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Submitted by kub 661d ago | opinion piece

NVIDIA Shield Is About Shaping The Mobile Chip Battlefield

Analysts and observers discuss the potential of the NVIDIA Shield game console as a business, but that's not the point. Shield's role is to "turbo-charge" Android Gaming to generate growth for the NVIDIA Tegra chips (Android, Industry, Mobile, Next-Gen, NVIDIA, Project SHIELD, Tech)

Tiqila  +   661d ago
nvidia shield is stupid
user3915800  +   660d ago
Its actually smart, its open architect let it do what no other handheld or console can not do, its an android. The way I see it, its ugly as hell, robust, inadequate configuration, but thegreat thing its that it will be one open source code, able to emulate most game with proper encoding. This handheld will be able to copy DS, super nes, nes, 64, psp and all retro games, given the open sorce this machine will rock. Problem is to big and too late, but I will be 1 of them buying it for its dependability to do just about anything. Will see if it is powerfull enough to run iso that are on par with wii and below tech. Im excited, althought something tells me, it will not be a sucess.
kub  +   660d ago
It depends on the price... $249 and $399 are VERY different price points for the same device.
Baka-akaB  +   660d ago
Most handheld devices have been emulating retro games just fine ... so it seems like a waste of potential imo .

It's great to run stuff from "other people" , but where is the specific content ? Even the best android only games are mere knock offs and copies of what's out there on real consoles .

And that's in a nutshell , at least for me the problem with android (and ios ) gaming ... no soul , no real content and only constantly morphing hardware getting obsolete every 4 months .
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Norrison  +   660d ago
@Baka-akaB
Yeah, every handheld can play PC games on ultra. /s
Baka-akaB  +   660d ago
Wich part of retro went over your head , the retro one ? Is there even such a thing as running snes games on "ultra" :p ?
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mikegotgame  +   656d ago
Still no. Even if it's open source, it won't take off if the product doesn't sell, and it probably won't considering its fundamental flaws.
Baka-akaB  +   661d ago
They managed to have something uglier looking than the ngage or the onlive box ... kudos
contradictory  +   660d ago
not really
in order to get true use of this you'd want to have a gaming pc first. and while you are at it you'll probably get good monitor and just use an X360 pad...

and if you are a console gamer you probably wouldn't have any use for this to begin with

but yeah i can still see how this would be handy
kinda like the Wii U pad where you can play without the tv...

but this is not something i would be interested in anyways
so each to their own i quess.
kub  +   660d ago
Shield is a very polarizing topic. I either meet people who love it, or people who hate it. That's probably normal for a niche market and a device that has such a specific purpose
ATi_Elite  +   660d ago
.1 you gotta have a Nvidia kepler GPU to do the cool stuff with it

.2 it doesn't have a phone feature (main reason why PS Vita is not as popular as it should be)

.3 I can do all of the shields functions already on my laptop

.4 it's Ugly
kub  +   660d ago
Yes, you'd like the Kepler features, but not the Kepler power consumption :)

Anyhow - I'm very surprised that there is not a single "pro Shield" comment so far.

Oops: there's one up there :)
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