You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!
-Willy Wonka describing when a thin client application shuts down
When the news hit yesterday that Google was shutting down Stadia, it wasn’t a moment of shock. I think it had been clear to most people who were paying attention… that being a rather small population… that Stadia’s days had been numbered for quite some time now.
I haven’t had much to say about Stadia since it was announced back in June of 2019. It wasn’t of much interest to me, and only got the mention it did due to the company backing it. I don’t think I wrote a single post devoted exclusively to Stadia. I covered its announcement and launch in bullet point posts and mentioned it in passing in a post about thin client applications.
I think the biggest deal I made about it was when somebody representing…
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