Nintendo And Sony Shares Drop Following Google's Stadia Reveal

Ruben Fields
March 23, 2019

Like Google, Walmart has enormous resources and reach - albeit less networking and streaming expertise than the owner of YouTube - so it could become a major player if it gets into the streaming game early.

Walmart might be next to jump on the game streaming bandwagon. On one hand, being able to play high-end games like Assassin's Creed and Tomb Raider and Doom on virtually any connected device is a thrilling prospect.

On the heels of the reveal of Google Stadia, Google's upcoming social, streaming-powered gaming platform, rumor has it Walmart is looking into building its own game streaming service. What you may not know is that, prior to this, Google already planned on adding support for the Nintendo Switch controller to Chrome. While at this time that's a limited number, Stadia holds a lot of potential. Most games on consoles today only allow people to play against others using the same console as they are, but cross-platform between devices opens up a whole new world for players.

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller really is a game changer. Asked about growing public concerns about game addiction, Mr Harrison said Stadia would empower parents with controls on "what you play, when you play and who you play with". But game streaming, he said, is an opportunity to tackle among the most complex technical challenges around and potentially apply breakthroughs to other industries.

During this episode of Transition, the Gadgets 360 gaming podcast, we discuss all these points in depth and compare what Google has on offer to Microsoft's Project xCloud, how Sony could react, as well as dig a little deeper into the history of game streaming pre-Google.

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