Android / PC portable console from Nvidia - Project SHIELD

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  • Pinky_Floyd 7 Jan 2013 07:30:16 8,359 posts
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    God save us.

    www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-project-shield

    Actually, now I have looked at the pics I definitely would.

    Edited by Pinky_Floyd at 07:32:15 07-01-2013
  • chopsen 7 Jan 2013 08:16:56 16,290 posts
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    When I first say that I thought "really, *another* android gaming device?" On reading it though I could see myself going for that, depending on how much it costs, reliability etc.
  • Maturin 7 Jan 2013 08:21:54 3,231 posts
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    Not so bothered about the Android gaming element - have a phone/tablet already.

    But the streaming from the PC looks really cool. I could see myself using that.
  • Sharzam 7 Jan 2013 08:22:44 3,362 posts
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    The secondary streaming function has me Intreasted. Current remote desktop type technology's are just to fiddly and laggy.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • THFourteen 7 Jan 2013 09:14:43 34,471 posts
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    What would be better is if the streaming worked on a normal laptop. So i have a PC with a GTX something and a laptop with a kepler NVIDIA card too. Why can't i use the laptop in a similar lag-free way?

    I can just about do it already with splashtop but its a bit too laggy for anything useful.
  • Pinky_Floyd 7 Jan 2013 13:40:11 8,359 posts
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    The more I look at it the more I like it. Nice to see Nvidia trying something a bit different too.

    Black is the colour of win.
  • THFourteen 7 Jan 2013 21:00:55 34,471 posts
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    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/nvidia-project-shield-hands-on/

    First hands on.

    Not impressed by the analogue sticks, I find the ps3 left stick really uncomfortable for more than half an hour.
  • Razz 7 Jan 2013 21:14:05 61,656 posts
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    I've gone from curious to interested, the controller actually look usable from that video. But it's nVidia, it's going to cost around 399.

    Edited by Razz at 21:14:20 07-01-2013

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  • jonsaan 7 Jan 2013 21:51:15 25,440 posts
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    Looks wonderful. Very interested.

    FCUTA!

  • Kostabi 7 Jan 2013 22:06:34 5,094 posts
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    Steam games without a laptop setting fire to my crotch? Colour me interested.
  • jonsaan 7 Jan 2013 22:09:39 25,440 posts
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    My son just came downstairs and I mentioned this to him. He said 'yeah I already know. Looks cool.' and walked off.

    :(

    FCUTA!

  • atomicjuicer 7 Jan 2013 22:28:41 309 posts
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    Looks shit
  • Psychotext 7 Jan 2013 22:32:18 55,032 posts
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    Looks shit... and frankly I can't see many devs taking advantage of the spec anyway.
  • Pinky_Floyd 7 Jan 2013 22:33:23 8,359 posts
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    Razz is right. Nvidia have been doing a little price gouging in the GPU market these past few years. They got a performance gap on amd and really exploited it.

    Their ancillary tech such as 3d vision 2 is really expensive for what it is. 1 pair of shutter glasses and a small usb controller.

    I'm convinced this wont be cheap but will carry the usual Nvidia premium.
  • Rens11 7 Jan 2013 22:48:04 1,465 posts
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    If it's priced sensibly it could tempt me to the green side, can't see it though!

    Dont kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, hed eat you and everyone you care about!

  • THFourteen 7 Jan 2013 23:04:15 34,471 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    Steam games without a laptop setting fire to my crotch? Colour me interested.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Laptop-Cushdesk-laptops-Black/dp/B0026RC3Y6/ref=pd_cp_computers_0

    Although I actually use this one

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Notebook-Cush-Top-Case/dp/B000V3ID96/ref=pd_sim_computers_7

    Edited by THFourteen at 23:05:29 07-01-2013
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