Nvidia's surprise announcement: a portable gaming console

By Julio Franco ¬∑ 14 replies
Jan 7, 2013
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  1. Nvidia just surprised a whole bunch of people by announcing, of all things, a dedicated gaming handheld during the company's CES press conference. Based on the new Tegra 4 mobile chip, also announced at the show, it's code-named Nvidia Shield. There...

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  2. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,719   +3,697

    Would that be an abbreviation for "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division", "Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate", or "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division"?

    WOW nVidia is expanding. :)
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  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    A poll taken by Steam shows the majority game with GTX (no surprise there given thier stability with games old and new) so to see them team up with Steam, well, isn't a surprise. And my gaming laptop is my portable console!
  5. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 94   +22

    That's interesting, I'm hoping they succeed, love my EVGA GTX 570. Gotta say it is kind of ugly tho, maybe that's not the final design.
  6. I really wish OUYA project went with Tegra4 instead of Tegra3 ... Let's hope there will be Tegra4-based OUYA2 coming out in the near future, hopefully with all the interface options of this "Shield" (MicroSD, HDMI, USB) and the same $99 price tag.
  7. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    Wonder if it will take off.
  8. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Agreed, it does look kind of ugly. However, I love the fact that it has an mSD slot and the usb and hdmi ports.
  9. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    As cool as it sounds, I detect failure. The price alone, unless it ends up really cheap, will drive the average consumer away. We don't need another portable gaming device, just better ways to implement what we've got.
  10. Does it not just do that so I could play my pc games on any tv in the house or on the pad via this pad? now pair that with your internet connection and be able stream play games off your pc anywhere with a decent internet connection and tv or just the pad plus all the apps android has to offer very tempting if it can do just that
  11. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Keep in mind that the ONLY reason this hardware is Tegra4 is because it is coming straight from the manufacturer. If you had your wish, the OUYA team would have had to wait till now for even a possibility of getting a Tegra4 to design their first iteration around, rather than being just a few months from releasing a finished product. Sometimes you have to run with what you have available now, if you want to be a pioneer instead of just running with a crowded pack.
  12. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    What the.... :D love it... bring it on.... you can have my money... :D
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This is kinda cool. but seeing the deterioration of the Nintendo DS does not help.
  14. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    Aimed at PC gamers but no mouse control? Hmm.
  15. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Oh no the grey in his hair is showing!

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