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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  1. zgoaty92

    zgoaty9212 timer siden

    Another thing to note about Playstation Now, is that any supported PS2 Classics and PS4 games available on the service are also available for direct download on PS4 consoles.

  2. Ethan Morgan

    Ethan Morgan12 timer siden

    What about steam link?

  3. Si7ent Mashup

    Si7ent Mashup12 timer siden

    The name Stadia sounds like some kind of disease. "Ma'am, it seems like your son has early onset Stadia. His input latency is at 200 ms."

  4. Alex Wawroski

    Alex Wawroski12 timer siden

    You guys are the reason I got Shadow and then don't include it? It's on all the screens and plays all the games!

  5. DCERC

    DCERC12 timer siden

    He just said "Playstation 1" when talking about Bluetooth controller support xD

  6. Nico Machiavel

    Nico Machiavel12 timer siden

    You guys... Had never played Samurai Shodown (not a spelling mistake) before??? You really need to play the 2D version. It's a pretty good series if you're into fighting games! =)

  7. GreyKid

    GreyKid12 timer siden

    I love xCloud, it's like having a beta Xbox Game pass that I can play anywhere

  8. Chopped Liver

    Chopped Liver12 timer siden

    Had not played games since I was in high school 12 years ago, bought stadia founders. Its fine, not a high end gaming machine and honestly their biggest misstep was marketing towards dedicated gamers. As long as they keep adding new games Ill keep playing.

  9. Vision33r

    Vision33r13 timer siden

    I don't think game streaming old games make any sense. It's the huge newer games that will benefit. Many new games that takes a long time to download and install not to mention higher hardware requirements.

  10. ivan velho

    ivan velho13 timer siden

    There was a paper that guide the PS2 development. That paper said a multimedia device must have a very very low latency as a primary attribute . That's why this streamming solutions are all suboptimal solutions . We have a class of games which integrate network features but they always use a local client to avoid network latency . Only when latency will be low enough , this solutions could be feasable . 50ms ( in the best projection) is not good enough.

  11. Mitchell Jon Pallatte

    Mitchell Jon Pallatte14 timer siden

    Playstation 1 Linus? Lol

  12. Zerosou

    Zerosou14 timer siden

    linus playstation one what nani!! <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="113">1:53</a>

  13. solopernumeri2

    solopernumeri214 timer siden

    So... a resume?

  14. Rieve Naïlo

    Rieve Naïlo14 timer siden

    Don't need a shield tv to play GeForce now on a TV. Laptop + HDMI works just fine. Been playing assassin's Creed Odyssey with no complaints that way

  15. Titan Darkie

    Titan Darkie15 timer siden

    useless for csgo though XD

  16. fuzzy

    fuzzy16 timer siden

    i will never be able to use any of these cos i get 5 mb/s for like 60 bucks

  17. Junior Sarpong

    Junior Sarpong16 timer siden

    So your the special 5% smh. Ppl kill me.

  18. IvanPlayStation4LiFe

    IvanPlayStation4LiFe17 timer siden

    At 1080p you cannot tell the difference is bullshit if you say you can.

  19. DarK

    DarK17 timer siden

    I kove how he used the xbox controller to play the PlayStation now lmao

  20. Breydon Davis

    Breydon Davis17 timer siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="750">12:30</a> he should play on a rog phone

  21. jameswalker199

    jameswalker19917 timer siden

    Can you use the stadia controller on any other platform?

  22. Chris Prevosto

    Chris Prevosto17 timer siden

    Right off the bat. Geforce Now with a Samsung phone using a usb multi-port hub, a keyboard, mouse, or controller, and a nice size screen is the best way to go hands down. Xcloud performs well with same setup as well.

  23. Kilo Metrez

    Kilo Metrez18 timer siden

    What about SHADOW?

  24. Neo207

    Neo20718 timer siden

    YUP ALL THE FILES ARE GOIN NOW BOYS! shit had me rollin lmao

  25. The Gaming Knight

    The Gaming Knight18 timer siden

    that segway tho

  26. Richard Letanec

    Richard Letanec18 timer siden

    Yeah I tried Geforce now and I said yeah this could be future if I get a bit faster internet.... and then a few days later half of the games that I tested on it were unavailable... yeah looks like if it'll go this way it won't be the future

  27. Stephen Carpenter

    Stephen Carpenter19 timer siden

    This same promise comes around every few years....we call it the "thin client". Its a useful tool that people have been claiming is going to replace everything, on and off, for literal decades now.

  28. SHAdow98

    SHAdow9820 timer siden

    Stadia is SSHIT,GeForce Now is actually a very nice option for when you don't have the horses necessary to run a game but you own it and want to play it,let's say you got a game as a gift but don't have the GPU for it or you have the game but recently your GPU died and you stay on integrated graphics on your PC until your new one arrives or something,you can use GeForce Now to play the game,even tho i hate game streaming i do give GeForce Now the benefit of the doubt,i would be willing to even give it a try,too bad there are some companies stupid enough to ban their games from being streamed on this service XD,this service pretty much enables ppl without a good system to play the very expensive new games that NEED a good system therefore increasing the sales for those very expensive games,its pretty much free advertisment if you think about it,and stupid greedy companies are like "Nope,we won't let ppl play our games on your system even tho that would increase our sales and our incomes" =)))))))))))))),i swear to God creediness makes ppl dumber than actual rocks XD

  29. Daniel Robson

    Daniel Robson20 timer siden

    You know xcloud works great on Nvidia Shield TV 2019 I have it on Pro with PS4 controller has to be sideloaded though the app

  30. BurntFaceMan

    BurntFaceMan20 timer siden

    Should you stream games? No. The end. ether Buy a PC and play steam games(or epic/origin.. but yea maybe not those), or buy a console and play your console games. fuck re-buying games you own, and screw unnecessary latency from platform choice.

  31. nzoomed

    nzoomed22 timer siden

    Its like netflix, just for games lol

  32. GeneralButter

    GeneralButter22 timer siden

    Fun fact, you only need download to use geforce now, i LITTERALLY have 0 upload speed

  33. Chandler191

    Chandler19122 timer siden

    Shadow was the best

  34. Thomas Ruehr

    Thomas Ruehr22 timer siden

    You have not tried Shadow. So no you have not tried them all.

  35. Zidane Steiner

    Zidane Steiner22 timer siden

    Well if they do VR in streaming then it might free up a lot of restrictions for people.

  36. Daniil Kharkov

    Daniil Kharkov22 timer siden

    NOW you can call them VIDEO games😏

  37. Jackstez Savage

    Jackstez Savage22 timer siden

    I am procrastinating way too much due to the corona virus

  38. SiisKolkytEuroo

    SiisKolkytEuroo22 timer siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="110">1:50</a> so you can use a PS1 controller with Geforce Now? Cool!

  39. bloodnokian

    bloodnokian23 timer siden

    How can they be milking gamers for more money when you have to own the game to play it on Geforce Now? You're not going to buy a game twice.

  40. Bill Bird

    Bill Bird23 timer siden

    I don't use steam, i will not use steam

  41. h4tt0ri

    h4tt0ri23 timer siden

    LEL. it's going to be best on PC... consoles do not compare.

  42. FrostzMonkey

    FrostzMonkey23 timer siden

    I use Samsung dex mode with xbox streaming app. Works great.

  43. Alpha's Dank Shit

    Alpha's Dank Shit23 timer siden

    *c o n c l u s i o n*

  44. CocutFX

    CocutFXDag siden

    Geforce now was my go to, until developers started pulling games. Unfortunate situation that they can’t do anything about it unless they switch to a whole windows VM platform like Shadow.

  45. Verbum Dei

    Verbum DeiDag siden

    Maybe in another 10 years if the world can recover from the next economy recession.

  46. Isaias Vazquez

    Isaias VazquezDag siden

    Does GeForce now has any noticeable lag that could screw you over in pvp games?

  47. Yashas Pradeep

    Yashas PradeepDag siden

    i play minecraft on geforce now and i get mad frames.

  48. Jon Wonders

    Jon WondersDag siden

    When 5G is widely available, latency shouldn't be an issue.

  49. Indika Gunaratne

    Indika GunaratneDag siden

    Whenever any staff member is in a video with Linus, they seem so stifled as if they're worried about making a good impresion in front of him

  50. Hogan W

    Hogan WDag siden

    Did you REALLY try them all? No, no you didn't. You couldn't test the best of the bunch, Shadow, because they don't offer it up in Canuckistan yet. I have a couple of their VMs for my daughters and I've played on them myself, they've done an amazing job with the streaming technology to provide top-notch graphics quality and no perceivable lag at all. I highly recommend checking Shadow out if/when it becomes available for you.

  51. Taco Taco

    Taco TacoDag siden

    You should post more crying videos.

  52. OspreyBravo18

    OspreyBravo18Dag siden

    Stadia is depressing.

  53. Chris Fischer

    Chris FischerDag siden

    I've used Geforce Now since Beta. I have a pc but also a MacBook for work on the go. It was so easy for me to play a game on Mac and now even with a queue/being kicked because I'm cheap it is always a good experience.

  54. Dan

    DanDag siden

    Geforce now is by BY FAR the most cluttered and inconvenient of all of them. Not to mention it's the only one that can't be trusted. One day they game is there and the next day the developer pulls it. Xcloud and PS now are solid and exactly as expected with some lag for sure. Stadia is definitely the smoothest and most reliable. Also easily the fastest loading. However your basically buying a new "system" and starting a new library. For some that's ok and other not so good. Definitely turn off hdr on stadia btw. Also Stadia is gold if you want to play modern games on a shitty laptop/PC or a Mac.

  55. Dali Black

    Dali BlackDag siden

    You forgot ShadowPc which is the most used one atm

  56. Ion Force

    Ion ForceDag siden

    What about shadow?

  57. Alexander Romero

    Alexander RomeroDag siden

    No. There’s no hope. At least not until the internet infrastructure gets better.

  58. Spark

    SparkDag siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1020">17:00</a> actually incorrect, ps now has an annual subscription option which iirc is cheaper than GeForce now

  59. Lukas G

    Lukas GDag siden

    Stadia sucks, from all the ads I thought all the games would be free.

  60. Commie Squirrel

    Commie SquirrelDag siden

    Did you try shadow though? It is miles better than any in this video.

  61. Nicholas Knight

    Nicholas KnightDag siden can use an Xbox 360 controller with Stadia?

  62. jub8891

    jub8891Dag siden

    stadia is pure shite.. give me an old gamecube or wii any day so i can play the classics

  63. Peter Pinto

    Peter PintoDag siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="552">9:12</a> the Stadia verdict from Linus...worse.

  64. Matt Smart

    Matt SmartDag siden

    I love Shadow Gaming honestly. You can play any game that you own on PC, the only draw back is the 500 GB hard drive space, but as far as playing games on it, I played Red Dead Redemption 2 ALL THE WAY THROUGH on it, and never had a problem. And I played it on my Ipad, on a LTE connection THROUGH SPRINT which is not the best mobile data service. I highly recommend Shadow, and I am disappointed they didn't compare Shadow in this video. It's 12 dollars a month, but to me it's worth it because I use it to play video games at work, and since most of my job is just chilling (I work security at night) it makes my job a thousand times better.

  65. PetesBeats

    PetesBeatsDag siden

    You know software like parsec that you can turn you're own gamin system into a server to play games from. haha I play high end games over my network on my chromebook. XD and on the LAN it actually isn't that bad over gigabit.

  66. herblackwings33

    herblackwings33Dag siden

    Let's hope not

  67. Argon

    ArgonDag siden


  68. Small Fry

    Small FryDag siden

    how about game streaming over LAN? with people staying home, it would be a nice idea to make a video for different available options to stream games over lan

  69. Steven Sallada

    Steven SalladaDag siden

    PSNOW games can be played up to 4k on pc. Your pc is probably not compatible with 4k streaming.

  70. Tage Lang High

    Tage Lang HighDag siden

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="110">1:50</a> Playstation one ?

  71. What I make is random

    What I make is randomDag siden

    GeForce Now was quite possibly the worst experience of my life. I wanted to sign up for the subscription but apparently there were no spaces left, so I thought ‘Why not test out the free version first?’ I proceeded to join the queue of 645 people and wait. Six hours later there were still 300 people left... and at around 2 am it was done... only to find out that it basically runs the same as my pc with a worse connection.

  72. Mathew Hunt

    Mathew HuntDag siden

    Uhhh side note: stadia coming installed with destiny isn’t big, destiny is free.

  73. gamesofshed181

    gamesofshed181Dag siden

    720p 120fps on geforce now, linus: We aren't doing that 720p 60fps on PlayStation now, linus: it's not too bad Where is the logic!?

  74. Rhand Taru

    Rhand TaruDag siden

    Jezus..... conclusion was made by a 8 year old ?

  75. sidweyz

    sidweyzDag siden

    Project XCloud can be side loaded on a Nvidia Shield.

  76. Mike L

    Mike LDag siden

    i cant even stream you tube at 720p .... one day home 4g will come to rural Canada

  77. Declan Wray

    Declan WrayDag siden

    Whatever your opinion is on game streaming like this...I dare you come to Australia and try it with 30MB/s download and 5MB/s upload

  78. Reece Scott

    Reece ScottDag siden

    Create a VPS with a GPU attached and run steam inside it. Much cheaper option to stream games from.

  79. Vikas Sikarwal

    Vikas SikarwalDag siden

    Ads ..... Such a bummer , you buy NO-gos premium and then boom a surpass by channel owner. Sneaky

  80. Chris Kish

    Chris KishDag siden

    All look like a terrible option compared to traditional consoles and PC's.