In 2001, Microsoft decided to throw their hat in the gaming console wars with the Xbox. This was unheard of for multiple reasons. This was a time period when it seemed like the Japanese have already cornered the console gaming market, with Sony, Sega and Nintendo reigning supreme. A lot of gamers, including myself, had their doubts as well with Microsoft’s new system. I mean, what do they know about the gaming market? Well, flash forward to today, Microsoft’s Xbox gaming platforms are still riding strong in general. The Xbox has garnered quite a hardcore fanbase now.
Even with that caveat, I was still pretty sure Google Stadia was doomed to fail when it was announced.
If you really think about it, Google’s story regarding entering into the wild world of computer gaming follows Microsoft’s story. This was a global corporate juggernaut with all the money in the world to…
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