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Project Shield Android gaming console kicks off CES 2013 with a bang

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Project Shield Android gaming console kicks off CES 2013 with a bang
Nvidia kicked off CES big today by announcing the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip with better power efficiency and much stronger graphical performance, but in addition it brought in a surprise. The surprise came in the form of Project Shield, an Android gaming console-like solution, that is a combination of a Xbox-like game controller and a screen attached right to the gamepad, a perfect example of what the power of Tegra 4’s graphics can be used for.

Based on Nvidia Tegra 4 with its 72 GeForce GPU cores, Project Shield has a 5-inch multi-touch 1280 x 720-pixel display attached to the controller. Inside the controller, the Tegra 4 can push out 4K video over HDMI, a state-of-the-art sound system and it runs on vanilla Android with access to standard services like Gmail.

Nvidia demonstrated games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Assassin’s Creed 3 and the Unreal Engine 3-based Hawken, but Project Shield would easily run all Google Play and Tegra Zone Android games. Nvidia also announced some of the first games that will be available on the device: hack-and-slash game Blood Sword: Sword of Ruin, Real Boxing, console title Burn Zombie Burn, another console game Rochard, and ARMA Tactics, a PC game crossover between a first-person shooter and strategy.

The Project Shield release date is set for Q2 2013, but sadly there is no price yet. Right now the device is in its beta and come with Wi-Fi support only and no 4G LTE for those who’d like to take it with them on the go. Expect to hear more about it soon, though, but in the meantime hit the official website of the project right below.

source: Project Shield

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:26 4

1. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Looks pretty cool!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:10 1

7. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


it is pretty cool but I wish they had a 7 inch screen on this

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:39 3

9. MeoCao (unregistered)


nVidia said they wanted the console to be as small as possible. This is only 1 of the screen as you can use the console with TV or computer.

7" will not fit into this console, but by making the bezels thinner I guess 6" is possible.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:53

13. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


this is kinda useless for me when im at home
i want to play on a big screen
but if u can carry this thing everywhere its ok

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:33

2. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Dead Trigger 2 is here !!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:39 2

3. maxis3G (unregistered)


THis will make ANDROID ROCKS!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:55 1

4. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Take my money!!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:10 1

6. tech2 (Posts: 2367; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


do u see this Wendy ! This is when u say TAKE MY MONEY !!!!!!!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:08 3

5. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 344; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


You forgot to mention it can also remote play windows games if your pc has an nvidia gtx graphics card

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 04:33

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


i bought me a moga controller and its pretty awsome but this controller looks bad ass! only thing is it probably cant fit well in your pocket like the moga can.... still awesome none the less

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:37

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Which games have you played with it?
I'm thinking of getting one too :)

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:33

10. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


This is the best surprise unleashed by Nvidia, no one was expecting this, with no leaks earlier........ I think this will be better that Ouya console, because this can access official playstore and all it's games and apps, whereas ouya can only access games through their app store......... Now Nvidia price it competitively and you have winner here...........

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:39

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


So.. I guess that we can all now control YouTube and Facebook with thumb sticks, eh?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:30

14. zeMOo (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Can I watch movies on this ??

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:15

16. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


you can :) its basically like any other android device and has its own storage too

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:54

15. buccob (Posts: 1548; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


looks pretty cool, but I wonder if the screen opens a bit further... The angle shown in all the pictures does not feel right. Should open to a 135° for a nice controller/screen position.

They should add Bluetooth to use the control for other consoles, smartphones or PC... and finally, there should be games taking advantage of the HDMI output for a dual screen use, such as the Wii U...
Maybe having the HUD, maps, or other info in the controller screen and the actual game on TV...

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 00:33

17. SomikSharma (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


this is really a nice share by team..... hope all enjoyed it reading...

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