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I write about gaming on Google Stadia. Based in #Philly and #TempleMade
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I started my Google Stadia Pro membership in April 2020 — one month into the Global COVID-19 Pandemic — which was four months after the official launch of Google Stadia Pro in November 2019 — a subscription gaming service offered by Google. At that time, it was becoming clear that…

Celeste the video game main screen image of a mountain
Screenshot Capture from Google Stadia: Main Screen of the Game — Celeste

I first became aware of the game Celeste via a promotional announcement video on the Google Stadia YouTube Channel, and prior to that announcement, I had never heard of the game Celeste.

Google Stadia YouTube Channel Announcement Video for Celeste

Which kind of baffled me, because later on, after playing…

Google Stadia Logo via Wikimedia Commons

On February 1st, 2021, Phil Harrison — the Vice President and General Manager of Google Stadia — penned an announcement on the Official Google Blog letting the world know that Google Stadia was moving forward with a new strategy by no longer investing in Stadia Games and Entertainment (SG&E) —…

Screen Capture Collage from Google Stadia Game Play

It is the end of 2020, and as I reflect on Google Stadia throughout the year —I cannot stress this enough — it just could not have been a better & more perfectly timed gift from Google during a global pandemic.

A BIG thank you — again — to Google…

Start Screen for Super Bomberman R Online for Google Stadia

Bomberman is a video game series that has had a cult following for decades beginning in 1983. Bomberman really became mainstream with the launch of Bomberman for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985 (Japan) / 1987 (USA). In 2020, Super Bomberman R Online was released by Konami and exclusively…

First, I want to start off by thanking the Google Stadia Team for creating and launching the free version of Google Stadia in 2020, along with a two month FREE Google Stadia PRO subscription, during quarantine and a global pandemic. That was absolutely an unexpected gift, and if no one…

Vaughn Parker

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