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ASUS Game Box Controller Leaked, Pairs With Possible Android-powered Game Console

Because there aren’t already enough failing Android-powered game consoles, it appears as if ASUS is ready to throw their hat into the ring with the Game Box. Recently going through Bluetooth certification, a wireless controller for the alleged set-top box is pictured, showing a decent design with the looks of a hybrid Xbox/Playstation style. 

On the controller, we can clearly see two thumbsticks, command buttons (X,Y, B, A), directional buttons, two bumpers, a start button, and a select button. It looks like a very straightforward controller, so here’s hoping Asus can surprise us with a decent-looking box design.

Specs for the system have been rumored, featuring numbers that won’t shock you. Powering the unit is reportedly an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip with 2GB of RAM, which also features 8GB of storage, and comes running Android 4.3. It definitely won’t be powering anything you see on the Xbox One, but these are just Android games after all.

Forgive my harsh tone, but in a world where OUYA can release an “updated” console that still features the same ol’ tired Tegra 3 processor, I see little hope for this category of device.

Who knows, maybe ASUS will wow us. For once, that’d be a nice change.

ASUS Game Box

Via: Liliputing | Bluetooth
  • im an asus fan…but cant these companies take a hint…ouya’s failure(and it is a failure) has to shed light on this…it was a great idea in theory but jsut doesnt make enough sense to spend 100+ on…i can save that 100+ and save another 2-300 and buy an xbox or a ps4(meh) or even just another 150 and get a wii u

  • Rand Paul 2016

    OUYA just threw in the towel on hardware. They are only making software now and want to out it on other consoles.

  • The Narrator

    With their horrible QC, noooo thanks

  • KindaObvious

    “Because there aren’t already enough failing Android-powered game consoles”, says the guy that has written so many Shield articles.

    • Cedarson

      The Shield is actually pretty good. I own one. I sold my Vita and haven’t looked back.

      • Nexoduss

        He wasnt bashing on the shield. He was just stating that even though tim said there are so many android consoles, he only writes about the shield.

        • elyssa doom

          He wasn’t commenting so much on what KindaObvious said as he was on what was said in the article about the Shield

    • I don’t put the SHIELD in this category. It’s portable and has a built-in display. These have to sit in your living room attached to your TV.

      • KindaObvious

        Uh oh, the Shield was on Modern Family.

        • michael arazan

          Shield was on modern family months before it came out the first time, on the episode of the road trip in the RV, the boy was playing it.

    • Shield isnt a setbox…which are pointless in my opinion…asus should just make a really good controller for a tablet or something makes a lot more sense…shield is actually pretty nice just still over priced id buy a 3ds on ebay for 150 way before i bought a shield

  • Brandon

    Controller looks nice, I’d be willing to buy one of these if it actually has access to the play store, was cheap and a worthwhile purchase.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Well if Asus is making this, what are the chances a Google edition might show up, the likes of the Nexus 5/ LG G2?