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Stadia under fire for weak portfolio, pending originals push

Google’s cloud gaming platform Stadia dominated headlines the world over earlier this year and returned to the limelight late last week as the company released pricing and content details. Already though, the offer’s disruptive potential has come under heavy criticism in early reviews – sparking early trepidation in a market which is notoriously impenetrable. Just 31 games were unveiled as part of the Stadia Pro service costing $9.99 a month. Google’s preorder offering, called Stadia Founder’s Edition, costs $129 upfront including a Chromecast Ultra streaming dongle, Stadia controller and 3 months of Stadia Pro. As well as a limited initial line up of gaming diversity, Stadia’s main issue appears to be exclusivity, with just 1 of its 31 games currently…

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