Hello! Welcome back to the channel and this weeks episode of 180 TechChat. 

Stadia? That cloud gaming service from Google isn’t great, not awful. We Google are still pushing it, still supporting in massively and their latest update, they’ve pushed Stadia out to LG TVs, so there is no longer a need for a Chromecast, you just need the controller. So LG has announced that Stadia, is now available on LG smart TVs running webOS 5.0 and 6.0 in 22 countries. The app is available to download now from the LG Content Store in all countries where Stadia is currently available and all you need is the controller and for both that and your comparisons TV to be on the same home network. Smart.

Motorola is still going strong by the looks of things and they’ve just released their latest smartphone in China, the Moto Edge X30. Why is this worth mentioning? Well, it’s the first phone in the market that features the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, so all eyes are on them to see how well it performs in real-life scenarios. As for other specs, it has up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of unexpandable internal storage, depending on which price level you buy in at There’s a 5,000mAh battery that charges at up to 68W. it has a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The selfie camera is a 60MP shooter, while the rear system has a 50MP main, a 50MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP sensor on the back that is currently unknown. When it’ll come to the rest of the world, we’re not too sure but with prices starting at $450, it could shake up the market.

Lastly, the Game Awards have just finished and there we’re all sorts of trailers and announcements. Alan Wake is getting a sequel that is meant to be a survival horror which is right up my street. Bokeh Game Studio, a team led by Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama, teased an extremely creepy new game with the equally creepy title Slitterhead. The new Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad games were mentioned, Quantum Dream is making a Star Wars game called Eclipse, so expect a lot of quick-time events, dialogue, and a fantastic story! Hellblade 2 showed off a wicked game cinematic which looks awesome! 

There was a bunch of other stuff too, but these by far were the most notable. 2022 might actually shape up to be a good year for gaming, as long as studios develop their games properly and don’t have any game-breaking bugs or issues on launch like we’ve seen one too many times this year.