• Nvidia faces attacks from AMD, Intel, and even Google. Should it be worried?

    28 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Nvidia announced an expanded array of RTX server solutions designed to leverage the power of ray-tracing at GTC 2019. The effort will help Nvidia take on Google's Stadia in game streaming with GeForce Now, and the company's investments in GPU tech will help it battle rival AMD and newcomer Intel.
    Read more ...

     

  • Google Exec on Why First-Party Is Foundational to Stadia

    Google Exec on Why First-Party Is Foundational to Stadia

    28 days ago - By IGN

    Before Phil Harrison even joined Google, he wanted to ensure the company had its own game development studio for its inevitable entry into the industry.
    I spoke to Harrison after the Google Stadia GDC 2019 reveal, specifically discussing Google's decision to open a first-party studio (rather than say, acquire other, existing companies or rely solely on third parties.) He told me that creating a first-party studio was a key factor of his choice to join Google.
    was a decision I made before I joined Google. I said to Google, 'This is a fundamental of being in the game platform business,'...
    Read more ...

     

  • How to get Google Home to play your YouTube playlist - CNET

    28 days ago - By CNET

    Listen to your playlists anytime you like on your smart speaker.
    Read more ...

     

  • Does Google See Stadia Competing With PlayStation and Xbox?

    28 days ago - By IGN

    As we learned at the Google Stadia reveal earlier this week, Google's new gaming platform isn't a game console but rather a streaming service. But despite that, as one console generation ends and we look ahead to the next PlayStation and Xbox, does Google see its new platform as competing with them?
    I spoke to Google's Phil Harrison about just that, wondering if Google launching Stadia this year, while most speculation has made us expect next-gen consoles next year, meant Google saw Stadia as a direct competitor. More than anything, it seems Google is more concerned with Stadia creating "a...
    Read more ...

     

  • Google Stadia wants YouTubers to play with fans, but that could leave creators open to attacks

    Google Stadia wants YouTubers to play with fans, but that could leave creators open to attacks

    28 days ago - By The Verge

    Google wants its upcoming game-streaming service , Stadia, to up the ante for live-streamed games on YouTube, but Google didn't address the many ways its system could lead to harassment, demonetization, and other problems for creators
    One of Stadia's most exciting developments for YouTube creators is “Crowd Play,” a feature that allows creators to play games like NBA 2K19 with their viewers. It seems like a good idea on the surface, but Google's presentation didn't mention any potential harms that could come from Crowd Play. For just over an hour, multiple members of Google's Stadia team...
    Read more ...