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    • icomp
    • By icomp 3rd May 19, 11:20 AM
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    PS4, Xbox or wait for Stadia?
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    • 3rd May 19, 11:20 AM
    PS4, Xbox or wait for Stadia? 3rd May 19 at 11:20 AM
    I'm not a huge gamer but do like to play once in a while. I've been thinking about upgrading from my PS3, with the recent news about Google Stadia I'm wondering what people thoughts on it are compared to current console for the casual gamer?
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    • dan958
    • By dan958 3rd May 19, 11:25 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 11:25 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 11:25 AM
    As someone who has never been a fan of game streaming (bad compression, input lag etc), I'd say go for an actual dedicated console.
    • icomp
    • By icomp 3rd May 19, 11:28 AM
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    I sort of agree, but I really am more on the casual side, probably play games once or twice a week, I should have mentioned I prefer slower paced games so the latency might not be an issue although adventure type games I think I'd rather play on the PC, like The Witcher series. I think I'd like a console for racing car games or retro arcade style games, not the very fast first person games.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 3rd May 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 3rd May 19, 11:43 AM
    I think I'd rather play on the PC.
    Originally posted by icomp
    Do you already have a PC? If you do and are just looking for a more casual 'sit on the sofa' style, then you can try streaming your PC games to your TV - it is something I do every now and again.

    Stadia is definitely much too early for us to give any insight on.
    • icomp
    • By icomp 7th May 19, 11:05 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 11:05 AM
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    • 7th May 19, 11:05 AM
    Do you already have a PC? If you do and are just looking for a more casual 'sit on the sofa' style, then you can try streaming your PC games to your TV - it is something I do every now and again.

    Stadia is definitely much too early for us to give any insight on.
    Originally posted by dan958

    What do you stream with? I tried a raspberry pi with steamlink, wired but it blanked out every now and then.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 7th May 19, 2:50 PM
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    • 7th May 19, 2:50 PM
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    • 7th May 19, 2:50 PM
    What do you stream with? I tried a raspberry pi with steamlink, wired but it blanked out every now and then.
    Originally posted by icomp
    I used the Steam Link. Discontinued now, but the app is avaible on Android. Your network will need to be decent speed though.

    I wouldn't play game that requires a fast reaction (such as FPS games), but it was great for those controller type games.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 7th May 19, 5:33 PM
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    • 7th May 19, 5:33 PM
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    • 7th May 19, 5:33 PM
    for any new format always wait until its an established success. For now i would go with ps4, especially if you have been happy with your ps3.
    • Matty36
    • By Matty36 9th May 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 9th May 19, 1:55 PM
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    • 9th May 19, 1:55 PM
    I'd go for the console myself.. More money upfront but u can buy used games if your on a budget which are cheaper from places like CEX/ebay etc

    And at least you can keep them or sell them on. With streaming like psnow, the upcoming xcloud from microsoft or stadia from google, games are often removed so you might lose access to them if say your half way through a game.

    And by going the console route, you wont get no input lag if your net decides to play up or get choppy
    • GloriousEuropa
    • By GloriousEuropa 5th Aug 19, 3:34 PM
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    • 5th Aug 19, 3:34 PM
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    • 5th Aug 19, 3:34 PM
    The idea of having to stream my games while I play is my gaming hell. WIll never ever go for that.

    Go X1 or PS4.
    • phillw
    • By phillw 6th Aug 19, 1:58 AM
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    My current broadband won't cope, so for me it will be cheaper for me to buy a PS4 than a years Stadia.

    As for Google Stadia minimum speed requirements, they are:

    10 megabits per second: 720p, 60 fps, stereo sound
    20 megabits per second: 1080p, 60 fps, HDR, 5.1 surround sound
    35 megabits per second: 4K, 60 fps, HDR, 5.1 surround sound
    • yeslek
    • By yeslek 6th Aug 19, 1:18 PM
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    get a console now - there are lots of offers and xbox's are dropping in price all the time(as PS4 is the popular and more stable choice) so you could pick up a cheap, new XB1S for around 150 with games(I got mine at 179 2 years ago, with what was then a 3 week old vanilla Destiny 2 disc and Minecraft)

    dont wait for stadia
    Last edited by yeslek; 06-08-2019 at 1:22 PM.
    • oozle1989
    • By oozle1989 6th Aug 19, 1:48 PM
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    Go X1 or PS4.
    Originally posted by GloriousEuropa
    As a Xbox One owner I'd say go for PS4, its got much better exclusives.
    • citroen999
    • By citroen999 7th Aug 19, 8:25 PM
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    i'd go xbox one and game share with a friend.

    i do this with my mate, he buys a game, then i buy the next and so on. So the latest games end up costing you around 30 as the cost is split... can only be done with digital download games
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