In the handheld gaming wars, a new challenger enters.

Nvidia has announced that they will release a new handheld gaming console called Shield. A device that will surely catch some early buzz… and then eventual fizzle out when the next big thing is announced.

Here’s some  specs:

  • Custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
  • Quad-core A15 CPU
  • Ultimate control and precision with a full-size console-grade game controller
  • 5-inch 720p retinal multi-touch display for high fidelity visuals
  • Custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system delivers fidelity and custom range never before experienced on a portable device
  • 802.11n 2×2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming
  • Android OS – Jelly Bean

Unless your a spec junkie, all that’s probably flashy gibberish. Basically, this is what happens when you leave your 360 controller, and portable DVD in the same room together.

The real stand out feature here, is the ability to play your PC games on it. Oh, what, did that make your head turn? Well, it’s true, and it’s freaking revolutionary.

Provided you have a GeForce GTX-powered computer, Shield can connect to that computer and stream the game directly to the device. This means you can finally be able play WoW while taking a crap. *Que up Beethoven’s 9th Symphony!

When not playing your PC games through the device, you can acquire games from both Nvidia TegraZone and Google Play stores.

Pricing has yet to be revealed, but Nvidia says Project Shield will ship in Q2 of this year.

I’ll leave you all to discuss the ups and downs of this device.


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