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Linus Tech Tips explains why game streaming isn’t the future

Published: 26/Mar/2020 1:15

by Bill Cooney

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Popular tech YouTuber Linus Tech Tips sat down with four different game streaming services to test them out, and discovered why the concept probably won’t be replacing your console or PC anytime soon.

Game streaming services offer players a way to play a game without having to download or install the software, as long as you have a powerful enough internet connection, that is.

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Linus and tech writer James Strieb tried out the NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Project xCloud for Xbox, and PS Now for PlayStation, but in the end determined it all came down to which games you want to play.

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The Stadia was unveiled by Google in 2019, but so far its seen the same complaints as other streaming services.

Both the Stadia and GeForce came with a small amount of input lag, but Linus admitted if he were just an average gamer, he probably wouldn’t be able to notice it.

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When it comes to graphics, NVIDIA definitely had Google beat, with the Stadia’s rendering of Destiny 2 not impressing the YouTuber or his partner at all.

The fact that Stadia will eventually have its own exclusive games didn’t seem to win over Linus either.

“Am I going to care about them?” Linus asked, after Strieb told him about the Stadia’s supposed upcoming exclusives.

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“Give them time,” Strieb replied with a laugh. “Hey if Google doesn’t cut this program like they do all their other ones, maybe it’ll end up being good some day.”

Next up was Project xCloud, which was the only service to rely completely on WiFi since you use it on your phone. xCloud offers a number of Xbox titles to stream on your phone, including HALO.

Other than a few stutters and discovering that HALO wasn’t meant to be played on a tiny smartphone screen, Linus didn’t seem to have any majors issues with it. If you have anything less than amazing WiFi however, things might be a different story.

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PlayStation now is the oldest of the game streaming programs that were reviewed, and it’s only available on PC (or PlayStation 4, obviously).

It doesn’t offer the highest quality graphics, but it’s library of over 800 games from PlayStation 2, 3 and 4 make it worth the subscription price, according to Linus.

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Now is probably the best choice if you’re a hardcore PlayStation fan.

While each of the services offers their own pros and cons, Linus made it clear straight away that they’re still no match at all for your console or PC.

If you don’t have a physical console you can access then streaming services might be able to do the job, but as we mentioned before, which one you choose all comes down to which games you want to play.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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