Google Stadia logo gets roasted for '90s retro look

CNET | 3/19/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Google's Stadia logo is the subject of a lot of scrutiny.

There's a famous waxed paper cup pattern called "Jazz." It first appeared in the early '90s and is a jaunty time capsule of its period. It also happens to look a bit like the logo for Google's new Stadia streaming video game service.

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Twitter user helixD pointed out the resemblance shortly after Google unveiled Stadia on Tuesday. The tweet is just one of many poking fun at the zigzag logo that looks like a stylized Wi-Fi connection symbol.

Some Twitter users, including YouTube game reviewer Shane Luis, think Stadia looks like it should be a Tesla competitor.

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Video game fan Willie Aguilar noticed a kinship between Stadia and a bunch of Crayola crayon scribbles.

Stadia's logo look has also drawn comparisons to some famous now-retro gaming platforms, including Sega Dreamcast and Atari.

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Google isn't the only company to opt for an "S" logo that looks like it was painted with a broad brush. Specialized Bicycles has a more vertical version of the concept.

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