What do you get when you cross an Xbox controller with a 5-inch Android tablet with powerful stereo speakers? Nvidia's new touch-screen portable gaming system, code-named Project Shield.
The hand-held game system was unveiled this month at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it could be more bad news for the Sony Vita, Nintendo 3DS or any other entry in the mobile gaming market.
Why? Because it further stretches how consumers can buy and experience video games.
Besides being a complete stand-alone Android gaming system, the chunky controller can stream games that have already been loaded on a Windows PC, providing consumers are sharing the same Wi-Fi router and the PC has a recent Nvidia graphics processor (specifically a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 650 or better). Other features include a set of standard game controls and 5-to 10-hour rechargeable batteries.