A look at a custom built handheld gaming PC that can stream Xbox One games and promises better performance and more expansive storage than the Nintendo Switch.
I'm still trying to see how this rivals a Switch. A Switch is the console itself. This thing is a fancy remote play device that has the ability to stream games from a PC or XB1. So not only do you need this device, you also need one of the other two. While it's a cool device, no doubt, I would sooner compare this to a Vita than a Switch.
It can do more than remote streaming, though. You can download games onto the 250GB internal SSD drive, and it also has WiFi connectivity. In the first video, those games are running natively, not through PC or Xbox One. His goal is to make it a fully functioning, portable gaming PC with access to Steam and online play. The biggest issues he has right now is lack of a battery and a touchscreen, which are in the works. I think it has potential should he get backing on Kickstarter.
ahh gotcha. Ok well that makes more sense I guess. Although not sure how you would download full Xbox One games to an internal storage on a separate device and not have any sort of piracy issues there.
True. He mentions the fact that Microsoft is making games available on Windows (perhaps through their Play Anywhere program), though I highly doubt Project Scout runs Windows. There is definitely a concern of piracy via ROMs and whatnot. I wonder if he'll address this in the future? :/
The cost is also a big issue. He says that he's trying to get the cost down, but is currently suggesting a $1000 price tag.
I think as soon as something is portable and plays games this comparisons will happen now. yet if the switch wasnt a hit the bedroom journalists wouldnt even bother.
The switch will also soon have an app to stream PC games :)
Looks pretty cool. The only issue that it may face if going through Kickstarter is the price point. Right now the only device in the market that offers a similar experience is the GDP Win ($320). It have the same size of a 3DS, runs Windows 10 and therefore can acess both Steam games and emulators. And there is also the SMACH Z (€299 for the basic or €499 for the pro) that as far as I know still in development. But it offers the same kind of experience in a more robust shape with a AMD SoC that can run games at higher frame rates.
Smach Z is never happening. Even back in 2014 when it was the SteamBoy, it seemed like a really sketchy product. They just lost their production partner and the boards they were going to use, and they've burned through their crowdsourcing funds. It'll never happen.
I do know that the "console" was being delayed over and over again, but didn't know that they actually lost partners and such. I'm not doubting you, but do you have any sources that prove this information?
Thanks man. Such a shame that the project ended up like that.
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As life has shown already - no one needs indies
The better solution for something like this if you want to keep the price down with say an all in one pkg system...is something along these lines adding a screen I think like this: https://www.udoo.org UDOO X86 embeds two processors made by Intel®: a Quad Core 64-bit new-generation x86 Braswell 14nm processors, designed for the PC domain (The N-Series Intel® Pentium® / Celeron® and x5-Series Atom family of System-on-Chips (SoCs) formerly coded as Braswell is a series of Quad Core SoCs with 64-bit instruction set and very low TDP.) the Intel® Curie™ module, the same of Arduino™ 101, designed for wearables While the X86 Braswell processor can run all the Windows, Linux, Android X86 64bit Distros you want to use as desktop PC, the Intel® Curie™ allows easy access to a Arduino™ 101 environment. There is 4 models https://www.udoo.org/docs- x86/Hardware_Reference/ Board_versions.html To keep pricing points lower with lower costs with good performance/watt with of course full loaded windows OS as well...
https://youtu.be/tzvzSkiAWH... Like so: Gaming examples Doom 3 for instance https://youtu.be/20lL_8bDo2...
Can it play Nintendo games? NO! So please stfu
Schn0dd3r Only by emulation, and not newer game's as you pointed out can it play Nintendo game's...yes and no is the answer..old Roms via emulation as is like PC's already do and no as in up to date new releases..but as this was talking about that would Rivals the switch... There is Quite a few PC' games so it's library is what you may find on PC some of which may not even need to stream the games..instead run locally...as an example like the single mini PC board is up to 8GB of ram with each processing CPU core clocked in at 2.5GHz with its GPU clocked in @700MHz. I would say that's a pretty good performance for a mobile processor as a chooser of handheld gaming power is not everything and it's about the games and in mobile gaming for a handheld. Nintendo is already top notch in.my book.
actually yes to a degree, emulation is getting better. while it may not run cemu it can do dolphin to a degree with such specs.
Very interesting. I'm going to keep my eye on the product and see how it develops. That being said, please for the love of god, let someone else design the aesthetics for this thing.
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