Google’s Stadia is a video game-streaming platform that is taking aim at consoles

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Is this the death of the traditional console? The new service will let people stream video games that usually have had to be bought as a download or CD.

The details: Google says Stadia will work on any device, be it a TV, laptop or smartphone. It also promises games on its platform will be available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second, with HDR and surround sound. The cloud computing power that Google is promising is more than a PS4 and XBox One X combined. The firm also unveiled a Stadia controller that includes a button that will let users capture and share gameplay straight onto YouTube. YouTube gaming content has an audience of more than 200 million people every day.

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