Hands on with Nvidia’s Project Shield game system

Nathan Olivarez-Giles for Wired:

As a gamer, I can’t help but be wowed by Nvidia’s Project Shield. But after getting to use the Android-powered portable gaming console/controller/mini-tablet hybrid device here at CES, I see some potential pitfalls.

The new Project Shield device currently in development from Nvidia. Announced earlier this week, Project Shield combines game controller, screen and Android operating system in one. It also interfaces with certain Nvidia cards in PCs to stream graphics to its built in screen, so you can play PC games on your device. Neat idea, but how well does it work in practice? Click the link for details.