Stadia Reviews - Disappointing for Now, but has Potential
Laty, 19 November 2019, 13:36
Google Stadia video game streaming service is now available on the market. Does the new product have a chance to stand out against other platforms? The first reviews have appeared on the Internet, which enables us to answer this question.
Google Stadia Gets 10 Additional Launch Titles (e.g. Metro Exodus)
Adrian Werner, 18 November 2019, 12:48
The list of launch titles for Google Stadia has just been expanded. On the day of the premiere we will get access to ten additional productions, including Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Final Fantasy XV and Football Manager 2020.
Google Stadia Launch Titles Revealed
Adrian Werner, 12 November 2019, 13:05
We have learned the list of twelve launch titles for Google Stadia. On the day of its release, the service will offer access to such games as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mortal Kombat 11 and the last three installments of the Tomb Raider series.
Google Stadia App is Now Available on Android
Paul Wozniak, 07 November 2019, 23:52
From now on, holders of Google Stadia subscriptions can download a dedicated app for Android devices. It enables you to set up your account, view games or connect your social profiles to the service.
Valve Invests in Streaming? Rumors About Steam Cloud Gaming
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 November 2019, 18:07
It seems that Valve is yet another company interested in streaming video games. This is what a code fragment found on Steamworks website suggests, where the term Steam Cloud Gaming was mentioned.
PS Now has 1 Million Subscribers, Sony Boasts
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 October 2019, 21:45
Sony has boasted the current number of PlayStation Now subscribers. The game streaming service of the Japanese company is already used by one million people.
Steam: Remote Play Together Enters Beta; It's like PS4's Share Play
Konrad Serafinski, 22 October 2019, 09:59
Remote Play Together, a feature that enables us to play online games that only have a local multiplayer mode, is available for testing on Steam.
Google Stadia Controller Not so Wireless on PC and Smartphone
Bart Swiatek, 17 October 2019, 12:51
It seems that the Google Stadia controller will only allow wireless playing if the games are streamed using Chromecast Ultra. If you want to use the Stadia on your smartphone or PC, you will need to connect it to the gamepad with a USB-C cable, or... use a different controller.
Sony Won't Abandon PS Now After the Launch of PS5
Bart Swiatek, 17 October 2019, 12:41
In an interview for Famitsu magazine, Yasuhiro Osaki from Sony assured that PlayStation Now streaming service would not be abandoned after the release of PS5. Also, the patent registered by the company suggests that the Japanese have far-reaching plans for this subscription service.
Google Stadia - Exact Release Date, Game List and Prices
Michael Kulakowski, 15 October 2019, 20:38
We know the exact launch date of the Google Stadia streaming service. The service will start in the second half of November and will be available only in selected countries of Western Europe, as well as in the USA and Canada.
Nvidia GeForce Now Debuts on Androids
Paul Wozniak, 15 October 2019, 11:19
Nvidia's streaming service, GeForce Now, has just made its debut on Android devices. Currently, the application is available only in South Korea, but its image can already be found on the web. To launch the service you need access to GeForce Now beta-tests.
Google Stadia May be More Responsive Than PC
Bart Swiatek, 10 October 2019, 12:26
Google Stadia streaming platform will use an advanced system based on AI algorithms, which will allow it to dynamically increase the number of animation frames per second or predict the actions of players to reduce the typical cloud delay.
EA Tests Project Atlas - New Game Streaming Service
Bart Swiatek, 10 September 2019, 13:12
Electronic Arts announced that it is starting a two-week testing of the Project Atlas streaming platform. Four different titles will be tested as part of the trials: FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2 and Unravel Two.
GTA 5 Will Become a Streaming Exclusive on Google Stadia?
Adrian Werner, 28 August 2019, 16:13
The disappearance of Grand Theft Auto V from the list of games supported by GeForce NOW caused speculation that Google Stadia had bought a streaming exclusivity for games from Rockstar.
Nvidia Announces GeForce Now for Android and Launches RTX Servers
Paul Wozniak, 20 August 2019, 19:25
Nvidia's GeForce Now gaming streaming service on Android devices has been announced. In addition, we learned that the company has prepared servers with graphics cards from the series RTX, which will support all the latest games.
Google Stadia - Subscription Price and Game List
Michael Kulakowski, 19 August 2019, 20:46
During a special Google event, we got to know a new bunch of details related to Google's streaming service. We already know how much you will have to pay for the subscription and what games it will offer.
Orcs Must Die 3 Announced as Google Stadia Exclusive
Agnes Adamus, 19 August 2019, 20:17
Orcs Must Die 3, the third full-fledged installment of the humorous of action game / tower defense series, was announced during the Stadia Connect presentation at gamescom 2019. The game will be an exclusive title of Google's streaming platform.
Microsoft CEO: It Was Sony Who Offered us Cooperation
Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 13:50
Microsoft's CEO commented on an agreement between Microsoft and Sony under which the two companies would enter into cooperation in certain gaming related areas. According to Satya Nadelli, the agreement will be beneficial for both partners.
Hideo Kojima on Future of Video Games and Streaming Platforms
Paul Wozniak, 21 July 2019, 13:43
At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, Hideo Kojima spoke about the future of games and streaming platforms. Box arts of Death Stranding, Kojima's upcoming project, have also been revealed.
Netflix Loses Customers in the US; Expansion Slows Down
Bart Swiatek, 18 July 2019, 16:08
In the past quarter Netflix lost 130,000 subscribers in the USA. The number of customers in other markets is also lower than expected - instead of the forecasted 4.7 million, only 2.8 million people were attracted to the platform.
PlatinumGames CEO on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett: „It's more of the same.”
Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2019, 16:13
Head of PlatinumGames believes that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will bring nothing new to the industry. The developer is convinced that more innovation can be expected from cloud-based platforms such as Google Stadia.
Nvidia is Preparing Refreshed Shield TV Console
Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2019, 16:04
Android TV reports that Nvidia is planning to create a refreshed version of the Shield TV console. The device is to be based on the newer version of Tegra X1. Unfortunately, at the moment it is not known whether it will reach the market.
Bethesda Reveals Orion - New Game Streaming Technology
Bart Swiatek, 10 June 2019, 11:08
At the E3 2019 conference, Bethesda Softworks and id Software revealed Orion, a new gaming streaming technology that reduces latency and amount of transferred data.
Project xCloud - Launch Date of Microsoft's Streaming Service
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 June 2019, 00:18
Microsoft has given us the launch date of Project xCloud. The game Streaming service will be available in October.
Google Stadia - Price, Release date and Launch Titles [Updated]
Christian Pieniazek, 07 June 2019, 11:50
Stadia, i.e. the streaming platform from Google, will debut later this year. Thanks to a leak, we already know how much we will have to pay for the opportunity to check it, and we the first titles that will be released on the new platform.
Google Stadia - Games, Prices, Other Details Revealed on June 6
Agnes Adamus, 04 June 2019, 00:27
Stadia is Google's latest project for streaming games from the cloud. Over a week ago, a tweet informed us that this summer we will get to know the first details about the service. Today, Google announced that the presentation will take place on June 6.
PlayStation Team Surprised by the Cooperation with Microsoft
Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 14:54
The Bloomberg agency reports that the cooperation between Sony and Microsoft, announced last week, was a great surprise for the employees of PlayStation. According to analysts, in the longer term, the agreement may be more advantageous for Microsoft.
First-Gen AMD Vega Chipsets in Google Stadia?
Conrad Hazi, 19 May 2019, 22:01
It looks like the GPUs used by Google's Stadia servers will be the first-generation AMD Vega GPU. At least that is what we know from information published by Khronos, who is responsible for the development of the Vulcan API.
Sony and Microsoft Start Cooperation on Streaming and AI
Christian Pieniazek, 16 May 2019, 23:42
The news of the launch of wide-ranging cooperation between Sony and Microsoft came out of nowhere. Under the agreement, the companies intend to exchange information and technology, jointly exploring opportunities for development in the fields of streaming and AI.
PlayStation Now Users Prefer Download Over Streaming
Conrad Hazi, 29 April 2019, 17:57
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki has recently released some interesting news about PlayStation Now. Among other things, we learned that the platform has 700,000 users and that the relatively recent introduction of the possibility to download games has become the preferred choice for the vast majority of players.
Analysts: 20 million PC Users Will Switch to Consoles Before 2020
Bart Swiatek, 29 April 2019, 16:13
Jon Peddie Research analysts argue that by 2022, up to 20 million PC gamers may choose to abandon their platform in favor of a console or a streaming service.
Blu-ray Sales Drop by Half in 5 Years
Bart Swiatek, 15 April 2019, 16:49
THEME report, prepared by the Motion Picture Association of America proves that Blu-ray discs are becoming less and less popular.