NVIDIA's Project SHIELD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    NVIDIA announced Project SHIELD, a portable gaming device that also signifies a vertical integration move. Put simply, SHIELD is an NVIDIA-branded, Android-based (Tegra 4) portable game device with a ...

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    Pointless specially when we already have the PS Vita that is smaller and much better good looking.
     
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    they should have done this 10 years ago. not now when the market is already flooded with android based phones and home consoles.
     
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    If it was just Android Games it would be a really bad product, but if the game streaming service works nice, it can be a pretty good product...
    And if this device be successful enough it can be a nice thing for PC Gaming.
    That's one thing that I really like in nVidia's thinking, they hardly forget about PC :D.
    I don't know if it's because they want it, or that they just can't. Whatever it is, I'm happy with it!
     

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    Veeshush Maha Guru

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    If I'm reading that right then all this would be is nvidia's answer to the Wii U. All the actual hardware would be your pc just transmitting it running a game to the nvidia handheld, much like the Wii U controller. I don't see how you'll be taking this thing out of house less you drag your pc along for the ride.

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    Alright, so it says "currently doesn't include an LTE radio". Meaning, 4g connections and the like. I don't know, even then it seems like a slight connection drop would be pretty bad while playing a game. Still much rather would of had everything run off the actual handheld hardware.
     
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    You have to question why they'd enter a dying market, especially with that thing.
     
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    Thinking of it, this could be a nice addition to the steam box
     
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    Dying? What is, games? Handhelds?

    Looks a bit clunky to carry around though, but still, the quality of android games is nothing compared to what you get on the vita/3ds
     
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    All I see is a portable Android gaming platform. The fact that you can stream games from your PC is nice but... why? If I'm at home I'd rather play on my PC than this thing (especially since the PC needs to run anyway). And don't Android games need to be made compatible by the devs first? Meaning the catalog will probably very limited.
     
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    The dying dedicated gaming handheld market, obviously shown with the lackluster 3DS and Vita sales because everyone is buying smart phones and kids have ipod touches.

    I also think they'll be sued because it looks like a 360 controller and the design also has a subliminal giant X which makes it look like Microsoft are getting into the market.

    Also that thing isn't even portable, try fit that in your pocket :\
     

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    pointless.
     
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    Take it no one that has commented so far saw the live feed last night.
     
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    splintering off game development on even more platforms is just what the we need....
     
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    if the vita cant sell then there is no way this thing is going to make a profit.
     
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    Caught most of it and liked what I saw. If priced right this will end up being used more than some of the media devices I have in my living room, once I upgrade :p
    It's Android running on Tegra4 with a console like controller and a touchscreen that can connect to your TV. Also lets you stream your PC across to your device/TV so you can run games on your PC while using the controller to play your PC games.
    Also supports MicroSD, USB, HDMI, etc. which is always nice.
     

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    Half the problem with the "portable handheld market" is pricing... $249 for a PS Vita is ridiculous. $199 for a *****...again, ridiculous. If they'd try a more reasonable pricing model....like $100-$150....people would be more inclined to buy.
     
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    For some reason I think they'll push it out with a damn nice price..

    It looks and sounds great so far, just imagine playing Batman or something like that, with the controllers screen acting as a mini map, just like the wii-u..
    It's a little bit small tho.. Should be atleast 7" by todays standards..
     
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    I think the problem is more people only one to carry one device with them, Smart Phones do everything so why buy a dedicated handheld gaming device? Especially one this clunky?

    Tbh when I want serious games I play them at home on my PC, when I'm on the go games like Angry Birds is all I want.
     
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    My Nexus 7 32gb and all the ROMS in the world for 250. and it does lots of other stuffs.
     
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    Here's some videos of it in action if anyone is interested:

    Watch Nvidia's Project Shield stream from a PC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tugKoEse64c

    NVidia Project SHIELD announcement CES 2013 - Eurogamer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHNmzz1gYo

    "4k video on a mobile device"-The hell is the point in that? Sure you can stream it to your tv, but why even go through the handheld to do it?

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    ^This. It would of been awesome if you could run emulators off the hardware in the Shield.
     
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