Google Stadia’s Pricing And Initial Game Library Revealed

Google announced that paid version of the Stadia, Stadia Pro — the one with 4K, 60fps, HDR streaming — will launch this November with $9.99 per month price tag, game sold separately.

Users still have to purchase games separately to play(and own) them. However, Pro members will receive discounts and occasional free games. But these free games will be removed if users cancel their subscription.

Stadia Base, free version of the service, will launch sometime in 2020 with up to 1080p/60fps streaming.

In addition, Google also revealed the list of the games that would be on it’s store in launch day, which includes:

  • Bandai Namco – Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Bethesda – Doom Eternal, Doom 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Bungie – Destiny 2
  • Coatsink – Get Packed
  • Codemasters – GRID
  • Deep Silver – Metro Exodus
  • Drool – Thumper
  • Giants Software – Farming Simulator 19
  • Larian Studios – Baldur’s Gate 3
  • nWay Games – Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Sega – Football Manager
  • SNK – Samurai Shodown
  • Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • 2K – NBA 2K, Borderlands 3
  • Tequila Works – Gylt
  • Warner Bros – Mortal Kombat 11
  • THQ – Darksiders Genesis
  • Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2

Google Stadia will initially release on: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

RCPCH Stated There is Not Enough Evidence That Screen Time is Harmful

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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published report about screen time guidance, which stated that “There is not enough evidence to confirm that screen time is in itself harmful to child health at any age”.

Therefor it is “impossible to recommend age appropriate time limits”. Instead, they suggested parents to “approach screen time based on the child’s developmental age, the individual need and value the family place on positive activities”.

Read the full report here.

What Does ‘K’ Mean In 4K Resolution

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On E3 2017, 4K was the biggest buzzwords. So what is “K”, and why do four of them make a better picture?

The” K” in 4K is taken from the prefix kilo-, meaning “thousand,” which comes to English from French. “K” is often used where typing out “thousand”, in addition: “Crowdfunding Raised $500K” or “I’ve reached 50K subscriber”.

In 4K resolution, “K” is more of a marketing ploy than a real number. It represent 3840×2160 pixels, which is one of the higher resolutions available in consumer electronics. Marketers call this resolution 4K because it’s almost four thousand pixels across, because it sounds more impressive than “3.84K”.