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Yesterday at CES NVIDIA mad a surprise announcement that they were entering the handheld gaming space with their "Project Shield". What does this new handheld have in store for the console space?

Yesterday at CES NVIDIA mad a surprise announcement that they were entering the handheld gaming space with their "Project Shield".

"Take your gaming anywhere with Project SHIELD, a gaming portable designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want. With the advanced processing power of NVIDIA® Tegra® 4, a full-size game controller, breakthrough Wi-Fi technology, and stunning HD video and audio, Project SHIELD redefines what gaming can be."

Project Shield

While playing Android games with a controller is a novel concept (something the Ouya is also trying to do), I'm not sure anybody wants this, espeically if they already have an android device (or iPhone) in their pocket.

What is kind of interesting though, is the Shield will stream your full-on PC games (if you have an NVIDIA graphics card of recent vintage) to the device via WiFi allowing you to play your PC games on the couch, and with the extra bonus of an HDMI out port, you can even do this on the big HDTV in your living room. That's a nice feature if the device is only a couple hundred bucks, but if it's priced more like a console at 300 or even 400 bucks, I see the masses jumping to the next generation Playstation and XBOX consoles instead (assuming they are in fact coming out this year).

Anybody out there have a need for this product or some novel way they plan on using it? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Daisymare

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic for iOS

By: Daisymare Nov 9, 2012 | 125 Views | 2 Comments

This was a difficult game to review, for it looks visually stunning and has excellent audio. Unfortunately Gameloft dropped the ball when they tried to mix the gameplay and the content.

When you load up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic you are greeted with a very well put together visuals using an excellent 3D graphics engine that captures the look of the ponies and the show very well. The music is an instrumental of the Smile Smile Smile song which is a fan favorite and then transitions into the Find a Pet instrumental which sound very well done. You also notice that the voices are those of the actual Voice Actors from the show which makes you think you are in for a great game that has the full backing of Hasbro and DHX media.

Unfortunately the game is made up of a bunch of repetitive mini games that are designed for 4 year olds. It also relies heavily on in app purchases to acquire money in order to progress. Thus making the game a very poor mix of farmville with bad social networking requirements and just about every other thrown together mini game collection.

Graphics and Graphic Engine is 5/5

Music and Sound is also 5/5

The Gameplay is 2/5

Replayablity is 1/5

Flush it!

My good friend Zorkfox gives his reasons for the games lack of playability below.

I love My Little Pony. The fact that this game is so pretty and cute, and so much like the show, with nice graphics, is the ONLY thing that kept me playing it for the hour or so it took to hit your built-in wall. I’m talking, of course, about Facebook integration. I have no interest in Facebook, and the fact that you FORCE someone to sign into it to spam their friends with invitations means I’m going to have to delete your game instead of enjoying it. Give me the OPTION to share stuff on Facebook, don’t FORCE me. And the Gameloft Live! integration is no picnic, either. I had to try six times before it would let me even create an account.

I really appreciate all the time and effort people put into making this game; it’s cheery and fun, and the use of the show’s voice actors is frankly amazing. But please, remove the stranglehold so every pony can play. I can tell there’s a lot of fan-generated names and content in the game, which means you’re listening to and appreciating us. But the little kids who are ostensibly the target demographic of your show can’t even join Facebook, and the primary demographic for these *ville-style games is women in their 30s, not college-age-and-older males.

And if you wanted to do us another huge favor, you’d remove the in-game purchases and just charge us for the game outright. I would happily pay you $10 for a game where I got to have adventures as various ponies, play lots of DIFFERENT games, and interact with other people playing ponies. The game as it currently stands is just Farmville with ponies: a single-player “experience” that only masquerades as multi-player.

Link to full review ( http://zorkfox.tumblr.com/post/35329561966/the-unpopular-opinion )

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Angry Birds Star Wars is here.

By: dragonkiss83 Nov 9, 2012 | 225 Views | 1 Comments

Everyone with a smart phone, tablet, of kinect has played Angry Birds at least once, now you can do it as your favorite Star Wars characters.

The app actually came out yesterday, but I forgot.  So this morning when I saw it I rushed to download it before I started my day.  Normally I play with the sound off but I had to hear the sound affects.  And they are good enough I will leave them on as I play later.

You get a few short little Star Wars vidoes then you are off on your first adventure to Tatooine, as Luke.

Then comes a real Jedi Obi Wan using a little force push.

Play a little and you get your first bonus mission, as R2D2 using his little shock and C3PO blowing apart.

And the last level I played before shutting it off has you facing Stormtrooper pigs, one even fires a blaster.

There is a lot more to do and my inner geek is screaming to play more, but unfortunately I have stuff to do.

There is an ad free version that only costs .99 on Amazon or a free version.  I played 6 levels and a bonus mission and have only seen 2 ads so far.  So what are you waiting for?

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sheepsmuggler

Playstation android phone!

By: sheepsmuggler Dec 4, 2010 | 208 Views | 7 Comments

Exactly what the title is you read it right.

Well it looks like it  is official i have seen screenshots of this phone before now video thanks to engadget.com

looks cool check the link for all the info so far still no confirmed carrier though. Hope its VZW.

second link is just screen shots pretty much same basic info.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/03/playstation-phone-zeus-z1-caught-on-video-again-this-time-you/

http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/12/03/sony-ericssons-playstation-phone-zeus-z1-makes-surprisingly-clear-appearance-on-youtube/

 

 
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