Project SHIELD : The New AFK

Written by Chyper on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 5:21 PM
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I'm sure we've all had those days. Those days where you look at your comfy chair sat in front of your PC, and say to yourself "I don't want to sit here at all."

Well Nvidia knows you good sirs, and their new outing, Project SHIELD, is ready to let you roam around your house wirelessly, using the power of your desktop for games...

Now, this isn't a fully powered gaming device - you will need your desktop running for it to play the big games. What this does mean though is that you aren't limited in what games you can play, as long as your PC can handle them. Both Hawken and Borderlands 2 were shown working wirelessly on the device.

 

 

 

Project SHIELD is equipped with a custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU and a Quad-core A15 CPU that is claimed to be the world's fastest mobile processor. The layout will be familiar to most console gamers these days: Two analogue sticks, 4 main buttons, a directional pad and 4 shoulder buttons. The device also comes with a touch sensitive screen and built in speakers. Add on low latency Wifi, and you have a very interesting piece of kit.

Project SHIELD runs on android, which means you have all your normal apps available to you, as well as all of the homebrew games you can want. On top of that of course is the streaming, which uses your own desktop's 600 Series GPU to do the legwork, letting you play the games you love while effectively AFK.

The trailer below shows Project SHIELD in action, playing Borderlands 2 - What do you think? Is this something you'd think of buying? Or are you too reliant on mouse and keyboard?

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18:27 Feb-12-2013

And wow! A handheld controller for your handheld device (Android phone). That is totally not needed.

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20:36 Feb-11-2013

This might push me to buy a Nvidia graphics card

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20:22 Feb-11-2013

THIS!!! but for my phone now thats what need to happen not a handheld to use a home when my computer is there.

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19:31 Feb-11-2013

" We have 60FPS with v-sync enabled and were also using physx" oh btw we have a gtx 680 - well you better get 60fps :P

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17:28 Feb-11-2013

Would this controller work on a PC with an ATI Graphics card?

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23:53 Feb-11-2013

Likely not, Why would Nvid help the purchase of AMD?

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18:25 Feb-12-2013

Yeah thought so too...Just checking the odds.

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14:55 Feb-11-2013

well, i personally love using keyboard and mouse, my hand was sweaty when raging, so i tend to slip when using this console shaped device :)

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14:44 Feb-11-2013

Maybe gonna buy this if the price is reasonable :D

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14:41 Feb-11-2013

It's like an Xbox controller with a monitor

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12:52 Feb-11-2013

mouse keyboard FOR LIFE.

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09:47 Feb-11-2013

Sounds cool, but I like my mouse and keyboard.

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09:35 Feb-11-2013

Like a personal gameing clound?
Didnt read all the features. But If i could take it with me in...Island, connect 2 gamepads to it and a TV out for a bigger screen and play with my friends trough an internet connection from my home rig. Then i will buy this... :D

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09:19 Feb-11-2013

Mouse + keyboard ftw &#603

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