NVIDIA Portable Game Console announced at CES

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  1. Gundam Eclipse
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    NVIDIA announced a new handheld (tentatively named 'Project Shield') at the Consumer Electronics Show, which began this week in Las Vegas.

    The console runs on the Android OS, includes two analog sticks, has a Micro SD card slot for memory, and a HDMI port for video output. It's powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor, and will apparently provide between 5 to 10 hours of gaming on a single charge.

    In addition to its own games, it will also be capable of streaming games running on a PC, via a variant of Wi-Fi technology. Details regarding a release date, price and software support have not been released yet.



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  2. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    broken link :/ goes to example domain
     
  3. Gundam Eclipse
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    Whoops, let me correct that :V
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    Should work now!...I think >>
     
  4. KingVamp

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    Wow...
    Gaming is really getting some competition.

    This may take out the Ouya.
     
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    This is actually kinda cool, but I'm really wondering if market saturation is just around the corner. Three consoles is already too much, with many titles bleeding over on all three systems, but at least each had their own exclusive franchises to sell the systems. But this coming out alongside the Valve box... kinda interesting. I'm wondering whether the market will support five "console" systems at once.
     
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    I would rather play PC games at my computer.
    And for a portable gaming system, I would rather the excellent exclusives and high profile, high quality games.
     
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    Could work out because they are aiming at different audiences, but there are at least 2 more consoles coming this year as well and it seem like more people will try to get into it.So you'll either see mergers or something dieing off, I guess.Someone on that site said that this could possibly work with the Ouya.

    Someone on that site said it looks like Xbox. :lol:
     
  9. YayMii

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    I see this as the next-generation Xperia Play. Although it doesn't have phone capabilities and I'm kinda hoping that they won't abandon it in the future like Sony has.
     
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    Damn -.- was expecting this to be the new Steam linux console that everyone was talking about, in partnership with Nvidia (who Valve picked as their favourite graphics company).

    Also, that JXD console looks nice, if I get some money I might get it.
     
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    Yeah, I really hope saturating the market with Android-based consoles doesn't become a thing. While the OUYA has won me over I'm not so sure about this.
     
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    I don't know, I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but I'm starting to think that the gaming market, is becoming way too flooded with consoles that can play games...
    We have this, we have something from valve coming, we have Ouya, WiiU, PS3, 360, PC, even our phones do it. It's getting a little bit ridiculous IMO. Not everybody needs to have a console that can play games. This... I actually hope this bombs and doesn't sell at all. I love nVidia, but I don't want them in the console market at all. The less there are, the better.
     
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    looks like a 360 controller with a screen also the analogs are in the wrong place and are too low and the buttons high? that thing will be uncomfortable to hold! get a load of the pic of the guy holding it see what i mean :P

    PASS
     
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    Eh, interesting and really unexpected.. First home console from Steam now this, PC gaming is really blooming, I guess it's not so surprising with latest holidays sales deals being insanely cheap to be honest.
    Still, the Vita is on my top wishlist for now, and an Ipad Retina.. :P
     
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    Doesn't look like it has anything on the Pandora except price :\
     
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    we all know, they just try to chip away at the market share of nintendo and sony. won't be long and everyone and their mother will push out those android handhelds, just so they can later say: android beat nintendo or some stupid crap like that
     
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    The first thing that came to mind was a GameKlip + Any android compatible phone.
     
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    The point of the Xperia Play was to have both functions, so I wouldn't consider it the ng Xperia play myself.

    Or this
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phonejoy/phonejoy-play-turn-your-phone-into-a-console

    But really, these are aimed at gaming, so it is not held back by unneeded things for gaming like on phones and each these devices are meant to have exclusives.


     
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    Eh, Open Pandora seems alot cooler then this. I do like the PC streaming idea through, it would be fun to play TF2 on the road via this and root thethering.
     
  20. satopunch89

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    If you look closely at the controller, it seems like it's based on the OnLive controller. That could just be me though, but it has a similar layout and the analog sticks have the same shape/position.