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Old 07-10-2013, 11:40 PM
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I'be been following news about the Nvidia Shield and am really considering picking one up. It will be mostly used for Android games since PC streaming is out of the question for me and it would be great to play games with a physical controller. Size isn't an issue for me and this looks like a decent handheld to couple with my 3DS and Vita.

Anyone else interested I the Shield?
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:06 AM
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I kinda am, though I wonder how worth it it is for just Android games. The Android game market isn't as good as the iOS one.

If only there was an Apple Shield, I'd be all over that shhhhiiiiii...*cough*

Though I guess if you combine emulators with the Shield, it becomes a lot more interesting.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:18 AM
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I am also interested in buying one, maybe not for awhile though, pc streaming is extremely compelling though, a main reason I'd purchese it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:39 AM
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This device does look great. But what with Apple allowing external controllers i'm sure there'll be a huge load of these later this year (September time ?) once iOS 7 comes out
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:59 AM
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I kinda am, though I wonder how worth it it is for just Android games. The Android game market isn't as good as the iOS one.

If only there was an Apple Shield, I'd be all over that shhhhiiiiii...*cough*

Though I guess if you combine emulators with the Shield, it becomes a lot more interesting.
Oh many, an Apple version of the shield has been what I've wanted for the last few years. Touch screen games are great in some cases, but all of these shooters and platformers could be better with real controls. From what I've read, the controls on the Shield feel good which is good to hear. I picked up the Gameloft control pad and while it worked, it's not comfortable and not very accurate (analog) as well.

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This device does look great. But what with Apple allowing external controllers i'm sure there'll be a huge load of these later this year (September time ?) once iOS 7 comes out
I'm waiting to see what comes out. If something does come around, I really hope that it's a quality product that is more function over form. I'm afraid we'll see a number of low quality controllers hit, but still, it would be great to get one. Too bad we can't just use the 360 controller like the Surface tabs do.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:26 PM
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I finally decided to go ahead and pre-order my Shield. I've got Game Stop Credit and am really interested in a new handheld and this one might fit my needs. If nothing else, it will be a nice collectors item for me with my other handhelds.

If/when it's released, I'll be sure to post pictures and impressions here.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:49 PM
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Cool stuff, I might join you and order one as well.

Hopefully it's not delayed again.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:14 PM
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That's great, it would be good if people were interested in it. I really expected more negativity in this thread and am happy that people are positive about the Shield.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:00 AM
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That's great, it would be good if people were interested in it. I really expected more negativity in this thread and am happy that people are positive about the Shield.
Have you considered either of these instead?:

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=62...classid=009006

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=63...classid=009006

Yes that second one looks like a Vita lol

They're a lot cheaper that the Shield and the first one has a bigger screen. Also not screen might be easier to use for games that use the touch screen, instead of having to reach over like with the Shield.

Then again the shield will probably have better controls and is more powerful, but it's also over 170(or more) dollars more than these options.

Just thought I'd share these as I keep going back and forth in my head between the Shield and the JXD S7300b.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:05 AM
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Have you considered either of these instead?:

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=62...classid=009006

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=63...classid=009006

Yes that second one looks like a Vita lol

They're a lot cheaper that the Shield and the first one has a bigger screen. Also not screen might be easier to use for games that use the touch screen, instead of having to reach over like with the Shield.

Then again the shield will probably have better controls and is more powerful, but it's also over 170(or more) dollars more than these options.

Just thought I'd share these as I keep going back and forth in my head between the Shield and the JXD S7300b.
Thanks so much for sharing these, I had not clue they existed!

The S7300b looks interesting, but the analog sticks remind me of the PSP analogue nub which I didn't really care for. Maybe it's more like the 3DS, but I'm not sure.

I think I'm going the Shield route rather than picking another one of these types of cheaper systems. The controls will make or break any system and based on what I've read, the Shield has good controls. Pair that with a beefy Tegra 4 and I think it will be worth the price difference.

Man I hope the N64 emulator runs decent on the Shield. I also hope Gameloft games work as well. MC4 with real controls would be great!

*edit*

Found this review of the s7300b. The N64 emulator looks like it works so well! I so hope it works as good if not better on the Shield:

http://obscurehandhelds.com/?p=1966

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