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The Google Stage game controller feels surprisingly good



Today, Google has removed its Stage Cloud game platform and shows a bold but largely untested vision of the future of games that involve real-time deploying and playing software over the Internet. We still don't know much about how Stadia will work, how much it can cost, whether it will act as a Netflix subscription service for consumers or use a different business model, or when it will be later on. But we got the hands of the custom control Google built, the only physical part of the stage package.

Surprisingly, the stage controller feels good and looks good. Granted, we did not try a live Stadia demo, but we had to go hand in hand with the same white and orange model that was used on the stage during the disclosure. It has a booklet and a texture similar to the latest Xbox One players ̵

1; especially the one released with the Xbox One S redesign – but with the thumb of the Sony DualShock 4.