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January 7, 2013


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Nvidia has it's own handheld game device now.

EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Now there are three new devices this year that will feature the Android OS. I know, I know, you're so excited you just shit your pants.

Check this out:

It's going by the name of 'Shield' right now, I'm sure it'll change.

Basically the device is an X-Box controller with a built in flip-up screen.
The screen is 5 inches and apparently touch.

The system can play games from Nvidia’s TegraZone Android game store as well as games stored on a compatible PC or in the cloud. Nvidia plans to manufacture and sell the Shield itself, according to VentureBeat.

The system is expected to go on sale as early as this spring in the U.S. and Canada, with other regions to follow.

I'm starting to think there are too many Android 'consoles' coming out too soon and too close to each other.

It's not like Ouya came out first and then was followed by GameStick, and then the 'Shield', they're all dropping in the same small release window.

Hopefully the people at NVidia have paid attention to Ouya and GameStick when it comes to pricing. If NVidia is dumb and prices the thing over $150 USD I think they're begging for failure.


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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how long until it flops? The open source/alternate console bubble is probably going to burst considering how many have been coming along.
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Two months
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Good luck to them, I guess, but I can't see this going anywhere. :lol: The other handhelds succeed because they have games people want that can't be played on anything else. I doubt many people are gonna buy this thing just to play games they can probably already play on their phone or their PC.

I honestly have no idea how anyone else could elbow their way into the handheld market right now.
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I know. After further review this Nvidia thing is looking like a sure fire bust.
doodlemancy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It seems like no one ever learns. =P
kmwright Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Yay! More consoles! Because history has shown us that's what the industry needed!:la:
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artist
The Nvidia one is just downright stupid. Bad timing, lack of real uniqueness (there are already dedicated android gaming devices and controllers to use with them), and general lack of forethought. Plus by limiting streaming to Nvidia cards, it means that everyone with a perfectly fine AMD card that should be applicable isn't. PC Gamers with an Nvidia or high class AMD GPU are already a niche, and they're forcing the handheld to work with a niche of a niche. The PS Vita is more likely to sell than this thing...
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Reading more into it, it's a niche product for a very small market within a small market.

I'm thinking it's going to be an awesome failure.
ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artist
...wasn't that what I just said?
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