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Before today, Nvidia made parts to put inside gadgets other people build. Today, it has its own gaming device: a Tegra 4-powered handheld system with both an integrated controller andscreen.

Nvidia says the device, nicknamed "Project Shield," will pack a 10-hour battery life, audio quality on par with a Jambox, a console-quality controller (bumpers, triggers, analog sticks, and a d-pad), and of course it runs Android. No skin. In the back you'll find plenty of ports: HDMI, micro-USB, microSD, and audio-out.

But of course, that screen: a 5-inch, 720p display with touch capabilities too. The entire package looks to be about the size of an Xbox 360 controller, plus that screen popped out. This is a serious shot at not only Android gaming, but all mobile gaming, and even the likes of Wii U.

http://gizmodo.com/5973640/kaboom-nvidia-is-making-its-own-gaming-system

 

Well that is interesting



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YES!!!! What games will it have. Im excited. Dont let me down Nvidia

i like the way it looks.

I can see maybe how it can do something in the mobile gaming market, but Wii U? Why is that even on there? Just because it has a touch screen? That doesn't make much sense. Also we are missing a few key things here... one of them being its price.

edit:  I just found this on the link.  "Why? The thing isn't just an Android GameBoy—it's a mobile set top box and computer, capable of playing 4k movies to a full 4k TV via HDMI, hopping around Facebook, multitasking with your music in the background, and pretty much everything else you'd want from a modern tablet or smartphone. It just happens to look like a big green x-treme gaming controller."

 

I don't really think the person writing this knows what he's talking about.  It looks like he thinks that a Wii U is just a Wii + tablet.





That controller shape... looks so flat, not really ergonomic... but then again, this is only a prototype.

I'm sure nVidia will try to catter the casual market that plays on their cellphone with this thing, not really console gamers or PC gamers.

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JayWood2010 said:
O.o

Nvidia

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YES!!!! What games will it have. Im excited. Dont let me down Nvidia


Well it's Tegra/Android based so expect phone/tablet games lol, at leaast at first. That and likely everything that come to the Ouya as that is also a Tegra/Android based system. 



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Won't the touch screen get in the way if you plug it into the TV?

Tease.

I see this doing a little better than the N Gage.

Is this why all 3 are going the AMD Route? Nvidia busy with its' own device?

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Already posted...XD

I think

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=152417&page=1#4

 

Edit: @OT - Really odd but I honestly cant see myself getting this, rather get a Vita and a 3DS but who knows.....surprise purchase?!?