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Nvidia announces Project SHIELD


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Nvidia has made a portable Android-powered console called Project Shield.

The Android-based system runs games from Android's Google Play store and also allows users to stream games installed on their home PC for play on the Shield's screen. Games demonstrated during Nvidia's press conference included Hawken and the PC versions of Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin's Creed III.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/nvidia-announces-portable-android-powered-console-6402052

Because Steam now has its Big Picture mode, the Shield can be used to navigate the store without having to move back to your PC.

http://kotaku.com/5973641/nvidia-out-of-nowhere-announces-a-new-gaming-handheld

Well damn. That seems pretty interesting and completely unexpected!

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Neat, but I see it being another N-Gauge. Maybe a successful partnership with steam will help it out, I'm just wondering how fast PC games will pass it up in specs. If its using PC games and not games exclusively designed for it, it may present a problem real fast when the hardware can no longer keep up with the software. I like the design, hopefully it will be decently priced...

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It seems like it will be usable, but I don't really see the point of it compared to hooking up a laptop or a dedicated computer to a tv with an hdmi cable and just playing all the steam games that way. And for android only games and apps, I can hook up my photon to my tv with a mini-hdmi cable and play everything mirrored onto the tv.

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Honestly I think this is probably the most retarded thing I've seen in years (console wise). Quite honestly I don't see the point, I have my Droid Bionic for Android based games and apps and my laptop for Steam so I really don't see the point to this. Plus I'm sure this thing will be released at a ridiculous asking price.

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That looks nice.. but with such a low battery life, it'll need to be plugged in all the time. It'll be good for gaming on the couch or on road trips, but a higher end laptop would probably work just as good I would think.

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