Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks.Google didn’t say how much its new service will cost, whether it will offer subscriptions or other options, or what games will be available at launch —all key elements to the success of a new video-game platform. It said only that Stadia will be available in late 2019.Google made the announcement at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Some industry watchers were expecting a streaming console, but Google’s platform centers squarely on the company’s cloud infrastructure.“The new generation of gaming is not a box,” said Google Vice President Phil Harrison. “The data center is … [Read more...] about Goodbye consoles? Here’s how Google’s new Stadia platform could disrupt gaming space
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The first trailer for the second season of Netflix’s hit series Sacred Games was released on Tuesday. Within a couple of hours of its releases, Twitter is already teeming with hilarious memes and jokes, made on fresh new dialogues from Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s cool gangster, Ganesh Gaitonde.From cricketer Rohit Sharma to frustrated engineering students, the Sacred Games 2 trailer’s dialogues found resonance with everyone. “Apun ko kya maloom tha, apun ko toh bas ga**d marni thi” and “Balidaan dena hoga” were hot favourites. Some even realised how the latter dialogue, spoken by Pankaj Tripathi’s Guruji, could be perfect for today’s India vs New Zealand semi final match at the ongoing ICC World Cup. Check out the best tweets here:#SacredGames2pic.twitter.com/v1SC56qOAy— Abhi (@im_Abhi_07) July 9, 2019Me preparing for exams 😝#SacredGames2 pic.twitter.com/6aoQXscw1o— Spartan 🍁 … [Read more...] about Sacred Games 2 trailer spawns hilarious memes on Rohit Sharma, India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final
This week, more than 25,000 members of the video game industry are scheduled to descend on San Francisco for the geeky, and often sleepy, annual gathering known as the Game Developers Conference.This year, though, more people than usual are paying attention. Google is set to unveil a video game service, codenamed Project Stream, that will reportedly allow people to play Fortnite and other modern titles in a web browser or on a television using inexpensive hardware. If it’s successful, the system might herald the biggest shift in the $180 billion a year global gaming market since Super Mario jumped from arcades to the living room.Google has been privately testing Project Stream since last fall and just touted its announcement planned for Tuesday with a video trailer. The service will deliver games on demand, rather than as downloads, and is expected to support even the most fast-twitch and … [Read more...] about GDC 2019: Can Google create the Netflix for video games with new service?
Google is betting big on gaming with a streaming service and dedicated hardware. Google is expected to announce its new gaming plans at the Gaming Developers Conference (GDC) on March 19.Google has been long rumoured to be working on a gaming service and hardware. A new report by 9to5Google states that Google will officially launch both products at its GDC event. Google had sent out media invites for its GDC keynote on March 19. Google’s streaming platform will possibly be a stable version of its recently launched “Project Stream”. Launched as beta last October, Google opened Project Stream to select users in the US. The idea behind Project Stream was allowing users to play AAA titles at a minimum internet speed of 25Mbps. The first title compatible with Project Stream was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Project Stream trial ended last month. In addition to a gaming service, Google will reportedly launch a compatible console and … [Read more...] about Project Yeti: Google expected to launch its gaming service and hardware next month
Facebook’s latest data breach scandal has drawn everyone’s towards the vulnerability of the social media platform. From third-party app sign-ons to likes and interests, users have fed massive personal data to the social media app.With Facebook it’s pretty easy to provide the information without realising how much of it has been exposed. This happens with any app linked with Facebook which requires minimum basic information of your public profile and posts. Cambridge Analytica, the firm which worked with Donald Trump during 2016 US Presidential Elections is alleged to have misused private data of 50 million users. This was done through a personality test app which collected information from Facebook users. If you’re completely off social media then kudos to you, but for those who just cannot leave Facebook here are a few steps to ‘stay safe’. While this doesn’t guarantee any protection it’s the best that … [Read more...] about Here’s how you can keep your Facebook data safe from third-party apps, games