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majiebeast1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Not impressed its like Ouya with a screen and prob alot more expensive at that. Lol it crashed multiple times and the pc connectivity didnt work.

tachy0n1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

its basically a PSVita for the PC platform it even has remote play but with the PC and has steam and the android market(google play store).

i recommend people to see the press conference when they show this thing.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

"its basically a PSVita for the PC platform"

Really? The Vita gets watered down ports of full retail titles with content missing and a different name.

This device is a portable PC/Console with the same games we play at our TV's, The PSVita is more of a portable Mini-Game device.

Day 1 for me. i have been waiting for a true hand held device that plays full AAA titles and works with my steam account.

tachy0n1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@SPAM-FRITTER-123

somebody didnt read the article nor watched the press conference.

if you did you would understand what i said.

shield cant play full PC games on the go, only through nvidia's remote play, just like the PSVita with the PS3.

still the PSVita is better, since it has the OLED screen, games look better(PSVita is still the portable graphics king) and you can actually play REAL games on the go, unlike shield which will only play those crappy games from the android market(google play store) on the go.

if it could actually handle PC games on the go it would be a serious threat for the PSVita, but since it doesnt i smell a huge flop, and the sad part of this is that it looks like nvidia will spend the rest of 2013 supporting shield and mobile devices which is a huge slap to the PC gaming community since we were expecting the announcement of the GTX700 series video cards :(

@BanBrother

im deeply sorry for that typo, is not from me its from Cnet lol

BattleAxe1295d ago

Looks interesting to me, can't wait to see the final product.

EddieNX 1295d ago

It looks like an irrelivant PoS

Vita and 3DS for the win...

geth1gh1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@tachny0n

Well crappy android market games to date, yes. Games possibly in the future? no.

Last I heard in the spring, the Terga 4 processor was supposed to have better graphical potential than the 360. Not sure how the ps3 holds up in comparison but it has to be extremely close, if it isn't better.

Last I checked vita didn't have the graphical power of the ps3.

So, game selection might be better on the Vita. Games that are developed for shield are gonna be much more polished and just better looking though.

sikbeta1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

It's kind of a mockup of those Xbox-portable rumors from years ago... and honestly, did Nvidia not saw what's happening with dedicated gaming handheld or what?

Doesn't matter if it runs Android or anything, people will not give a S#*T and procede buying Ipads + Galaxy tabs like they're doing right now

Oh... and doesn't look portable at all... guess Vita will share space with a new partner in the bargain-bin a couple of months from now

Zhipp1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

The Android market may not have many proper videogames as of yet, but as products like the Ouya and these gaming tablets grow more popular, they may attract the interest of big-name companies. After that it'll only be a matter of time before companies like EA begin to target Android(at least Tegra) for their multiplatform PC/Console titles.

EDIT: All the website says is that Shield has a retinal display, but it's going to ship for $400-$500 like I suspect, it'll probably have an IPS display. I personally prefer OLED for its true blacks, but a lot of people prefer IPS because they're considerably brighter than OLED/AMOLED, and their colors are more accurate as well.

MmaFan-Qc1295d ago

@SPAM-FRITTER-123 "The Vita gets watered down ports of full retail titles with content missing and a different name."

like what?

deadpoole1295d ago

I might buy this device after all as for the following reasons.

1. Gamepad is like proper gamepad with L1R1 and L2R2.
2. Second it supports native output and playback of 4K resolution video over HDMI.
3. Games aren't gonna cost fortune like other handheld devices.
4. Longer battery life.
5. Finally the real talent (which are freelance people) will be able to release games without the need of greedy publishers, scrutinizing/micromanaging studios and art hating/color hating/bunch of corporate high level staff who wouldn't know even how to play a game but rules and interferes or restrict talented skilled geniuses from bringing some new ideas in the gaming industry.

Questions.
1. Screen ... is it an OLED/LED/LCD???
2. Will there be charge for accessing Tegrazone.
3. Latency when streaming game from PC.
4. Will u be able to stream just video games or can also stream video files/audio files???

Thanks.

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deadpoole1294d ago

@Zhipp

OLED is the future, colors can be calibrated to heart's content ... whereas on IPS Panel True Blacks cannot be achieved because any variance of LCD based tech simply cannot generate it at all. It is because of its lacking ability and dependence on light source being used in the back or side of the panel.

So yeah ... OLED is the true Successor of CRT tele when it comes in true blacks, colors and visual fidelity.

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SilentNegotiator1295d ago

"It's pure Android"

Sounds pure pointless, like all of those gamepad attachments for Android devices. Hardly any games make use of dual sticks (and well) because catering to the standard control - touch - is more cost effective.

metroid321295d ago

Stick with my wiiu HD6770 eats that gpu alive,and i can play on Gamepad.

DeadlyFire1295d ago

Its basically PC Remote play device like WiiU tablet controller. If they can show NVIDIA GRID + Shield then it might work out alright.

Only impressive feat I see is Tegra 4 outpowering OTON, Ouya, and Gamestick in the Andriod console market.

SilentNegotiator1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@metroid
I happen to have a HD6670 and it makes a punchline out of the Wii U.

@DeadlyFire
But there are already plenty of devices that can steam this stuff. It doesn't take anything really special to stream content. I would save money and get what will probably be a cheaper android device and do the same thing with a cheap attachment.

What good is a Tegra4 for the 99.9% of low-demanding android games or even .1% of slightly demanding ones?

I didn't disagree, btw. I can appreciate that based on my comment you might think I didn't realize that part, since I didn't bother mentioning it.

tubers1295d ago

You do know that a pure android device gets up to date software support from Google directly.. There's also negligible to none bloatware.

At the end of the day, it's a better media consumption device than the VITA due to the industry standards the VITA lacks (HDMI, USB, microSD).

The browser will be much better too with html 5 support (Yes, it's android).

It all depends on competitive pricing for this new device of Nvidia.

Kevin ButIer1294d ago

Nvidia should push this tech along with a cellphone maker... i don't see the point of having a handheld console for this kind of service.

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likeaboss3021295d ago

Actually it ended up working just fine and they did a couple game demos including connecting to Steam. Props to NVIDIA for doing a demo of what is clearly still beta hardware and software. It looks very promising.

zeal0us1295d ago

Won't be long before we start see those silly "PSVita/3DS killer" article.

EddieNX 1295d ago

This thing is nothing more than a Gizmodo. It makes me angry when people actually get excited about this junk.

like those shmucks who want an Ouya. It's $99 . And it's not even worth $99 at that.

Just go ahead people and buy these useless bits of junk. You and the other 325K people who ever buy one.....

CommonSenseGamer1294d ago

@king
Big difference is that the tegra 4 urinates all over what the Vita can do.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@majiebeast
"Not impressed"

Doesn;t matter It's getting good press and reactions everywhere else.

"Project Shield is a Tegra 4 based console with a Micro SD card slot, a full sized HDMI port, and a MicroUSB port at the back of the controller."
http://www.geek.com/article...
I basically have a console streaming from pc to hdtv..

This plus steam box coming? nice!
Full conference for people who want to see.
http://www.nvidia.com/objec...

rainslacker1294d ago

Almost all new devices get good press and reaction when they are announced, particularly when they are from a company like NVidia, which is continuously researching and developing some of the most advanced chips out there.

If this had been a proprietary console, similar to PS3, 360, Vita, 3DS, etc, then I would have been keenly interested, as it meant another competitor in the market.

As it stands, it's just a handheld droid device, of which I already have several. Likely being a very open platform means it's going to be hacked to all hell, which means very little developer support outside the indie scene. Much the way it is now.

tubers1294d ago

@rainslacker

hacked? And so? THD will still continue like it did. Android games will still contiue as it did.

(Android/iOS gaming is steadily growing)

It's sure won't be as bad as a VITA getting hacked.. specially with waning dev support compared to 3DS/iOS/Android.

While you can say "just another droid". It's all relative.

The price is more concerning with this device.

ABizzel11295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Correction it's Ouya, but better (Tegra 4), that's probably more expensive, but also capable of running PC games via NVIDIA streaming.

Well see how much it cost, but I doubt it's be under $199 seeing how it uses Tegra 4.

More important to me is the design choice. It looks a lot like a MS portable concept. Hmmm. Is this a sign?

Haha1231294d ago

stream console games not ports, and get to play android games with an actual controller. damn time to get rid of my vita

tubers1294d ago

Depends on what you want. If you enjoy a more tradition handheld experience from Sony, you may still appreciate the VITA.

I'm actually interested to play Dead Trigger 2 on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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Godchild10201295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

It doesn't look portable at all, for a portable game system

Edit: That screenshot can be misleading, after reading that it's a 5 inch screen. It's still not something that can fit in my pocket and that is what I think a real portable device should be. Among the specifications of the unit and stuff.

ginsunuva1295d ago

Not exactly supposed to be a portable game system. I mean, it is portable. If people can magically carry around tablets (which do NOT fit in your pocket either), then people can put this in their bags too.

But that's something else, because the main point of this device is to stream your games from your PC to the handheld or the tv OR to stream android to the tv.

hellvaguy1295d ago

Arent laptops considered "portable"? And some of those gaming laptops have 17-18" screens.

Think you guys are confusing handheld with portable. I mean they have portable ice fishing houses that seat 4 people, lol.

JoGam1295d ago

I'll say with my Vita. I have a S3 for Droid games

tubers1295d ago

The CEO said that one of its target are those people lugging around controllers that they connect in their android devices for tactile gaming.

So there's that; instead of a (e.g) Nexus 7 and PS3 controller, you bring Shield.

Another nice thing about it is you don't need those accessories to prop up your phablet to sit on a desk or your washboard belly.

It's pretty nifty the fact that it is ALSO an independent Android device (good browser, decent games and app selection... and EMUs).

Depending on pricing, this can put a little dent on the competition both direct and indirect.

But I shouldn't get ahead of myself.

fantasygamer1295d ago

looks like a portable dvd player with the bottom part as a gamepad.

Pandamobile1295d ago

This is amazing. Streaming PC games from your PC, to your living room TV several rooms away.

I had a grin on my face the whole time they were doing the Assassin's Creed and Need for Speed demos.

Bravo, Nvidia.

Godchild10201295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

This video of the device being built had me smiling, like an epic movie. I would love to see those demos for AC and NFS.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

EDIT: I found it, https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Pandamobile1295d ago

For those who can't seem to read the article or watch the videos, it's not just a mobile gaming platform.

It's an Android device built in the form factor of a controller with a built-in 5" screen. It has a brand new Tegra 4 CPU (4+1 CPU cores, 72 GPU cores).

So naturally it can play Android games, but the big thing they saved for the end of the presentation is the fact that you can stream games from your PC over LAN to the device and play them either on the built-in screen, or connect it to your television for a console gaming experience.

zebramocha1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@ pan Do you know if the tegra 4 gpu is stronger or on par with current gen?I'd assume its bottleneck would be bandwidth.

Pandamobile1295d ago

Current gen consoles? Probably not. It's more powerful than an iPad 4 though. The appeal for me here isn't playing Android games though. The PC streaming is what makes me want this.

DeadlyFire1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Its GPU Performance is somewhere around 150-200 Gigaflops at most.

So its under console performance for this generation I believe with X360 and PS3 around 355-400 Gigaflops. Lets keep in mind last generation before with Gamecube, Xbox, and PS2 did fine with under 100 Gflops. Just depends on how the API is utilized. So some PS2/Xbox/Gamecube graphics quality or slightly better quality games could exist on this platform.

SilentNegotiator1295d ago

What changed that people need to take their gaming into the other room, on to a small screen, etc?

FragGen1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

You can stream games from PC already. Today. Right now, With an android device, just get splashtop streamer. It came pre-installed on my TF700. It works surprisingly well.

Even on a ten inch screen it's one of those things where the first time you try it you think "This is amazing" but then after using it for a while you realize how clunky it is playing something on a device whose native control scheme is completely different and is typically displayed on a screen more than twice the size of the device you are using... then you sort of forget about it after a week or so and never use it again. True story.

The TF is probably an even better platform for this since it basically is a laptop with the dock and it supports the PS dual shock 3 (or mouse even) and yet, it's still pretty "meh" once that initial OMG rush is over.

The best way to play PC games is to get a PC. I hear they even make portable ones, now.

Anyone here playing "onlive" these days? Yeah, me neither.

sticky doja1295d ago

Splashtop on an android device isn't the best example because 1) it has to dumb down the resolution and 2) the input devices aren't always designed from the ground up for your device.

I don't see this being that big though. To tap its full potential you need a nice gaming rig and the desire to play in other rooms. I personally already have this as I have my PC in my mancave connected to my A/V receiver which is also connected to my living room. My 360 remote has no problem connecting to my PC in the other room and also have wireless keyboard and mouse that work but truth be told I have no desire to play my PC games in the living room that often.

cee7731295d ago

@sticky doja

you can run splashtop @ your pc's native resolution.

sticky doja1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@cee773 True you can run it at pc's native resolution but most android devices don't have screens capable of running most gaming PC's native resolutions.

Also most android devices don't have the ability to have HDMI out as well as keyboard/mouse or gamepad connectivity.

Basically if you have $500 to shell out for the TF700 then you don't need to worry about Nvidia's device. If the device debuts for $250 or less which I feel it has to you would be better served for your gaming needs with Nvidia's device.

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