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Serious Sam Collection and Panzer Dragoon: Remake are coming to Stadia (Update: Lost Words out now)

Last month, Google announced that 120 games are slated to hit Stadia this year. That's a serious jump from the catalog currently on offer, but we haven't heard much about specific new releases since. Today, Google announced a handful of titles coming before year's end, including the Serious Sam Collection and Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

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TouchStadia hack brings Stadia the touchscreen controls you never wanted

With mobile devices sporting big, beautiful touchscreen displays, it only seemed natural to expect that Google's Stadia gaming platform would one day support this input method as a way to play. Although Google hasn't made any official announcement about such a feature, Redditor SmashShock was able to hack together a working version of mobile touch controls for Stadia that they're calling TouchStadia.

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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 Google Stadia stacks up against Microsoft xCloud

Countless companies have fallen in pursuit of building the perfect cloud gaming service, making the idea seem more like a distant dream than a feasible reality. However, as advancements in connectivity and processing power have reached new heights, the cloud gaming segment may finally be ready for prime time — at least that's what Google and Microsoft are promising. We pitted early iterations of Stadia and Project xCloud against one another to see how they measure up on the way to the cloud gaming revolution.

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Stadia's free tier will be available to Pro subscribers when their trials end

In a recent interview between Protocol and Google executive Phil Harrison, it was revealed that Stadia's free tier will launch "over the next few months," which certainly sounds like acknowledgement it will come well after the late-February timeline many people had anticipated. While this is a letdown for anybody looking to test the waters without forking over for an early access kit, it also brought up bigger concerns for many current members that didn't intend to maintain Pro subscriptions after the 3-month trial ended. Fortunately, we now know a bit more about what will happen for those players that already made game purchases, and they basically have nothing to worry about.

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Vulkan API 1.2 gives developers tools to make Android and Stadia games faster

Vulkan is one of the most popular graphics APIs, with cross-platform support, low-level hardware access, and no royalties. Android has allowed games to use Vulkan for years, and Google's new Stadia platform requires all games to use the API. Khronos Group (not to be confused with the Klingon homeworld), the organization responsible for developing Vulkan, has announced a new version that promises to make games even more efficient.

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Marvel's Avengers delayed until September on Stadia and other platforms

While not every major upcoming game will be arriving on Google's Stadia streaming platform, quite a few of them will be — including Marvel's Avengers, a title being developed by Crystal Dynamics (same folks behind the Tomb Raider trilogy) and published by Square Enix. However, you'll have to wait a little longer to try out the game, as it has been delayed by a few months.

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All of the Google Stadia Pro subscription discounts (Update: NBA 2K20 added)

Google Stadia's pricing model is better than a lot of people expected. There's no required monthly fee for streaming games you already purchased (up to 1080p/60FPS), but there will also be a Stadia Pro membership with better quality and free/discounted games. Now the last piece of the pricing puzzle has been revealed: how much the games will cost.

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Power Support Claw review: If you've got a Stadia controller, you might as well

Google bills Stadia as "one place for all the ways we play" — meaning on TV, desktop, and mobile. But considering Stadia's games aren't controllable by touch, playing on a phone can get awkward. Enter the Claw: a made-for-Google phone cradle custom fit to the Stadia controller. It's not great, but outside of Stadia's inherent drawbacks, it does facilitate phone play, and for $15, you might as well pick one up.

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Stadia Pro adds Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Thumper as free games (Update: Available now)

For all the mixed press Stadia has received since launch in November, the cloud gaming service shows a ton of promise. But the real trial of Google's gaming chops will come when the free Base tier rolls out in 2020. To help the paid Pro side stand out, Google is adding two more free games to the list of perks: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and Thumper.

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