Nvidia Shield gaming handheld arrives in June priced at $349

Mallok

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Well, I am confused by your conclusion. I spend most of my time doing other things, but it's nice to game once in awhile. Not a fan of being glued to a device all day. Where did I imply or explicitly state that I needed to be close to a gaming device?
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,382   +6,130
Well, I am confused by your conclusion.
I might have expected that. As I pointed out, I skimmed, and the fact that I simply don't care, just compounds my abundant lack of interest.

I still read books, I'm capable of changing the channel on my TV with the remote it came with instead of an iPad as the TV suggested. I still use printing on paper as a method of absorbing information. I'm not interested in one more crap hole device that will enable me to waste more of my life in some electronic wonderland.

You don't have to justify anything to me. To the he baby's college fund maybe.

Anytime I play a video game I feel I'm taking time away from things I enjoy more, require more of me, or I need to accomplish. In short, I feel I've failed at something worthwhile.
 

cliffordcooley

Posts: 12,995   +6,315
Anytime I play a video game I feel I'm taking time away from things I enjoy more, require more of me, or I need to accomplish. In short, I feel I've failed at something worthwhile.
So in short you have little interest in gaming topics, therefore the only reason I can see for your visit to this thread is trolling. Come on Cap, lets keep trolling minimized to Windows Depression topics. :)
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,382   +6,130
So in short you have little interest in gaming topics, therefore the only reason I can see for your visit to this thread is trolling. Come on Cap, lets keep trolling minimized to Windows Depression topics. :)
Did you just appoint yourself moderator? Because I don't see your name up in green lights.

I simply said the Nvidia seems like they've hit on a way to part a fool with his, (or her) money with this "device".

Now, if the noobs want to either try and change my mind or take offense at that, that's their prerogative. I'm about ready to have a sandwich, watch some porn, and play my 12 string.

Oh, and save $350.00! By your leave, of course.
 

captaincranky

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Yeah right, "paranoid delusions of moderator-hood". Perhaps I could work a program to combat that in the string of rehab clinics I'm going to open for "electronic device addiction".

Man has had such expansive dreams, such a vastly exaggerated & inflated sense of worth over the ages. We're so smart someday we think we'll be telepathic, perhaps even telekinetic. While we're waiting for that huge turn in evolution, let's sit here and let a device that "thinks" in ones and zeroes hypnotize us into submission.

Note to self, add "build a bridge to sleep under" to that "crankydo list" you published earlier.

Woodworking, not there's another declining art.

BTW Cliff, do you think Frank Herbert was right that we don't have to invent interplanetary transport. Just take a s***load of drugs and in due course we'll be able to"fold space". Hey, maybe someone with write , "an app for that"...
 

spydercanopus

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Modern Family Season 4 Episode 23 (latest on Hulu) shows the Pritchet kid playing on an Nvidia Project Shield:

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captaincranky

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spydercanopus

Thats a nice pic. The only thing that would make it more believable, would be to show the driver "texting and driving". The fact that his eyes are closed, seems out dated. lol
First off, can't you tell when somebody is, "using the force", by now?

In any event, maybe Google will hijack, (I mean "enhance"), the Nvidia device so you can hook it up to "Google Glass", for an "in your face, full contact driving experience".

Back in the day, we used to twiddle our thumbs for the purity of the experience, we simply didn't need a $350.00 device to assist us.

So there you go, "Project Shield", "Google Glass", then all you'll need to complete your "electronics immersion cocoon", is a downloadable PDF, with instructions on how to steer with your frakkin' knees.....
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

Posts: 8,645   +3,289
"A fool and his money are soon parted company". Nvidia is banking on the fact they believe they can spot a fool from a mile away.
And they're doing a pretty good job at the moment. Just ask any Titan owner. Next up are the fools who plan to spend way too much on a GTX 780.
 

Burty117

Posts: 4,229   +2,281
In general I think I'd much prefer sitting at my PC and playing anyway, but for those sick days in bed, general relaxation and multitasking this would be brilliant. I wonder if this would work abroad?

I guess so? Since its network based all you'd need is a VPN in and it should work, I can't see the latency being very good though!
 

captaincranky

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And they're doing a pretty good job at the moment. Just ask any Titan owner. Next up are the fools who plan to spend way too much on a GTX 780.
Well, I have a lot more respect for someone who is working toward making his or her desktop, "be all that it can be", than for a pack of clowns who really can't seem to put down any handheld electronic device. The next garbage you offer them, the next garbage they have to have.

A desktop that draws enough power to light the whole house isn't something I am interested in owning, but I suppose I can see the allure

There are deeper psychological revelations in observing the gaming public. I confess to tripping more off watching the human interaction with the computer, and how it affects human behavior (*), than the machines themselves.

(*) And although I have less objectivity than I should, my own behavior as well..:D

But, when you come right down to it, I suppose that needing a graphics card as long as a GTX-780 could be construed to be overcompensation for a shortage someplace else....;)