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NVIDIA Shield unboxed and streaming steam games

For those that are still unaware, NVIDIA’s luxury Shield handheld device is now available to buy, albeit at a rather premium $300 introductory price. For that amount of money though, the Shield is the first device to be able to truly offer full PC game streaming at a high resolution, for those consumers who also happen to own a high-end PC rig.

If you are looking to see more of the Shield up close and personal before making the $300 plunge, you have come to the right place. We have a selection of videos for you to watch now, showing you a full unboxing of the Shield, as well as a further video giving you a detailed insight into how the PC streaming via Steam will work as well.

Just to remind you, you are going to need a PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 graphics card or higher, in order to be able to use the PC streaming function of the NVIDIA Shield – which is basically the icing on the cake as far as we’re concerned. We’ve heard early complaints that there isn’t enough games to play on the Shield, but the likes of Skyrim, Metro Last Light, GTA IV and Black Ops 2 should keep gamers busy for months while the Shield continues to grow in popularity.

If you are definitely thinking of buying one during the 2013 Holiday shopping period, then it’s a good idea to check out both videos that we have for you here. The packaging is certainly nice, but the most useful video is definitely the tutorial into how PC streaming works.

Is this still too expensive at $300 considering you’ll be able to buy a Sony PS4 for $399? Then again, this is true PC gaming in the palm of your hands, so it was never going to be cheap. Give us your thoughts on this debate below.



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