New Nvidia Shield is the same price as a deluxe WiiU.

#1biggy204Posted 5/14/2013 9:47:50 PM
http://www.exophase.com/59774/nvidia-shield-arrives-in-june-for-350/

For something that will act like either the Vita/Wii U gamepad. Since Nvidia is really pushing the PC gaming streams similar to how Remote Play worked on The PS3/PSP or better yet supposedly the PS4/PSVita. Do you think it would be a threat to the Wii U or the 3DS (given this system also plays the Android app catalog)?.
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#2nonexistingheroPosted 5/14/2013 9:52:34 PM
Specs are more impressive than some of the Wii U specs. But well, it will run Android games. They won't even use half of the power that thing offers. There doesn't seem to be any info on the site about how fast the streaming is. I suppose it could be nice to play PC games in 720p in your hands if it's at least as good as the Wii U's streaming.
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#3biggy204(Topic Creator)Posted 5/14/2013 10:00:20 PM(edited)
nonexistinghero posted...
Specs are more impressive than some of the Wii U specs. But well, it will run Android games. They won't even use half of the power that thing offers. There doesn't seem to be any info on the site about how fast the streaming is. I suppose it could be nice to play PC games in 720p in your hands if it's at least as good as the Wii U's streaming.


True for all we know the streaming could be a complete lag fest.

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"WI-FI CONNECTIVITY
802.11n 2x2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming." - as stated on Nvidia's site http://shield.nvidia.com/portable-features/
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#4DiscostewSMPosted 5/14/2013 9:58:41 PM
It's basically the equivalent of the Vita as both a stand-alone unit, and a device to stream from a more powerful one. It plays its own games (Android-based), or you can stream from a more powerful device (a PC with a compatible GTX card). From what I understand, the PS4/Vita combo isn't exactly a threat towards the Wii U, so I see no reason why this should be.
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#5cnfjti3Posted 5/14/2013 10:07:41 PM
$350 for a streaming device that will suffer in online play due to bandwidth limitations is a little too much.
#6nonexistingheroPosted 5/14/2013 10:09:33 PM
And yeah, it's not a threat. It's a tech-tool for PC gamers that have a good amount of money to spend. It's not a very large audience. PC has never really been a threat to console gaming though, but it's becoming more and more one. I expect the PC to compete with at least the PS4 (mostly the same games).

biggy204 posted...
nonexistinghero posted...
Specs are more impressive than some of the Wii U specs. But well, it will run Android games. They won't even use half of the power that thing offers. There doesn't seem to be any info on the site about how fast the streaming is. I suppose it could be nice to play PC games in 720p in your hands if it's at least as good as the Wii U's streaming.


True for all we know the streaming could be a complete lag fest.

Edit:
"WI-FI CONNECTIVITY
802.11n 2x2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth, ultra-fast wireless for seamless game streaming." - as stated on Nvidia's site http://shield.nvidia.com/portable-features/


That's just Nvidia's bragging though. Would need to read some actual impressions from websites to see if they hold up to their claim.
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#7SolisPosted 5/14/2013 10:12:57 PM
cnfjti3 posted...
$350 for a streaming device that will suffer in online play due to bandwidth limitations is a little too much.


Why in the world would it have any bandwidth issues at all in relation to online play?
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#8ReedeemerPosted 5/14/2013 10:13:03 PM
I lol'd when I saw the price earlier today. I'm sure I'm not alone on that one.
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#9ImGanondorfLolPosted 5/14/2013 10:29:01 PM
Seems exactly like the Vita + PS3.
Vita = Android
PS3 = PC
It's really neat but no I don't think this will be any threat to the Wii U.
#10cnfjti3Posted 5/14/2013 10:55:07 PM
Why in the world would it have any bandwidth issues at all in relation to online play?

Because it needs to stream hd content through the router. Even in the compressed form that is h.264, streaming at 720p at above 30 frames a second is going to hit your router pretty hard. Most likely, the response speed (i.e ping) will be drastically reduced. Sometimes, because of all that content going through the router, you'll also find input lag affecting the game play.

Not only that, if you play something like a shooter, or anything else that is fast paced, the video encoding will consume even more space due to the nature of mpeg 4 encoding.

While most of these problems won't appear as that much of a problem in single player games, most people will notice them much more in multiplayer.