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Google bets big on game streams

Google’s plan to create a Netflix of video games could wildly change the market if it succeeds, but has it bitten off more than it can chew?

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
24th March, 2019

Google is quite literally trying to change the game. The recently announced Google Stadia is its first offering in a long time that merits real attention.

Google is going all-in on the streaming of games, seeing it as the future of all gaming. Stadia is planned as a Netflix of video games and could wildly change the market if it succeeds.

Right now streaming is part of gaming rather than being gaming itself. Services like...

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