NVIDIA Reveals ‘Project Shield’ Android And PC Gaming Handheld

Yesterday NVIDIA revealed Project Shield, a handheld Android gaming device powered by the newly revealed Tegra 4 processor. Shield, which on the outside is basically a console controller with a flip screen, will play all of the games available through Google Play and stream games from a PC powered by GeForce GTX GPUs, giving users access to Steam anywhere in the home.

“Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. “We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.”

NVIDIA says the built-in battery will provide 5 to 10 hours of gaming or 24 hours of HD video viewing. Along with the 5-inch, 1280 x 720 “retinal” touchscreen display, the Shield is equipped with a micro SD card slot, HDMI out, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also “console-grade” analog joysticks, four action buttons and set of triggers and bumpers.

If you want to see the full reveal, including a demo of the new Project Shield handheld, watch NVIDIA’s press conference over on their Twitch.tv page (you may want to skip ahead to the 56:30 mark).

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