Stadia Launched With One Exclusive Game, And It's Not Very Good

All the fancy technology in the world doesn’t mean a thing if there aren’t good games to play, which helped to explain a lot of the head scratching leading up to the launch of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia. Even if Stadia worked as advertised—and based on my week spent with Stadia, it largely does—there weren’t going to be many games to stream at launch. And for whatever reason, Google decided to forgo the most common way to entice players onto a new and unproven platform: exclusive games you cannot play anywhere else.

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