Is there ANY hope for game streaming? We tried them all.

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There are so many game streaming services popping up, with so many idiosyncrasies, that it’s hard to keep it all straight. In this video, James takes Linus through a tour testing GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Microsoft Project Xcloud, and Sony PlayStation Now to see which one makes the most sense...except we didn't try Shadow.
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  • why is angelo from gugafoods on LTT? deep fried wagyu heatsink build please.

    Phead128Phead1282 klukkustundum síðan
  • I don't think I could ever get into game streaming unless it was totally seamless, especially for competitive games. I tried playing Doom Eternal on my TV coming from my 1ms monitor, it felt so delayed.

    MuertoMuerto2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Great content Linus, just loved your conclusion. Buy it for the games you want to play. As an Xbox One owner that really burns.

    Simon WellsSimon Wells3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Also you can use for a community made list :)

    MrHanBroloMrHanBrolo3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Destiny 2 HDR is DOGSHIT!

    mayday303mayday3033 klukkustundum síðan
  • Linus I'm disappointed, for Project xCloud(preview) you could have easily connected your s10/s20 to the tv using a dongle and play with a bluetooth controller but NOOOOOO you play on your phones tiny 6.8" screen...really disappointed.... in all fairness Project xCloud looks to be really promising...but for now GeForce Now is the best option

    xorkatossxorkatoss3 klukkustundum síðan
  • No. Why? Latency.

    anime pussyanime pussy3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Shadow would actually be the closest to streaming a gaming rig as it’s just streaming a plain windows 10 rig

    Ryan SpecterRyan Specter4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Don’t forget Linus, that you can side-load Project X Cloud on the Shield TV and then gain ability to play on TV 😜 Otherwise great review of options there. I use GF Now and X Cloud as occasional gamer 😜

    Darren PalmerDarren Palmer4 klukkustundum síðan
  • ps now does have a pc app, and allows you to download the games on ps4

    Eden KeepingEden Keeping4 klukkustundum síðan
  • you should try one of those usb mini computer that you just insert into the hdmi port of the tv .... i will like to see how gaming it is working on them... it will be a good option for the people who goes in vacations....

    Robert CristiRobert Cristi4 klukkustundum síðan
  • lot me get this traight we was useing a ps4 controller for xbox games ans a xbox controller to play ps games

    MrSiryeahMrSiryeah4 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have Playstation Now on my old Sony Z2 Tablet.

    ThomasThomas5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Im pretty certain that destiny 2 is free

    Wiebe VandendriesscheWiebe Vandendriessche5 klukkustundum síðan
  • In short... no

    Kevin ツTMKevin ツTM5 klukkustundum síðan
  • No mention of Parsec? Are you for real?

    VideoGamePlayerVideoGamePlayer6 klukkustundum síðan
  • NO! Streaming games is garbage

    Norberto CastroNorberto Castro6 klukkustundum síðan
  • I didn't watch the video yet, but since I am using Geforce Now since the first day I want to share my idea. First of all I'm living in Turkey and I'm CE student which means I am in the poorest section of the already poor country so I don't have a good even mediocre computer. I bought a Dell laptop with 1050Ti GPU with all of my savings 1 year ago and since Dell is selling those laptops with adaptors which are not providing enough energy that the laptop needs. (Dell sells 7577 laptops with 130w adaptors only in shitty countries like mine, they sell with either 150w or 180w adaptors in any developed countries.) So my laptops battery is completely dead after 3 months of using it and now even when I am playing really old games or basic games like Rocket League at low settings I can't play smoothly and %99 of the time I am having like fps drop to 3 and then 60. I want to clarify that I changed the thermal paste with the best available and completely cleaned the cooling system. Anyways, with this shit laptop from Dell I wanted to play games like Destiny 2, Witcher 3 and Squad there was no option before Geforce Now but since its available I am playing all those 3 games from geforce now and its super nice, I am not having problems at all but there are some weird stuff. So since Turkey is a poor country with a poor internet connection and overpriced internet packets, I am using a 4x expensive internet provider with a 4.5G modem (since there is no ADSL/VDSL or fibre network), and my packet is capped at 100GB with 50-60mBİT/s after you use 100GB the speed drops to 10Mbit/s (1mb/s) the weird thing here is, I am having many problems with the 50-60mbits of connection say it image corruptions, lag and many other stuff but once the speed drops to the 10mbits I am not having any problem, completely native like performance. TLDR: Thank you Geforce Now for making me at least be able to play games that I wanted to and fuck you Dell.

    Umut PiynarUmut Piynar6 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have 90mbps down on my pc, just uncap the network bandwidth and use a cable, it works great. No need for the 1gb internet LTT has. Some hitches here and there but if I had to choose between no gaming at all and geforce now I'd definitely choose geforce now. I usually had 60fps and on a laptop the image quality probably looks much better than on my 27" 1440p monitor.

    Ninja LNinja L6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Stadia would try to Red Flag you with SWAT over "RaCiSm."

    General ZapGeneral Zap6 klukkustundum síðan
  • All I wanna say is if stadia is making u buy destiny 2 somethings wrong since its free

    Berzerking DragonBerzerking Dragon6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Watch the latest gaming videos And subscribe my channel guys

    Saad HamzaSaad Hamza6 klukkustundum síðan

    Sadullah AydinSadullah Aydin6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Was surprised was not mentioned.

    Em MencerEm Mencer6 klukkustundum síðan
  • sure but australia has a dumbass government that literally just spent millions if not billions upgrading our internet and still are worse off in that regard than 3rd world countries. i dont see streaming being viable for atleast 5-10 years for people like us

    Tim WorleyTim Worley7 klukkustundum síðan
  • "my circleness is a touch behind"

    Ryan HillRyan Hill7 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love how James treats Linus like such a Boomer James: *shows remote control* Ya know what this is?

    Ron Dela PenaRon Dela Pena7 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="113">1:53</a> PLAYSTATION ONE

    ChickinChickin7 klukkustundum síðan
  • Remote Play via PS Vita, Android, and PC. PS Now used to work on the PS Vita. Sadly they discontinued the service for PS Vita.

    AndrewFortWayneAndrewFortWayne7 klukkustundum síðan
  • My vote for streaming game is- no. I hate when games need to be online, like the live service games. I will tolerate it if I like the game, but there is no way I want all my games experiencing internet lag.

    777Tralfaz777777Tralfaz7778 klukkustundum síðan
  • Nvidia GeForce now is the best

    XistXist8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Game Streaming is a sinking ship! get out now! though maybe it will be better when everyone has Fiber internet.

    Lobselvith_BlackLobselvith_Black9 klukkustundum síðan
  • GeForce now has warframe and the developers are cool with it that is enough for me to give them 5 bucks. I keep an Xbox controller in my car and use it anytime I have to wait on something for 30mine or more.

    Eluminary XarraisEluminary Xarrais9 klukkustundum síðan
  • you better check parsec gaming ....

    DreamKOneDreamKOne9 klukkustundum síðan
  • I like this other dude

    SkiingxMooseSkiingxMoose9 klukkustundum síðan
  • I've had some serious problems with playstation now over xbox, but nvidia GeForce only messed up around every 30 minutes for me

    NtJuiceyyNtJuiceyy10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Really so the physical limiting factor of electrons over distance is only now realised, These companies sell so called gaming devices and make quotes about it being the fastest responding device blah blah blah, Then they go and make a streaming gaming platform without a second thought for the speed but those subscriptions and all that money.

    Dave DavidsonDave Davidson10 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’d like to see the service shadow tech compared against these to see what they prefer on that front.

    Jacob BontiusJacob Bontius11 klukkustundum síðan
  • So the answer just get a console

    louie Loooplouie Looop11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Laptop is best choice if you need to travel, they are getting more and more powerful...I wont use any of these services

    AmpEditionAmpEdition11 klukkustundum síðan
  • this video is a perfect example of how NVIDIA paid for this free add/ video. I'm sorry but this show me how this channel is about revenue for the owner Mr. Linus - I have been a subscriber for a long time - After watching how bias this video is - I will definitely unsubscribe - sorry but I don't care for your paid opinions anymore. bye.

    Cezary SerowskiCezary Serowski12 klukkustundum síðan
  • So why do I have 3 versions of every game I own: the cd/dvd version; the Steam version and the cracked version...?

    P WP W12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sorry but if I pause a game and don't get back to it for a few hours, I expect it to be there. especially if I am paying for the service. Just my 2 cents. Maybe they need an unlimited access subscription.

    Jerry HernandezJerry Hernandez12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Cloud based "game streaming" has seemed like the dumbest idea since lead balloons since they first started pushing it. It'll always take way more bandwidth to push fast moving screen images across the net than pretty much any multiplayer gaming packets would take - introducing more opportunities for lag and performance inconsistencies. The multiplayer game servers I play on today don't really know or care what hardware I have and what video resolution I'm using - they do their simple job of updating the status information so my local client can then figure out how to properly display it. Much better division of work across distributed computing platforms than trying to do everything on the back end, and then hoping that the network will always be perfect. The whole game streaming concept should just go away, as a really bad idea!

    warp00009warp0000912 klukkustundum síðan
  • Game streaming can be good for turn based games or slow paced ones, but the business model of most is what kills it.

    FeanorBRFeanorBR12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Great social distancing

    Brandon JonesBrandon Jones13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Not interested in adding more points of potential failure to my gaming experience. There are plenty of situations where I game unconnected from the internet, especially now that the Nintendo Switch lite is my only gaming device, sold my PS4 after a couple years enjoying it. Not interested in losing offline functionality. Local storage of the complete game or I'm not buying it, and I don't bother playing games I don't want to keep and replay later. So yeah, almost no interest in this. Maybe they should do like the Sega Channel back in the day. That stored a copy of the game locally, better than a full stream. I'm still not interested, Sega Channel was fun, but I chose buying the games back then too. I wish the market would stop pushing this so hard, feels like it's mostly about copyright control, make it harder to hack. It's cool that you could play a bunch of old games, but even then, I'd rather just buy it cheap, download the full game. Compilations of the best old games would be nice, but again, full download.

    BenBen13 klukkustundum síðan
  • i tried streaming an infamous game on PS4, had so much lag

    masterofinfinity479masterofinfinity47913 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="360">6:00</a> Linus, it is not your job to determine what is reasonable for me. Haven't you heard about the demonitization virus going around? I'm sure I can game for 16 hours straight right now...

    Dodge RiderDodge Rider13 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="73">1:13</a> lol Linus has too many remotes lying around

    The Last EuropeanThe Last European14 klukkustundum síðan
  • At 5ms latency games will be playable.

    C GlennC Glenn14 klukkustundum síðan
  • you should try Parsec sometime, it also let's you play any co op local games with your friends

    Rodrigo SosaRodrigo Sosa15 klukkustundum síðan
  • What's that thing call and how can I buy it on Amazon <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="820">13:40</a>? How's Linus holding the phone with DualShock 4 controller?

    Death PsSquadDeath PsSquad15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Did stadia pay for you to say this? Founded like it

    Rodolfo AlvaradoRodolfo Alvarado15 klukkustundum síðan
  • xCloud and Geoforce

    ClosedClosed16 klukkustundum síðan
  • What happened to the Shadow?

    Ken LewisKen Lewis16 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have stadia and really like it. The quality has been great, I love using it on my laptop or surface pro and get much better battery life than if I was running way less demanding games. The controller is excellent. With stadia pro, you get free games every month, but they are also free for as long as you have the device, which I didn’t realize at first.

    Matt MurphyMatt Murphy16 klukkustundum síðan
  • What's the game in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="600">10:00</a> please

    K O MK O M16 klukkustundum síðan
  • No way streaming is feasible

    ಮೊಹಮ್ಮದ್ Ayāñ دکھنیಮೊಹಮ್ಮದ್ Ayāñ دکھنی16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Short answer: No. Long answer: No.

    djvapiddjvapid16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ilke if you have free version on gf now and you need to wait for 500 people

    Sjjd EndnSjjd Endn16 klukkustundum síðan
  • I ran Geforce Now in phone cast Gear VR. You can turn any of your game GFN games into a giant VR environment screen, really cool. Only thing so far that noticably heated up my phone (s10+ 12Gb RAM version), and increased delay in a very noticeable manner. So I switched to dex and GFN. I don't think I'm ever buying a console or high end gaming pc again. (I'm one of those "dirty casuals", GFN in dex is great for a casual gamer). Its too bad samsung announced it is going to drop gear VR support... it could have been running 120fps VR games on s20s. I like the mobile VR sets, they scale up in power higher as mobile tech gets better. GFN+samsung dex is good enough to replace all rudimentary gaming and work needs if you want to be able to take everything in your pocket

    Joseph RescottJoseph Rescott16 klukkustundum síðan
  • 5G uses the same technology as the Military’s Active Denial System

    TruthTruth16 klukkustundum síðan
  • You should really involve Shadow Gaming in this video, because its defenitly the best cloudgamingplatform avalible right now.. A full windows machina availible, so no need to buy your games again, it can conncet to ALL your gaming platforms like, steam, origin, uplay, epic etc..

    Amiet EliezerAmiet Eliezer17 klukkustundum síðan
  • "At least on our Internet"... yeah, well... maybe it's not the best test ;-)

    Tomasz KaźmierskiTomasz Kaźmierski17 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="747">12:27</a> was fucking fantastic

    George W. BushGeorge W. Bush17 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="748">12:28</a> They legitimately tried to sing the Halo theme, men of culture

    Just Some Guy without a MustacheJust Some Guy without a Mustache17 klukkustundum síðan
  • It's all depending on the game. Your video options will be different with each game.

    BeReal BudBeReal Bud18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have 100mbps 😐

    Sham AsahaSham Asaha18 klukkustundum síðan
  • i can hear the stick hit the wall on the controler before the game character starts moving

    Mauricio LlamasMauricio Llamas18 klukkustundum síðan
  • you guys forgot shadow

    Bob tfsBob tfs18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I just wish I could stream my games from my gaming pc, to my mac without massive lag and bad quality.

    StewerrvideosStewerrvideos19 klukkustundum síðan
  • What about Shadow? Is it avaliable in Canada/US and how does it perform for you?

    SimorenariumSimorenarium19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Literally any justification from publishers or developers is just trying to get more money out of you.

    TheMonroe654HDTheMonroe654HD19 klukkustundum síðan
  • PS4 remote play ? I use it from time to time to play my ps4.

    Salem FoxSalem Fox19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Private Internet Access = PIA = Pain in a**

    Jiggly Cuber 200Jiggly Cuber 20019 klukkustundum síðan
  • I signed up for GeForce now two days later they pulled all the games I literally played on the first two days

    ENDERwigginMEDICENDERwigginMEDIC19 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="748">12:28</a>

    Jackson BaerJackson Baer19 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="514">8:34</a> Is that street light wobbling? What?

    Rithik MadhavaRithik Madhava20 klukkustundum síðan

    Karl CabasKarl Cabas21 klukkustund síðan