Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 21:52 UTC
Games "The major functionality - gaming - is all there. Shield runs 'stock' Android, but NVIDIA's TegraZone curated app space is downright beautiful. Some thought was put into that UI. From there, you can play your Shield-optimized games, purchase new ones, and (if you have the proper NVIDIA graphics card on your PC), use Shield to control games being played on a PC gaming rig. The latter feature will launch in beta. We've used it twice now, and it's surprisingly lag-free, though it does have the occasional connection hiccup." I don't really know what to think of this thing. It looks insane and I don't see it competing with smartphones and other handheld gaming devices, but it does have some cool technology and I must admit that as a gamer, I'd love to have one. I have no idea where this will go.
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RE[2]: Niche product
by WereCatf on Wed 15th May 2013 01:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Niche product"
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This thing is gonna be able to play almost every console, arcade, and computer game from the early 80's to at least the mid-90's, and you consider this a bad thing?

Being able to emulate old consoles isn't a bad thing in and of itself, the bad thing is that smartphones and tablets are just as capable of it! I can run all consoles up to and including PSOne on my aging Galaxy Note just fine, and anything more recent should be capable of even more.

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