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I’m going to be honest, I don’t think Stadia will be a success. I pre-ordered simply because I wanted to reserve my preferred handle so it’s the same as on other networks (like Steam and PSN.) Apparently those who join later will be forced into a naming pattern like JoeBloe123 where the numeric portion is required.
Anyway, I dithered for a long time on whether I should order or not… because like I said, I don’t really think it will end up mattering in the end. I finally broke down once they announced the actual debut date, and made an order.
They have been surprisingly uncommunicative about the order, but they did mail me a link to check on it the same time I placed it. So I just checked that link, to find out:
Ordered Oct 14
Not yet delivered
Delivered by 27–28 Nov
Like WTF Google?! Don’t take pre-orders when you KNOW you can’t fulfill them as expected… So now I have to decide if I want to cancel it. I’m kind of hoping they’ll email me a code to reserve my name early, even before I have the hardware… and then I can reserve my user ID and then cancel the order for my hardware. If they want to screw me, I’ll screw-em right back.
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