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NVIDIA Portable Announced

NVIDIA unveils Project Shield, a handheld android gaming device powered by a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU/Quad-core A15 CPU. This will include support for playing PC games on NVIDIA-powered systems as well, as outlined on this page:

Project SHIELD gives you the power to wirelessly access your GeForceŽ GTX-powered computer from the comfort of your couch. Play your favorite PC games, including great titles from Steam, on a full-size game controller with ultra-low latency thanks to Project SHIELD's game-speed Wi-Fi and the fast performance of GeForce GTX 600 GPUs.

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24. Re: NVIDIA Portable Announced Jan 7, 2013, 13:31 jdreyer
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 13:13:
Wish they'd go with a 360 controller setup with the sticks. Worst problem I have with the PS3 controller is that 1) it's tiny 2) the sticks are just too damn close to each other.

Yeah, nice call. I hadn't noticed that the stick and d-pad were reversed on the left side vs. 360 controller. Not sure why they'd do that since this can also be used on PC where users would already be used to the 360 layout.

While they say it's also a wireless controller for your PC, they're only advertising it for 600 series graphics cards, so it's not clear if it works with earlier cards, although I can't imagine it's tied to a specific graphics card for compatibility.

This is intriguing hardware, but I'm not sure what the interest/market would be for something like this. It seems unlikely you'd be able to ship the millions of units to makes something like this viable, especially with no killer app. Also, what's the price for something like this? Since a 7" tablet goes for about $170, I imagine this (with it's custom hardware) would probably go for $250?

And lastly, WILL IT PLAY ANGRY BIRDS??!?!!A!
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