Nvidia Shield gets price cut, remote GameStream capability and more in spring update

By Shawn Knight
Mar 26, 2014
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  1. Shield, Nvidia's portable game console, will soon receive a number of updates and a price cut designed to make the system more appealing to new and existing owners.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +193

    Do we know what kind of connection is required?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    Maybe it's just me but I really cannot see the appeal of this Shield thing.
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    I don't either. It may have nVidia's stamp on it, but there's no nVidia card in it. It's like someone glued an X-Box controller onto a Nexus.
  5. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 475   +153

    Wi-fi, you can wake your PC on LAN through the new NVIDIA driver, login with your password remotely and then turn off your PC remotely so that you don't have it as a server running all day while you're away.
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +193

    Sorry if I wasn't clear, but I meant what kind of speed is required.
  7. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Guru Posts: 371   +78

    I want a shield but I'd rather get it in the Summer when I can upgrade to a Nvidia GPU too as I'm using a Radeon 6870 atm. It doesn't help that the Nvidia Shield isn't officially on sale in Europe.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965


    Yeah it looks like a clunky handheld console from a few years ago. It makes the DS look sleek LOL.
  9. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 850   +201

    I wonder if the shield will ever become compatible with AMD cards.

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