Is Google Stadia The New Netflix of Gaming?

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Stadia was announced in March 2019 but today Google has released new information on Google's new cloud video game streaming service called "Google Stadia" or "Stadia" in a YouTube live stream where it was said to be the future of gaming unveils a way to play games without the use of a console or a powerful computer. No downloads, Patches, and no installs, Stadia games can be played on your TV, desktop, tablet, and specifically the Pixel 3 smart phones all from the Google Servers. Now with all this in mind what would be the pricing, games, release date, and possible cons? Here's what we know,

Pricing:
The pricing for Stadia would be $9.99 a month for Stadia Pro and Stadia Pro allows resolution up to 4K, Sound to 5.1 surround, additional free games, and game discounts. The Stadia Founder's Edition is $129 and is included with a Chromecast Ultra, Night Blue Stadia Controller which you can use to play on your devices, Three months of Stadia Pro, Destiny 2: The Collection, an exclusive Stadia Name, and a buddy pass. More on the Stadia Founder's Edition below.

Games:
So what games will Google Stadia offer? Well so far Google has announced,
  • Assasin's Creed Odyssey
  • Balder's Gate III
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Destiny 2
  • Doom 2016
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager
  • Get Packed
  • GRID
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance 2019
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Rage 2
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • Trials Rising
  • The Crew 2
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Release Date:
Google Stadia will be released around November 2019 and this goes back to the Founder's Edition. The release of Stadia will only accessible to those who have bought the Founder's Edition which again is $129. However the base release date will be around 2020 and Stadia Base is free which has lowered aspects than from Pro. Upon the 2019 release date it will be available in the following regions: U.S., U.K., Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and lastly Sweden. It is stated that Stadia will not be available in Hawaii and Guam for now.

Possible Cons:
Something that Google did not really explain in depth was the required internet speeds for different resolution and this opposes those who have low internet connection especially those in rural areas. In order to have that 1080p or 4K resolution you must have the required internet connection and device. So if you do not have a minimum of 30 or more Mbps subscribing to Stadia Pro will not give you the resolution you payed for.
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sounds suspiciously like a billionaire company trying their hand at an ouya-like system, except with bigger titles to back it up. the controller even looks like the ouya's controller.

we all know how ouya went. hopefully it won't be as disastrous.