Shadow Tech Facility Tour ... will PC gaming die soon?

HAL_404

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just came across this video, what do you think about the tech and when if ever will it become available to the Public (months? Years?)

 

Sycraft

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I think that:

1) This video is a year old and you've heard nothing more of it, that really says all you need to know. However...

2) This is just game streaming aka Stadia. That has Google backing it, a company with waaaaay more datacenters than these yokels (Google is the #3 cloud provider after AWS and Azure) and they can't make it not suck. These guys have no chance.
 

erek

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I think that:

1) This video is a year old and you've heard nothing more of it, that really says all you need to know. However...

2) This is just game streaming aka Stadia. That has Google backing it, a company with waaaaay more datacenters than these yokels (Google is the #3 cloud provider after AWS and Azure) and they can't make it not suck. These guys have no chance.
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/355141/SHADOW_CONTINUES_TO_IMPROVE_ITS_OFFERING_TO_FREE_THE_GAMERS.php
 

Sycraft

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Ahh yes, a page light on the details, heavy on the hype, and of course nothing actually yet available. But don't worry, I'm sure it will be totally amazing at launch, so much better than Google's offering...

Skeptical Sycraft is skeptical.
 

HAL_404

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I just came from the Shadow website and they have a special sign up for $12.99/mo and I read that they give you 256GB SSD space and that adding games is on a 1GB/s service so I'm guessing you upload your games somehow to that SSD?

Jensen Huang said "“If your question is, ‘How long before streaming can be as good as a PC?’ the answer is never.”

is he talking 1080p or what?

I'm hoping that someone who has or is using Shadow will make a post with details about how it all works and if I should still build my next gaming rig or not
 
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kirbyrj

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I just came from the Shadow website and they have a special sign up for $12.99/mo and I read that they give you 256GB SSD space and that adding games is on a 1GB/s service so I'm guessing you upload your games somehow to that SSD?

Jensen Huang said "“If your question is, ‘How long before streaming can be as good as a PC?’ the answer is never.”

is he talking 1080p or what?

I'm hoping that someone who has or is using Shadow will make a post with details about how it all works and if I should still build my next gaming rig or not
Of course, that's the same guy who's pushing "GeForce Now" over Stadia, et. al.
 

UnrealRG

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All multi-player games that do not include a dedicated server are dead to me. Long live dedicated server games like L4D, UT, etc!
 

seanreisk

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Televisions didn't destroy movie theaters, but it did force Hollywood to improve their film quality and explore deeper subjects.
 

viivo

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Televisions didn't destroy movie theaters, but it did force Hollywood to improve their film quality and explore deeper subjects.
Pirates didn't destroy PC games, but it did force publishers to tighten budgets and developers to reduce overall quality while exploring more shallow gameplay.
 

CrimsonKnight13

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Pirates didn't destroy PC games, but it did force publishers to tighten budgets and developers to reduce overall quality while exploring more shallow gameplay.
More like FUD. Nothing concrete about this unless you have empirical proof. It's more like devs & pubs got lazy with lazy console tech instead of sticking with the ever improving landscape of better PC tech.
 

Darunion

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I always get triggered by things "this will replace pc" type stuff. Yes, you might replace pc gaming taken at a snapshot in time and all before that, but pc evolves too so your product needs to be a step ahead of that evolution to completely replace it.
 

Sycraft

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I always get triggered by things "this will replace pc" type stuff. Yes, you might replace pc gaming taken at a snapshot in time and all before that, but pc evolves too so your product needs to be a step ahead of that evolution to completely replace it.
Or just end up being another things people use. Often "replacements" aren't, even if they end up being bigger. Two examples:

1) Mainframes. You know, the old school computers that took up a ton of space. You might think that they'd been killed off what with all the other computers out there. Nope, still going strong. There are more mainframes now than there was when they were the only kind of computer. While other computers totally dwarf them in terms of sales, they haven't taken away their market.

2) Mobile games. Mobile phones are far more common than desktop or laptop PCs. Almost everyone has a smartphone, and of course there are lots of games on them. However they haven't killed the PC or console gaming market. On the contrary, those are bigger than they've ever been. Mobile gaming has not killed off PC or console gaming.

Just because something new hits the scene, doesn't mean it kills the old thing. Sometimes it does, but this idea that a new technology will automatically replace an old one is crap, and there's plenty of examples of that.
 
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