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U-Knighted

A Handheld Device For Steam Games (Yes, This Is Real.)

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smachteam/smach-z-the-first-handheld-steam-machine

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/261528/Worlds_first_handheld_Steam_Machine_lands_on_Kickstarter.php

 

I need it. I know it runs SteamOS. I know it has low specs. I just need it.

 

In all seriousness, if I could stream it to the TV and play using the controller it'd be dang brilliant. It'd also be cool if I could use it and my friend could use the steam controller.

 

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Wouldn't a small laptop do around the same job?

Is that accessible to console gamers? 

 

No. They're to casual.

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With a laptop you'd have to carry either a mouse or gamepad around for anything that uses the mouse. This thing focuses on portability, so it's a bit different. It's a neat idea, but I won't be getting one. 

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Wouldn't a small laptop do around the same job?

Is that accessible to console gamers? 

 

No. They're to casual.

But I think console gamers like PS4 users would rather use a Vita since they can port some games on the Vita.

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While it looks like an interesting device, if a majority of people are looking into getting one just for emulation of older gaming consoles, I would recommend getting a PSP 2000 instead. (Or even a Vita, though I don't know how hackable those actually are) I used to have one, and I could play all kinds of past games that I really loved as a child.

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New feature found:

 

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Apparently you can swap out those trackpads for little button pads. It's only included in the more expensive bundles, though, which can go up to 5,000. I'm probably not going to get one due to the price tag, but boy does it look good.

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This feels like it'll be one of those things everyone super wants, then when it comes out, the market is so niche, it never sells.  Same thing happened when the Vita came out, but the market for that is still probably larger than for this thing, in my opinion.  

 

It's just such an in-between thing.  Most PC gamers wouldn't want to use this thing because it's too small, not powerful enough, etc., while console gamers might still be put off of it and stick to consoles, or the already available 3DS/Vita platforms.  I just don't see a place where this could fit into the current console market.  But we'll see what happens.

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