Many said it would never make it this far. Others are elated it made it this far. I am of the latter, waking up this morning and shouting, “Happy Birthday Stadia!”
I have watched the Stadia App, Website, Community Blog, and many other miscellaneous Stadia-related websites like a hawk to see what festivities are going on during this momentous day of celebration of Google Stadia’s 2nd year anniversary.
As the day draws to an end on my part of the globe, I am now reflecting on these festivities and am now rounding up some of the impressive and not-so-impressive ways in which Google Stadia have celebrated the occasion and discussing some general thoughts and opinions.
Along with a sweet, but very short YouTube video (I guess it’s the thought that counts and length isn’t everything) and first of several Twitter posts, word got out that Google had reduced the price of Stadia Premiere Editions down to £19.99 | $22.22!
That is a CraAaAAzYyy low price in anyone’s book.
Also, this image, depicting an offer including a free Stadia Premiere Edition when you purchase any game over $29.99 or more, has been seen floating around the internet. However, I have yet to see it myself or see anyone confirm that this is an active and working offer.
The incorrect spelling of the word “Premiere”, leads me to believe that this was either a hoax or possibly an offer that was hastily created by one of the Google Stadia team that was quickly pulled for being too much of a good offer and poor grammar.
On a somewhat-but-not-exactly related note, on November 16th, Jackbox Party Pack 8 was launched on Stadia.
This incredibly fun-looking game seems somewhat akin to Cake Bash and looks like it will make a hilarious addition to the Stadia Catalogue.
What’s even better is that Jackbox Party Pack 8 has been added to the list of instantly playable Free Demos.
You can play a 30 minute Free Demo right now by clicking here.
Later in the day, Stadia posted this post on the community blog: Celebrating two years in the cloud: Stadia Founders Spotlight
In the post, Stadia sat down with a few of the Founders to learn more about their favourite games, moments, and memories made during their journey with Stadia.
6 Stadia Founders talk breifly about the first game they ever purchased on Stadia, what games they have played the most on Stadia, and some of their fondest Stadia memories.
The Big, Bad Stadia Birthday Sale
In celebration for Stadia’s 2nd Birthday, Google have reduced the price of some big games by HUGE amounts!
This sale deserves an entire article to itself; there is just so much good to talk about. However, I will quickly run off some of the great offers that have caught my eye on this absolutely whopping Stadia 2nd Birthday Sale:
- F1® 2020: Schumacher Edition [Addon only] –
£11.99now £2.99/$3.49 – 75% OFF
- DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition –
£74.99now £18.74/$22.49 – 75% OFF
- DOOM 64 –
£3.99now £1.19/$1.49 – 70% OFF
- HITMAN – Game of The Year Edition –
£49.99now £7.49/$8.99 – 85% OFF
- Madden NFL 22 –
£59.99now £29.99/$29.99 – 50% OFF
- FIFA 22 –
£59.99now £35.99/$35.99 – 40% OFF
There is tonnes more of these huge sale price reductions. But I think I’ll pass out if I continue listing such crazy prices!
If you’re a Stadia Pro subscriber, you can play The Crew 2 Free right now.
This Free Play Weekend is available until 7pm on the 22nd November 2021.
If you really enjoy the game, you can get it for the incredible sale price of
But Wait, There's More...
To top off Google Stadia’s 2nd Birthday, Stadia’s Community Managers, Grace and Chris launched a live stream Community Play Day.
During the stream they played Human Fall Flat, Outcasters, and Super Bomberman R Online.
You can watch the 3 hour long re-run of the stream via this YouTube link.
So, in closing, the Google Stadia 2nd Birthday festivities really were epic.
It’s been great to see the platform and community grow this year and I’m excited to see where the next year with Google Stadia will take us.
I’d like to say a BIG Happy Birthday to the Stadia and the folks behind it. And also I want to thank all you amazing Stadians. This incredible community really tops off this awesome platform and I’m glad to play alongside such great people.