Is there ANY hope for game streaming? We tried them all.

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There are so many game streaming services popping up, with so many idiosyncrasies, that it’s hard to keep it all straight. In this video, James takes Linus through a tour testing GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Microsoft Project Xcloud, and Sony PlayStation Now to see which one makes the most sense...except we didn't try Shadow.
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  • I'm honestly really happy to see you give this a fair shake, and not just dismiss streaming in some elitest pc tirade (as many other outlets and publications I saw do). As someone in the camp of only having a laptop that can't run games, this has finally after years given me access to many games that were previously completely cut off to me. Tried GeForce a few times, running comp games (Siege, CSGO) and while there were a few moments (1-2 seconds) of dropped frames/connection, it ran without much noticeable delay.

    CoteretCoteret3 giờ trước
  • The answer is simple as this, until game companies remove the option of physical consoles and everyone has Gig downloads speeds will it be accepted by gamers especially competitive gamers. No one is going to play on the cloud when physical consoles offer a gaming advantage, remove the advantage and players will be fine with it knowing they're all playing under same conditions.

    Urban NeptuneUrban Neptune5 giờ trước
  • "We had to buy destiny 2?" lol

    tadder saucetadder sauce7 giờ trước
  • Linus holds a controller like my dad...

    macpac22macpac227 giờ trước
  • I used GeForce Now when it came out for alpha first time I spent a lot of time playing Fornite on it,sometimes it was good,yet sometimes I would get on really bad server and it was unplayable

    PacoPaco8 giờ trước
  • What is the point to test it on gigabit internet when 99% does not have one?

    Nyo NorNyo Nor10 giờ trước
  • Bro i have a pc from 2006 and don't even have the real version of windows 7 because i can't spend the money on it

    D.A.CD.A.C17 giờ trước
  • PIA is malware, why are you taking a sponsor from them...

    Citrus 3301Citrus 330119 giờ trước
  • Stadia is such crap. What gamer out there doesn't already have a huge steam library..... Google have their heads up their asses on this one.

    shperaxshperax19 giờ trước
  • I've tried them all with gigabit internet and 30 ping to their servers and the input lag is still noticable but I had no problem playing the games. It's just not ever gonna be better then like even a $500 PC build.

    shperaxshperax20 giờ trước
  • /my vote is for xbox stremaing service i have sideloaded the app on my nexus player and for a beta it runs fine and i use my xbox 1 controller .stadia sucks

    Eugene McCulloughEugene McCullough21 giờ trước
  • why didnt you test shadow gaming?

    PutzkeRulezPutzkeRulezNgày trước
  • stadia sucks

    iamdmciamdmcNgày trước
  • PC - Master Race Console - Peasants Streaming Games - Slaves

    J BJ BNgày trước
  • Notice how they suck Microsoft XCloud's and PlayStation Now's d**** but s*** on GFN and Stadia...🤔

    Anerdi1Anerdi1Ngày trước
  • Not even a mention for shadow.tech? It's the best, you get a full Windows 10 desktop with all your games, without rebuying them, and fear of them disappearing. Plus the rig is powerful and latency is quite low.

    Laurent BaumannLaurent BaumannNgày trước
  • getting a linus add on a linus video which has linus adds HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    Bigdick JohnsonBigdick JohnsonNgày trước
  • What about shadow?

    AdamCFAdamCFNgày trước
  • Imagine playing PS Now on PC when you can just hook up a PS4 to a monitor.

    Nam PhuongNam PhuongNgày trước
  • What about shadow tech.. it has apps for all devices and runs my games relatively fast and with low latency and my call of duty modern warfare at over 100 FPS. Its 12.99 a month at this time. Please use my referral link to get a extra $5 off your account for the first month. shop.shadow.tech/usen/invite/AARH8H08

    First LastFirst LastNgày trước
  • Linus is awesome.

    evann payneevann payneNgày trước
  • What about Shadow PC stream? Play w.e you want because it's a full cloud PC

    Zx7oZx7oNgày trước
  • Try boosteroid

    LORD OF HACKSLORD OF HACKSNgày trước
  • GeForce Now on the Shield is damn near perfect

    Zenumasu DoragonZenumasu DoragonNgày trước
  • "I play Halo with a dualshock" Microsoft has left the chat

    aola wiliaola wiliNgày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a> PlayStation one ??

    Ahmad AlsharrahAhmad AlsharrahNgày trước
  • i have a potato pc barely runs minecraft and cs go but i use geoforce now eith ethernet and it works just like a powerful pc

    Austin JohnsonAustin JohnsonNgày trước
  • hey Linus (and Mr. Filthy), I'm trying to download Fallout Shelter On my Steam PC app. It's Scheduling my download everytime and not being downloaded or play. Please help me out.

    SOMEWHERE I BELONG METEORASOMEWHERE I BELONG METEORANgày trước
    • Am I the only one that doesn't care about graphics ?

      aola wiliaola wiliNgày trước
  • What game is that at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="613">10:13</a>

    Hrishikesh VichoreHrishikesh VichoreNgày trước
  • Playing Halo with a dual shock on an iphone is just about the biggest middle finger to Microsoft one can feasibly achieve.

    Max KMax KNgày trước
  • You would think mac OS would be the main platform to go after since they don't usually have gaming options. Sony is stupid.

    Reynard BaillouReynard BaillouNgày trước
  • did he just said PlayStation one controller?

    cold hell666cold hell666Ngày trước
  • a rushed game is forever bad, and a delayed game has a chance to be good *cough* stadia *cough*

    kjcxbutter lmaoxdkjcxbutter lmaoxdNgày trước
  • Forget streaming I’m sticking with pc steam and consoles.

    Aaron ZAaron ZNgày trước
  • What was his internet connection speed? because i doubt that the quality of most games will be significantly lower with most internet users.

    Choyax IceholocaustChoyax IceholocaustNgày trước
  • Used the PS Now trial and 87 crashes or downscaling during gameplay later, I got through 2 hours of God of War. I have a 200/20 internet, the service is a complete joke.

    FJforeverSOLFJforeverSOLNgày trước
  • who tf really looks for fps

    Da$hLifeDa$hLifeNgày trước
  • "It's the blacks that look the most different to me" Excuse me what? xD

    Oussama OkbiOussama OkbiNgày trước
  • Is there any way to play warzone on a laptop using a streaming service?

    Hunter SheppardHunter SheppardNgày trước
  • Moonlight, Parsec, Steam Link. I use them weekly anywhere I can get 10mbps and a 5GHz or direct connection and have time to kill.

    Martin ParunakyanMartin ParunakyanNgày trước
  • When you run on 1080- and now Linus is running on 720p LOOK WHOS DA BOSS!

    GG GamerGG GamerNgày trước
  • I would use shadowtech over any of these systems shown in this video.

    crazydm7thcrazydm7th2 ngày trước
  • Am I the only one that doesn't care about graphics ?

    Omoyele RichmondOmoyele Richmond2 ngày trước
  • "I play Halo with a dualshock" *Microsoft has left the chat*

    Sayandip DhaliSayandip Dhali2 ngày trước
  • Xbox one is pointless as most all of those games are available on PC anyway. PS games mostly aren't!

    Adrian lambertAdrian lambert2 ngày trước
  • Geforce now is pretty good I have 100mb/s and I play games competitevily and I dont have any problems

    eitsu_eitsu_2 ngày trước
  • " We tried them All" Never mentioned shadow.tech or paperspace.

    mikea hiooimikea hiooi2 ngày trước
    • Ah, he did do a 20+ minute #ad on Shadow though

      Ace KuromatsuAce Kuromatsu13 giờ trước
  • Cause I’m Australia I already know none of these will work with 25mbs internet

    Ben WBen W2 ngày trước
  • Not only is playstation now from 2014 it's a rebranding of OnLive which first launched in 2010. Cause I guess Sony couldn't be bothered to do it themselves?

    IRMacGuyverIRMacGuyver2 ngày trước
  • All this really confirms is that Linus is TERRIBAD at gaming.

    Ben FullgrabeBen Fullgrabe2 ngày trước
    • everyone has a perfect connection. If you think we're stupid enough to give them that kind of control. The hunger game mentality has to stop.

      mikea hiooimikea hiooi2 ngày trước
  • So screw social distancing?

    SaViiSaVii2 ngày trước
  • Has Linus heard of aiming?

    subscribe to me or your ultra mega Gaysubscribe to me or your ultra mega Gay2 ngày trước
  • You totally forgot about PS4 Remote play. Which is 1080p gaming at a higher refresh rate that you can play on Android or PC. It's like having Nvidia Gforce Now, but free and unlimited. Any game I buy I can play anywhere.

    zbirdzellzbirdzell2 ngày trước
  • I’ve been tempted to try out stadia, simply because I don’t have much of anything to play on in my tiny apartment, and I want to try Red Dead 2... but it worries me, I mean I’d be happy to play it on stadia, just to say that I played stadia, but google hasn’t exactly even reliable in the past, and I don’t want to buy something if it could seemingly get dropped at any moment.

    Nick HydeNick Hyde2 ngày trước
  • Welles tu forgot Shadow pc (Who is THE french cloud cumputing that ou need to have) check it

    Romain RochasRomain Rochas2 ngày trước
  • I use geforce now and it sucks how the developers take off their games for no reason.

    Yousef AlzanoonYousef Alzanoon2 ngày trước
  • Its shit. its a gimmick let it die.

    ΞProgenitorΞΞProgenitorΞ2 ngày trước
  • Yeah, let's make gamers pay for the games and not even have their copy in their house. Let's charge them subscription fee to access their copy of a product on our platform. Sounds fantastic, sign me right in for this scam - fuck off!

    flioinkflioink2 ngày trước
  • No mention of Shadow? I'm in love with the service, streaming a whole windows PC where I can play my huge Steam library at high or ultra high settings :) shadow.tech/int

    Santiago VazquezSantiago Vazquez2 ngày trước
  • social distance...

    Costa ApostolouCosta Apostolou2 ngày trước
  • Playstation now does have a pc app

    Dismal CanuckDismal Canuck2 ngày trước
  • ok but can it run crysis

    Harris BokhariHarris Bokhari3 ngày trước
  • Linus, why do you have to be a hunter main

    Action WalchAction Walch3 ngày trước
  • so wait, you can't use a playstation controller with PS Now on PC?

    Clayton ThomasClayton Thomas3 ngày trước
  • There's no hope for game streaming because we're not about to let our game experience be controlled by evil greed corp. They want us to pay them for doing that to us. They want to lock gaming up behind a licensing pay wall. All while spying on you for the NSA The hunger game mentality has to stop.

    Zeek MZeek M3 ngày trước
  • Destiny 2 is free. “Did we have to buy this? No it was included with the bundle” thank goodness for that game bundle.

    Apropos RacerApropos Racer3 ngày trước
  • On a 1080p tv using Stadia with HDR off Destiny 2 actually looks really good and performs way better. Yes it's unfortunate Bungie couldn't get 4k 60 working. Whether that's Google's fault or Bungie I can't say.

    Anthony CiuffiniAnthony Ciuffini3 ngày trước
  • Bad review. How did you miss Shadow? That would be like a video where Car and Driver reviewed all car manufacturers and forgot Toyota. Shadow is by far the best game streaming service - it's essentially a VDI, so you can even sorta use it for other stuff. I forgot PlayStation Now even existed.

    Patrick VargoPatrick Vargo3 ngày trước
  • 1,000 Dislikes from people who believed the hype and thought they'd have an RTX 2080 in their front room for £100

    sam rowlandsam rowland3 ngày trước
  • what about 5G? won't it make this possible

    ---x----x-3 ngày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a> PLAYSTATION ONE?

    Miloš VukadinovićMiloš Vukadinović3 ngày trước
  • shadow win

    Ξ Y T H Λ XΞ Y T H Λ X3 ngày trước
  • If I could afford a nice new pc I’d be able to not use GeForce now

    SpixlyTVSpixlyTV3 ngày trước
  • Stadia also offers 4k and 5.1 surround audio in their pro subscription. Nvidia and PSNow tops at 1080p stereo.

    elPumaProductionselPumaProductions3 ngày trước
  • How about Shadow or Utomik? Shadow seems promising. But it's a shame they're not expanding so fast

    elPumaProductionselPumaProductions3 ngày trước
  • stadia acts like when you turn vsync on in csgo or l4d2

    Noah LeitchNoah Leitch3 ngày trước
  • He doesn't know about half the shit he talks about.

    Tony ???Tony ???3 ngày trước
    • signal tho, GeForce Now is a better option because it lowers the streaming quality to reduce tearing and decrease input lag

      monika laosimonika laosi3 ngày trước
  • No one ever mentions Parsec, but (with its own limitations) Parsec is exactly what it promises and what it claims to be. It's literally renting time on a virtual machine that can stream as much video and audio as your connection will handle, at latencies tied directly to your average number of hops between your PC and the server your VM is running on. I have no affiliation with them, and haven't used the service in a while. I mostly signed up for it out of curiosity. Their graphics-streaming-capable VMs run on AWS or Paperspace servers at a datacenter as geographically (and internet-infrastructurally) close to you as possible. In Seattle, I had ping times between 15 and 35ms. A lot of games with pretty decent graphics are solidly playable, even considering that graphics latency is far more sensitive than data latency. When I'd be signed in, I'd have traceroutes of five or six hops -- but at least theoretically, it's possible to bring that as low as four -- your router, your ISP, the datacenter and the VM server. What you get is a Windows virtual machine. Not a walled garden you have to pay extra to play games in. It's a windows VM. The environment comes with Steam already installed -- and you can sign into the Steam client with your own account. You can install software locally on your virtual drive. You can, and I did, install and run Dwarf Fortress. It was kinda cool to have a moderately- powerful VM running DF's world generation to make 1000-year histories. Competitive shooters are probably not good on Parsec, or any game where maximum responsiveness is critical -- but that limitation is shared by everyone in the space. The sickening part is that when Google announced Stadia, I assumed that it would be something like Parsec -- who, if anyone, can hit that theoretical four-hop goal? Hell, if this kind of thing caught on, Google could probably eliminate the ISP and bring it down to three hops. How they managed to mess this up I can't even. Yeah, Parsec won't do much for handhelds or for people who don't have high-bandwidth ultra-low-latency connections. But imagine the market forces pushing for low latency if something like a VM service were to catch on. With parsec, I paid for actual use time -- plus a nominal storage fee between sessions. If I told it to wipe my virtual drive when I signed out, it had zero ongoing maintenance cost when I was not signed in. The overall value prop at the time was just a tiny bit more than buying a gaming laptop every 18 months. Not a world-breaker by any stretch. But it or services like it deserve mention when talking about game streaming.

    Andrew GrayAndrew Gray3 ngày trước
    • I play GeForce Now on my Moto Z3 w/Moto controller mod via 4G all the time. You don't need a controller on GeForce now tho, because it has an on-screen controller option. I

      monika laosimonika laosi3 ngày trước
  • It is a bad idea from first principles.

    Kevin VilbigKevin Vilbig3 ngày trước
  • "HDR" Destiny 2 is free. Just do some dang latency, and video compression tests. That's where the sacrifice is with these services.

    nuBnuB3 ngày trước