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And it’s disappointing

Very zoomed-in photo of a Google Stadia controller, the D-pad and analogue stick with orange highlight.
Very zoomed-in photo of a Google Stadia controller, the D-pad and analogue stick with orange highlight.
Close-up detail of the D-pad and analogue control stick on a Google Stadia video game controller with a Night Blue finish. Photo: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing/Getty Images


Stadia’s rocky launch left it vulnerable to competition, but Google can turn it around by leveraging its strengths as a tech behemoth

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Nvidia’s unique approach opens the service up to millions of gamers

A product shot of GeForce Now, Nvidia’s new game streaming platform gameplay, with gameplay across different screens.
A product shot of GeForce Now, Nvidia’s new game streaming platform gameplay, with gameplay across different screens.
Photo: Nvidia


The gaming platform may fade into obscurity, like so many other Google products

Photo: Ina Fassbender/Getty Images


Debugger

Services like OnLive have tried and failed. Stadia and xCloud should succeed.

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller during the Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


The new streaming service could make owning a video game a thing of the past

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty


Data centers could make individual game consoles obsolete

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty

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