Back in January we saw Project Shield from nVidia making its debut at CES in Las Vegas. It was shown off as a mobile gaming device that looked like an Xbox controller with a screen conveniently attached to it for gaming on the go. There weren’t many details available at the time aside from touting Steam streaming, gaming from the Android market, and streaming games from PC’s running nVidia cards. Outside of that there wasn’t much else available, but suffice it to say that I was intrigued and looking forward to getting my hands on it.
Next I took at look at how it ran on the Android side with some Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The game felt good to play and the controls were very responsive. There were a few graphical glitches though, where sometimes building edges would bend or ramps went through other structures. It didn’t affect the gameplay, but it was definitely noticeable during gameplay.