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Report: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus

The New York Times reports that Amazon will follow in Stadia's footsteps with its own cloud gaming service, currently code-named Project Tempo. Details are sparse, but Amazon's general plans were confirmed just earlier today, with the service expected to launch this year — though coronavirus could push it back.

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Doom Eternal is launching on Stadia today

The Doom series is among the best-known video games in the world, so it's great to see that Google managed to secure the rights for the latest title in the installment — in fact, this is the game Stadia has been hyping even before the service itself launched. Today, Doom Eternal has finally landed on the platform, along with being released on most other common consoles and stores.

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Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link game streaming service is shutting down after only 3 months

After coming to light last summer and going live in December 2019, Samsung's PC to phone game streaming platform PlayGalaxy Link is already not long for this world. Only three months into its beta, Samsung has announced that the service will be shut down on March 27.

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GeForce Now loses 2K Games as studios continue to pull out of cloud service

Now that Activision Blizzard and Bethesda have both pulled their titles from the Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service, 2K is the next developer to join in on the fun. Nvidia recently made a post on its forum to announce that 2K's titles have indeed been removed from the streaming service, though it would appear that Nvidia is working with 2K Games to re-enable the removed titles in the future.

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Stadia is rolling out 4K support on the web

Stadia's launch was rough, to say the least — it felt like a beta release. Google promised a ton of features that ended up not being available back in November 2019, and they're only now trickling down into the service one by one. The company is picking up steam, though. After just making screenshots and captures downloadable this week, Stadia has now also added 4K support to its Chrome version for some users.

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The Serious Sam Collection is available on Google Stadia today for $29.99

A lot of games take themselves pretty seriously. Serious Sam, despite the name, is not one of them. This over-the-top shooter franchise features big guns and even bigger monsters, and now you can play it on Google Stadia. You get three games in the bundle, allowing for hours of mindless blasting.

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Google Stadia adds support for Galaxy S20, ASUS ROG Phone II, and 18 more phones (Update: Live)

Google Stadia is out of the pilot phase, but it has yet to go full throttle. For one thing, its free tier is only just starting to rev up. Plus, the list of compatible devices has yet to expand — most irritatingly apparent in the smartphone category. Well, from February 20, that particular net will be cast wider as the game-streaming service has announced support for non-Pixel mobile devices.

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Nvidia GeForce Now loses Activision Blizzard’s entire catalog (Update: More info)

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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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming leaves beta, new paid plan offers priority access and ray-tracing graphics

Nvidia's game streaming service has been in perpetual closed beta for years, though it has been free for everyone since 2018. Google Stadia was the catalyst for a game streaming battle, with Sony and Microsoft both rushing to bring their services to the masses, and now Nvidia is ready to do the same with GeForce Now.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming beta comes to Canada on January 29 (Update)

Google hasn't announced Stadia in a vacuum; game streaming services have been in the works for years, with varying degrees of success. The technology to provide virtually lag-free, high-end graphics over miles of cables and Wi-Fi networks has only recently become robust enough. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft on Tuesday announced the public preview of its own remote gaming service xCloud, available starting next month.

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