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Logitech’s Game Pass handheld is expensive

Logitech's Game Pass handheld is expensive

A white key-like device displays the Xbox dashboard while holding it with two hands.

Having a (relatively) small device that can play any big game on it is a great idea, and this What I love about Valve’s Steam Deck. But the deck can be a bit bulky, and its battery sometimes doesn’t last. Plus, it doesn’t easily work with Xbox Game Pass. So the idea of ​​a new, smaller portable device meant to stream Game Pass and Xbox titles sounds great! However, at $300, it seems too expensive in a world where Steam Deck and Switch OLED are at roughly the same price point.

Announced today by Microsoft and LogitechThe new G Cloud mobile game console is a small Android device built around video game streaming. 10 years ago this would have seemed like a strange idea. But today, you can stream practically every game across most platforms with just enough tinkering. The idea behind this new G Cloud device is to eliminate tampering and mods and provide gamers with a simple, fast and lightweight way to stream all the great games on Game Pass.

First, the positives. Claims your new Android device To extend battery life, this is probably due to the fact that it only streams games and does not play them locally. It features a 7-inch 1080p touch screen, built-in controls, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a button and stick design similar to an Xbox controller. I also really like the look of the device. It’s slightly smaller than the Steam Deck, which should be nice for people with smaller hands.

But here’s the problem: the price. Currently, you can request a file G Cloud at $300 Which is pretty high considering that this is basically a fancy Android phone with built in controls, a bigger battery and no phone calls. It has Google Play Store support, so mobile games and apps are supposed to run on it. And based on Android, it will be basically customizable from day one. But still, $300 so it sounds high.

وهذا فقط الآن. بمجرد طرحه في 17 أكتوبر ، يصل السعر إلى 350 دولارًا ، ويعرف أيضًا باسم سعر Switch OLED الجديد و 50 دولارًا فقط أقل من Steam Deck سعة 64 جيجا بايت. الآن ، من الصحيح أن Switch لا يمكنه دفق الكل Game Pass Librarybut with some tinkering, Steam Deck really can, while you play too (Most of) your Steam games.

When I first saw G Cloud on Twitter I was interested. It can be a good idea to have a small device dedicated to Android apps and Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming. But only for like… $200. At the current price, I’d recommend people to buy a new phone, an external console for their current phone, or a Steam Deck instead.

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