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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1125 on: November 26, 2019, 11:54:39 PM »
Got my Google Stadia.

A bit of laggy response at first, then I tweaked the settings. Seems pretty solid on responsiveness now.

Playing Destiny on it.

I'm supposed to get a free "Buddy Pass" of some sort, but they're not available yet.

Anyone here wanna try it when I get that?

I haven't heard many good things about the Stadia.  :-\
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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1126 on: November 27, 2019, 01:19:13 AM »
Got my Google Stadia.

A bit of laggy response at first, then I tweaked the settings. Seems pretty solid on responsiveness now.

Playing Destiny on it.

I'm supposed to get a free "Buddy Pass" of some sort, but they're not available yet.

Anyone here wanna try it when I get that?

I haven't heard many good things about the Stadia.  :-\

So far, so good... but then I'm not much of a pro gamer.

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1127 on: November 27, 2019, 01:47:34 AM »
What is stadia, exactly?
 

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1128 on: November 27, 2019, 07:21:26 PM »
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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1129 on: November 27, 2019, 08:44:59 PM »
What is stadia, exactly?

Stadia is Google's cloud gaming system.

No console. Play on your tv, phone, tablet, etc. That's the general idea.

How it works is that you connect to Google's server and that's where the game really runs. They just stream the video and audio to you.

The version I got comes with a wi-fi controller.

For games, you buy a game, but there's no DVD/CD. And no installation or upgrades. Everything is on the cloud.

So, if it works right, it's pretty amazing.

I've tried it on my tv (via Chromecast Ultra), and on my phone (Pixel 3). No lag, very responsive so far.

It also has the possibility of huger interactions between large groups of players (since they're all really running on the same system)

... AND, I've got a buddy pass that'll give somebody 3 months of Stadia Pro. You don't need a controller or anything else - just play on a Chrome browser on your computer.

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1130 on: May 01, 2020, 07:36:38 AM »
I've gotten back into Minecraft after a long hiatus and hooooly crap they added a lot of stuff. It's crazy.
 

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1131 on: May 02, 2020, 02:29:12 AM »
I've gotten back into Minecraft after a long hiatus and hooooly crap they added a lot of stuff. It's crazy.

Damn. I've got to play that game again. Time to take my old desktop computer out of hibernation!
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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1132 on: May 03, 2020, 02:28:04 AM »
It's a lot of stuff. Roving bands of marauding pillagers, the villager system has been completely rebuilt, and scaffolding. Scaffolding is awesome.
 

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1133 on: May 03, 2020, 02:38:15 AM »
It's a lot of stuff. Roving bands of marauding pillagers, the villager system has been completely rebuilt, and scaffolding. Scaffolding is awesome.

Ah, scaffolding is important! :smilenod:

Many long hours were spent on improvising scaffolding alone in years past. ::)
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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1134 on: June 22, 2020, 05:50:40 PM »
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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1135 on: June 23, 2020, 06:29:46 PM »

“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

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Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
« Reply #1136 on: June 25, 2020, 08:13:58 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4V7H8MDpTk
My kids had to explain this to me. ;D
Updates used to be pretty small things, like a few MBs here and there, except for major updates. CoD though, they take it to another level.
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