I've been playing games on Google's ambitious new Netflix-like game service for the last week, and it's clear the service isn't ready for primetime
- Google is making a huge new push into the world of video games with Google Stadia, which goes live on November 19.
- Stadia is a new type of video game platform: Like Netflix, Stadia streams games to whatever device you're on. When it launches this week, Stadia will run on any computer with Google Chrome, Google's Pixel line of smartphones, and on TVs through Google's Chromecast Ultra streaming device.
- After using Stadia for the last week, I'm not sure that it's ready for consumers.
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Watch out, Nintendo - the 800-pound gorilla that is Google is coming for video games.On Tuesday, November 19, the tech giant is launching its first ever dedicated video game platform in Google Stadia. But there's one huge difference from the likes of Nintendo's Switch and Sony's PlayStation 4: Stadia doesn't require you to buy a new game console.Advertisement
Instead, games are streamed directly to you - Netflix-style - on whatever device you're using, from a PC or Mac to your smartphone to your TV.
If this all sounds too good to be true, the unfortunate truth is that it is too good to be true. I've spent the last week with Google's ambitious new game platform, and I'm convinced that it's not ready for the spotlight just yet.