TEKHaus Show Notes
Episode #: 2
Hosts: Geoff Farinha & Dan Sagner
Game Plays (What we’re playing)
- Halo Master Chief Collection
- Wolfenstein The New Colossus
- XCOM is done!
- XCOM 2! Sensing a pattern?
- Movies tho? Been going through the Bond films
News Topics (What we think is interesting to run through)
PiHole has been updated since our last show, make sure you run “PiHole -up” command
Sony partners with Microsoft for cloud infrastructure using Azure services for gaming and content streaming
BlueKeep! Oh shiiiiiiiit! That, and EXIM. #yearoftheworm
Feature Chat (Our feature story for this episode)
(Small story) Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077
(Feature Discussion) Is “Cloud Gaming” the future?
Google Stadia - what is it?
- Only requires connection to Chrome, no additional hardware needed
- Streams from Google’s own servers, Intel Processors, AMD GPUs
- $9.99 for Pro Subscription, will still need to buy some new releases at full price
- If you do want hardware:
- Founders Edition - $129, includes Chromecast Ultra, Stadia Controller, three months of Pro Service and three months to gift to a friend.
- Stadia Controller can be purchased standalone for $69
- Releases November 2019
Microsoft Project Scarlet (2020)
- Starting in October 2019 Xbox One owners can use their console as a personal streaming server
- Supports all Xbox One games
- Personal streaming server is free, actual XCloud Stadia equivalent pricing is unknown at this time
- Steam did it first! In March. PC Master race, boiiii
- Tried it out and it’s freekin saweet! Played super meat boy, and latency was no problem at all.
- Oh, and since it’s just a basic remote screen app, I’m pretty sure you can play non-Steam games through this. Will report back.
What are Dan & Geoff’s thoughts about this new Cloud Gaming venture that companies are beginning to take?
- Data caps
- Bandwidth and infrastructure issues
- Latency problems
- Ownership of games
- Vendor lock-in
- Cross-platform good for Linux?
Connect with Us
Geoff - @GeoffEff
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