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Google Stadia planning a variety of 1st and 3rd party exclusive titles.

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  1. Deimos
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    This is the kind of idea that I think is actually pretty interesting about Stadia: Atari was a terrible example, because we can already do something similar to that easily with web-based emulators...

    This is the kind of idea that I think is actually pretty interesting about Stadia:

    Raymond was also excited about the kinds of content that could become possible through the integration of Stadia tech with Google's other offerings like YouTube. As an example, she suggested a novel treatment for a documentary about the history of video games. "At the segment where they show you Atari, all of a sudden instead of just watching it, you could actually be playing it because the button inputs on the controller you're holding can suddenly control that video stream for the portion you tag as interactive," Raymond says.

    Atari was a terrible example, because we can already do something similar to that easily with web-based emulators for the old systems (not directly through YouTube, but the general concept). Where I think it gets interesting is with modern games where the download/run requirements can be quite high. It would be neat to have something like a "Games of the Year" award show where you can instantly play short pre-set-up segments of all the winners/nominees without needing to install them, and even on a device that wouldn't normally be powerful enough.

    Similarly, really neat potential for some new types of interactive content by being able to get instant access to specific game states. For example, you could be watching a speedrun, and they could say something like, "this is one of the hardest jumps in the whole run, try it for yourself," and give access to a state of the game identical to what you were just watching to try completing the next section.

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