So back in August, my Stadia Pro subscription ended (which I'd had for free since April, I got a one month free trial from Google and another three months free on top of it from a promotion Lenovo did). When that happened I decided I wasn't impressed with the games on offer, so deleted my account. But don't get me wrong, I had written earlier in the year when I first tried Stadia that I actually quite liked it; I thought the stream quality was OK and that it certainly had a place in this world and this fact hasn't changed. I do still like Stadia, I just didn't think it was for me.
Well, recently Google ran a promotion that gives you a voucher for a free Stadia Premier Edition (sent by email at some point after the promotion ends up to the 20th October) if you buy a game or bundle on Stadia that's worth $59.99 (£49.99), or pre-order a game or bundle of that value provided it launches on Stadia by the 10th. So yes, given I was actually looking at buying a Chromecast Ultra anyway, I jumped in on this. And here I am again with a new Stadia account with Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition.
I do so hope I won't regret this. On the positive side, it'll give me something new to play with which may lead to something vaguely interesting getting written on here finally. Although don't hold your breath.