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post #51 of 157
Soooo...

- You have to buy this thing for $350
- You will likely need to buy a $300+ Keplar vid card
- Your cable company didn't supply you with a dual-band router? You have to buy that too ($70, give or take)

That's $720 spent by the masses to fully enjoy a device that...

- Only runs some Android games (not all, i.e. portrait mode apps and games)
- Only runs some PC games (nVidia has to convince companies to make it work game-by-game)
- Only streams around your home. No remote internet access to your PC stuff

Yep, it has epic success written all over it. Call it 3D0 II and watch the profits come rolling in. thumb.gif
Edited by arredondo - 5/14/13 at 8:44pm
post #52 of 157
This thing is a solution to a problem that doesnt exist. IMHO. I was really excited about it when I thought it had a little PC in it LOL. I was wrong.

If I wanna play games I am at my main rig or my gaming laptop. I have Vita 3DS and dont even get through all the games I have to play on there. I guess if you were a super PC diehard and didnt have a PSP VITA DS 3DS this might make some sense. But you have to have a kepler card to make it work lol.

I was really excited about android games etc. I ran out and got a Samsung 10.1....rolleyes.gif needless to say all I do is check email and watch YouTube on it... Mobile gaming is ok for casual stuff I guess but when you are used to playing Arma and stuff its really meh.

I can see this flopping hard.
Edited by Hawk777th - 5/14/13 at 4:07pm
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post #53 of 157
I think im in a pretty small minority. The only reason I sit at my computer is for gaming. I HAVE to. I dont have any other options really except for console. As I stated before, my pc isn't attached to a monitor. I leave it in the corner most of the time and RDP to it from my laptop/surface. (i like the extra horsepower the pc can provide while surfing the web)

It would be nice to stream my video games to my other devices. Not necessarily this handheld thing.....but if this tech was to become available in a tablet or laptop, assuming there's little latency...thatd be awesome.

Imagine playing Crysis 3 on your crappy laptop, but completely maxed ouut and streaming from your pc tucked away. (basically "Onlive")

For somebody like me that particularly doesnt like sitting in front of a desktop, or can't, having the ability to take my pc experience around the house is awesome.

Great idea from Nvidia so far, just bad follow up
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post #54 of 157
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That looks familiar....

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How did I not know of this! THANKS !

Overall the price is reasonable, considering is an android-like device with a 5" screen... Still wouldn't buy one, GS3 does the job.
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I think PC gamers would want to be able to play their games sitting on the couch in the living room.

But not so much on a 5 inch screen and not for $350.

If anything the most exciting part is the tech imo.


A Razer Edge type/sized device but with the same lightweight interior/android base and 1080p screen with the ability to stream games from a pc may be a better proposition.

Actually screw it. A Nexus 10 with Razer Edge type gaming handles and whatever streaming tech they are using.
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post #56 of 157
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Originally Posted by sdlvx View Post

I can't tell what the target consumer is for this device.

It's either for people who have good, 4g coverage and unlimited data (no mobile carrier in the US) or for people who think that "going out" means leaving the computer and moving to the edge of their wifi range. Or perhaps it's for the gamers that like to sit in places where there's free wifi, like Starbucks.

Project Shield is a sleek device that will fit right in with an army of Macbooks, and gamers love Starbucks last I heard /s

I think the novelty of playing on a small screen with a control pad would wear off quickly. The controller and screen disadvantage pretty much rules out any sort of competitive multiplayer game, and the input just flat out makes it impossible to play RTS, simulators, and MOBA like LoL.

What we need is for AMD to do this on one of their Temash convertibles. Full Windows, full keyboard, USB for mice and game controllers, and a real screen. Then it *might* be worth it because it's be value added to a device you'd already buy over a device that you're buying just to play games on. Hell, if Nvidia was putting this in ultraportables or something it would be great even. Temash sleepbooks are already in range of this, ask the average user here if they'd want a Shield or a sleekbook and it's a clear win for Sleekbook IMO.

Same here. I can't see the purpose of this item either. At 349 dollars for an extra peripheral it seems pretty high. I don't see this selling well not only because they've ignored 98% of their userbase by making the minimum requirement pretty steep(and leaving out amd users).It doesn't solve any of the problems PC gamers face.

Sounds really like a gimmick to me. Sorry to be negative but it's not something I am excited about.
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Soooo...

- You have to buy tthi thing for $350
- You will likely need to buy a $300+ Keplar vid card
- Your cable company didn't supply you with a dual-band router? You have to buy that too ($70, give or take)

That's $720 spent by the masses to fully enjoy a device that...

- Only runs some Android games (not all, i.e. portrait mode apps and games)
- Only runs some PC games (nVidia has to convice companies to make it work game-by-game))
- Only streams around your home. No remote internet access to your PC stuff

Yep, it has epic success written all over it. Call it 3D0 II and watch the profits come rolling in. thumb.gif

Agreed - Well said.
post #57 of 157
I think they are going for Timing. Both new consoles are nowhere in sight from Sony and Microsoft. The Wii U was basically a bomb, I looked and saw no games I wanted to play.

It will be able to play select Steam titles so it will likely have a proven distribution channel. A lot depends on the Games people want to play being available for the device. I'm sure their market research may have noticed Apples $1.99 model. Not exactly something to sneeze at with millions of downloads, sorry billions of downloads. Everyone is basing alot of new market strategies on what Apple has done in one way or another.

At least they've sold it to the Board of the company as an avenue of proven revenue. They put their spin on it and try to capture some $.

Who knows where Nvidia goes from here as this is first gen for their own "Console". This my be the toe into the water. Next... Bellyflop or Jackknife. It's not lost on any of us that AMD has the big consoles and Nvidia missed that boat. So what else where they gonna do, release a gen of video cards that have photorealistic power to the masses. rolleyes.gif
post #58 of 157
LoL look at me I'm walking with a controller for the small price of $350. I think I'm stick to my smartphone, which is less embarrassing and more useful overall.
post #59 of 157
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5-inch 720p "Retinal" Display
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"Retinal" Display
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"Retinal"

Kill me now.
post #60 of 157
I don't see myself streaming a FPS game to this device. It doesn't have the capable hardware to "amaze", it's basically a hand-held console. Might compete with the Vita I guess but other than that it's just another one-hit-wonder IMO.

Id rather spend that nice $350 on a new GPU, it will get way more use and gather less dust biggrin.gif
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