By Patrick Stafford on March 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Nvidia’s latest attempt to win over gamers in the living room is a set-top box with an exclusive emphasis on streaming video content, online services like YouTube, and full, new-release games in high definition.
The company announced the Nvidia Shield at a press event in San Francisco just now, but games.on.net was present at a special hands-on session yesterday afternoon.
Nvidia is very much emphasising the Shield’s streaming capabilities as an advantage above competitors, at least in the gaming space. “We saw with Netflix how that has taken over the film and television experience in the living room,” a company rep said yesterday, adding it wants to create a similar experience for games.
“This is a streaming device on steroids,” it said.