We've all heard about Google Stadia. At one time, this gaming service simply did not leave the main pages of many technological portals. This is especially true of overseas sites that write about smartphones. There was a lot of it in Twitter. But few people knew exactly what it was and how to use it. Nevertheless, the service turned out to be very interesting and promising. It has not yet received a super-wide distribution, but has already acquired fans, many of whom are enjoying the gameplay. Over time, there will only be more of them, as the service receives new games and enters new markets. In this article, I will list all the games that are available on the service at the time of writing.
Google Stadia works great, but you have to meet the requirements.
What is Google Stadia
Google Stadia is the gaming service of the future. That's because it's cloudy. With it, you do not need to download games to your device. You just need to buy the desired game and you can safely play on almost any device. Almost all devices are supported, except for those under control iOS. You can even play on Macs and the cheapest Android smartphones. This is due to the fact that calculations are performed not on the device, but on the server.
Control response latency is minimized. At one time, Nvidia GeForce Now and PlayStation Now were unable to do this largely due to the small number of servers. Google took a slightly different path and distributed the load across its servers, of which there are a lot around the world. This made it possible to shorten the distance from the user to the server and establish good control. Plus, the controller sends the signal to the server itself, not through the device. This saves a few more important milliseconds.
Initially, a separate controller was developed for Stadia, but this idea was quickly abandoned and the service can be used with any controller. But with the original it will still be better, since only it can work directly with the server. Others do it through the device you are playing on.
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Games for Google Stadia
There are already a lot of games for Google Stadia and there will only be more of them. In general, they are all good, but there are also real monsters of the gaming industry, like Mortal Kombat 11, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin's Creed.
Like any other console or platform, Google requires players to buy the games they are playing. This is a free tier called “Stadia Base”. If buying every game is not for you, then you can use the subscription option. It will cost $ 10 and will be called the Stadia Pro. So some of the games will be free for you, and on the rest you will get a big discount.
List of games for Google Stadia
How to play Google Stadia in Russia
The problem is that the Google Stadia service is not available in Russia, but, as usual, there is a way out. True, you need to understand that you will perform all actions at your own peril and risk. If you do this, you may void your warranty or simply damage your phone. Simply put, if something happens to your phone, our editors are not to blame.
First of all, you need to understand whether your hardware meets the minimum system requirements. These include connection speeds of 15 Mbps for Full HD and 35 Mbps for 4K. Also, your smartphone or tablet should be running Android 6 or newer and have 2 GB of RAM on board.
In order to start playing Google Stadia games, you will need to change your country on Google Play. It is IMPORTANT to understand that Google does not allow you to change the region when you want. This can only be done once a year, so getting back to your region can be a problem. Therefore, to use Google Stadia, it is better to register a separate account and select the desired region in it.
If this issue is resolved, go to this link and go to the settings. Since Stadia only works in 15 countries, you will need to choose one of them (preferably the USA). Find the 'Country / Region' section, and then click 'Create New Profile'. In the state selection field, poke in 'New York', in the address line write 47 W 13th St, New York, NY, and in the index line write 10011.
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You can choose another address, but if you don't know which one, choose this one. Then go to the 'Payment Methods' tab and link a valid card. The address will need to indicate the one that is given above, or the one that you entered instead.
When everything is done, you will need to go to “Settings” on your smartphone, find in the “Applications” section of Google Play and clear the cache. Then go to Google Play and download Stadia. If the region has not changed and you cannot download the application, you will have to wait from several hours to several days.
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