Behold, the “Most powerful gaming handheld ever made:”
What are you guys’ thoughts about this? Since I’m an NVIDIA Nsider, I’ve been given the opportunity to pre-order one of these before the general public. Debating whether I should get it or not. It’s certainly interesting. With stuff like SHIELD, the Wikipad, the Ouya and GameStik, and other such devices, Android is really starting to look like a good gaming platform to me. I think there’s potential there.
If anything, I hope all these new devices coming out get game developers to start making games for the Android platform with actual gaming controllers in mind, instead of just the touch-screen phone games so prevalent today.
Heck, I may end up getting this thing instead of the smartphone I was saving for. It’s an Android device, has all the bells and whistles you’d expect, sans the phone, of course.
May be neat to code a “Hello, World” just to prove I could do Android development if I ever felt assed to do so. XD
All these Android gaming devices starting to come out this year…and just today, this leaked:
Very interesting times we live in, Google actually creating an API for devs to use across Android devices specifically for video games.
I think it’s really cool the SHIELD has an HDMI out port. That means I could connect it to my HDTV and play games on the big screen. Wondering why Ouya, Gamestik, etc. even exist when devices like SHIELD already do what they do and so much more.
$350 seems like a steep price at first glance, but knowing the hardware this thing is rockin’, that price is spot-on what I would expect. Cheaper than any tablet or smartphone — in fact, it’s the same price as Apple’s iPod Touch! This thing could easily be an iPod Touch killer; I could see that.
I’ve been wanting an Android Device for a while now, I may just jump on this thing.
So, what do you guys think about the NVIDIA SHIELD?