Having a (comparatively) small machine that may play principally any huge recreation on it’s a cool concept, and that’s what I really like about Valve’s Steam Deck. However the Deck could be a bit cumbersome, and its battery simply doesn’t final typically. Plus it doesn’t work simply with Xbox Sport Move. So the concept of a brand new, smaller handheld devoted to streaming Sport Move and Xbox titles sounds nice! Nevertheless, at $300, it appears too costly in a world the place the Steam Deck and Swap OLED exist at across the identical value level.
Introduced as we speak by Microsoft and Logitech, the brand new G Cloud handheld gaming console is a small Android-powered machine constructed round streaming video video games. 10 years in the past this might have appeared like a bizarre concept. However as we speak, you possibly can stream virtually each recreation throughout most platforms with sufficient tinkering. The concept behind this new G Cloud machine is to chop out the tinkering and modding and supply gamers with a easy, quick, and light-weight solution to stream all the good video games on Sport Move.
First, the positives. The brand new Android machine claims to have an prolonged battery life, most likely because of the very fact it’s only streaming video games and never operating them natively. It boasts a strong 1080p 7-inch touchscreen, built-in controls, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a button and stick format just like an Xbox controller. I additionally actually just like the look of the machine. It’s a bit smaller than Steam Deck, which must be good for people who’ve smaller arms.
However right here’s the issue: The worth. At the moment, you possibly can pre-order the G Cloud at $300 which is fairly excessive contemplating that is principally a elaborate Android cellphone with built-in controls, a much bigger battery, and no potential to make cellphone calls. It does have help for the Google Play Retailer, so presumably, cell video games and apps will work on it. And being primarily based on Android, it’ll principally be moddable from day one. However nonetheless, $300 for that appears excessive.
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And that’s only for now. As soon as it’s out on October 17, the worth shoots as much as $350, aka the identical value as a brand new Swap OLED and solely $50 lower than a 64GB Steam Deck. Now, it’s true that the Swap can’t stream your complete Sport Move library, however with some tinkering the Steam Deck truly can, whereas additionally enjoying (most) of your Steam video games.
Once I first noticed the G Cloud on Twitter I used to be . A small machine devoted to Android apps and Xbox Sport Move cloud streaming may very well be good to have. However just for like…$200. On the present value, I’d suggest of us purchase a brand new cellphone, an exterior controller for his or her present cellphone, or a Steam Deck as a substitute.
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