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Google's Stadia Controller will require wired connection with phones and PCs at launch

The first-party controller for Google's upcoming Stadia game streaming service isn't like other wireless controllers for PCs and consoles. Instead of connecting via Bluetooth, it matches up directly with Google's Stadia servers over Wi-Fi and sends the signal back to whichever device the game content is being streamed from. Details included in an official informational video has confirmed that the Stadia Controller's wireless capabilities are reserved only for the Chromecast Ultra, at least at first.

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Google Stadia is officially available on November 19

Google's been working on Stadia, its premiere game streaming service, for quite some time, and now it's finally ready for the public spotlight. The first announcement from the Made by Google event this morning revealed that Stadia is launching on November 19, 2019.

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Google's Stadia controller won't support USB-C headphones at launch

During the first Stadia AMA on Reddit, we learned that support for Bluetooth audio through the controller would be coming but not available at launch in November. The Stadia FAQ page has just been updated to highlight that the same is true of audio over USB-C.

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All Google Stadia launch titles available in 4K with streams locked at 60fps

Google's cloud gaming platform, Stadia, will be able to deliver up to 4K HDR content at 60fps. But will all of those games — some of them having come out long ago — be able to put up as much as the servers are willing to put out? Will they be 4K60, too? The short answer is yes.

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[Update: DOOM Eternal delayed] All the games on Google Stadia

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, begins trialing in November — you'll need to buy a $130 Founder's Edition kit to get access — and is expected to expand to the general audience sometime in 2020. So far, 30 games have been announced for the early roster and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along this year. It can be a little hard to keep track of things, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

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Google announces Stadia Premiere Edition as Founder's pack sells out in most of Europe

According to the official Stadia Twitter account, the Founder's Edition pack that includes the lovely Night Blue controller and 3 months of Stadia Pro for you and a buddy has now sold out in most countries across Europe. To soften the blow, a new Premiere Edition has been cobbled together that includes most of the same bits but isn't quite so appealing.

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Stadia may be on the horizon for Android TV

Google has promised gaming on every screen without the pain of local processing through its Stadia platform. However, it'll take some time to saturate every possible screen — Chromecasts will be at the forefront when the service goes into trial from November while Pixel 3 and 3a phones as well as computers with access to Chrome are expected to join the device pool. But what if you have an Android TV? Well, you may have to wait a good long while to get into Stadia.

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Some Google Stadia pre-orders are hinting at just how soon hardware might arrive

So, you've bought into Google Stadia with that $130 Founder's Edition kit, you've got enough internet pumping in and out to blast 4K HDR games without the console, and you're just about to explode with all the titles set to come in the next year. All you're waiting for is the word "go," and so far, we've only been given the word "November." But a couple of clues have recently popped up in the Stadia subreddit in the hopes of letting us mark down a specific day on our calendars.

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Hands-on: Stadia might be the perfect console replacement for casual gamers

Stadia is still about two months out, but Google isn’t shy about drumming up an appetite for the service. At Gamescom earlier this week, the company announced a slew of new games for the platform, including CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, Stadia exclusive Orcs Must Die 3, and many more. We had the chance to go hands-on with the streaming service during the event. Despite a few flaws, it’s shaping up to be a viable alternative to high-end gaming PCs and consoles for a vast majority of casual gamers – if Stadia can maintain perfect latency on wireless connections.

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Google will release more Stadia details on August 19th at Gamescom

Google unveiled its long-rumored game streaming service earlier this year, and early adopters will get to dive in come November. We know the basics like how much Stadia will cost and which devices it'll support, but there are still some unknowns. Perhaps Google will address them at the upcoming Stadia Connect—it's happening on August 19th at 10AM PDT.

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