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Project Shield: what you need to know

Project Shield looks like somebody glued an Xbox controller to an Android tablet, and that's pretty much what it is: it's a very powerful mobile Android device aimed at gamers who want proper controls as well as touch-screen ones, so in addition to a multitouch display it also gives you hardware controls including twin analogue sticks, a D-pad and ABXY buttons.

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SilentNegotiator1266d ago

It's for android games and streaming and they went overboard for those simple purposes.

iamnsuperman1266d ago

"Project Shield can stream games from compatible PCs too, enabling you to play them anywhere your Wi-Fi can reach. It's like a Wii U controller for PC gamers" and here lies a fundemental problem with this thing

Nvidia does not have the brand name like apple, Nintendo, Sony to really push into the mass market so they are essentially relying on gamers who have gaming PCs. Slight issue with this is why would they buy this. It isn't like they can play their games outside the home (big sell). It is a controller for your PC games that has gone way overboard without really having anything to sell. PC games can all ready use normal controllers. Why would they want to shell out (I don't want to know how much this will cost) to be able to stream games to a controller in another room

omni_atlas1266d ago

This works because it means I don't have to hog the 40" living room TV all the time (computer is attached to it) and the Ms will be more forgiving; it also means I can now detach the computer and put it in another room, and have a choice between streaming to the TV, or to the hand held device when its not available.

Its all about choices. The success of this device remains on its target price.

nirwanda1266d ago

Its not just a streaming machine the tegra chip will have as much power as a vita but with hundreds of ready made apps like youtube, choice of browsers, twitter facebook, and dnla etc, then theres the price of games compaired to the vita

iamnsuperman1266d ago

which brings onto the lack of brand recognition with that audience (mentioned above). The people who are into the android games and facebook stuff will all ready have a device capable of those things and, in a way, more of a necessity which is smart phones. These apps don't really change from different devices and nor will the cheap android games which can be played on android smart phones (which I just mentioned have the necessity sell being a phone as well)

Which then leaves PC gamers (as you need a decent PC to stream decent stuff) but I go into that into that in my original comment

Abdou231266d ago

I don't get it, does it ONLY stream games you already have in your PC, or can you also download full steam games separately on it and play it on the go ?!