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Admit failure? Google is finally closing its gaming venture Israel today

2022-10-06T17:27:02.439Z

Stadia was a streaming service through which gamers could stream games using the browser • Right from the moment of launch, the service suffered from a severe lack of content and for years was unable to compete with the giants of the industry • This week Google announced the complete shutdown of the platform • A new game in the old series of racing games Need For Speed ​​• The collection The largest collection of Pokemon products is on sale



Now it's official: Google is completely killing off the Stadia brand, its cloud-gaming venture that launched to great fanfare about three years ago but never lived up to expectations.

For those who are less knowledgeable (and there is no lack of such, it turns out), Stadia was a streaming service through which gamers could stream games using the Chrome browser on personal computers, various Android devices, and also a dedicated application.

It even came with its own controller and was considered a technological breakthrough thanks to the high streaming quality, but all these advantages were enough compared to the disadvantages.

From the very moment of launch, the service suffered from a severe lack of exclusive games, and was unable to compete against the giants of the industry - Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

Also, the fact that gamers had to pay full price for the possibility of playing titles that are not even installed on their hard drive (thus being dependent on external factors such as the quality of the network connection) did not particularly charm customers, and the business simply did not gain momentum.

The writing was indeed on the wall, and this week Google announced the complete shutdown of Stadia on January 18, 2023. After that date, it will no longer be possible to connect to the service, and it will be buried in the virtual graveyard of the most failed gaming ventures in history.

What's more, in a rare and commendable move, Google has announced that it will issue full refunds to all disappointed customers who purchased Stadia products - including games they finished years ago - so it turns out they've been enjoying those games for free.

What is wrong?

Goodbye to the next world, Stadia, it was nice to meet you.

Breaking speed records

A new chapter in the old series of racing games Need For Speed ​​is just around the corner, and that corner is much closer than you think.

NFS: Unbound will burn the asphalt already on December 2, and as you can see in the pictures, the game will combine realistic graphics with Japanese anime style - not something you see every day in this genre in particular, and in gaming in general.

"The need for speed" is back with a new game,

A bit of history (because that's how we are, nostalgic): Ned Four Speed ​​began its journey in 1994, almost three decades ago (!), as an exclusive game for the late 3DO console. About a year later it was released on the computer, and arrived in 1996 on the PlayStation The original. The new title will actually be the 25th in the series, and it's a landmark piece. Don't forget to buckle up and that's it.

20,000 Pokemon on sale

The largest Pokemon collection in the world is for sale,

The world's largest collection of official Pokemon merchandise, numbering around 20,000 items from around the world including rare Nintendo games, even rarer trading cards and... slightly less rare toilet paper, is up for sale.

The BBC reports that the collection will try to find a new home on October 18, after a British woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, collected it for more than two decades.

The lady decided to sell the collection "for financial reasons", and according to experts, she may pocket about 300,000 pounds, which is about 1.2 million shekels.

There is no doubt that such an amount could solve many financial problems, but Picchu would feel a little betrayed, wouldn't he?

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Source: israelhayom

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