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I recall that this thing functions as a fully functional android "tablet." The build quality is decent and the screen is in fact really nice. To be very honest though, as cool as the streaming feature can be... it's really no use to me unless I want to play something in the bathroom or bedroom (only a really nice gimmick if you ask me). With that said, I think this thing qualifies as a nice android gaming device.I've played around with SHIELD quite a bit at PAX East this year.

I was seriously considering pre-ordering this device until I saw the price. I would pay no more than $250 for something like this especially with only 16gb of internal memory. The 32gb Nexus 7 is $250... mobile memory (and memory in general) doesn't cost a lot these days...

These guys already knew this thing was really niche. The first thing they should have done was to price this thing competitively with entry level tablets and such to gain maximum traction (because it'll need it).
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Does this at least allow you to use the device as a native PC controller (no stream)?

Does the analog sticks click?
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The only mistake I see is the price. I personally think it's a bit steep for their entry level device into crowded competition for people's attention. However they are offering new options with streaming to modern TV's. Again I say, this is just their first shot over the bow with a gaming console.

What happens if / when Nvidia decides to say to Sony / Microsoft "I'LL CRUSH YOU", after getting shut-out of being a chip supplier for their new consoles. biggrin.gif Or at best steal some percentage of the market making either console struggle with margin which could hurt them a lot more than Nvidia. "If you can't Join em, Beat em".

Ask yourselves what did Nvidia take away from getting rejected for the new Sony and MS consoles. Down the road if they built a Full console with a Steam backend etc for real AAA games , would you buy a console with a Modern fully up to date GPU installed? While far fetched for today, as we can never see anything until it is delivered... wink.gif

It's not a gaming console... it's an android device with a built in controller with some type of gaming remote desktop app.
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It's not a gaming console... it's an android device with a built in controller with some type of gaming remote desktop app.

Not a good analogy because remote desktop can be used anywhere. PC streaming with the shield can only be used in your home within 100 feet of a kepler equipped PC.

Which means it is 100% worthless. This is precisely one of the 3 reasons the shield is a huge joke.

1) price
2) can only stream IN HOUSE WITHIN 100 feet of your PC
3) android games. LOL android games.

What nvidia SHOULD have done, IMHO, is make this (PC game streaming) available on Tegra 4 tablets as a value add. This is completely worthless as a 350$ handheld when android games suck, Vita and 3ds are cheaper, I could go on and on here. Big mistake on nvidia's part. Like I said - this would be great as a value added feature on T4 tablets , I would love to stream games to a nexus 7, for instance.
Edited by xoleras - 5/16/13 at 8:33pm
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Not a good analogy because remote desktop can be used anywhere. PC streaming with the shield can only be used in your home within 100 feet of a kepler equipped PC.

Which means it is 100% worthless. This is precisely one of the 3 reasons the shield is a huge joke.

1) price
2) can only stream IN HOUSE WITHIN 100 feet of your PC
3) android games. LOL android games.

What nvidia SHOULD have done, IMHO, is make this (PC game streaming) available on Tegra 4 tablets as a value add. This is completely worthless as a 350$ handheld when android games suck, Vita and 3ds are cheaper, I could go on and on here. Big mistake on nvidia's part. Like I said - this would be great as a value added feature on T4 tablets , I would love to stream games to a nexus 7, for instance.

So this turns your PC into a Wii U lachen.gif
     
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Not a good analogy because remote desktop can be used anywhere. PC streaming with the shield can only be used in your home within 100 feet of a kepler equipped PC.

Which means it is 100% worthless. This is precisely one of the 3 reasons the shield is a huge joke.

1) price
2) can only stream IN HOUSE WITHIN 100 feet of your PC
3) android games. LOL android games.

What nvidia SHOULD have done, IMHO, is make this (PC game streaming) available on Tegra 4 tablets as a value add. This is completely worthless as a 350$ handheld when android games suck, Vita and 3ds are cheaper, I could go on and on here. Big mistake on nvidia's part. Like I said - this would be great as a value added feature on T4 tablets , I would love to stream games to a nexus 7, for instance.

You got a source on the "100 feet". I try googling it at the first results are people in this thread.

You can already stream games on to any android tablet, with splashtop or onlive.
Edited by darksideleader - 5/16/13 at 8:59pm
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Huh? Am I just misunderstanding you, because that wouldn't work. Unless my reading comprehension is way off.

I think the Shield works like a typical Android device. You can connect it to a wireless hotspot (LAN or WAN) to download & run Android apps similar to an Android smartphone/tablet. The problem with it is that it can only stream PC games on LAN. Using it to play Android games while away from home or at work doesn't really make any sense hence you can do the same thing on an Android smartphone/tablet. It'll look so weird playing Android games with a very bulky controller it's not cool at all. Even if someone will justify using it because of the dual analog sitcks still it doesn't make any sense at all cuz you can also purchase a pair of add-on low profile analog sticks for smartphones/tablets for less than $25. The Shield is basically a useless device.
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So this turns your PC into a Wii U lachen.gif

Looks like it. At least on the Wii U the console itself is small enough to take with you on a field trip or vacation. You can also use 2 Gamepads but there's no game that supports the feature right now. The Wi-Fi over WAN gameplay via Cloud also might be possible on the Wii U in the future as Dolphin hackers just recently found out.
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These guys already knew this thing was really niche. The first thing they should have done was to price this thing competitively with entry level tablets and such to gain maximum traction (because it'll need it).

Even if Nvidia will sell the Shield at $100 I still won't but it unless Nvidia can make it work to stream PC games on WAN.
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You got a source on the "100 feet". I try googling it at the first results are people in this thread.

You can already stream games on to any android tablet, with splashtop or onlive.
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You got a source on the "100 feet". I try googling it at the first results are people in this thread.

You can already stream games on to any android tablet, with splashtop or onlive.


I'm speaking specifically of the much touted PC game streaming from your home PC. This was mentioned during the nvidia shield unveiling presentation many months ago, 100 feet was mentioned and only within your household. I'm sure you can find VODs of it at twitch, or perhaps elsewhere.
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Not sure if the 100 ft is the best description of the range. It all depends on your wireless network hence the Wi-Fi specs on the Shield is non-proprietary unlike that for example the Wii U. I think the best description would be "around your house".
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