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[JS] Nvidia Shield Slashed To $199 For April

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http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/26/nvidia-shield-slashed-to-199-for-april-getting-remote-game-str/
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Nvidia's Android-based handheld game system, Shield, will receive a temporary price drop for April, cutting the system by $50 to $199 for the month. The price cut is accompanied by new features arriving in a software update for the system next week, including a new user interface for the Shield's button-mapping feature. The addition lets players use the Shield's physical buttons for touch-based games on the Google Play store.
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Still don't want it frown.gif
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"The addition lets players use the Shield's physical buttons for touch-based games on the Google Play store."

The Shield has always had that feature.
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Honestly if steam in home streaming didn't exist I would buy one at this price point.

But since in home streaming does exist....
 
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Must...hold out... for K2 Shield 2...
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Honestly if steam in home streaming didn't exist I would buy one at this price point.

But since in home streaming does exist....

Pretty much why I sold mine.
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I still can't find any practical use for Shield. confused.gif

The PC steaming feature is severely crippled by all its limitations (I'd rather play on my PC anyway?) and Android games are playable on almost any modern phone or tablet. Not to mention the lack of quality games on Android in the first place.
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I still can't find any practical use for Shield. confused.gif

The PC steaming feature is severely crippled by all its limitations (I'd rather play on my PC anyway?) and Android games are playable on almost any modern phone or tablet. Not to mention the lack of quality games on Android in the first place.
It means you can sit next to the wife on the couch and still be able to play games! lol DUH! Can you smell the sarcasm here?
 
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I still can't find any practical use for Shield. confused.gif

The PC steaming feature is severely crippled by all its limitations (I'd rather play on my PC anyway?) and Android games are playable on almost any modern phone or tablet. Not to mention the lack of quality games on Android in the first place.
It means you can sit next to the wife on the couch and still be able to play games! lol DUH! Can you smell the sarcasm here?

Too bad there's a thing called in home streaming on Steam which you could use with your laptop for just that. thumb.gif
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Looks pretty clunky for a handheld- nearly 600 grams.
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