Tegra 4 and the other mobile stuff is a big deal, but I find myself most intrigued by Nvidia's continued focus on bringing PC gaming to the cloud.
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- Couldn't agree more, can't see any reason why I'd want this or what I'd do with it. Novelty maybe.Jan 7, 2013
- Totally agree. Look at how hard Sony keeps advertising the PS Vita and yet I honestly don't know anyone who actually owns one. It is a very cool idea but definitely caters to a niche segment of buyers.Jan 7, 2013
- We're not the only ones: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/01/07/why-im-not-sold-on-the-nvidia-shield/Jan 7, 2013
- Never really thought about it but it does look uncomfortable as hell to hold.Jan 7, 2013
- Like, I didn't really consider the ergonomics at first glance or how much the thing probably weighs.
Ok onto the Cloud stuff! How well is this gaming cloud hardware going to scale? Once you get a ton of users on there, the bandwidth needed to stream multiple game instances out into the Cloud will be pretty significant because each user stream will be unique. Cost wise, I just don't see anyone investing the money in Datacenter resources (power, space, rack infrastructure, network switching, etc) for a game streaming farm.Jan 7, 2013
- I've a habit of dropping my 360 controllers... imagine how dumb I'd feel cracking the screen on this. Gonna need some wrist braces!Jan 7, 2013