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Can NVIDIA's Shield Kick-Start Android Gaming?

The following video is from The Motley Fool's weekly Tech Review, in which host Chris Hill talks all things tech with Fool analysts Eric Bleeker and Lyons George.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA  ) will be releasing its Shield mobile gaming console, which will be a platform for Android-based games, at a $300 price point. Is this going to be a product that will be attractive to consumers? Is there enough content available in terms of Android games geared toward a gamepad to make this an interesting device? In this segment, Lyons and Eric discuss the many challenges NVIDIA's new device will face to find a place in the market, and why this may be way too far out of the company's core competency to succeed.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 10:54 and 15:26.

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  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 3:38 AM, jwtrotter wrote:

    Here's the REAL problem: none of these supposed experts know what they are talking about . . they describe SHIELD incorrectly from the beginning and have the arrogance to state Nvidia is 'getting away' from their core competency with this product. Well, I'd like to see some writers with some 'core competency' that actually understand the market for gaming and actually understand the device, which is NOT a big box by any measurement, give the commentary here. The discussion here is completely slanted with a viewpoint that really doesn't get it, or how Nvidia is really using their core competency to make this move with SHIELD along with other strategic moves. They don't need to sell a huge volume with this first iteration to be a 'success'.

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 2:31 PM, 907glacier wrote:

    Wow, where did these yahoos come from? They are obviously not gamers and don't know much about the specs and features of Shield nor the subsequent benefits to gamers. What a waste of four minutes. The commentary, just plane LAME and uninformed.

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 2:48 PM, texasredraider94 wrote:

    The point w Shield, very much like Apple's iPad, is provide the unique device & allow the ecosystem that grows around it to make it invaluable. Shield is the first device that allows the greatest segment of the gaming market, the PC gamer, to have an equal if not better experience playing their PC games remotely. Sure, NVDA is counting on Android's jellyfish os, as well as Nvidia's unrivaled graphics experience to encourage more games to proliferate, which will happen. Secondly, PCers will never again be tied to their desktops by the length of their power cords. Shield, if subsidized at all as the cost to NVDA per device is negligible, will free PCers who are accustomed to investing consistently in a better gaming experience, to invest in Shield even as many of those same gamers are alas free to create their own games, ripe w Cuda and visually-unchained graphically by the power of Nvidia's chips to not only have countless hours of fun, but experience a Brave New World of gaming. Anyone who doesn't see that is short-sighted, much like the myriad of iPad descenters & critics of the not so distant past!

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