Project Shield, Why Weren’t You My Gameboy?
By Benjamin Wilbur. January 18, 2013, 2:00 PM CDT
NVIDIA recently announced its new portable gaming console running on Android’s Jelly Bean during a press conference, and this little gadget is too impressive for its own good.
Project Shield, to put simply, is a controller screen combo (don’t throw it) with a built-in miniature audio system, and features the new Tegra 4, which NVIDIA touts as “the world’s fastest mobile processor.” Offering five to ten hours of battery life during game play and up to 24 hours of HD video is plenty of time to find the nearest save point, watch a movie, and keep playing.
The multi-touch screen offers a high definition display (720p) and presents the sumptuous buffet of brain candy for gamers to gorge on through the android market, Google play, and the new NVIDIA TegraZone online store. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it can play Steam games from your computer. Project Shield looks a little bulky, but I’m sure it will fit my hand like a glove slathered in super glue.
About Benjamin Wilbur
Benjamin Wilbur is a dungeon master, writer, and gamer living in Arlington, Texas. He has two cats, one girlfriend, and a whelming wit.