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    New Nvidia handheld launch dates and price announced


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    Pretty much agree with the article. Too expensive for the general public. Why would a geek want to buy a pc with a big gfx card, big monitor etc and then sit down stairs on a 5 inch screen.

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    Screw the console, the real point of interest is Steam offering a streaming service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Screw the console, the real point of interest is Steam offering a streaming service!
    But only a tiny handful of Steam games work with shield and if you have a smartphone or tablet you can do the same thing for under 10.
    Last edited by Pottsey; 16th May 2013 at 08:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey View Post
    But only a tiny handful of Steam games work and if you have a smartphone or tablet you can do the same thing for under 10.
    Controls are important. Put it this way, when GTAIII was launched on Android, I bought it. I then couldn't manage to get past the end of the bridge... The controls were near enough impossible to handle for me.

    Some nice physical buttons, like a D-Pad or something would do the job nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Controls are important. Put it this way, when GTAIII was launched on Android, I bought it. I then couldn't manage to get past the end of the bridge... The controls were near enough impossible to handle for me.

    Some nice physical buttons, like a D-Pad or something would do the job nicely.
    You can do all that for around $300 less then the shield. The app to stream your PC to your phone/tablet is around 2, the app to use a Xbox or playstation controller is 1.65. The controllers them self’s are dirt cheap and you have a massively bigger games catalogue this way. You can even get controllers with mounts on the top for your phone and phones have better screens then the shield device. See http://tiwibzone.tiwib.netdna-cdn.co...controller.jpg

    I just do not see the market or point of the shield device. The type of people who would want it would have a smartphone or tablet.

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    Gamepad is too big.

    Not going to buy it.

    Make it smaller, i'll buy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey View Post
    I just do not see the market or point of the shield device. The type of people who would want it would have a smartphone or tablet.
    The alternative: Nexus 7 (159-199) + Bluetooth Speakers (111-230) + GameKlip (22.97) + PS3 Controller (30) = 322.97 to 481.97!



    Source: NVIDIA's Handheld Console Is Actually A Pretty Great Value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The alternative: Nexus 7 (159-199) + Bluetooth Speakers (111-230) + GameKlip (22.97) + PS3 Controller (30) = 322.97 to 481.97!
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    Anyone using speakers while out and about with that thing deserves to be shot anyway - so drop 100-230 quid off that right away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Anyone using speakers while out and about with that thing deserves to be shot anyway - so drop 100-230 quid off that right away...
    It can't be any worse than kids wearing those stupidly expensive Dr Dre Beats headphones playing music at 100+ dB! In fact, you had better add 350 onto the total for a pair of those too.

    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Too expensive for the general public.
    The general public is clearly not the target market. The Shield is a niche device designed to appeal to a small minority of gamers with money to burn.

    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Why would a geek want to buy a pc with a big gfx card, big monitor etc and then sit down stairs on a 5 inch screen.
    A true geek would already have the PC with a big gfx card and monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The general public is clearly not the target market. The Shield is a niche device designed to appeal to a small minority of gamers with money to burn.
    A true geek would already have the PC with a big gfx card and monitor.
    No the "target market" is other manufacturers to showcase their new chip. I was simply stating that I agree with a statement in the article and that if nvideas intended market is indeed geeks that it will be a very small market indeed which brings me back to "their target market is manufacturers".

    I must have missed my visits from the gaming PC fairy as I had to buy my pc, and upgrade it, and buy another, and upgrade that...
    Last edited by j17sparky; 26th May 2013 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The alternative: Nexus 7 (159-199) + Bluetooth Speakers (111-230) + GameKlip (22.97) + PS3 Controller (30) = 322.97 to 481.97!



    Source: NVIDIA's Handheld Console Is Actually A Pretty Great Value
    Why would you need Bluetooth Speakers at (111-230) for the tablet but not for the shield? What about the 200+ GPU the shield wants you to buy?

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