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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Chris Solis
Chris Solis - 9 klukkustundum síðan
SHadow PC is much better than any of these. Just saying..
TapNaporSnap - 9 klukkustundum síðan
SHADOW VM. #endrant
Curtis Larsen
Curtis Larsen - 9 klukkustundum síðan
James: "A Shield is the only way you can use GeForce NOW on a TV"
Riley: "Hold my Nintendo Switch"
bilias hour
bilias hour - 11 klukkustundum síðan
bluetooth controllers. Normally bluetooth interference isn't such a big deal, but in this case it will render games unplayable.
Overseer76 - 11 klukkustundum síðan
Almost. You were ALMOST living the dream of playing Halo on an Apple device with a PlayStation controller!
literal doc
literal doc - 12 klukkustundum síðan
I wonder what the RGB range on the stadia is. Could possibly lead to no details in the blacks
GamE FrEak
GamE FrEak - 12 klukkustundum síðan
I really hope n pray Game streaming will never happen.
bilias hour
bilias hour - 11 klukkustundum síðan
min 10, noobs they dont know how to pick up the sword in samurai shodown (they are too young, they never played the neo geo original game) nooooobbbsssss
Bonnie Slovaski
Bonnie Slovaski - 12 klukkustundum síðan
So Linus replace Luke with James after he got fat?
NyBSfP —
NyBSfP — - 12 klukkustundum síðan
When I was in HS (mid 90’s), most people had one system if at all and just a few PC games here or there. So you would mostly end up watching your friends play video games or taking turns chatting on AOL, Instant Messenger, random early website boards. And it was the worst. Absolutely boring AF. Nothing about the advancement of technology and reduced costs / increased access of it all would have led me to believe we’d not only end up back there, but that it would also turn into the trend. But here we are, a quarter of a century later, with Twitch, Twitter, etc... I will never understand.
Sangram Mukherjee
Sangram Mukherjee - 12 klukkustundum síðan
Okay google... Pick up my sword...😂😂
Jon Axford
Jon Axford - 13 klukkustundum síðan
One thing the Phil Spencer just talked about was making use of xCloud to trial games on GamePass, so you can see if you would enjoy the game before committing to downloading it, which I think is a great idea
Z. Murray
Z. Murray - 14 klukkustundum síðan
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 also play Xbox Game streaming pretty regularly with the same setup, the input lag and video quality is usually better, as long as you have a really good signal. If you have poor signal tho, GeForce Now is a better option because it lowers the streaming quality to reduce tearing and decrease input lag
Leonardo Ribeiro de Almeida
Leonardo Ribeiro de Almeida - 18 klukkustundum síðan
I would love to see you trying Stadia on Chrome, using a keyboard and mouse.
Russell Gillan
Russell Gillan - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Definately give Shadow Tech a go, I've recently got my upgrade for 30 quid a month im getting 1TB SSD, RTX 2080 , 16GB ram and a 6 core CPU. I was needing to upgrade my PC but this is a better, cheaper alternative. and i can take it everywhere (even my crap work laptop!)
向天翊 - 20 klukkustundum síðan
It’s funny how Linus’s expectation goes down the more streaming services he tries.
Geforce NOW: “ *1080p with 60 fps, or 720p with 120fps* ”
Linus: “Nah no 720p” “Why can’t we use 4K” “They aren’t giving us that much graphics resources” “What is this anti-aliasing” “You see this latency though?”
Playstation NOW: “ *720p, 60fps and pc only* ”
Linus: “ *You know, it actually doesn’t look that bad* “
Moose - 22 klukkustundum síðan
I use steamlink to game when I am away from my rig. Playing smaller titles or the like on my mobile (like when I commute). I get the appeal for these services, but for me I'd say as an extension to how I game.
mybrainmelted - 22 klukkustundum síðan
...did he really just call haohmaru RYU? ....:\
Gergő Fábián
Gergő Fábián - 23 klukkustundum síðan
14:30 Or just plug your computer into your tv...
Time Gaming
Time Gaming - Degi Síðan síðan
You should not cut them some slack because everyone doesn't have good wifi streaming is manly good for people in good areas and or have paid extra for better connection and you also need to pay extra for games
Cancer Stick
Cancer Stick - Degi Síðan síðan
the only reason i dont want these services to take over the market is because i like having hardware and building my pc's lol
Harry Meyer
Harry Meyer - Degi Síðan síðan
What about Shadow PC??
Emanuele Bignone
Emanuele Bignone - Degi Síðan síðan
min 10, noobs they dont know how to pick up the sword in samurai shodown (they are too young, they never played the neo geo original game) nooooobbbsssss
Adam Selene
Adam Selene - Degi Síðan síðan
Why do people get used to paying more and getting less?
Ken STACKS - Degi Síðan síðan
10:12 ...did he say Riyuu? Like how they mentioned it in the Street FIghter movie?
Patrick Seitz BlackyRay
Patrick Seitz BlackyRay - Degi Síðan síðan
this video comes a bit late. GFN is already sold out. There is only a free tier left....
Did you guys start gaming mode on your TV? Because it doesnt look so.
Good one!
Good one! - Degi Síðan síðan
How about you test it on "normal people" internet 😐
jazzmickge1 - Degi Síðan síðan
I don't think its a fair real world test based on LMG internet bandwidth. They should do the test again at their home on a normal domestic connection to really see if it's still functional. And also to see if bandwidth creates more graphics distortion or even lag and drop-outs.
monika laosi
monika laosi - Degi Síðan síðan
Its like gaming in 2010
Chris Santana
Chris Santana - Degi Síðan síðan
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monika laosi
monika laosi - Degi Síðan síðan
it's so adorable. James is like a son explaining tech to his dad hahaha
PatrykMCMania - Degi Síðan síðan
wait playstation 1 controllers are Bluetooth hahahhahahahh ohhh linus u goof ball :P
Johnathan Dearnaley
Johnathan Dearnaley - Degi Síðan síðan
The only way for #lienus to play games on a system he is capable of setting up is Stadia. Don't @ me.
Comedy Xd
Comedy Xd - Degi Síðan síðan
MrAdam802 - Degi Síðan síðan
Xcloud is best of all.
immortal green
immortal green - Degi Síðan síðan
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praetorxyn - Degi Síðan síðan
I don't think doing this from an office with a (probably prioritized) 1+ Gigabit connection is fair.
That being said, if you ask me, for any "Netflix of gaming" to have any sort of chance at taking off, it needs to behave like Netflix does, where you don't have to buy any movies or games and just pay a monthly fee to stream them. Most of these services require you to buy the game on top of that monthly subscription fee; if you're gonna buy the game just save up for the hardware to run it on locally and you'll have a lot less problems.
Adrian Cristian Toma
Adrian Cristian Toma - Degi Síðan síðan
About Shadow? Nothing?
Blizbo Babkins
Blizbo Babkins - Degi Síðan síðan
What about Shadow Tech PCs??
Evx Eevvxx
Evx Eevvxx - Degi Síðan síðan
3:16 hehe
Paul Moore
Paul Moore - Degi Síðan síðan
Mobile gaming is becoming a real thing now actually.
ONESiXdesign - Degi Síðan síðan
Plug your phone to the tv, and play project X cloud using those wireless controller on TV(on your phone technically). Also you can use steam link using that setup. With all your game in steam library.
Aravind Krishna
Aravind Krishna - Degi Síðan síðan
What about shadow PC ?
JeLezen Kalin
JeLezen Kalin - Degi Síðan síðan
Rich people : CASH,CASH,CASH!
Nicholas Platts
Nicholas Platts - Degi Síðan síðan
it's so adorable. James is like a son explaining tech to his dad hahaha
CHACHA AZAD - Degi Síðan síðan
Its like gaming in 2010
mobile legend the legend ARARAD
mobile legend the legend ARARAD - Degi Síðan síðan
Bro there is no faster than shadow its 0.01 ms
Don Pedro Hernadez
Don Pedro Hernadez - Degi Síðan síðan
That snapping while turning that feels like latency sounds like a deadzone problem in your controllers. But then again I am no expert so I apologize if I am completely wrong. I just customize my dead zones on my controllers for different games for quick snapping or smooth turns.
Thomas Fox
Thomas Fox - Degi Síðan síðan
Looks like he had the same issue on all services and controllers, so I'd guess it's more the few mS of latency there. Doesn't take much to become noticeable.
Chuck Gunter
Chuck Gunter - Degi Síðan síðan
I can’t stand the latency on stream machines, even if it’s little
Baldwin xu
Baldwin xu - Degi Síðan síðan
It’s kind of weird seeing your pulse way ad Before this video
Holam - Degi Síðan síðan
How can you guy not trying Shadow ?!!
Kari Brockhausen
Kari Brockhausen - Degi Síðan síðan
How opinions have changed once you’re no longer sponsored
Loundsify - Degi Síðan síðan
I can use a Playstation 1 controller on the shield? Lol
neejoy sola
neejoy sola - Degi Síðan síðan
For me it is directly related to "is there any hope for ISPs to improve?" and the answer is no.
Bonnie Slovaski
Bonnie Slovaski - 12 klukkustundum síðan
Copying a top comment and repost? God you are a pathetic loser
George PRIV
George PRIV - 2 dögum síðan
I had GeForce now while it was in beta- it was much better in beta than launch.
CurD - 2 dögum síðan
1:53 "or a playstation 1" PS1? What?
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FREE Jackpot Bingo - 2 dögum síðan
Not 100% sure you actually stink........but nice add!
neejoy sola
neejoy sola - Degi Síðan síðan
I know streaming will be the future, but i can't bring myself to like it. I can already envision all the subscription prices whilst never 'owning' a game anymore. As for playing on a
Frank Woodson
Frank Woodson - 2 dögum síðan
Linus: "I think 6 hours is a reasonable length of time to be gaming at once"

those are rookie numbers
Neil Lund
Neil Lund - 2 dögum síðan
I've only have GeForceNow and Stadia, but neither are great. Most days it has lag, frame drops and audio clipping. After all the kids started staying home, I've giving up trying to get either one to work.
Art Vandelay
Art Vandelay - 2 dögum síðan
I think James is a sociopath and im fine with it :)
Hannes Nel
Hannes Nel - 2 dögum síðan
lol...60hz at 1080 - no thanks, i will have my rig local
bo jackson
bo jackson - 2 dögum síðan
i got respect for this guy
arie gelfand
arie gelfand - 2 dögum síðan
not trying pvp?
Jesse Kerson
Jesse Kerson - 2 dögum síðan
Worth pointing out that if you don't continue to pay the $11 a month for Stadia you loose access to the free games on their service (Like Destiny) or any "Pro" game you have previously chosen. You do however keep all the games you have purchased.
UnitedStates -Ifunny
UnitedStates -Ifunny - 2 dögum síðan
U know how to build a PC like a god but play games like a 60 year old. How
Simon Lam
Simon Lam - 2 dögum síðan
Why didn't they try Shadow?
Jerah Joe
Jerah Joe - 2 dögum síðan
I like that sponsor sag-way in the beginning lol
Guillaume Alloxrinfo
Guillaume Alloxrinfo - 2 dögum síðan
AZRubs - 2 dögum síðan
By a good gaming PC for a couple thousand *or* spend $50,000 to get a fiber optic cable trench dug and connected to my house...
d0rkmagnet - 2 dögum síðan
People trash Stadia, but it's honestly not that bad for NBA 2k. So like they said, depends on the games you play.
Noah DeMello
Noah DeMello - 2 dögum síðan
I just remembered after watching this that AMD Link and Nvidia Gamestream still exist. How do those compare in terms of latency to all these new games streaming services? Not a lot of current YouTube coverage on either of these features
Spreehox _
Spreehox _ - 2 dögum síðan
I think PS Now is super underrated
Koopa Library
Koopa Library - 2 dögum síðan
I know streaming will be the future, but i can't bring myself to like it. I can already envision all the subscription prices whilst never 'owning' a game anymore. As for playing on a phone, no thx.
Paul Matula
Paul Matula - 2 dögum síðan
Playstation Now has a lot of games but the latency input was huge for me where xCloud, Geforce Now, and Stadia are all incredibly responsive. I'm on the east coast and should be close to servers but it was awful for me. It's a huge shame too since I am a primarily PC player and wanted to play God of War on the service but could not handle how poorly it performed.
J R - 2 dögum síðan
3:40 watch Linus face change when he finds out that it can only do 60fps as at 1080p not 144fps - it's a comedy classic!😄
Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller - 2 dögum síðan
1:15 misinformation. Simply plug in any Android to USB c - HDMI using Xbox one controller.
David Doperoy
David Doperoy - 2 dögum síðan
Clear bias...
GeForce now: Not enough games, it’s the developers fault.
Stadia: Not enough games, Stadia sucks.
Vlad Soroceanu
Vlad Soroceanu - 2 dögum síðan
Linus Tech Tips, what about Shadow?
SPPV - 2 dögum síðan
Bad test vid. Unless you are running on the regular internet the vid is not accurate. How many people in BC have the level of internet Linus does? The answer is nobody or almost nobody
Dan Lokemoen
Dan Lokemoen - 2 dögum síðan
Yet another "hey, this game streaming works pretty good" (on internet speeds that NO ONE has) video. WTF?
Demon - 2 dögum síðan
1:52 you said playstation one
Wojtek Seventeen
Wojtek Seventeen - 2 dögum síðan
What about the net speed? What should be the net speed?
Stuart D
Stuart D - 2 dögum síðan
Bro, what about AMD link? No Nvidia bias huh?