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How Nvidia's Shield Just Became The Best Handheld Gaming Console Available

Forbes: "Nvidia's Shield doesn’t receive a fraction of the hype and fanfare normally associated with established handhelds from Sony and Nintendo . It may not even have the mindshare that niche devices like the Wikipad or Razer Edge have. That needs to change immediately, because Shield just became the indispensable swiss army knife of portable gaming devices with a newly announced OTA (over the air) update from Nvidia."

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PoSTedUP825d ago

sounds really good, better than what the vita can do. the only thing is size and dedicated games, i bring my vita everywhere (dmv, traffic court, laundromat, bar etc.) fits right in my pocket and pop-out LBP or any of my psp and ps1 games whenever and wherever. also its digital only etc. but if youre a handheld gamer that has a decent pc, this sounds like the perfect friend for vacations, sitting at home or inbetween classes etc. it would be better if they made a slim version, or if MS picked this up and supported it.

SilentNegotiator824d ago (Edited 824d ago )

But "The Best Handheld Gaming Console" shouldn't have to be streaming to achieve greatness. It almost may as well just be a home PC if you have to be hooked up to constant, consistent internet.

randomass171824d ago

Seems to be ahead of its time. Constant streaming seems like something we're moving toward as an industry. Playstation's classic streaming service exemplifies this, and that can run on Vita if I'm not mistaken. Only thing to question is whether or not it works well, that's what matters most.

cloud495824d ago

I'm not too sure on this but I believe you have to use your home network. ( so same network as your pc)
So you can't really take it out of your house to stream games.

BakPAin824d ago

You obviously didnt read article! They say you can sign In from anywhere in world!

cloud495823d ago

Looks like I was semi-right. Out-of-house streaming update will come out on April 2nd.

thisismyaccount823d ago

Meanwhile im playing Resogun and Fifa 14 on my Vita where i work. :)

jocelot823d ago (Edited 823d ago )

BETTER THAN THE VITA?? come on man?? really??? have u ever tried a vita???? come on... well its a free world, any one can say whatever they want, even if they don't have any idea...

PoSTedUP823d ago

ive had a vita for over 2 years, and have never gone a day without playing it. "1080p upscaled streaming" is better than "what the vita can 'Do'". i didnt say it was better in general.

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SteamPowered824d ago

Holy Jesus god, yes! The crappy range is the only thing keeping me from buying one of these units. Streaming full 1080p games from my pc to anywhere I go is a dream!! I'm buying one after April 5th for sure!

jocelot823d ago

now this guy really knows what he's talking about... he wants to play 1080p in a 1280x720.. awesome man.. awesome... really???

SteamPowered823d ago

Oh, what handheld console are you streaming your pc games to? None? Well it looks like shield has you beat. Can you really tell the difference on a 4" screen junior? No? Hmmm, well I guess you can just troll along.

KonsoruMasuta824d ago

Man, to tell the truth, I forgot the shield even existed. It does sound interesting though.

tubers824d ago

Portal on Shield huh. Wonder how optimized it would end up being.

$ 199 price drop ain't too bad. I'll wait for a BF Deal, hopefully $ 150.

"Nvidia just announced that Valve’s critically-acclaimed puzzle game/FPS Portal has been ported to Shield and is running natively on the device. It joins the 300+ Shield-supported Android games currently available. No word yet on pricing or if the game could be bundled with Shield in the future."

Akuma07824d ago

Another niche product.

PC gaming is full of niche products. PC gaming itself is becoming a niche product.

SteamPowered824d ago

Complainers for no reason are a niche product. And nobody wants them.

thezeldadoth824d ago

do you feel better now? You made a semi-quirky anti-pc comment on n4g.

URNightmare823d ago

He definitely has suicidal tendencies.

Th3o824d ago

no ur a niche product:(

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