NVIDIA is making waves at CES today with the unveil of their Project Shield mobile gaming console, which can play Android games, as well as stream PC games running on your stationary systems. The Shield (not final name) boasts the new Tegra 4 processor for all of its CPU and GPU needs, and it’ll have an attached 5″ 720p screen. The Shield’s clamshell design contains both the screen and a very Xbox-ish looking controller.
NVIDIA isn’t just counting on the stable of Android games for use on the Shield either. Not only will it allow you to stream games to your HDTV at the new 4K rate, but it’ll also allow you to stream games from your PCs. Details haven’t been released on this functionality though, so it’s not known what type of rig you’ll need to interact with the Shield’s remote play feature. NVIDIA has also teased that the Shield may one day work with their online GRID game service, and that it’ll offer Steam support.
For what they’re promising I think NVIDIA has a great little piece of gaming hardware on their hands, but the Shield’s price point is still a mystery, so until a price is set the Shield’s worth is up in the air. I’d definitely think about getting one if they’re under $250, but anything higher probably wouldn’t warrant a purchase for me. If you want to check out the Shield in action you can check it out over on Kotaku. I’ll warn you though, the presentation is as dry as your Grandma’s lady parts, so don’t expect to be blown away. You’ve been liking the mobile gaming scene…
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