How to preorder the ASUS ROG Ally gaming handheld

GraniteStateColin

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Valve, in an anti-MS spite-based move in not offering a Windows version created a significant hole in the market, which it looks like ASUS has addressed. Good. I hope this device does very, very well. Neither my kids nor I have much need for a portable gaming device right now (we have Xboxes in various rooms), but if we did, I would grab one or more of these based on what I've seen so far.

Having said that, I still hope MS releases a portable system that ties more directly to the Xbox ecosystem, running games in my Xbox library over my Windows gaming library. Even better, combine both! That would be so appealing, I might have to buy one even without a need for a portable system.
 
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We've been craving an Xbox handheld for a while; at least some of us have.
It's wild that Windows 8 nearly went in the direction of a handheld-friendly fork, but that was kinda the end of it.

We need Microsoft to take handheld gaming more seriously overall. I don't doubt that some devs within the company see the value in it, but convincing those in charge is probably a significant challenge.

Valve, in an anti-MS spite-based move in not offering a Windows version created a significant hole in the market, which it looks like ASUS has addressed. Good. I hope this device does very, very well. Neither my kids nor I have much need for a portable gaming device right now (we have Xboxes in various rooms), but if we did, I would grab one or more of these based on what I've seen so far.

Having said that, I still hope MS releases a portable system that ties more directly to the Xbox ecosystem, running games in my Xbox library over my Windows gaming library. Even better, combine both! That would be so appealing, I might have to buy one even without a need for a portable system.
 
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