GAME ON AT GOOGLE

by Brett Harper

GOOGLE’S PROJECT STREAM, first unveiled closing October, gave gamers a flavor of what it’d be like to flow huge video games without delay from the cloud—from a Chrome browser, even. That effort has now evolved into something lots, tons more formidable. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Google officially introduced Stadia. Stadia is Google’s guess on next-generation gaming: It exists totally inside the cloud, with a bodily, Wi-Fi-enabled controller that connects to whatever laptop you’re gambling on.

WIRED’s Peter Rubin became at GDC this week for Google’s large screen, and he joins the modern-day Gadget Lab episode to speak approximately how Stadia is supposed to paintings while it launches later this year. The Gadget Lab group also speak how Google is taking goal at Microsoft’s and Amazon’s cloud gaming services and attempts to reply the maximum important question of all: Is streaming and capturing 4K games definitely going to damage our Google Drive subscriptions?

Show notes: You can study Peter Rubin’s tale on Stadia here. Lily Hay Newman’s tale on Facebook’s state-of-the-art security mess is here.

 

Recommendations: Peter recommends Whole Foods 365 granola bars. Arielle recommends the latest Voyages problem of The New York Times Magazine. Lauren recommends reading WIRED’s memories this week about Apple’s hardware updates, in particular, the iPad Mini review in case you’re inside the market for a tiny iPad. Mike recommends this latest New Yorker article about Shen Yun.

Send the Gadget Lab hosts comments on their personal Twitter feeds. Our visitor this week, Peter Rubin, may be located at @provenself. Arielle Pardes can be determined at @pardesoteric. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode. Michael Calore may be discovered at @snackfight.

Bling the central hotline at @GadgetLab. Our subject matter music is by Solar Keys.

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