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    Microsoft Surface Duo xCloud app makes most of DS form factor

    Xbox handheld experience is enhanced with the dual-screen view/controls support.
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    Re: Microsoft Surface Duo xCloud app makes most of DS form factor

    Never too late to the party!
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    Re: Microsoft Surface Duo xCloud app makes most of DS form factor

    Yawn. Simply approach Jensen, get the shield documents and make a true portable gaming console.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface Duo xCloud app makes most of DS form factor

    I'm sorry but I can't see the utility of something like this for gaming. There's no indexing points that I can see. It's the same issue I have with phones with onscreen keyboards (which is why the first one became embedded in a wall). In order to use something like this for a control pad, you need to be able to use it without looking. When there's no way of knowing where your hands are in relation to the correct button there will be errors in proprioception which are a total nightmare for gaming... or anything really.

    They tried this with our machines at work. Buttons normally found with reference to where you were on the console by their size, position and feel were replaced with context sensitive touchscreens. It was like wading through treacle as you had to take your eye off the thing you've just perfectly positioned so it's pointing through a wonky hole about 30cm from your hand (measuring about 0.4cmsq) in order to find the button to press.

    Suffice to say, that manufacturer went back to physical buttons in the next generation.

    I like the idea of these double screened devices, but not for gaming like this.

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