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Asus announces next-gen ROG phone will come with Stadia preinstalled

Despite a rushed launch and slow progress toward establishing itself as a viable gaming platform, Stadia just announced support for a bunch of new phones, including models from Samsung, Razer, and Asus. Now there's word that the relationship with Asus will continue growing with Stadia coming pre-installed on the ROG Phone III.

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How to get the best Stadia experienceCloud gaming can be complicated

Stadia is an incredible proof of concept under ideal circumstances, but the delta between the best and worst game streaming experience can be huge: a crappy connection can introduce input lag hamper visual fidelity. If your gameplay is feeling sluggish, there are a number of things you can try to improve your situation — and depending on how tech-savvy you are, they may not all be obvious.

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Nvidia GeForce Now loses Activision Blizzard’s entire catalog (Update: More info)And they aren't coming back anytime soon either

One of the biggest fears around game streaming services is that without a physical copy of your game in-hand, what happens when a company decides to just stop making a title available one day? That's the situation now staring GeForce Now users in the face, as much to the woes of Nvidia, Activision Blizzard — the maker of the famous Call of Duty series — is pulling all its titles from the streaming service.

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Firmware update enables Stadia on some existing Chromecast Ultras (Update: Official)

Stadia was largely touted as a cloud gaming service that’s supposed to work across screens, but with a big asterisk. For streaming games on a TV, you need a Chromecast Ultra unit shipped inside the Founder’s or Premiere Edition packages, at least initially, while the existing Ultras were required to wait for an update. It appears that some Redditors got a new firmware that allows pairing Stadia controllers with those left-out dongles.

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Google Stadia review: This could be big (Update: Three weeks later)

Cloud gaming isn't a new idea. Companies like OnLive (RIP) have been trying to make it work for the better part of a decade. Google's effectively limitless resources and software wizardry make it an ideal fit to work the kinks out of such a complicated problem, and with Stadia, it seems it may have done just that. In my time with the platform, streaming performance has been wildly impressive — but lackluster day-one game selection and plenty of half-baked features make for a rocky start for the fledgling gaming platform.

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Darksiders Genesis hacks and slashes its way onto Stadia, now available for $40

Google revealed today that Darksiders Genesis is the latest game to arrive on the Stadia game streaming platform, and you can pick it up today for $39.99. This is a hack and slash game where you'll explore the dark events that laid the foundation for the first game in the series, which makes this release a prequel. Not only does the Stadia release of Darksiders Genesis align with the release on PC, but this is also the first title in the franchise that includes 2-player co-op. You can also play solo if you wish, but clearly, it will be more fun battling hordes of demons and angels with your friends.

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Stadia Pro adds Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Farming Simulator 19 as free games on December 1 (Update: Refund for purchases)

Stadia Pro subscribers who pay $10 a month for expanded access and perks to Google's game streaming service currently have free passes for Destiny 2 and Samurai Shodown — as long as members keep paying for that subscription, they don't need to purchase the actual game to play it. And soon enough, there will be two more games to add to that list.

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Some Stadia pre-orders were incorrectly canceled, but Google is starting to replace them (Updated)

Many of the Stadia Founder’s Edition preorders were canceled en masse days before the gaming service’s hyped debut on Tuesday. A fault in Google Store’s payment gateway initially put some orders with the limited-edition package on hold, but the issue was further aggravated when the troubleshooting steps also failed. In no time, Stadia’s subreddit was swarmed by affected buyers going on about the entire episode, which finally helped grab Google’s attention.

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Google won’t let you sign up for Stadia with a G Suite account

Google’s acclaimed gaming service is already off to a rough start with some canceled preorders and several hyped features getting delayed until 2020. Joining the list of snags is the users’ inability to sign up for Stadia with a G Suite account. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Google account associated with your workplace cannot be used with personal services, but in this case, Google is also disregarding legacy users.

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Google Stadia available now — soon we'll know if it can handle the influx of gamers (Update: Access codes not arriving on time)

Having its humble beginnings concealed under the guise of Project Stream, Google has been working on its game streaming service for quite some time, leading up to the official announcement of Stadia earlier this year. Despite initial praise, mounting setbacks, and even fears that the service may cave before reaching success, Stadia is finally ready for prime time. Starting today, gamers can purchase and play any of the 22 launch titles on Google's new cloud gaming service.

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