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Author Topic: Asus ROG Gaming Phone - 2 buttons are better than none?  (Read 5707 times)


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Re: Asus ROG Gaming Phone - 2 buttons are better than none?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2018, 05:34:25 pm »
I co-sign this post. Stream gaming is great in theory and on paper, but when I want to game, I don't want to run around looking for wifi or a good reception spot like a smoker looking for a place to smoke.

Person asks - "Whatcha doing in the freezer Timmy?
Timmy - It's got good WiFi and I wanna play a single player game on my phone!"
 ??? ??? ;D LOL!

All I ever hear is about how behind other countries the USA is in comparison.  I really just figure that the rest of the world is buzzing alone with awesome 4G speeds.  I get anywhere between 50mb-130mb download speeds on T-mobile, and rarely come close to the 50GB limit before possible throttle, even when streaming my games.  I'm very rarely where there isn't a connection or good Wifi signal.  Maybe that's why I have game streaming services where you guys want something like the Win2.

This isn't a one-size-fits-all scenario.  Again, I really don't want to play older games.  Once GPD makes a device with 1080p and clickable sticks that can handle Shadow of War, Farcry 5, FF XV and Destiny 2, I'll be all over it -- I'd even pay $1500 for it.  Until then, I'm content with my streaming and my Switch.  Now that Microsoft is talking about the future of Xbox being streaming also, I am hoping it comes to my other devices anyway.

By the way, if you haven't tried the latest Geforce Now, try to get on the Beta.  It is lightyears ahead of LiquidSky and I've not really been able to notice any lag.  I've used it on the Cube Mix Plus tethered to my phone's hotspot, and at the house.  It is like having a GTX1080 doing 1080P at 60FPS on the Cube Mix Plus.  May be something to try on your GPD-Win 2 to get the newest games playing.  Here is a thread on reddit talking about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/7xnnzb/geforce_now_is_pretty_awesome/

50 to 130mb download speeds on mobile??? Wow! I can barely get that on my at home internet, and I have the 150 mbps tier, with decent hardware to push it, and that's the wired connection, lol!

I remember using OnLive, yeah, ole school, but it was pretty cool to play Batman Arkham Asylum and a full version of Street Fighter on the Xperia Play. WiFi needed of course. The thing is that for big cities, were the most work goes, streaming options are great, but for rural areas, where the connection isn't so good, that's what bothers me about the streaming options. Or worst, if you fighting a boss, like the Valkyrie on God of War, and you about to win, but the connection slows down, and you don't see her "drag you across the floor" technique starting up, lol!

In other words, I agree, it isn't a one-size-fits-all scenario, I just hope it doesn't become the only scenario. I'd rather it an option, like video and music streaming, where they allow you to download to the device for offline playback, but needing a small internet connection for account validation checks to curb piracy.


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Re: Asus ROG Gaming Phone - 2 buttons are better than none?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2018, 06:33:33 pm »
@SONY I do use the iPega 9023 on it sometimes.  It is a tight fit, but it fits.  I often use my Xbox One controller on it too.  I have another controller like the 9023 (BTC 938) and I just use whichever I grab first.  Not sure which one I use more.

The Cube is a bit heavy after a bit, so I rest it on my stomach or chest when playing.  It is more comfortable to play long sessions than my Switch though.  With the Switch, my elbows hurt after a long session, as they are bent in.  The Cube is wider, so my arms aren't bent in the same way.  At 47, it may just be my age though.

@DroidX2 I actually purchased the Onlive Console back in the day.  I was playing some LoTR game on it.  It was a good concept, but was never executed properly.  The company was poorly managed too.

I agree, I really hope games don't go streaming only.  That would suck really bad!  I like the option of using my PC, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Switch, Cube Mix Plus, or Surface Book 2 for gaming.  I do love having the option of being able to stream.  I'm just so impressed with Geforce Now, and not having my PC taken over by the game is a big plus.  It is a great time to be a gamer!  I love all these options.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 06:35:16 pm by LordDavon »


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