Google Stadia, CoD:Mobile, System Shock 3, more

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for March 20th, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report. Folks, apparently I screwed up the upload to Amazon yesterday, but there was a briefing that I created. It’s available on YouTube.com/TheGamingObserver, so be sure to check there whenever a duplicate is played on your device. Regardless, on to today’s news.

Google announces “Stadia”, game streaming platform

At the game developers conference today, Google announced Stadia. This is a new cloud-based game streaming platform. It is not a physical device of any kind, it’s simply a service available online on any of your current devices. Stadia will be able to stream games in 60fps, with HDR and 4K resolution, with the eventual goal of 120fps and 8K support. The single piece of hardware involved is the Stadia controller, which looks pretty traditional. At the keynote they showcased AAA games being played, like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Doom Eternal. They also revealed a game studio led by industry veteran Jade Raymond. This is certainly an incredibly impactful move here. Considering all that is happening with gaming platforms, you look at what Microsoft is doing with its expansions, the Epic Games Store opening up, all the technology with VR. Google adding a high-profile streaming service into the mix is incredible. I hope that it actually pans out and we will see it be successful, unlike some of their other ventures as a company. A thank you to Christina for sending me this story.

Call of Duty: Mobile coming to the west

Call of Duty: Mobile is now entering the west, having been exclusive to China previously. In collaboration with Tencent, the free-to-play game will be available on both iOS and Android, with hints of both multiplayer and battle royale modes being available. The game draws inspiration from the many before it, and a public beta will go live in the summer.

My Time at Portia headed to consoles April 16th

Just a bunch of updates here. First, My Time at Portia has revealed a console launch for April 16th, so you can pick that up on Xbox, PlayStation, or the Switch.

New System Shock 3 trailer

System Shock 3 just got a new trailer at GDC, so be sure to check that out if you’re interested.

Satisfactory enters early access on the Epic Games Store

The newest game from Coffee Stain Studios Satisfactory has entered early access.

BioWare comments on Anthem launch

And lastly, if you’ve been following the whole thing going on with Anthem, I encourage you to check out their comments on the game moving forward – it looks like they haven’t lost out on hope yet, and they’re on their way to improving the game.

That is the news. I would like to give a big thank you to Casey, Melissa, and Iva, all for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon. If you’d like to reach me directly, you are also welcome to send me an email, info@thegamingobserver.com. As always, this update was produced in part by Brandon, who funds the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a beautiful day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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