Google Stadia. A wonderful gaming experience on Linux

Google Stadia, the cloud gaming service operated by Google, has finally arrived. We have tested it on a ridiculous cheap PC with a 30$/€ AMD Athlon 200GE CPU with integrated graphics. We played the first game (out of Destiny 2) on the list: Samurai Shodown.

The game is playable and fun, the audio was perfect, the graphics at FullHD 1920×1080 pixel with 60 FPS was stunning and the lag was coming but not too much. For a super affordable PC with a medium-low Internet connection, it was a really not bad experience. Also, under Linux, Stadia recognized the PlayStation DualShock 4 controller out of the box!

Google Stadia – Samurai Shodown on Linux

The first impression was good, really good! The service works fine and lost only some frames due to the not perfect internet connection. We’re excited to test Destiny 2 and to play it everywhere thanks to Google Stadia.

The Stadia slogan ‘Play when you want, where you want with Stadia’ is perfectly true: with this system, you can play your games when and where you want, and all at the maximum settings available. It means that you don’t need a billionaire PC to play at 4K60FPS, but you can do it on a cheap one, or on the TV, or wherever you want.

Of course, the product is practically still a beta, but what a beta guys! If the betas were all like that, what betas! Yes, you can see lags especially with mediocre connections, moreover, the non-Stadia controllers are not yet recognized by the ChromeCast Ultra, there are also many other small things, but, ultimately, Stadia allows you to play and does it great. And, in our opinion, the best is yet to come looking at the youth of the product.

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