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Stadia is shutting down

Wow. I expected this but not so fast. Just a month ago, Google was denying Stadia is going to shut down. I guess economics kept up with them.

Google is shutting down Stadia

Google is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service. The service will remain live for players until January 18th, 2023. Google will be refunding all Stadia hardware purchased through the Google Store as well as all the games and add-on content purchased from the Stadia store. Google expects those refunds will be completed in mid-January.

Last year, rumors abounded it would shut down after the number of games released to the platform slowed and the company shuttered its in-house game development studios. When those rumors popped up again this year, Google insisted that Stadia was not shutting down. “Rest assured we’re always working bringing more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro,” the company said in a tweet. Which was true… until today.

Source: The Verge

Rockster confirms GTA VI leak

The leak shows GTA VI having a female protagonist which is an interesting development in itself.

Rockstar confirmed Monday morning that it has suffered a “network intrusion” where “confidential information… including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto” was illegally obtained by a third party. The admission seemingly confirms the veracity of a host of leaked Grand Theft Auto VI videos that hit the Internet over the weekend.

Rockstar responded to the leak Sunday by almost immediately issuing DMCA requests against multiple YouTube videos and tweets that shared portions of the footage. GTAForums, where the leaked footage was originally linked, has removed those links but kept the original post otherwise intact. The forum is allowing discussion of the leaks while barring “media or links to leaked copyrighted material.”

Source: Ars