Foolish Chatter

geekery, and so forth w/ @alsmo

Playing Stadia

For some reason being able to pick up my controller and play on my phone, iPad, or on my TV whatever the situation really fits into my life.

♥️ Stadia – Greg Morris

I received a free Stadia package from Google for being a YouTube Premium (or YouTube TV) subscriber. To quickly recap my previous life as a gamer:

  • PlayStation 4 sitting at the living room TV (haven’t touched it in years)
  • Nintendo Switch that roams, with docking station at living room TV (played sparingly)
  • Various iOS devices (don’t play any mobile games)

I never thought to try Stadia until I saw it supported the latest Madden. That, and NHL, was the driving force of my game-playing days, so I decided to give it a shot. A couple tries later and my brother-in-law and I are hooked.

I haven’t kept up to date with cloud gaming, but being able to go from one TV to another or play on my iPad or computer monitor amazes me. I just pick up my controller and play wherever, whenever I can. It fits into my life perfectly as well.

There’s no longer friction in my video game playing. You know, except for that whole working and having a family thing.