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Old January 6, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Default Project Shield, NVIDIA's Upcoming Handheld Game Console

Project Shield. It sounds like something out of a Marvel comic but this is actually NVIDIA’s latest creation. A handheld, mobile game console that is so much more.

Tonight, before NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stepped onto the CES stage to deliver his opening keynote, we were told there would be some surprises. A new GeForce card? The much-rumored Optimus for desktop applications perhaps? How about a closer partnership with ARM? The list was indeed limitless but the actual groundbreaking news was something a bit unexpected: it’s called Project Shield.


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Old January 6, 2013, 11:28 PM
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By utilizing all of these technologies, Project Shield can play games purchased through the Play Store by linking to your Google account while also streaming content from your PC. If NVIDIA’s GRID technology takes off, Shield will even be able to stream games directly from the cloud, through your internet connection and onto the 5” screen. The possibilities really do look endless.
.... except for Canada. By the time people have downloaded their steam games for the month, updated other cloud storage and watched netflix there is just no more bandwidth available for NVIDIA's GRID technology via the cloud.
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Old January 7, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Get Better ISP's then.. Love having decent speed - price here.. Can get gigabit for about $20 a month with some iptv thrown in to boot..

When I go home I'm really gonna miss the speeds here but even there, there are packages with unlimited download (fair usage policy but I've never been capped)
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Old January 7, 2013, 05:13 AM
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Yeah, but this is Canada....
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Old January 7, 2013, 06:01 AM
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All aboard the fail-bus. Until we are out of the stone ages for internet anything like this fails.
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Old January 7, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Depends on where you live in Canada, Bell Aliant, aka Bell in Atlantic Canada is completely capless, and their pricing on their fibreOp options are rather great compared to cable or their ADSL options.
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Old January 7, 2013, 06:40 AM
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IMO, GRID won't be a huge part of Project Shield at launch.
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This looks really cool, something I could live with considering how much travelling I do.

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Old January 7, 2013, 07:21 AM
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If I had just read the article BEFORE opening my mouth, I'd have a vastly different opinion on this. I have to agree, this brings Android gaming to an easy to use controller, this could very well be a good thing, not we just gotta get the devs to code for the controller in all games.

Atleast this is trying to bridge the gap.
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Really for me I find the ability to stream from your PC the most appealing thing. Sure not for everything but I know I would like some games much more, driving games come to mind. Add that to the ability for the android games and it has the chance to be a very good little device. But price I think will be the big factor in this.
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