In the world of PC gaming, nearly everyone is gunning for the living room and the big screen. On the heels of Valve Software's Steam OS and Steam Machine announcements last month, Nvidia has now outlined its plans for bringing PC titles to televisions, branding it Gamestream and combining the performance of its GPUs with its handheld Shield device.
The announcement was made Friday at Nvidia's The Way It's Meant to be Played event in Montreal, where CEO Jen-Hsun Huang outlined his vision for the Nvidia ecosystem.
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Nvidia's Shield gaming device is flying off the shelves, the chipmaker's CEO said Thursday.
Jen-Hsun Huang, speaking during a conference call following Nvidia's earnings announcement, said that everything Nvidia has shipped to retail partners has already sold out. It's only several thousand units, he said, but Nvidia is ramping up production to get more Shields into stores.
"It's still early, but we expect to do quite well with Shield," he said.
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Nvidia plans to begin shipping its Shield portable gaming device to customers on July 31, about a month later than its original shipping target date.
The chipmaker began informing people who preordered the Android-based device of the new delivery date on Sunday via e-mail, a copy of which was published by Android Police:
We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you - your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.
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Just when you thought it was out, they pull it back in. Nvidia has delayed its Shield portable gaming console just one day before its original June 27, 2013 (that's tomorrow for you skimmers out there) shipping date to an as-yet undetermined date in July.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the company cites a "mechanical issue" as the culprit:During our final QA process, we discovered a mechanical issue that relates to a third-party component. We want every Shield to be perfect, so we have elected to shift the launch date to July. We'll update … Read more
My gut reaction to seeing the $299 price tag of Nvidia's Shield gaming handheld: way overpriced.
And that was after Nvidia cut the price of the Android-powered device -- which will be available June 27 -- by $50 on Thursday.
But in reality, the Shield may end up being a relative bargain for folks who want a dedicated gaming device. It comes down to the video games available on Android. Many are free, or cost 99 cents. An "expensive" game would run you $10.
Gamers eyeing Nvidia's Shield will be able to buy the device on June 27 to the tune of only $299.
Officially unveiling the date and the price drop via a blog on Thursday, Nvidia explained why it cut the cost from $349.
We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run.
So we're changing the price of Shield to $299.
If you've already pre-ordered Shield , you'll be charged the new, lower price. You will only be charged $299 when the product ships.
With one small feature, iOS 7 might introduce the biggest change in iOS gaming since the App Store.
There's something I've wished for on both the iPhone and iPad for years: a true, universal, dedicated game controller. iOS 7 has granted my wish: indeed, one of the small but very significant additions to the next mobile OS announced at WWDC allows for third-party controllers. It's funny this happened to be announced during E3, because it just might be the trigger to change the mobile gaming industry.
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