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Topic   Gather Around -- Google Has Entered the Game Industry

Boss
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* 12-Mar(#1)
Teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJclcGp8K_4

Join us March 19, 2019 10AM PDT live at https://g.co/gdcreveal19 as we unveil Google's vision for the future of gaming.

Livestream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUih5C5rOrA

whitefire
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12-Mar(#2)
Isn't it just going to be that web browser stuff?

Boss
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12-Mar(#3)
whitefire wrote:
> Isn't it just going to be that web browser stuff?
>
>

Most don't think so since they filed patents for a controller. So the speculation they will have a Game Streaming box with some type of service (buy as you go or subscription based is yet to be seen). http://www.ilounge.com/news/google-patents-their-v...
DefaultGen
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12-Mar(#4)
I guess it will be interesting to see what it is, but it's going to be competing on price not quality so probably not really aimed at enthusiasts who talk about games all day. A streaming service can't compete with an HDMI cable, no matter how good your internet or how low the latency, so either the hardware has to be cheap or it's gotta offer a subscription with a ton of games (OnLive but better?)

tonymack21
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* 12-Mar(#5)
that's what im thinking, something like OnLive but maybe better.

maybe some kind of little box with a controller where you stream mid level steam type games and games from the android store?

DefaultGen
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12-Mar(#6)
tonymack21 wrote:
> maybe some kind of little box with a controller where you stream mid level steam
> type games and games from the android store?

Another Ouya/Shield/Fire TV thing would be such a fart if that's all they announce.

Admiral
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12-Mar(#7)
Yeah if it only plays current Android games, I'd be disappointed. BUT, if the Nvidia Shield library (and also the switch library) is any indication of what Android hardware can do, I think could be in for a real treat with Google behind it full force. I'm super curious...
tonymack21
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12-Mar(#8)
ya I wonder if its gonna be more powerful hardware wise than a shield and how easy it will be to mod and add additional things too. could be interesting.

I kinda hope its not a full fledged console, theres enough to keep up with the big three and pc, and unless sega was still in the game I don't really want anything else.

Frank
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12-Mar(#9)
I'm hoping it's them attempting to become the next big console manufacturer like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. I'm setting my expectations low though, and expect it to be a simple streaming box, or PC streaming service with their own designated controller.

If it does end up just being a PC streamin service, they better not require their controller be used over an XB1, DS4, or Keyboard Mouse combo. Especially if the design is as bad as the fake leak, that will alienate the market.

dustin11
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12-Mar(#10)
Probably just a streaming console. I think that controller patent ended up being fake.
Frank
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12-Mar(#11)
That specific one did. Doesn't mean they still won't make their own controller. I hope not.

dustin11
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12-Mar(#12)
They probably will, and I'm guessing it will be some knockoff of either the Switch's Pro controller or the X1 controller. At this point the controller is so refined that there isn't much else they can do.
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12-Mar(#13)
Its probably mobile bullcrap for their phones.
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12-Mar(#14)
Well they just hired Jade Raymond to be the VP. I'm guessing she'll be the VP of some sort of gaming division or something. She's pretty legit. If Google is really going to get in on the action I can see them poaching a ton of talent.

I personally have no interest in streaming games so I'm out if that's their play and I honestly don't really know how open I am to spending $300+ on another gaming console to go along with my Switch and PS4. But this news has piqued my interest. Let's see what they have up their sleeves.

tonymack21
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12-Mar(#15)
i didnt realize Jade Raymond had joined on this, thats some serious credibility.. now im more interested to see what it is.

Finn
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13-Mar(#16)
I would totally get behind Google!





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13-Mar(#17)
It's a streaming service with a controller. No hardware.


Admiral
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13-Mar(#18)
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
dustin11
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Yeah, I don't see them having a machine with local hardware to match the X1X right now and having it be a competent machine. Its way too expensive to enter the console market, especially at a time in which this gen is starting to come to an end with more powerful stuff releasing in about ~18 months. This thing is most likely a streaming machine.
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13-Mar(#20)
bleh

Scott
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13-Mar(#21)
Pass

Admiral
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13-Mar(#22)
I'd be super satisfied if it was near switch level of hardware, only without the screen and portability. It's been proven these systems can pump out pretty good 3D stuff and really great 2D stuff when done right.

It could end up being LOADED with indy titles and Android stuff, PC ports, etc.

When thinking about it though - streaming wouldn't be too bad...although we all know the complaints about buying digital software, etc.
longhornsk57
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13-Mar(#23)
Ya this is probably going to be a hard pass. I am pretty much all in on the Sony / Nintendo combo from here on out..
dustin11
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13-Mar(#24)
If they're just jumping on the whole streaming thing then I won't be interested either since XCloud will probably be better seeing as how MS has a much larger server infrastructure than Google does.
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13-Mar(#25)
November to early January 2019 they had a beta test of Assassin's Creed Odyssey that streamed entirely via browser. I doubt they yanked a console out to complement the streaming service. At the very most they might have a roku style device that runs custom android os so people without a entertainment device can buy one cheap. It's still streaming though.

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* 13-Mar(#26)
Let's face it: Google (Alphabet, Inc.) is a fudging beast. They could easily overthrow all 3 of these companies if they so choose to invest the resources. They have nearly limitless technologial power in the industry (even moreso than MS, who minimally invests in gaming). I don't think they'll make that kind of business decision, but the point is, they could do anything they want to.

The main reason I think it's going to be a streaming box with a focus on the service is because that's the future for average consumers, and there aren't any right now that have all of the big games. Google will change that. I see them being Roku (or fire stick, apple tv, etc.) and Netflix rolled into one. I see a $150-200 price tag for the hardware (if there is hardware) and a starting price tag of $15-30/mo (depending on what tier you choose) for the service.

Side note: why aren't there more expensive tiers for more content with other services? For instance, I'd pay $50/mo for Netflix to have access to virtually every movie/TV show ever released digitally. One the one hand, Netflix, Hulu, and AP (to a much less extent AP) all have HUGE libraries, but compared to all available content, they're tiny.

If Disney does well with their service, I wonder if other big companies would follow suit and try to push their content separately. That would destory Netflix. They have a ton of original content, but let's face it, without all of their unoriginal content, I don't think they'd make it. They don't have a lot of shows (Stranger Things comes to mind) that I feel like people would pay for the service just to watch that. Then again, HBO costs about the same as Netflix, so who knows. Sorry for the off-topic rant.

SirConnery
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13-Mar(#27)
A company built around cloud computing is unlikely to make a service that depends on hardware.

longhornsk57
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13-Mar(#28)
MS is worth more than Google so I'm not sure they could "overthrow" much. Sony is king of consoles and Nintendo is going strong.
tonymack21
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14-Mar(#29)
microsoft could buy sony and nintendo today with the change in the cupholder of bill gates' car and not bat an eye. he alone is worth more than both combined. they could end it all any time they wanted. i dont think google could overthrow ms, no company in the world can likely do that, but even MS would pay attention depending on what google is doing they are not a small company and definitely dont lack resources.

dustin11
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14-Mar(#30)
Google's server infrastructure isn't as big and MS just filled their server blades with Xbox hardware it get ready for XCloud. I wouldn't say that Goggle could
whipe the floor with the big 3 seeing as how Google isn't established in gaming whatsoever and would be going up against 3 juggernaut companies who's game divisions each brought in 11 figures last year.
SirConnery
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14-Mar(#31)
Google could implement widespread changes that would change the internet as we know it, but not enough to cripple competition.

What's far fetched but more plausible is Warren getting in and splitting up companies. Microsoft and Microsoft Gaming split up. Google tries to acquire Microsoft Gaming. Everyone approves except the SEC and it fails.

Admiral
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* 14-Mar(#32)
I dunno guys...this Ars Technica writer believes it's going to be hardware of some type...and provides some convincing arguments for it. Maybe still streaming games, but possibly a higher powered Chromecast / Android TV device, ala Shield (boneriffic)?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/all-signs-...

And also this one...

https://www.geek.com/games/google-is-probably-maki...
dustin11
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14-Mar(#33)
Making a console would be interesting and that's mostly because of the crazy amount of R&D costs just to either break even or make $5/console sold. I think I remember seeing that the costs associated with making a console is in the billions. This isn't cell phone territory where you can sell your hardware for $900 and make tons of profit then make a new one next year, you're making a very powerful console and selling it for $500 max, and that's got to come with a controller and everything. Companies primarily make their profit with software so it will be interesting to see what Google could come up with and if it would create its own studios or start buying up developers to make exclusive content. If they just throw a console into the market and hope for the best then they'll just end up with a steambox type failure.
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14-Mar(#34)
Looks like both Ubisoft and id Software (DOOM peeps) will be at Google's keynote

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dualshockers.com/...

Admiral
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14-Mar(#35)
I could see it being their streaming service tied to their streaming box...kinda like an Onlive or Steambox, but with Google's $$$ and backing.
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14-Mar(#36)
My thinking is:

Google Streambox $99 (sell at a loss to gain market share)
Google Subscription Service for Games:
Silver Plan with Resolution up to 1080p: $9.95 a month
Gold Plan with Resolution up to 4k: $14.95
DefaultGen
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14-Mar(#37)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Looks like both Ubisoft and id Software (DOOM peeps) will be at Google's keynote
>
>
>

Sweet we're going to see some games we probably played a year or two ago. I'm ready to have my socks knocked off now.

Mexico
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14-Mar(#38)
Probably an updated nexus player that ties in android tv and able to stream games.
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14-Mar(#39)
N-gage 3.0, baby!
Heavyd814life
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Now they are saying Amy Hennig and Crystal Dynamics will be at the event. It's like they tease something new every day. Very interesting...

https://www.resetera.com/threads/amy-hennig-and-cr...

dustin11
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14-Mar(#41)
Sounds like a bunch of 3rd party multiplats are going to be shown running on their streaming service. They'll have SotTR, Assassin's Creed, and Doom.
Heavyd814life
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14-Mar(#42)
dustin11 wrote:
> Sounds like a bunch of 3rd party multiplats are going to be shown running on their
> streaming service. They'll have SotTR, Assassin's Creed, and Doom.

Yeah, that seems to be the general consensus. Amy Hennig's inclusion is what I find interesting. She's not attached to any studios or projects at the minute, but she did get her start at Crystal Dynamics. Maybe she's headed back there to work on something new or maybe Google has managed to bring her into the fold.

dustin11
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14-Mar(#43)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Sounds like a bunch of 3rd party multiplats are going to be shown running on their
>> streaming service. They'll have SotTR, Assassin's Creed, and Doom.
>
> Yeah, that seems to be the general consensus. Amy Hennig's inclusion is what I find
> interesting. She's not attached to any studios or projects at the minute, but she
> did get her start at Crystal Dynamics. Maybe she's headed back there to work on something
> new or maybe Google has managed to bring her into the fold.
>
>

That would be interesting because shes also been pretty vocally against AAA gaming recently and has been saying that it isn't a sustainable method any longer. I could maybe see her possibly saying that shes either joining Google to work on something just for that platform or that shes working on a smaller indie game and then it would be shown off during the conference. Seeing as how shes not attached to any one company right now then the former is probably the most likely.

They definitely have a lot of weird cryptic stuff going on with their GDC announcements right now though.
Finn
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14-Mar(#44)
dustin11 wrote:
> Yeah, I don't see them having a machine with local hardware to match the X1X right
> now and having it be a competent machine. Its way too expensive to enter the console
> market, especially at a time in which this gen is starting to come to an end with
> more powerful stuff releasing in about ~18 months. This thing is most likely a streaming
> machine.


Who's to say they have not been working on something for a few years? Google is also not shy when it comes to spending the mountains of cash they have. That's one thing I love about them... They are not afraid.


dustin11
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14-Mar(#45)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Yeah, I don't see them having a machine with local hardware to match the X1X right
>> now and having it be a competent machine. Its way too expensive to enter the console
>> market, especially at a time in which this gen is starting to come to an end with
>> more powerful stuff releasing in about ~18 months. This thing is most likely a
> streaming
>> machine.
>
>
> Who's to say they have not been working on something for a few years? Google is also
> not shy when it comes to spending the mountains of cash they have. That's one thing
> I love about them... They are not afraid.
>
>
>

Then their timing is trash seeing as how new consoles will be out soon and MS is heavily rumored to reveal more info about next gen in 3 months at E3. They've also been beta testing all that cloud stuff recently and not a single rumor (that I've seen) has been said about them building a physical console to compete with MS and Sony. Plus, do we really need a 3rd traditional home console?
SirConnery
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14-Mar(#46)
I'm sure there's new hardware coming but on the server side rendering these games and prioritizing the data packets streaming out to us.

Frank
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14-Mar(#47)
I'm strangely excited to see what google has to announce.

tonymack21
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14-Mar(#48)
Just saw a new rumor that suggests this is a venture with Sega.. but I really don't know about that.

Finn
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14-Mar(#49)
dustin11 wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> dustin11 wrote:
> |>> Yeah, I don't see them having a machine with local hardware to match the X1X
> right
> |>> now and having it be a competent machine. Its way too expensive to enter the
> console
> |>> market, especially at a time in which this gen is starting to come to an end
> with
> |>> more powerful stuff releasing in about ~18 months. This thing is most likely
> a
>> streaming
> |>> machine.
>>
>>
>> Who's to say they have not been working on something for a few years? Google is
> also
>> not shy when it comes to spending the mountains of cash they have. That's one
> thing
>> I love about them... They are not afraid.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Then their timing is trash seeing as how new consoles will be out soon and MS is
> heavily rumored to reveal more info about next gen in 3 months at E3. They've also
> been beta testing all that cloud stuff recently and not a single rumor (that I've
> seen) has been said about them building a physical console to compete with MS and
> Sony. Plus, do we really need a 3rd traditional home console?


Sure why not? Google does not need alot of time to create hype. I am hyped already to see what they are going to do! If it's a traditional console I will buy it. I love Google they are imo the best tech company on the planet not so much because if what they do but what they do when it comes to fostering inovation and startups. They are number one in that area, so they will earn my money with a traditional console and maybe a streaming service.




dustin11
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14-Mar(#50)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Finn wrote:
> |>> dustin11 wrote:
>> |>> Yeah, I don't see them having a machine with local hardware to match the X1X
>> right
>> |>> now and having it be a competent machine. Its way too expensive to enter the
>> console
>> |>> market, especially at a time in which this gen is starting to come to an end
>> with
>> |>> more powerful stuff releasing in about ~18 months. This thing is most likely
>> a
> |>> streaming
>> |>> machine.
> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Who's to say they have not been working on something for a few years? Google
> is
>> also
> |>> not shy when it comes to spending the mountains of cash they have. That's one
>> thing
> |>> I love about them... They are not afraid.
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Then their timing is trash seeing as how new consoles will be out soon and MS
> is
>> heavily rumored to reveal more info about next gen in 3 months at E3. They've
> also
>> been beta testing all that cloud stuff recently and not a single rumor (that I've
>> seen) has been said about them building a physical console to compete with MS
> and
>> Sony. Plus, do we really need a 3rd traditional home console?
>
>
> Sure why not? Google does not need alot of time to create hype. I am hyped already
> to see what they are going to do! If it's a traditional console I will buy it. I
> love Google they are imo the best tech company on the planet not so much because
> if what they do but what they do when it comes to fostering inovation and startups.
> They are number one in that area, so they will earn my money with a traditional
> console and maybe a streaming service.
>
>
>
>
>

Would you throw down $500-600 for something that only plays multiplats?
Finn
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15-Mar(#51)
Who is to say it will? Who's to say Google does not through money around and buys exclusives or again has projects in the works... Google does pretty good when it comes to hiding or misdirecting. We will soon find out I suppose. Either way I think Google will be good for gaming.





SirConnery
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15-Mar(#52)
Maybe Apple gave them the Pippin.

dustin11
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15-Mar(#53)
I don't' have much interest in this thing whatever it is. Either its a streaming console and I'm not interested or its physical hardware and I'm still not interested. I already don't have time to play through my X1 & Switch backlog and adding another console will do no good. I'm also pretty sure I've never bought a Google product in my life and I don't see that changing any time soon. Still though, will be interesting to see what this ends up being. If it is streaming then that will definitely make things interesting next gen with MS and Google being really the only 2 in town who will be able to offer streaming world wide on any kind of decent level and it could rapidly change the landscape of gaming.
Admiral
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15-Mar(#54)
Crystal Dynamics eh???

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dustin11
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15-Mar(#55)
I remember all the hype the Ouya had, even many on here were saying it was going to be huge and they were definitely getting one. We all know how that turned out.
Admiral
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15-Mar(#56)
dustin11 wrote:

> I'm also pretty sure I've never bought a Google product in my life

This is impressive.


> If it is streaming then that will definitely make
> things interesting next gen

Good point. Perhaps this won't be the world beater console, but it could definitely change the way online/streaming is done for home consoles.

I'm still super concerned about going all digital though. I mean, maybe I'm being scrooge here - but I like for many of the things I buy to have value over time, even if it's a portion of the amount I paid for it. I do sell things I don't use anymore, so an all digital/streaming model better come with more incentives than just convenience IMO.
dustin11
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15-Mar(#57)
Admiral wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>
>> I'm also pretty sure I've never bought a Google product in my life
>
> This is impressive.

I have no Android devices, or Nest, or Chromecast, or those cheap little Chrome computers......I can't really think of what else they make. I've always thought of Google stuff as cheap disposable products, kind of like Amazon's hardware.

>> If it is streaming then that will definitely make
>> things interesting next gen
>
> Good point. Perhaps this won't be the world beater console, but it could definitely
> change the way online/streaming is done for home consoles.
>
> I'm still super concerned about going all digital though. I mean, maybe I'm being
> scrooge here - but I like for many of the things I buy to have value over time, even
> if it's a portion of the amount I paid for it. I do sell things I don't use anymore,
> so an all digital/streaming model better come with more incentives than just convenience
> IMO.

I think the most interesting part about it would be if streaming became the primary method of gaming in the future really only Google, Amazon, and MS are setup to facilitate that. Both Sony and Nintendo would be left behind because even Sony's server infrastructure isn't capable of facilitating all their customer's gaming needs. For example, MS has server farms in 52 regions, each server costs $1 billion, and each region has 2 server farms. That's about $104 billion worth of just servers which is almost twice Sony's net worth and over 3x Nintendo's net worth so neither of them could build up to compete and would be left behind or in a situation where they're renting servers from one of the new big 3. Traditional consoles will go away in the future, its just a question of when....and Google may be accelerating that with what they show at GDC.
Shawn
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* 15-Mar(#58)
No streaming only. Want to trade or re-sell games and be able to physically hold and look at them. Do not want to pay for same digital game/content each gen (damn you pinball arcade).
dustin11
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* 15-Mar(#59)
I'm with you 100%, I don't like buying games digital and the thought of an all digital future is something I really hate to think about. The problem is that I know this is where the industry is inevitably heading all though its likely we'll get at least 1 more gen of traditional consoles. I love physical media and having my collection on full display in my game room.
Admiral
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15-Mar(#60)
Yep, ditto on all counts.
dustin11
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15-Mar(#61)
I'm hearing more rumors about a Google/Sega collaboration to bring DC games to this thing. Right now some of the games being talked about are JSR remaster/reboot and Chu Chu Rocket. If so then count me in because this is something I've wanted to happen for years now.
Frank
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15-Mar(#62)
Admiral wrote:
> Crystal Dynamics eh???
>
> 360{imgt}

Man, I'd love to see Gex return in some form. Even if it was an HD remaster of some kind.
Admiral
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15-Mar(#63)
I played and finished it on 3DO when I had my 3DO FZ-1 CIB and 45+ CIB game collection that I screwed up and traded for a Saturn system only dead face
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16-Mar(#64)
Frank wrote:
> Admiral wrote:
>> Crystal Dynamics eh???
>>
> 640
>> 360{imgt}
>
> Man, I'd love to see Gex return in some form. Even if it was an HD remaster of some
> kind.
Yes, please. Though if the new Tomb Raider is any indication, it'll be a gritty reboot where a photo-realistic gecko humanoid gets raped by a bunch of TV executives.
Finn
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17-Mar(#65)
dustin11 wrote:
> I'm hearing more rumors about a Google/Sega collaboration to bring DC games to this
> thing. Right now some of the games being talked about are JSR remaster/reboot and
> Chu Chu Rocket. If so then count me in because this is something I've wanted to happen
> for years now.


Don't be worried about hardware, the pixel books are amazing prices of hardware right there with the Surface Books. I am contemplating getting one there is also a rumor that they may make them dual boot. You may not like them but the Chromecast and Google home line are all well made and quality hardware, my wife has been using the Pixel phones for 2 years (switched over from Apple) and they are fantastic.


The Sega library would be awesome, I want to play that Diablo type game again (I always forget the damn name)! I have very fond memories of chu chu rocket! Also Virtua Tennis, that game was not nearly as good on other consoles.







dustin11
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17-Mar(#66)
Diablo type game....hmmm....you talking about Silver? That was an isometric game but not a looter. I can't think of anything else it could be.
Finn
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17-Mar(#67)
Record of Lodoss War, just came back to me. I loved that game.



dustin11
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17-Mar(#68)
Oh, I never played that game but I was thinking it was either Silver or Gauntlet. The rumor I was reading was talking specifically about forgotten Sega 1st party IPs, so we may be pretty limited with whats offered, if anything, but it would still be cool to get to play then in some form other than emulation. Still, I would rather have them on the X1 for achievements and so I wouldn't have to buy a new machine. We'll just have to see whats offered.

I never heard of the Pixelbook so I went and looked it up and it looks as though its more comparable to a Surface Pro GO or an iPad on account of it running a mobile OS and is meant more for media consumption rather than real work. Specs aren't too impressive either as the GPU is an HD615 which is super weak to where the Surface Book maxes out with a GTX 1060. (https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1...)
Finn
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17-Mar(#69)
dustin11 wrote:
> Oh, I never played that game but I was thinking it was either Silver or Gauntlet.
> The rumor I was reading was talking specifically about forgotten Sega 1st party IPs,
> so we may be pretty limited with whats offered, if anything, but it would still be
> cool to get to play then in some form other than emulation. Still, I would rather
> have them on the X1 for achievements and so I wouldn't have to buy a new machine.
> We'll just have to see whats offered.
>
> I never heard of the Pixelbook so I went and looked it up and it looks as though
> its more comparable to a Surface Pro GO or an iPad on account of it running a mobile
> OS and is meant more for media consumption rather than real work. Specs aren't too
> impressive either as the GPU is an HD615 which is super weak to where the Surface
> Book maxes out with a GTX 1060. (https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1...)



Depends on the specs, you get get them with a wide range of "i" series CPU's that would be great for much more then media consumption of media... If you wanted to do that then go buy a toy like an iPad or some android tablet IMO would be far cheaper. Would be great for someone who needs to get work done and does not want to be forced to use horrible iOS and Android versions of desktop apps. Of course when dual boot becomes a thing. The. Again the build quality is right there with anything else.


dustin11
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17-Mar(#70)
Finn wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Oh, I never played that game but I was thinking it was either Silver or Gauntlet.
>> The rumor I was reading was talking specifically about forgotten Sega 1st party
> IPs,
>> so we may be pretty limited with whats offered, if anything, but it would still
> be
>> cool to get to play then in some form other than emulation. Still, I would rather
>> have them on the X1 for achievements and so I wouldn't have to buy a new machine.
>> We'll just have to see whats offered.
>>
>> I never heard of the Pixelbook so I went and looked it up and it looks as though
>> its more comparable to a Surface Pro GO or an iPad on account of it running a
> mobile
>> OS and is meant more for media consumption rather than real work. Specs aren't
> too
>> impressive either as the GPU is an HD615 which is super weak to where the Surface
>> Book maxes out with a GTX 1060. (https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1...)
>
>
>
> Depends on the specs, you get get them with a wide range of "i" series CPU's that
> would be great for much more then media consumption of media... If you wanted to
> do that then go buy a toy like an iPad or some android tablet IMO would be far cheaper.
> Would be great for someone who needs to get work done and does not want to be forced
> to use horrible iOS and Android versions of desktop apps. Of course when dual boot
> becomes a thing. The. Again the build quality is right there with anything else.
>
>
>
>

The Pixelbook is a generation behind the current Surface lineup so it has slower internals than almost every model. For its price range its okay, but then again, having to use the Chrome OS would probably be a deal breaker for most, especially since its considerably far behind Windows 10 in desktop app support. Regardless, I've not seen anything that Google has made that makes me thing "yeah, this thing can probably totally one up the X1X on the hardware side". I don't even think I'm too confident that it could one up the PS4 Pro and keep the price anywhere in the same ball park, which is I'm thinking this is a streaming box kind of thing with possibly some form of low level local play.
dustin11
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19-Mar(#71)
Should find out what exactly this thing is here in about an hour. Really curious to see what they've got planned.
paul6743
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19-Mar(#73)
Almost live... I hope it's an N-gage
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19-Mar(#74)
Stadia
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19-Mar(#75)
Is it just cloud gaming through the Chrome browser?
Archer
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19-Mar(#76)
This sounds awful so far.
dustin11
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19-Mar(#77)
Hate to say I told you so about it being streaming, but.......

This thing looks really stupid. Its like the social media of video games.
Archer
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19-Mar(#78)
I have zero interest in any of this.
dustin11
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19-Mar(#79)
I don't see myself ever using this.
dustin11
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19-Mar(#80)
Controller looks terrible too. Symmetrical joysticks? Nope. Hard pass.

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