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Critically acclaimed platformer Celeste is coming to Stadia

Stadia has been rightly concerned with securing big-name AAA experiences to pad out its catalog, but indie representation has been growing in recent months. Soon, Google's cloud gaming platform will add another indie heavyweight: critical darling (and one of my personal favorite games of 2018) Celeste.

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Google's Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

When it began shipping last year, the Stadia Controller worked wirelessly on TVs hooked up to a Chromecast Ultra, but using it with any phone or laptop required it to be connected via USB-C cable, which doesn't make for the most comfortable gaming experience. Earlier this year, Google rolled out the ability to connect wirelessly via the Chrome browser, and starting today, users can now do it with any supported Android device as well.

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The Stadia controller's Google Assistant button now works during gameplay

When Google announced Stadia, it talked up what the Assistant could do for players in-game: its voice assistant would answer gameplay questions and even pull up video tutorials to help with particularly tricky bits. We're now one step closer to that reality, as basic Assistant functionality is finally accessible during gameplay on Stadia.

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Google Stadia: Subscription cost, games list, free games, compatibility requirements, and more

In fall 2018, Google made its interest in gaming known with Project Stream, a beta that let users play the high-end Assassin's Creed Odyssey from a humble Chrome tab. The following spring, it announced Stadia, a full-fat gaming platform that would leverage the company's computing and networking prowess to provide users access to games with no dedicated gaming hardware required. That service is available now, and it's getting a lot of attention — both positive and negative. So what's the deal? Here's everything you need to know.

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The Stadia controller is 10% off at the Google Store

Google's Stadia controller is expensive. Normally $69, it's pricier than both Microsoft and Sony's first-party gamepads. Given you can't use any other controllers to play Stadia on TVs yet, that could be a considerable barrier to entry for prospective players. If you've wanted in but have thus far been deterred by the controller's price, today might be your day: it's marked down 10 percent, to $62.10.

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Hands on with Crayta, an ambitious Stadia exclusive that will certainly die without a strong creator community

Crayta, the latest exclusive title for Stadia, is perhaps the most ambitious project to hit Google's cloud gaming service since it launched in late 2019. Instead of being guided by a central storyline or rigid set of mechanics, Crayta is an “anything goes” online platform where players can both play and build their own unique games. Like any good multiplayer experience, Crayta needs a strong player base right out of the gate for it to succeed, a stake that's raised even higher amid this title's launch-day limitations. I've been playing Crayta for a full a week, and here are my thoughts.

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Google Stadia 101: How to get the best performance and reduce lag

If you're trying out Google Stadia while you wait for the latest and greatest consoles from Sony and Microsoft to drop, you're not alone. But gaming in the cloud via a video stream is a lot different technically than playing something on a box plugged into your TV. Your ISP is a huge factor, but so is your home network setup, and the technology you're using to connect to it. In this guide, we'll show you how to make sure you're optimally set up to stream with minimal disruptions and lag.

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Elder Scrolls Online is the first MMORPG to land on Stadia, and it's free for Pro members

It's been known that the popular MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online would be coming to Stadia since the very beginning, but only recently did we learn that the game would be launched on June 16th. As of a few moments ago, ESO is officially available on the Stadia Store, and the base game is free for all Pro members. Now, this free version does not include any of the game's expansions outside of the Morrowind chapter, which coincidentally means the latest chapter Greymoor isn't included either, but thanks to the game's PC cross-save functionality, whatever you already own on PC is included with the Stadia version (all of my Zone and Dungeon DLC is indeed intact), as long as you link your accounts.

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Google Stadia now works with (basically) any Android phone

The Stadia Team has just published a community blog post that details a plethora of new features that are already available on the platform or are rolling out shortly. Today's most significant addition is the support for all Android phones, including a handful of OnePlus devices that were named specifically. On top of this, Google has released support for touch controls in all games as well as compatibility for per-device resolution options. Best of all, Stadia is currently offering $10 off your next game purchase if you're a Pro member.

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Stadia Pro trials are expiring. Here's how to make sure you don't get charged

Google finally opened Stadia to the public back in April, allowing anyone living in supported regions to try Stadia Pro for two months, free of charge. With June quickly approaching, any players who jumped onto the Stadia bandwagon on public launch day will soon be paying $9.99 a month for Google's cloud gaming service, unless they opt out. Here's how to cancel your subscription before your free trial of Stadia Pro expires.

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