There's an article on The Tech Report that goes into detail about Project Shield, NVIDIA's upcoming handheld computing device. They focus on the device's ability to stream PC games over the local wireless network, saying this makes this "arguably a new class of product." They note that the price will likely make this a luxury, but express enthusiasm of the local game streaming concept, noting there are no reasons other manufacturers like AMD could compete in this area, and rue the lack of a specific set of open protocols for low-latency local game streaming. They also call back to a recent interview on The Verge where Valve's Gabe Newell mentioned this may be an aspect of upcoming "Steam Box" hardware solutions: "The Steam Box will also be a server. Any PC can serve multiple monitors, so over time, the next-generation (post-Kepler) you can have one GPU that’s serving up eight simultaeneous [sic] game calls. So you could have one PC and eight televisions and eight controllers and everybody getting great performance out of it." Here is the Tech Report's takeaway:
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