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post #141 of 157
I don't really understand why they made this... Android gaming isn't that good (all the decent games are just ports of stuff like Final Fantasy 3 or GTA), and the streaming feature is pretty pointless since it only works over LAN... Why would you spend $400 to play Skyrim from the couch on a little screen/controller instead of your computer?

There's always the possibility that some decent Android games will be released that utilize the Sheild but at launch I just don't get it... The one reason I'd pick one up would be for emulators, this device could be pretty good seeing as how Android already has a ton of decent emus, if they support the controller then it could work out well and the PC streaming feature could just be a benefit.
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Kind of want...
 
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post #143 of 157
Such a niche item that will never get any support. Buy a decent phone like the galaxy s4 or HTC one, or whatever, use splashtop streamer for super low latency VNC, and a ps3 controller and you have yourself essentially what Nvidia is trying to sell you..
post #144 of 157
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Such a niche item that will never get any support. Buy a decent phone like the galaxy s4 or HTC one, or whatever, use splashtop streamer for super low latency VNC, and a ps3 controller and you have yourself essentially what Nvidia is trying to sell you..

But at a greater cost....

$350 is certainly a nice chunk of change but I wouldn't consider it too bad for such a brand new item.
 
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Still waiting to see how the reception is going to be for this once it comes out. It does seem like a lot of money for it but then I stare at the $500 tablet my wife bought primarily to play Android games and do Facebook on. It sits and collects dust most of the time unless my kid feels the need to play her little piano game on it. To me, that thing is an epic waste of money (not faulting people who get good use out of tablets. We just don't). This gadget would actually get some use, but I still don't want to pay that price for it.
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post #146 of 157
This device is going to sit on store shelves everywhere. If the Steam streaming worked on ALL gpus and not just Nvidia gpus than maybe a case could have been made for it but a $350 portable pure gaming Android device? We already have those, they are called smart phones.
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This device is going to sit on store shelves everywhere. If the Steam streaming worked on ALL gpus and not just Nvidia gpus than maybe a case could have been made for it but a $350 portable pure gaming Android device? We already have those, they are called smart phones.
I have to agree with that as well. My father in law has some interest in it, but besides the cost of the unit he would also have the cost of a Kepler card. His 560ti works fine for everything he does.
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post #148 of 157
I will stick with my 3ds, only time I want a handheld is in the car and in hotels.
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post #149 of 157
I'm surprised we haven't seen this mentioned yet, but PS4 is going to stream games from PS4 to Vita. So, for the cost of a decent Kepler you can get a PS4 (hopefully), and a Vita is a hell of a lot more less than a Shield. I would expect most people with recent graphics cards that aren't Keplers (GTX 500s, HD7000s, HD6000s of decent level) would take a PS4 over a Kepler considering a Kepler isn't going to be that massive of an upgrade.
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post #150 of 157
can only be used within your household? then why don't you just use your PC?
that "only within your household" restriction is what kills it, the purpose of a mobile device is to be able to use on the go, what's the point if you can't use it outside?
Edited by ghostrider85 - 5/17/13 at 11:30pm
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