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Guess what died today... again!

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Google is officially shutting down Google Stadia. Blah blah blah, yada yada yada, I told you so! But to be fair so has everyone else...

Guess what died today... again!

Over a year ago I wrote an article RIP Google Stadia, when they shut down the internal game studio and the executives started a sudden emigration from the project. Everyone was saying "the end is near", the only one that was in denial was Google. Until today. Today they announced that in January 2023 they are finally shutting down the service and refund all the purchases.

I think it would be hard to find anyone, who is surprised by that news, but if you are, maybe you should take a look at RIP Google Stadia article, where I have explained how Google is coming up with good ideas (not necessarily their own), make a lot of fuss about it and then just kill them, rebrand them, change them into something unusable and then suddenly kill them.

Google Stadia was no exception - they made a fuss about it, neglect to introduce very basic features that their competition have, spent tons of money (according to some sources tens of millions of dollars) on bringing well known titles to the platform (like Red Dead Redemption 2), only to neglect it again and now shut it down. To quote a classic: "oh dear, how sad, never mind".

Oh, wait, we just received a breaking news! Yes, there was someone naive, who is now surprised with that news! On Twitter one of the users actually was complaining "what about my Hitman saves? what about my 400 hours in Cyberpunk 2077?". To answer those questions: I think you should read more and review some of your life choices.

And the longer version: if you would read more you would know that getting attached to Google products is really bad idea, you will get screwed over each and every time. As for life choices: really, Cyberpunk 2077? And 400 hours? I’m just speechless. I mean you could do so many things in 400 hours... If you took the lowest paid job in US you would have 4,000 USD right now, instead of whining on Twitter about lost time in crappy game.


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RIP Google Stadia

It may come as complete shock to you, but Google, a company that started and buried dozens of new projects in last 20 years, is about to do it again. This time it will be their half-hearted venture into cloud gaming field, Google Stadia, which looks more and more like ghost ship.

Santa Monica FC Online goes international

The single player online football manager Santa Monica FC Online has added a new game mode to its offer - the Niklas Persson's Project, in which you are put in charge of the national team.

Stalker 2 development suspended

Due to Russian aggression on Ukraine the development of Stalker 2, a highly anticipated sequel to Stalker series games, has been suspended.

The end is near?

Abermore, one of the dozens, if not hundreds, of titles that premiered in recent days on Steam made me think that the end of an era is near. Yes, you guessed it, Abermore is a steaming pile of garbage. To be fair it is not the only one and not the worst one that I have seen recently.

Lord of the Rings MMORPG cancelled

Lord of the Rings MMORPG game, that was suppose to premiere in 2021, has just been added to the growing list of titles in development and then abandoned by Amazon Games.

Oh god, it’s spreading!

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Untamed Isles - another one bites the dust...

Untamed Isles - another one bites the dust...

Untamed Isles, an open world MMO game, which was funded by users of Kickstarter, just went into hiatus after 2 years of development. The project got 4 times the money the developers asked for, so... o...

Before you drop the I word

Before you drop the I word

Or rather the IGMMOIG word. I know, it's not really a word, it's acronym, but "I'm Gonna Make My Own Indie Game" is such a long thing to say. Yes, each week, each month, perhaps even each day someone ...