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  1. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Glad it seems to have worked for you. Sorry, I had a migraine last night and my brain went into some spectacular meltdown so couldn't test out but I'll give this a go tonight! The areas I've found are really night day are the increasingly busy things like Menagerie and Forge. It just keeps going and nothing on screen seems to throw it which is lovely. I'm left wondering if Bungie are now really struggling with the 4k versions on the consoles because of where they've chosen to take the game (more enemies, bigger spaces etc.). It'll be interesting to see how Chrome holds up as they release 4k@60 later in the quarter. This will only the upscaled 1080p for D2 though unless Bungie push out some improvements.
  2. Hass

    Google Stadia

    It will be a variety of reasons, but I think the main one is actually most people's WiFi being a single AP solution. That means people are sharing the transmission medium so the stream gets hit by other users (wife starts Netflix etc) but also pure contention with other WiFi networks in your area. If you live in a metropolitan area, you probably won't get stable latency over any wireless solution purely because of frequency contention. This is much worse on 2.4ghz than 5ghz though. I think the BT partnership for Stadia recently announced is interesting because IIRC, BT were the only supplier attempting to differentiate on "whole house Wi-Fi" which meant they were giving out mesh APs with a powerline backhaul. That's a very good solution for low latency services like Stadia.
  3. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Before you shell out on an adapter I can give it a go on my Macbook over ethernet and see if I get a steady 1080@60; I've only really used Chromecast and the Stadia controller extensively. I'll give that a go tonight.
  4. Hass

    Google Stadia

    My feeling is that for non-twitch games, WiFi is fine. I'd happily play RDR2 over WiFi for example. But for twitch games it needs Ethernet to give the right experience but I kinda feel like that's the case for me today anyway (albeit I only play comp).
  5. Hass

    Google Stadia

    @Gorf King you said it yourself but I think the bulk of what you're experiencing is steaming blips due to WiFi latency. You gotta remember that 60fps is a frame every ~16ms so you're likely going to struggle on WiFi given that mean latency is typically ~10ms to the AP alone but will spike above 100ms whenever someone disturbs the force (Ethernet is less than 1ms and rock solid). It really is solid over Chromecast and Ethernet in my experience but I understand that Ethernet isn't possible for everyone. I personally can't play PvP games over wifi because the negative consequences of client side hit detection are so annoying. Something like pubg is a particular mess here with people being shot round corners and stuff. The interesting thing here is that its a trade, Stadia is likely the better hardwired experience for comp but Wi-Fi will always be WiFi so client side machines can smooth out the irregularities much better.
  6. Hass

    Google Stadia

    All gone now folks!
  7. Hass

    Google Stadia

    I've just been given 5 free 3 month buddy passes through work. Just PM if anyone fancies one.
  8. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Fair enough, I'll give up!
  9. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Hmm. I've not used Chrome myself much but I've heard a few performance issues raised specific to Macs plus also older hardware which relies on software deciding (most machines made since say 2010 have hardware video decoders on the chip which Chrome will take advantage of).
  10. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Do you use a VPN or anything that could direct the traffic via strange routing? My experience of Ethernet is rock solid fwiw.
  11. Hass

    Google Stadia

    I've not played Farm Simulator. Are you talking about the quality of the port or do you think you're experiencing streaming issues? If it's the later, WiFi or Ethernet?
  12. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Technically it's incredible but the product management still has a long way to go. It needs a longer roadmap, it needs the pro sub to compete with Game Pass and it needs to remove currently artificial barriers to access by delivering the non-pro model and making pro available without a hardware purchase. But the potential energy is incredible in my view. 2020 will be very interesting.
  13. Hass

    Google Stadia

    Yeah, 15 mins. How impactful this is primarily comes down to how each game handles saving progress today which is obviously largely based on an assumption of local hardware for these ports.
  14. Hass

    Google Stadia

    For some reason I thought that you could sign-up for Stadia Pro without a buddy pass these days but apparently not - fair challenge!
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