The clouds are becoming a far more crowded place with this week’s announcement by NVIDIA that the Grid is go. Wanting to be far more than just a cloud based gaming service for those on the move NVIDIA is calling it the Netflix of gaming, a new way to consume gaming content. By all accounts the big NV have done a technically excellent job building the Grid, the performance numbers don’t lie, this is the most playable gaming service yet but will anyone turn up to play?
The second generation of NVIDIA’s portable gaming kit has evolved to the point that the screen has separated from the controller. While the original Shield gaming console was high on innovation it was a little short on sales. The newly announced Shield Tablet and Controller keep the gaming emphasis of the original; it just does each part better and separately.
Taking care of the gaming hardware the Shield Tablet crams leading edge hardware into a svelte 8 inch tablet. The Shield Controller rounds out the gaming experience with a fast, flexible and comfortable game controller. Any game available anywhere.
NVIDIA will sell the Shield Tablet and Controller separately beginning July 29. The 16GB WI-Fi only Shield Tablet will sell for $300 and the Controller for $60. Has NVIDIA produced the most powerful gaming tablet to date? Is it enough to capture share in a saturated tablet market?