Remember the surprise announcement by graphics chip maker Nvidia a few weeks ago? The one where they announced a new handheld games console, named it Project Shield? Yeah, we almost forgot too, but to remind us what it’s all about, Nvidia have released a new video showing off what the device can do.
Check out the video below to watch the Project Shield running Borderlands 2:
It’s pretty impressive, but at the same time, a little pointless. Why, if you have in front of you a PC with a nice big screen, would you choose to instead stream it to a small handheld with a tiny screen and controls that look, to me at least, uncomfortable.
Nvidia’s Project Shield is an interesting concept, an Android device that can be used to stream you PC games to the device, as well as play games from the Goolge Play Store. Personally, I just don’t see the device being a big hitter, we’ve already got the likes of the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Portable and Playstation Vita filling people’s pockets, not to mention the smartphones and tablets providing cheap and cheerful entertainment.
Still, it’s interesting to see what can be done, and as the device nears it’s release date, I’m sure we can expect a few more demo’s.
The Nvidia Project Shield is due to release sometime later this year, so keep an eye out here for updates.
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What do you think of the Nvidia Project SHIELD? Worth a look? Or will you pass on by in favour of a 3DS or PS Vita? Let us know in the comments section down below.