Nvidia Lowers Price of Shield Handheld Console to $299

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crazyglue

Who buys this garbage? I think u have to have a serious luv for tech and a lot of money to buy worthless items imo.

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gmvolk

Still, there are very few games that take full advantage of a controller. For games/apps that don't, trying to use that 5 inch screen with the controller in the way is going to be a big pain in the ass. NVidia could be the force getting more developers to add support for controllers, but I don't see it happening right away. With sheild, ouya, wikipad, etc controller support may become the norm....some day.

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jackal49

I guess I'll have to go with a 600 or 700 series card. I was going to SLI my 560ti. I'll wait and pull the trigger when the bugs are worked out of the streaming. It's only going to be available as a Beta with few supported titles when it launches. However, I'm still very excited about this!

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dgrmouse

BUT, it's still going to be necessary to use modern NVidia hardware to stream games from a PC, right? Fix that, without requiring anything too heavy or insecure to be run from the host PC, and then maybe we'll talk.

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Sir Hobbes3

Sweet. Now if i upgrade my PC for this i can get Shield and stream games from it!

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Sir Hobbes3

Sweet. Now if i upgrade my PC for this i can get Shield and stream games from it!

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goodtime

Am I the only one who thinks $300 is way to much for any handheld gaming device? Unlike a console which just sits on the tv shelf, a handheld gets carried around, dropped, has a higher chance of getting stolen, etc. Especially since kids and teenagers are the main customers of handhelds. I would not want to have gone around in my high school showing something that cost $300.

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jbitzer

Almost every handheld since the game gear has debuted at 299 and dropped later if I'm not mistaken.

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Shalbatana

Nice! That's an incredibly fair price and a great advantage seeing as how xbox one is what, $200 more? and PS4 is $100 more...this feels like the proper starting price range

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TheMissingPiece

Wait, what? Companies listening to their customers? What is this madness?

Jokes aside, this is pretty good news. I think $300 is fair (although I'm sure Chris will disagree).

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