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Nvidia Project Shield: real-time demo footage surfaces

Monday, 7th January 2013 14:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Nvidia announced its Tegra-4 powered Project Shield console in the wee hours this morning – you can check out Brenna’s full coverage of the hardware here. Nvidia has released a trailer for the console following its CES reveal, rendered entirely in real-time. Check out the clip after the cut.

The console can be used as a handheld or hooked up to your television via HDMI. It’s a nifty piece of kit that looks to open up mobile and indie development in a big way. In fact, Pat wrote a big blog about why home console manufacturers should be worried going into 2013. Check it out here.

Thoughts people?

Thanks CVG.

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  1. Erthazus

    PS Vita hardware is crying right now.

    Tegra 4 and HDMI is a bid deal in handheld space right now. I guess, Nvidia and Valve are nuts these days with hardware stuff.

    this is next generation.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    lol the only thing I hear from you is “vita” *butthurt*, “vita” *cry*.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mike W

    It’s going to get real crowded next gen. This thing can flop as far as I care. I’m interested to see what this steambox is going to bring to the table.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mike W

    @1

    Do you really think this thing is going to touch the 3DS and Vita’s market share? Nvidia has a hard time making their products affordable. For example, right now their gtx580 cost the same or more than the gtx680. So how much you think this thing is going to cost to make ppl crossover to it?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. killersense

    the hardware is definitely superior than a vita but is going to be a huge flop. it actually has a game called dead on arrival 2 coming. how ironic lmao

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Mike W

    @5

    That’s funny :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    It took Nvidia and apple more than a year to come up with something that surpasses vita.
    Kudos to sony for releasing such an advanced hardware for such a cheap price.
    This is 300$. DOA too, despite what pc overlords say.
    #1 sure sounds like a broken record now.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Eddie Rodrigues

    It is so sad that people only say things about the Vita that try to downgrade the console… but even that so I wouldn’t buy either.

    This Hardware seems impressive indeed, a bit more Sony’s newest machine, but more hardware does not exclude the fact that people will want games for the launch, which seems that NVIDIA’s game machine isn’t going to bring. So did the Vita. I bought one and I have no regrets, now you ask “So why I shouldn’t buy a Vita like you just said?” Because it indeed lacks games, but 2013 seems like a big grid full of surprises, I hope to see more ‘Soul Sacrifice’ hype in both Vita and NVIDIA’s Shield.

    Now the things they showed in game aspects and graphics: I think it should be way better, NVIDIA’s patterns of course

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kabby

    Nvidia thought this was a good idea?

    It’s an xbox controller with small screen glued to it that plays Android games. You can visualize the meeting where it happened.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @7, your Sony butt hurts.
    “It took Nvidia and apple more than a year to come up with something that surpasses vita.”

    Like every technology out there it needs one year to surpass something. also, Apple is not a gaming company.
    Also, Sony has nothing in it’s PS Vita that is made by Sony. Every tech out there is from other companies (inclusind Samsung btw). Nvidia’s handheld has it’s own proprietary technology so as a technology company, Sony is the same failure like you.

    @Mike W, GTX580 is the enthusiast card. What are you talking about? It’s a card for hardcore gamers or designers. It has nothing to do with the handheld.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. _LarZen_

    I love new gadgets, but lets face the hard truth. This is not what People want anymore.

    It wil probably sell just as bad or even worse then the Vita.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    @10
    “Like every technology out there it needs one year to surpass something. also, Apple is not a gaming company.”
    Yeah? Nvidia is a dedicated GPU company, and it still took them more than a year to beat sony, that has negligible discrete hardware manufacturing knowledge and generally licenses tech?
    Whatever you say pc overlord.

    Do you want to bet? 3DS and Vita will beat it to a pulp.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. killersense

    @erthazus do you honestly think this device has any kind of future? i see it faring worse than the vita. atleast with the vita there will be slow growth over the years once more software starts to come and the price goes down. no matter what anyone says i think the vita will be around for a long while just like the psp, ps3. the only problem will be that it will have more ports and only a few exclusive games each year but that should be enough for it to make money for sony in the long run.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13, I don’t see it as a success at all. But it will make Vita look like an outdated device unless Sony will start supporting Vita with games.

    It’s all about games. One thing that is cool about Project shield is that it has HDMI, great new tech and compatibility with PC.
    Personally I hate Project shield console design, but that’s my opinion.

    @12, Except that this hardware have proprietary Nvidia technology while Sony has nothing proprietary in PS Vita. There are parts from Samsung If you don’t know and processor is the same that is used in Apple devices. Yeah, sony is a tech company… LOL.

    “Do you want to bet? 3DS and Vita will beat it to a pulp.”

    I don’t, because I don’t see it as a 3DS or Vita competitor at all.
    Ahh, anyway, don’t include Vita here okay? because it is a failure already.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    http://kotaku.com/5973751/nvidia-just-built-its-own-gaming-supercomputer-the-grid

    Nvidia’s GRID. Now that is fantastic. It should work somehow with the handheld for sure. Imagine playing Borderlands 2 on that thing or SKYRIM. Haha

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dragon246

    @14
    “Except that this hardware have proprietary Nvidia technology while Sony has nothing proprietary in PS Vita. There are parts from Samsung If you don’t know and processor is the same that is used in Apple devices.”
    Exactly. Sony had the most powerful portable device in the world for more than a year despite having very little knowledge about such things, while hardware cos like nvidia and apple(if you don’t know, a6x has heavy custom improvements made by apple, so in essence they are developing their own tech now) were twiddling thumbs and ipad 4, only device that beats vita in terms of power right now, is more than twice as costly.

    Also I am happy about GRID, since sony (via gaikai) will be one of the first cos to use it.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Eddie Rodrigues

    @10 Hardcore gamers, maybe, but you would grab GTX 690 if it was so. Designers? REALLY? What about Quadro? That is a designers GC.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Mike W

    @Erthazus

    I never said it did, I was giving you an example on how Nvidia price their products. Even though this an interesting piece of tech, I don’t see it doing well at all.

    But excuse me, I digress, the point I was trying to make to you is how do you think Nvidia is going to price this thing in order for it to be attractive to the consumer?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. The_Red

    Wait, what? A new freaking CONSOLE? Seriously?

    #19 2 years ago