As Google Stadia dies, spare a thought for its fantastic controller

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The sudden announcement of Google Stadia’s death may have been a shock, but it certainly wasn’t a surprise.

Since its 2018 launch, Google Stadia struggled to find a large audience, which was only made worse by Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now dominating the space. 

Whether it was the business model that killed it, or a general lack of interest, Stadia’s death was arguably on the cards long before it had a chance to make a name for itself.

Google Stadia may have been the problem child in the cloud gaming litter, then, but it …