If you're dreaming of all the PC games you'll be playing on the Shield, though, you might be disappointed to hear that there are still some kinks to be worked out, and Nvidia will be labeling the feature "beta" to manage expectations for at least a couple of months. Borderlands 2 in particular worked great in our brief test, but neither game's animations felt quite as fluid as on PC, and several times Nvidia had difficulty getting the Shield and PC to stay connected. The setup also requires an approved Wi-Fi router (dual-band MIMO) to function well, and doesn't yet work with all games: only a limited selection of Steam Big Picture mode and GeForce Experience titles are good to go as of today
Beta? Check. Drops connection repeatedly? Check. 349$? More expensive than 3DS and Vita, and also the same price as the xbox infinity with a 12 month live sub...check.
So much for the streaming feature. As if streaming from your PC in 5 minute increments while sitting on the toilet was useful anyway.
I'm sorry, but this thing would be amazing if
it streamed across the internet. Household streaming is useful to a very limited audience, and requires a Kepler GPU at that. That just isn't very useful to a lot of people. The fundamental question here is why the heck would anyone want to stream to a 5 inch handheld within 100 feet of their PC, when the controls likely won't work, and you can just use the PC instead. But! There's android games. Android games. Edited by xoleras - 5/14/13 at 7:31pm