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. Citrus 3301

    Citrus 3301پیش 53 دقیقه

    PIA is malware, why are you taking a sponsor from them...

  2. shperax

    shperaxپیش 58 دقیقه

    Stadia is such crap. What gamer out there doesn't already have a huge steam library..... Google have their heads up their asses on this one.

  3. shperax

    shperaxپیش ساعت

    I've tried them all with gigabit internet and 30 ping to their servers and the input lag is still noticable but I had no problem playing the games. It's just not ever gonna be better then like even a $500 PC build.

  4. Eugene McCullough

    Eugene McCulloughپیش 2 ساعت

    /my vote is for xbox stremaing service i have sideloaded the app on my nexus player and for a beta it runs fine and i use my xbox 1 controller .stadia sucks

  5. PutzkeRulez

    PutzkeRulezپیش 5 ساعت

    why didnt you test shadow gaming?

  6. iamdmc

    iamdmcپیش 5 ساعت

    stadia sucks

  7. J B

    J Bپیش 5 ساعت

    PC - Master Race Console - Peasants Streaming Games - Slaves

  8. Anerdi1

    Anerdi1پیش 5 ساعت

    Notice how they suck Microsoft XCloud's and PlayStation Now's d**** but s*** on GFN and Stadia...🤔

  9. Laurent Baumann

    Laurent Baumannپیش 6 ساعت

    Not even a mention for It's the best, you get a full Windows 10 desktop with all your games, without rebuying them, and fear of them disappearing. Plus the rig is powerful and latency is quite low.

  10. Bigdick Johnson

    Bigdick Johnsonپیش 7 ساعت

    getting a linus add on a linus video which has linus adds HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  11. AdamCF

    AdamCFپیش 8 ساعت

    What about shadow?

  12. Nam Phuong

    Nam Phuongپیش 9 ساعت

    Imagine playing PS Now on PC when you can just hook up a PS4 to a monitor.

  13. First Last

    First Lastپیش 9 ساعت

    What about shadow tech.. it has apps for all devices and runs my games relatively fast and with low latency and my call of duty modern warfare at over 100 FPS. Its 12.99 a month at this time. Please use my referral link to get a extra $5 off your account for the first month.

  14. evann payne

    evann payneپیش 9 ساعت

    Linus is awesome.

  15. Zx7o

    Zx7oپیش 10 ساعت

    What about Shadow PC stream? Play w.e you want because it's a full cloud PC


    LORD OF HACKSپیش 11 ساعت

    Try boosteroid

  17. Zenumasu Doragon

    Zenumasu Doragonپیش 13 ساعت

    GeForce Now on the Shield is damn near perfect

  18. aola wili

    aola wiliپیش 14 ساعت

    "I play Halo with a dualshock" Microsoft has left the chat

  19. Ahmad Alsharrah

    Ahmad Alsharrahپیش 14 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a> PlayStation one ??

  20. Austin Johnson

    Austin Johnsonپیش 16 ساعت

    i have a potato pc barely runs minecraft and cs go but i use geoforce now eith ethernet and it works just like a powerful pc



    hey Linus (and Mr. Filthy), I'm trying to download Fallout Shelter On my Steam PC app. It's Scheduling my download everytime and not being downloaded or play. Please help me out.

  22. aola wili

    aola wiliپیش 14 ساعت

    Am I the only one that doesn't care about graphics ?

  23. Hrishikesh Vichore

    Hrishikesh Vichoreپیش 17 ساعت

    What game is that at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="613">10:13</a>

  24. Max K

    Max Kپیش 17 ساعت

    Playing Halo with a dual shock on an iphone is just about the biggest middle finger to Microsoft one can feasibly achieve.

  25. Reynard Baillou

    Reynard Baillouپیش 17 ساعت

    You would think mac OS would be the main platform to go after since they don't usually have gaming options. Sony is stupid.

  26. cold hell666

    cold hell666پیش 19 ساعت

    did he just said PlayStation one controller?

  27. kjcxbutter lmaoxd

    kjcxbutter lmaoxdپیش 19 ساعت

    a rushed game is forever bad, and a delayed game has a chance to be good *cough* stadia *cough*

  28. Aaron Z

    Aaron Zپیش 20 ساعت

    Forget streaming I’m sticking with pc steam and consoles.

  29. Choyax Iceholocaust

    Choyax Iceholocaustپیش 20 ساعت

    What was his internet connection speed? because i doubt that the quality of most games will be significantly lower with most internet users.

  30. FJforeverSOL

    FJforeverSOLپیش 22 ساعت

    Used the PS Now trial and 87 crashes or downscaling during gameplay later, I got through 2 hours of God of War. I have a 200/20 internet, the service is a complete joke.

  31. Da$hLife

    Da$hLifeپیش 23 ساعت

    who tf really looks for fps

  32. Oussama Okbi

    Oussama Okbiپیش 23 ساعت

    "It's the blacks that look the most different to me" Excuse me what? xD

  33. Hunter Sheppard

    Hunter Sheppardپیش روز

    Is there any way to play warzone on a laptop using a streaming service?

  34. Martin Parunakyan

    Martin Parunakyanپیش روز

    Moonlight, Parsec, Steam Link. I use them weekly anywhere I can get 10mbps and a 5GHz or direct connection and have time to kill.

  35. GG Gamer

    GG Gamerپیش روز

    When you run on 1080- and now Linus is running on 720p LOOK WHOS DA BOSS!

  36. crazydm7th

    crazydm7thپیش روز

    I would use shadowtech over any of these systems shown in this video.

  37. Omoyele Richmond

    Omoyele Richmondپیش روز

    Am I the only one that doesn't care about graphics ?

  38. Sayandip Dhali

    Sayandip Dhaliپیش روز

    "I play Halo with a dualshock" *Microsoft has left the chat*

  39. Adrian lambert

    Adrian lambertپیش روز

    Xbox one is pointless as most all of those games are available on PC anyway. PS games mostly aren't!

  40. eitsu_

    eitsu_پیش روز

    Geforce now is pretty good I have 100mb/s and I play games competitevily and I dont have any problems

  41. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooiپیش روز

    " We tried them All" Never mentioned or paperspace.

  42. Ben W

    Ben Wپیش روز

    Cause I’m Australia I already know none of these will work with 25mbs internet

  43. IRMacGuyver

    IRMacGuyverپیش روز

    Not only is playstation now from 2014 it's a rebranding of OnLive which first launched in 2010. Cause I guess Sony couldn't be bothered to do it themselves?

  44. Ben Fullgrabe

    Ben Fullgrabeپیش روز

    All this really confirms is that Linus is TERRIBAD at gaming.

  45. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooiپیش روز

    everyone has a perfect connection. If you think we're stupid enough to give them that kind of control. The hunger game mentality has to stop.

  46. SaVii

    SaViiپیش 2 روز

    So screw social distancing?

  47. subscribe to me or your ultra mega Gay

    subscribe to me or your ultra mega Gayپیش 2 روز

    Has Linus heard of aiming?

  48. zbirdzell

    zbirdzellپیش 2 روز

    You totally forgot about PS4 Remote play. Which is 1080p gaming at a higher refresh rate that you can play on Android or PC. It's like having Nvidia Gforce Now, but free and unlimited. Any game I buy I can play anywhere.

  49. Nick Hyde

    Nick Hydeپیش 2 روز

    I’ve been tempted to try out stadia, simply because I don’t have much of anything to play on in my tiny apartment, and I want to try Red Dead 2... but it worries me, I mean I’d be happy to play it on stadia, just to say that I played stadia, but google hasn’t exactly even reliable in the past, and I don’t want to buy something if it could seemingly get dropped at any moment.

  50. Romain Rochas

    Romain Rochasپیش 2 روز

    Welles tu forgot Shadow pc (Who is THE french cloud cumputing that ou need to have) check it

  51. Yousef Alzanoon

    Yousef Alzanoonپیش 2 روز

    I use geforce now and it sucks how the developers take off their games for no reason.

  52. ΞProgenitorΞ

    ΞProgenitorΞپیش 2 روز

    Its shit. its a gimmick let it die.

  53. flioink

    flioinkپیش 2 روز

    Yeah, let's make gamers pay for the games and not even have their copy in their house. Let's charge them subscription fee to access their copy of a product on our platform. Sounds fantastic, sign me right in for this scam - fuck off!

  54. Santiago Vazquez

    Santiago Vazquezپیش 2 روز

    No mention of Shadow? I'm in love with the service, streaming a whole windows PC where I can play my huge Steam library at high or ultra high settings :)

  55. Costa Apostolou

    Costa Apostolouپیش 2 روز

    social distance...

  56. Dismal Canuck

    Dismal Canuckپیش 2 روز

    Playstation now does have a pc app

  57. Harris Bokhari

    Harris Bokhariپیش 2 روز

    ok but can it run crysis

  58. Action Walch

    Action Walchپیش 2 روز

    Linus, why do you have to be a hunter main

  59. Clayton Thomas

    Clayton Thomasپیش 2 روز

    so wait, you can't use a playstation controller with PS Now on PC?

  60. Zeek M

    Zeek Mپیش 2 روز

    There's no hope for game streaming because we're not about to let our game experience be controlled by evil greed corp. They want us to pay them for doing that to us. They want to lock gaming up behind a licensing pay wall. All while spying on you for the NSA The hunger game mentality has to stop.

  61. Apropos Racer

    Apropos Racerپیش 2 روز

    Destiny 2 is free. “Did we have to buy this? No it was included with the bundle” thank goodness for that game bundle.

  62. Anthony Ciuffini

    Anthony Ciuffiniپیش 2 روز

    On a 1080p tv using Stadia with HDR off Destiny 2 actually looks really good and performs way better. Yes it's unfortunate Bungie couldn't get 4k 60 working. Whether that's Google's fault or Bungie I can't say.

  63. Patrick Vargo

    Patrick Vargoپیش 2 روز

    Bad review. How did you miss Shadow? That would be like a video where Car and Driver reviewed all car manufacturers and forgot Toyota. Shadow is by far the best game streaming service - it's essentially a VDI, so you can even sorta use it for other stuff. I forgot PlayStation Now even existed.

  64. sam rowland

    sam rowlandپیش 2 روز

    1,000 Dislikes from people who believed the hype and thought they'd have an RTX 2080 in their front room for £100

  65. ---x-

    ---x-پیش 2 روز

    what about 5G? won't it make this possible

  66. Miloš Vukadinović

    Miloš Vukadinovićپیش 2 روز

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a> PLAYSTATION ONE?

  67. Ξ Y T H Λ X

    Ξ Y T H Λ Xپیش 2 روز

    shadow win

  68. SpixlyTV

    SpixlyTVپیش 2 روز

    If I could afford a nice new pc I’d be able to not use GeForce now

  69. elPumaProductions

    elPumaProductionsپیش 2 روز

    Stadia also offers 4k and 5.1 surround audio in their pro subscription. Nvidia and PSNow tops at 1080p stereo.

  70. elPumaProductions

    elPumaProductionsپیش 2 روز

    How about Shadow or Utomik? Shadow seems promising. But it's a shame they're not expanding so fast

  71. Noah Leitch

    Noah Leitchپیش 2 روز

    stadia acts like when you turn vsync on in csgo or l4d2

  72. Tony ???

    Tony ???پیش 2 روز

    He doesn't know about half the shit he talks about.

  73. monika laosi

    monika laosiپیش 2 روز

    signal tho, GeForce Now is a better option because it lowers the streaming quality to reduce tearing and decrease input lag

  74. Andrew Gray

    Andrew Grayپیش 3 روز

    No one ever mentions Parsec, but (with its own limitations) Parsec is exactly what it promises and what it claims to be. It's literally renting time on a virtual machine that can stream as much video and audio as your connection will handle, at latencies tied directly to your average number of hops between your PC and the server your VM is running on. I have no affiliation with them, and haven't used the service in a while. I mostly signed up for it out of curiosity. Their graphics-streaming-capable VMs run on AWS or Paperspace servers at a datacenter as geographically (and internet-infrastructurally) close to you as possible. In Seattle, I had ping times between 15 and 35ms. A lot of games with pretty decent graphics are solidly playable, even considering that graphics latency is far more sensitive than data latency. When I'd be signed in, I'd have traceroutes of five or six hops -- but at least theoretically, it's possible to bring that as low as four -- your router, your ISP, the datacenter and the VM server. What you get is a Windows virtual machine. Not a walled garden you have to pay extra to play games in. It's a windows VM. The environment comes with Steam already installed -- and you can sign into the Steam client with your own account. You can install software locally on your virtual drive. You can, and I did, install and run Dwarf Fortress. It was kinda cool to have a moderately- powerful VM running DF's world generation to make 1000-year histories. Competitive shooters are probably not good on Parsec, or any game where maximum responsiveness is critical -- but that limitation is shared by everyone in the space. The sickening part is that when Google announced Stadia, I assumed that it would be something like Parsec -- who, if anyone, can hit that theoretical four-hop goal? Hell, if this kind of thing caught on, Google could probably eliminate the ISP and bring it down to three hops. How they managed to mess this up I can't even. Yeah, Parsec won't do much for handhelds or for people who don't have high-bandwidth ultra-low-latency connections. But imagine the market forces pushing for low latency if something like a VM service were to catch on. With parsec, I paid for actual use time -- plus a nominal storage fee between sessions. If I told it to wipe my virtual drive when I signed out, it had zero ongoing maintenance cost when I was not signed in. The overall value prop at the time was just a tiny bit more than buying a gaming laptop every 18 months. Not a world-breaker by any stretch. But it or services like it deserve mention when talking about game streaming.

  75. monika laosi

    monika laosiپیش 2 روز

    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

  76. Kevin Vilbig

    Kevin Vilbigپیش 3 روز

    It is a bad idea from first principles.

  77. nuB

    nuBپیش 3 روز

    "HDR" Destiny 2 is free. Just do some dang latency, and video compression tests. That's where the sacrifice is with these services.

  78. Kyle Leppard

    Kyle Leppardپیش 3 روز

    project Xcloud is brilliant, i play on my tab s6 and it runs so smoothly and i love it

  79. Chris Solis

    Chris Solisپیش 3 روز

    SHadow PC is much better than any of these. Just saying..

  80. TapNaporSnap

    TapNaporSnapپیش 3 روز

    SHADOW VM. #endrant

  81. Curtis Larsen

    Curtis Larsenپیش 3 روز

    James: "A Shield is the only way you can use GeForce NOW on a TV" Riley: "Hold my Nintendo Switch"

  82. Garry is Gay

    Garry is Gayپیش 2 روز

    me: "hold my laptop connected to my tv via hdmi"

  83. bilias hour

    bilias hourپیش 3 روز

    bluetooth controllers. Normally bluetooth interference isn't such a big deal, but in this case it will render games unplayable.

  84. Overseer76

    Overseer76پیش 3 روز

    Almost. You were ALMOST living the dream of playing Halo on an Apple device with a PlayStation controller!

  85. literal doc

    literal docپیش 3 روز

    I wonder what the RGB range on the stadia is. Could possibly lead to no details in the blacks