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More info about prjoect shield can be found here : http://shield.nvidia.com/

 

I did not see a discussin thread for the Shield so I decided to start one. 

 

The shield was supposed to be released on the 27th of June however it was delayed until July...


Shield Unboxing

 

 

How to Setup Shield Part 1


 

How to Setup Shield Part 2

 

 

How to Setup Shield Part 3

 

 

How to Setup Shield Part 4

 


Edited by iARDAs - 7/31/13 at 12:08am
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Yep. It is delayed to July.

 

http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/06/26/shield-delayed/

 

It is very strange to state a release date last week for the 27th and than push it forward. I wouldn't expect this from Nvidia.

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One thing that I just thought of, that made me curious...
Android has demonstrated its ability to emulate older game consoles. Does it seem likely that anyone will ever be able to connect an Xbox 360 controller to the SHIELD, possibly through some use of the mini-USB port? That would mean you could connect a few other controllers to this thing, and set up a pretty easy game of Goldeneye 64, or any other emulated game you can think of.

Honestly, the Ouya might be cheaper for that, though.
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I feel as though Nvidia isn't afraid that they will loose any sales if they push back the release date just a bit, I mean no one else is coming out with a new handheld so there really isn't some kind of 'console war' going on between Nvidia and someone else. The Shield seems to be a bit to pricey in my opinion to compete with any of the current handhelds, only people who are willing to pay more to get a PC like gaming experience in the palm of their hand. I'm probably not gonna get one, but I think it's cool that a company like Nvidia is making a gaming device, I wonder if AMD will do the same. They could call it the AMD Sword, biggrin.gif
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Still no word from Nvidia.
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Newegg started shipping the Shield.

 

Anyone ordered it? I would like to get some feedback from OCN users.

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Videos and reviews started to pop out guys.

 

Here is an unboxing video

 

 

and here is the 1st review

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/31/4573596/nvidia-shield-review

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So are you getting one iARDAs? I'm loving mine so far. I need more time to completely judge it but so far worth every penny. So far Steam big picture works great, I've briefly played BL2, Skyrim, and Darksiders 2. I'll experiment with it some more tonight.
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I am a sucker for new technology and love Nvidia so I will give it a shot. However I need someone to bring it to me from USA. My brother in law is coming in January. However I would love to get my hands on one soon.

 

I might be having a friend coming in 2 weeks from USA so I might ask him to bring me one.

 

It seems nice but I also like that it is a fully android device.

 

You can use stuff like facebook, twitter, instagram or any other android app easily right?

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