Upgrading from a PSP to a Shield

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2013 - 05:54 PM |
Tagged: shield, nvidia, gamestream, Android

Neoseeker traded in their Star Wars Limited Edition PSP for an NVIDIA Shield to see the evolution of portable gaming in action.  It was love at first sight, from the design of the box it came in to the shape of the actual device.  The actual performance of the device involved changing some habit, years of touchscreen usage were working against them when navigating with the D-Pad but that was quickly overcome as they became accustomed to the device.  Once they got comfortable with Shield and tried out both GameStream and Console Mode it was no longer possible to separate them from NVIDIA's new toy and it became a permanent fixture, much like their cellphones.  At launch this device was impressive and as people continue to use it and develop new applications it will only get better.

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"Through SHIELD, NVIDIA offers a new approach to Android gaming by providing an all-in-one platform combining beautiful display and console-grade controller."

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Source: Neoseeker

November 15, 2013 | 09:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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November 15, 2013 | 10:57 PM - Posted by HeavyG (not verified)

I too upgraded to the Shield, but I went from a PS Vita. I couldn't be happier.

November 16, 2013 | 12:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well when your comparing it to a Note II and all your comparing is gaming performance its a no brainer.

"GameStream is one of the SHIELD’s major features and selling points but there is a catch! To enjoy GameStream, a desktop running an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 card or better is required."

He also forgets to mention

*NVIDIA recommends a Nyko Play Pad Pro Bluetooth controller for console mode. Android gaming supports 1080P and PC streaming supports 720P in console mode.

SHIELD is an aweful device and why Nvidia is hush hush on sold units.

November 17, 2013 | 05:08 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

From what I've seen users of the Shield love it, so it's apparently a very good device, it's just not for everyone.

November 17, 2013 | 06:38 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

doesn't matter how much unit nvidia able to sold. the primary goal is not to make profit from it let alone to compete with the likes of PS Vita or 3DS. Shield is marketing tool for Tegra. that's why we saw a lot of marketing for it but very limited unit available. if nvidia really think about making profit with the shield they will not limit the market to north americs only.

November 16, 2013 | 06:09 AM - Posted by HyperMinimalism


I do not see a link to the Neoseeker article.

November 17, 2013 | 05:06 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

Looked for it myself, ended up googling. Here's the link: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/nvidia_shield/

November 18, 2013 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Fixed that ... if I do happen to forget the link it is always at the very bottom of the post, you click on the name of the site

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