Google’s Stadia Pro is ‘free’ for 2 months, but the game-streaming service still comes with caveats

We reviewed Google Stadia in November, calling it “A glimpse of a future some other company will probably perfect.� The underlying tech? Solid. The platform and business model? Disastrous.

And not much has changed in the ensuing months, except now it’s free. Ish. Kind of. Google announced this morning that it’s no longer restricting Stadia to those who bought the $130 Founder’s Edition hardware kit. Anyone with a Gmail account can sign up.

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