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Old January 11 2013, 11:58 PM   #16
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

What Nvidia really needed to do was bring out a hand-held where they had licensed the technology from Nintendo, Sega, Sony or Microsoft that would allow people to play their old cartridge-based games (Nintendo and Sega) or their early CD/DVD-Rom games (Sony and Microsoft), kind of like what Sega themselves did 20 years ago with the handheld system that let people play their Genesis cartridges on a hand-held machine.

That type of system would've probably been a better idea.
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Old January 12 2013, 04:05 PM   #17
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

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What Nvidia really needed to do was bring out a hand-held where they had licensed the technology from Nintendo, Sega, Sony or Microsoft that would allow people to play their old cartridge-based games (Nintendo and Sega) or their early CD/DVD-Rom games (Sony and Microsoft), kind of like what Sega themselves did 20 years ago with the handheld system that let people play their Genesis cartridges on a hand-held machine.

That type of system would've probably been a better idea.
Nintendo and Sega are both selling their old games in the Nintendo eShop, so I doubt they would be down with something like that.
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Old January 12 2013, 06:08 PM   #18
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

What Nvidia needs to do is focus on making better GPUs.

They've been slipping these past few years.
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Old January 12 2013, 09:35 PM   #19
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What Nvidia needs to do is focus on making better GPUs.

They've been slipping these past few years.
Who is really doing any better?

There's not much reason to keep pushing the envelope on graphics hardware when virtually everything is console-bound.
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Old January 13 2013, 06:52 AM   #20
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

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Maybe I don't want to sit at the computer, or have a notebook in my lap. Maybe I just want a handheld console, but I want to play something that's normally only on my PC.
But would you really spend at least $199 (there's no way it'll be cheaper than this) for a device that plays games that you're already capable of playing? You could buy a 3DS or Vita instead and get access to games you don't already have and you can even play them outside your home. The Wii U streaming is a good feature because it's a secondary feature that complements the system. No would would ever buy a Wii U just for the streaming capabilities of the Game Pad. If this Project Shield came for free with one of Nvidia's graphics cards it'd be a pretty sweet extra, but as a standalone device I can't see anyone buying this outside of hardcore PC gamers with plenty of disposable income.
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Old January 13 2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

Kelthaz you really seem to have something personal against this gaming system.
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Old January 13 2013, 07:02 PM   #22
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...hardcore PC gamers with plenty of disposable income.
That's a little redundant, don't you think?

People who are serious about their gaming have no problem dropping a couple grand on a new system, and $60 on brand-new games. A couple hundred bucks for a complementary handheld is peanuts.
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Old January 13 2013, 09:40 PM   #23
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

How is that thing supposed to fit in your pocket? A console controller isn't a terribly efficient profile for something to jam between your phone, wallet, MP3 player, keys, earphones and whatever else is part of your daily kit.

This seems like yet another device to play the exact same games as every other console- what kind of exclusives will this thing have? Most people who like smartphone games already have a smartphone, and most PC gamers already have a more-than-suitable PC with a USB controller. It's not going to offer a drastically different experience from either, unless "The screen's too bloody small!" is viewed as a plus for PC users.
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Old May 14 2013, 07:59 PM   #24
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

Nvidia's Project Shield Priced at $349, Now Available for Pre-Order

Yeah, I still say that this is a ridiculous idea with little to no market appeal. I just don't know what type of gamer Nvidia expects to buy this at such a high price point.

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Kelthaz you really seem to have something personal against this gaming system.
Five months later and I'm still pissed!
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Old May 14 2013, 11:02 PM   #25
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

Kelthaz wrote: View Post

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Kelthaz you really seem to have something personal against this gaming system.
Five months later and I'm still pissed!
Whereas I hadn't even thought of it since I made that post.
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Old May 14 2013, 11:14 PM   #26
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

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What Nvidia needs to do is focus on making better GPUs.

They've been slipping these past few years.
What do you mean? At least they developed CUDA. And isn't this SHIELD stuff part of their cloud gaming idea?
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Old May 15 2013, 12:04 AM   #27
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

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Yeah, I still say that this is a ridiculous idea with little to no market appeal. I just don't know what type of gamer Nvidia expects to buy this at such a high price point.
The kind with money!
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Old May 17 2013, 08:36 PM   #28
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Re: Nvidia moves into the handheld market.

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Nvidia's Project Shield Priced at $349, Now Available for Pre-Order

Yeah, I still say that this is a ridiculous idea with little to no market appeal. I just don't know what type of gamer Nvidia expects to buy this at such a high price point.

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Kelthaz you really seem to have something personal against this gaming system.
Five months later and I'm still pissed!

Wow. The tech on this is great, but the price is prohibitively expensive - I have no idea who would shell out $349 for it. It's $100 more than a WiFi Vita, and that system has suffered poor sales at least in part due to its price tag.
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Old May 22 2013, 09:32 PM   #29
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For that price I'd buy a new graphics card and play everything in super detail. Perhaps it'll be an ATI card...
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