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"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

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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RE[3]: Niche product
by WorknMan on Wed 15th May 2013 02:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Niche product"
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2005-11-13

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.


A tablet would also kill the portability aspect of it though. Plus, there aren't ANY Android tablets in the 7" range with an HDMI out port that I'd actually want to use as a general-purpose tablet, as the Nexus 7 is still the best buy far in that size. We'll see if Google gives us something new at I/O tomorrow ;)

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