derFunkenstein wrote:The N-Gage had the upside of also being a phone, btw.
Kurotetsu wrote:This is probably just my ignorance showing itself but....wouldn't it be easier to just plug your PC into your TV or receiver with an HDMI cable? Like what every console does? The whole wireless streaming thing seems overly complicated with little real benefit. I mean, we already have SFF PCs like the Zotac Zboxes that are smaller and lighter than consoles yet pack more powerful hardware than current consoles (definitely on the GPU side), so its not really a matter of keeping a big desktop PC out of sight.
If Nvidia wants to help push gaming PCs to the living room (a noble goal, certainly), I'd rather they work on a graphics chipset specifically tailored for SFF PCs. More powerful than a mobile chipset, but eats less power and produces less heat than an actual desktop card. Basically, start pushing the mini-ITX & NUC platforms as the ones of choice for getting a PC into the living room.
drfish wrote:Coincidentally I ordered a wireless 360 controller from NewEgg last night for the primary purpose of giving Steam Big Picture mode a proper test on my HTPC.
derFunkenstein wrote:My wife worked at an EB Games back when the N-Gage launched and in person those things looked ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is the t-shirt that they were giving away if you bought one (they never sold one so she wound up with a shirt). It's a light-gray heathered deal with with white lettering (so it's impossible to read) that says "Are you ready for a four-way in the back of a cab?" and a black Nokia N-Gage logo. So all you could see is the stupid product logo.
drfish wrote:Lol, I think the last time I played NHL 2001 I used my Sidewider joystick instead of the Gravis...
Also, streaming service like OnLive on the Shield -> meh. As I see things it has two reasons to exist, the preexisting Android ecosystem/whatever potentially comes from the Ouya's influence AND for Steam/streaming local PC content. That's it Nvidia, just make sure you do those two things perfectly and don't skimp on the hardware and you'll make things very interesting.