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NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:45 pm

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This looks badass. It seems to be an NVIDIA made hand-held tegra 4 Android console that streams full games from your own NVIDIA GPU powered PC. It's got HDMI to allow to you to go big screen as well.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01/06 ... ture-mode/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Q2 2013, price unannounced.

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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Blacktwin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:50 pm

You have to have a 680 to be able to stream to your device, so I heard. Either way it looks interesting. I also heard you can have Steam installed on the device but it has to be linked to your PC with Steam via Bluetooth for authentication I think.

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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:52 pm

Blacktwin wrote:You have to have a 680 to be able to stream to your device, so I heard.
I saw they demoed it with one, but perhaps it'll be a bit more opened up.

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Unread post by Nephron » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:00 pm

http://www.dailytech.com/NVIDIA+Takes+o ... e29567.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
For streaming to work, however, you must be connected via Wi-Fi and use a GeForce GTX 650 or higher GPU.
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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Works for me. Now just need a price..

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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Maxim » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:15 am

It got mentioned in this article about the tiny console revolution.

Meet the tiny console killers taking on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720
Project Shield

Just announced this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nvidia’s Project Shield is a handheld gaming console like no other. It’s an Xbox-style controller with a five-inch, fold down HD screen on top that’ll let you play any Android games and apps you like using its twin thumbsticks.

It’s the PlayStation 3 rather than the PS Vita that might be out of a job in your home however: this clever contraption also streams games from your PC to wherever you are over Wi-Fi, including anything you’ve downloaded from Steam, and you can hook it up to your TV to play them too.

Given that current PCs are much more powerful than today’s consoles, it’s entirely possible that this handheld could out-perform Sony and Microsoft’s next home consoles in time. It’s out sometime between April and June this year, though Nvidia is staying quiet on the price for now.
I imagine that the Steam box would get added to the list if it's feature set turns out to be similar.

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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Blacktwin » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 pm

I thought I heard that Steam as several different devices that they'll be using. So that lil box, this thing.

I think that Nvidia took Zathu's idea but made it better. How many people have 650's or better? Damn, didn't realize how cheap they were. But still Nvidia would forcing people to upgrade their PC just to get this to work. They should probably wait until the next GPU model drop or start giving away 650's with every Shield purchase.
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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:10 pm

I've decided that I definitely want this. It's pretty much the ideal portable gaming thing. Emulators locally, and fancy steam games over wifi. They're saying June or July.

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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:56 am

I've got one on the way. Anyone want me to try anything?

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Unread post by Blacktwin » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Zathu wrote:I've got one on the way. Anyone want me to try anything?
hmmmm.... Try letting me play with it??
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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Trade you for playing with your legos

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Unread post by Zathu » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:23 am

Good black friday deal if anyone's on the fence. $50 off and free $40 case and tshirt. Returning my Amazon one to get this. :)

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Unread post by Blacktwin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:56 am

Very tempting.
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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Nephron » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:45 pm

But do you use it? Like really use it? Has the novelty worn off? Is it just a shiney thing to have?

I don't have a video card that would support it anyway, I'm just curious about the longevity.
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Re: NVIDIA Project Shield

Unread post by Zathu » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:22 pm

I use it frequently. It's afforded me much more time with my Steam library. When I'm not using it for Steam games, it's perfect for emulators and a few other gems on the play store (Quake 3, shadowgun, dead trigger, etc).

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