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. Jake Cravens

    Jake Cravens4 orë më parë

    One thing that I think is cool about stadia is it will adjust to the controller you have. Like if I'm playing on a dualshock X will be X and not square.

  2. Jake Cravens

    Jake Cravens4 orë më parë

    Free stadia now

  3. 94toomey

    94toomey6 orë më parë

    GeForce now is $60 per year. PS Now is $60 per year

  4. Pineapple Man

    Pineapple Man10 orë më parë

    Follow me on my instagram mr_pine_apple_man

  5. ZYKI

    ZYKI11 orë më parë

    So you are the reason Nvidia GeForce now is sold out

  6. Mark

    Mark15 orë më parë

    90 day trial on Geforce Now! Signed up. Next bill date: July 8. Amazing.

  7. Niels Steffen Dias Hansen

    Niels Steffen Dias Hansen15 orë më parë

    I love this format

  8. The Berkivore

    The Berkivore20 orë më parë

    GeForce now is good

  9. Waterseas

    Waterseas20 orë më parë

    "Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group." Reviewing items that you profit off of the sale of, nice conflict of interest.

  10. O.C. Young

    O.C. Young23 orë më parë

    PS4, Remote Play is available on mobile, ios and android.

  11. Aayush Dua

    Aayush Dua23 orë më parë

    Only if all the devs were consumer friendly, Geforce Now would be absolutely perfect (except for console exclusives)

  12. Jason Kowalski

    Jason KowalskiDitë më parë

    Starlink will fix all of the current problems.

  13. Skrub Lord

    Skrub LordDitë më parë

    Why the heck didn’t Linux let him play

  14. Emperor Snowman

    Emperor SnowmanDitë më parë

    You forgot remote play

  15. Cameron Nisbett

    Cameron NisbettDitë më parë

    Way too biased to watch which any kind of credibility.

  16. Radhames Gomez

    Radhames GomezDitë më parë

    Based on whois providing the information, I think the introduction should have been reversed :p

  17. vibe check

    vibe checkDitë më parë

    hey linus, it's not stadia, I recently got a monitor with HDR and destiny looks awful in HDR compared to without, it's not good

  18. Don Mooney

    Don MooneyDitë më parë

    Streaming just isnt there yet. For fast reaction/quick input games. Like first person shooters/competitive multiplayer, racing games. Its just an overly enjoyable experience. The latency blatantly takes your attention off of the game itself. Ive used Xcloud quite a bit. On the go. Using a wi/fi connected Note 9 and also on a cellular connected tablet. Xcloud is more than serviceable. To just mess around on casual games. Games like Minecraft, City Builders and even turn based games like the original Final Fantasy 7. Which is on Xbox. Its a very good option. The worst part of Xcloud. Is you have to be in a place with a pretty top end connection. The connection to the Xbox server. Is always worse than your local service quality. So if your going in with a subpar signal. Less than 3 or 4 bars. It is very easy to have a buggy experience. Things like your character continuing to walk/spin. For another 5 or more seconds. After you release the joystick. Or the screen will tear or not refresh as it should. With your movements. It is certainly nowhere near replacing local hardware. But if your on the go. Or maybe your only option at the moment while in quarantine. Lol Xcloud is certainly nice to have as a secondary option. The best thing I have found about Xcloud. If you have a friend at the house. If you log into the friends account on your xbox. Then log into xcloud on a tablet or device. It allows you to have a form of couch coop. On alot of games, that dont actually have a legit split screen, couch coop mode. But it has to be done. On one of the games available for free from Microsoft. On the "Cloud Streaming" portion of Xcloud. It wont work if you play the "Console Streaming" mode. Since you cant both be logged in and playing on 1 console. But its a very viable option. It made a weekend much more enjoyable with a house guest. Being able to play Forza Horizon 4 together. Each under our different accounts at the same time in the same home. With only 1 Xbox console. But overall. Yes, All of the streaming options have a ways to go. Until they are even close to replacing Local hardware. Hopefully the denser availability and instant latency. That will be coming soon. With the jump to 5G internet speeds. Will be a big advancement in the game streaming world. Hopefully. While not being a necessity. Having a quality way to stream games. Is certainly a luxury. Alot of people will enjoy being able to have. Whether it replaces home consoles or not. I hope it does not. People seem to debate local or game streaming as an "Either Or" decision. Instead of thinking it is, "An option in addition to" home hardware. Right now, Ill give it a 5 or 6 out of 10. Sometimes a little less than desired. But largely not that close. To the expected standard of local.

  19. Medicorene

    MedicoreneDitë më parë

    Love you Linus.

  20. Mitsunae

    MitsunaeDitë më parë

    lol they really are milking money, think about it like this, all that money you spend on geforce now, you could've saved to get a better pc instead, you're just really wasting money at that point

  21. Nic Mora

    Nic MoraDitë më parë

    I think you should have tested out smaller companies that provide the same type of service like shadow

  22. Joseph K

    Joseph K2 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="500">8:20</a> That's funny, my grandpa used to say the same thing all the time about the people in his town

  23. iTzTitanicGames

    iTzTitanicGames2 ditë më parë

    Not once did Linus aim...

  24. percy de vries

    percy de vries2 ditë më parë

    Linus my situation is. Divorced parents crappy laptop and ballin gamkng pc. I don't want to keep moving the pc from 1 to the other every week. I think parsec could be the way to go seeing you guys work fromnhome during covid-19 pandemic. Would be awesome if you xould go in dept

  25. None Business

    None Business2 ditë më parë

    "That's why stadia is so good for people who don't have any games" No, that's why it's so BAD for everyone else.

  26. Lynxsis™

    Lynxsis™2 ditë më parë

    great video but jesus fucking christ the script is hard to look past, such awkward interaction

  27. Admiral Falco

    Admiral Falco2 ditë më parë

    Guys, after watching both this and your parsec video, i wonder whether you have heard of moonlight gamestreaming. Yes it isn't as bells and whistles as with some of the other options but if you have your own rig (like your editors) then it may prove better. (Plus its completely free)

  28. Woable Attack

    Woable Attack2 ditë më parë

    This Nvidia thing is a good system. Lag is more of an issue, it costs money monthly, it limits your playtime and if you are unlucky it says that you are not allowed to play right now because your virtual big brother is playing. Cool beans...

  29. Bert

    Bert2 ditë më parë

    You forget the Shadow service. A real computer in the cloud that really works as a private gaming computer. You can even use it for work. Anny software works on it.

  30. Yasin Hasan

    Yasin Hasan2 ditë më parë

    destiny 2 was the first game i ever pre-ordered .. then they made it free 😑

  31. Mirzu42

    Mirzu422 ditë më parë

    Geforce now was shit at the beta and still is. I got into the program but it was only 60hz with big imput lag and ping to nvidia server it was just better to play on my own laptop

  32. Ryan Stinnett

    Ryan Stinnett2 ditë më parë

    That these guys have never played a Samurai Shodown game stings...

  33. eye615 x

    eye615 x2 ditë më parë

    stupid ass way to play game......

  34. toorimakun

    toorimakun2 ditë më parë

    Cloud gaming is just a way for companies to steal your games library if you do something they don't like

  35. Octoflex

    Octoflex2 ditë më parë

    the destiny snapping is probably just destiny. i've always felt their looking mechanic felt super weird like that.

  36. Tucker Loftus

    Tucker Loftus2 ditë më parë

    "Would you really reccomend using a service, where, you dont have any games. And then when you buy a bunch of games, you still don't have any games??"

  37. ChrisMT

    ChrisMT2 ditë më parë

    Rich clowns reviewing cloud gaming that is meant for consumers that DON'T want to spent 600-1200 on hardware to play a game Of course it will look a little less detailed and yes it will have miniscule input lag Need to talk about $$ for this comparison to be worth anything

  38. ChrisMT

    ChrisMTDitë më parë

    @Slide Ways I have it I only pay for 100mbs which I have been paying for a couple years now for ps4 and my wife likes to stream It works great for me the requirement is only 35 for 4k which isn't much at all The mayority of people in developed countries already have high speed internet

  39. Slide Ways

    Slide WaysDitë më parë

    ChrisMT for streaming to be effective you must already be paying for high speed internet

  40. Jon Tempest

    Jon Tempest2 ditë më parë

    Odd u said u can't play ps4 on mobile... Iv been for a while but that's remote play not streaming lol get some funny glitches with it at times though 😂

  41. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    also guys psnow is 10 a month which nothing

  42. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    yall got it wrong you can play psnow on your computer

  43. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    ps now has a streaming platform now adays which is nice

  44. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    why are you using an xbox controller on a ps4

  45. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    i like ps now personally

  46. Captain CJ 97

    Captain CJ 972 ditë më parë

    Fuck game streaming

  47. Lisandro Crespo

    Lisandro Crespo2 ditë më parë

    If you own an Android TV, like the Nvidia Shield, and you own a gaming pc, you can use Steam Shield.


    OZMAN YMD3 ditë më parë

    I love xcloud

  49. Vihar Contractor

    Vihar Contractor3 ditë më parë

    15 minute of video discussing the superior cloud gaming service amongst all. Conclusion: *_Its up to you_*

  50. Bye 4116

    Bye 41163 ditë më parë

    Xcloud on mobile is really good

  51. Oli Norwell

    Oli Norwell3 ditë më parë

    Not quite the same idea but PS4 Remote play works really well for playing your PS4 in another room.

  52. realistic king crimson

    realistic king crimson3 ditë më parë

    the 1k people who disliked are the cloud gaming services and their users themselves

  53. Coteret

    Coteret3 ditë më parë

    I'm honestly really happy to see you give this a fair shake, and not just dismiss streaming in some elitest pc tirade (as many other outlets and publications I saw do). As someone in the camp of only having a laptop that can't run games, this has finally after years given me access to many games that were previously completely cut off to me. Tried GeForce a few times, running comp games (Siege, CSGO) and while there were a few moments (1-2 seconds) of dropped frames/connection, it ran without much noticeable delay.

  54. Urban Neptune

    Urban Neptune3 ditë më parë

    The answer is simple as this, until game companies remove the option of physical consoles and everyone has Gig downloads speeds will it be accepted by gamers especially competitive gamers. No one is going to play on the cloud when physical consoles offer a gaming advantage, remove the advantage and players will be fine with it knowing they're all playing under same conditions.

  55. tadder sauce

    tadder sauce3 ditë më parë

    "We had to buy destiny 2?" lol

  56. macpac22

    macpac223 ditë më parë

    Linus holds a controller like my dad...

  57. Paco

    Paco3 ditë më parë

    I used GeForce Now when it came out for alpha first time I spent a lot of time playing Fornite on it,sometimes it was good,yet sometimes I would get on really bad server and it was unplayable

  58. Nyo Nor

    Nyo Nor3 ditë më parë

    What is the point to test it on gigabit internet when 99% does not have one?

  59. D.A.C

    D.A.C3 ditë më parë

    Bro i have a pc from 2006 and don't even have the real version of windows 7 because i can't spend the money on it

  60. Citrus 3301

    Citrus 33013 ditë më parë

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

  61. shperax

    shperax3 ditë më parë

    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.

  62. shperax

    shperax3 ditë më parë

    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.

  63. Eugene McCullough

    Eugene McCullough3 ditë më parë

    /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

  64. PutzkeRulez

    PutzkeRulez4 ditë më parë

    why didnt you test shadow gaming?

  65. iamdmc

    iamdmc4 ditë më parë

    stadia sucks

  66. J B

    J B4 ditë më parë

    PC - Master Race Console - Peasants Streaming Games - Slaves

  67. Anerdi1

    Anerdi14 ditë më parë

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

  68. Laurent Baumann

    Laurent Baumann4 ditë më parë

    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.

  69. Bigdick Johnson

    Bigdick Johnson4 ditë më parë

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

  70. AdamCF

    AdamCF4 ditë më parë

    What about shadow?

  71. Nam Phuong

    Nam Phuong4 ditë më parë

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

  72. Charlie Baker

    Charlie Baker2 ditë më parë

    i mean i can play a playstation game on my laptop anywhere so its nice

  73. First Last

    First Last4 ditë më parë

    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.

  74. evann payne

    evann payne4 ditë më parë

    Linus is awesome.

  75. Zx7o

    Zx7o4 ditë më parë

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


    LORD OF HACKS4 ditë më parë

    Try boosteroid

  77. Zenumasu Doragon

    Zenumasu Doragon4 ditë më parë

    GeForce Now on the Shield is damn near perfect

  78. aola wili

    aola wili4 ditë më parë

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

  79. yungdrm

    yungdrm2 ditë më parë

    aola wili someone commented that already

  80. Ahmad Alsharrah

    Ahmad Alsharrah4 ditë më parë

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

  81. Austin Johnson

    Austin Johnson4 ditë më parë

    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.

  83. aola wili

    aola wili4 ditë më parë

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

  84. Hrishikesh Vichore

    Hrishikesh Vichore4 ditë më parë

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

  85. Max K

    Max K4 ditë më parë

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