The lights are on
Last month, Nvidia announced Project Shield, a handheld device that plays Android and PC games. Now the company has released a video of it in action, in a game called Real Boxing that shows a pair of pugilists battling it out in the ring.
Real Boxing features 20 different boxers, with their own signature style. Players will be able to train in a variety of minigames, such as skipping rope and using the speed bag. Nvidia says it's all possible because of Project Shield's Tegra 4 quad-core processor and 72-core GeForce GPU. Take a look for yourself below.
Email the author Jeff Cork, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
Project Shield looks pretty nice so far. The screen, it's available horsepower, and the design of the system looks very comfortable.
Still, though, being Nvidia hardware itself, I don't expect a very friendly price, especially compared to Ouya and GameStick. Granted, neither of those come with a screen attached and they're a bit older hardware, but still. It's going to be crowded this year.
Not impressed by the system, or the game. I always find it amusing how they try and sell their game like it's the best thing ever, all while demonstrating exactly why it isn't.
It looks purty but the design seems so awkward. As if trying to copy the DS, yet have the bottom be like a gamepad.....if anything I would wait a good year and a half after it gets out to see where it goes.
Project Shield looks very uncomfortable. It looks like it would be better if the analog sticks are higher up, and it doesn't look so comfortable having the screen attached right on a XBOX-like controller. It's probably just because i've never used it, but it doesn't seem very comfortable. Either way, I might consider getting it if I see something promising in the future, but, so far, I am definitely NOT buying this.
2013 is the year of new hardware. Every company is going to dish out something to try to be on top...
I can't really see this ending up being a success.
That's cool and all, but... meh. Check this.
Ha, that looks pretty sweet.