Stadia, a Google game, is dead, and you may get the official exhibit items that complemented the platform with notorious glitches such as the Dreamcast and Nintendo Power Glove.
For some reason, at the Games Developer Conference in 2019, Google decided to put on a small exhibit featuring Atari''s, the Sega Dreamcast, and the Nintendo Power Glove. The exhibit was intended to tease the Stadia, but the through line of these three icons of gaming is that they were all significant failures. So now, you can own these items, with your money going towards The Video Game History Foundation!
According to Kotaku, VGHF CEO Frank Cifaldi recently wrote about these three items, which were acquired by Google. "Remember when Google Stadia had that GDC display, where they sat it next to three of gaming history''s most famous failures?" said Cifaldi.
"Now you can recreate this display in your own home! I provided the originals for the display, and now I''m selling them for charity," he added before linking to the eBay listing of the three items.
"At the beginning of Google Stadia''s famous "Anything you dream can be built" grand reveal display at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, on the up for auction! "There is no indication," says the eBay account.
"Through a series of mishandlings, miscommunications, miscommunications, and other general mishaps, the vast opening of Google''s now-doomed gaming service was complete. Three of the most famous commercial failures in video game history. These failures can be YOUR failures!"
The price of the tickets is currently at $2025, with just four days left on the clock. So, if you''re looking for any of these classic pieces of video game history, then you''ll want to get your bids in early. No, it does not include a Stadia.
Stadia''s closure has been announced earlier this week, to the general surprise of no one, but to the wildly unfortunate surprise of many developers who were unaware of the planned closure prior to everyone else being informed. It''s also a possibility that cloud gaming, in that particular format, just does not work, and we should maybe let it go.