Nvidia announces its own portable gaming console

Tagged: handhelds, nvidia, Project Shield, Tegra 4, Gaming, Technology
Source: Fudzilla - Read the full article
Posted: 1 year 49 weeks ago

"Nvidia managed to pull out a big surprise and announced its own portable gaming console based on the new Tegra 4 chip, the Nvidia Project Shield. The new Shield is pretty much a standard sized controller with a flip-up 5-inch 1280x720 294dpi Retina-class touchscreen with Nvidia DirectTouch tech. It features rechargeable batteries capable to keep up with up to 38 hours of gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback, great integrated audio system with custom bass reflex and integrated console-grade game controller. HDMI output, microUSB, microSDcard slot and a 3.5mm audio jack are also on board. It also features integrated 802.11n 2x2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi that provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming..."

 

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3dGameMan
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Well, I have insider info and I can tell ya, PC companies are hurting, bigtime :( Why? Well, it's mainly because most everything is going portable, including the gaming side of things.

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Interesting concept but a controller will never replace a mouse and keyboard for me.

Tivon
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They will never have the brute force of the PC. Fear not Rodney, they said PC would die years ago and it's strong enough today to have games ported to push the console games to their max performance. :)

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You can clearly see this hand held running steam. I already have something like this and it's my PC + Logitech F310 Controller and Steam. I don't see the point other than portability for passing time on long car rides as a passenger and for that most people have 3DS or PSP/Vita.

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The PC is becoming a dinosaur :(