I wonder if it can just stream your PC's screen generally onto your TV. That might actually be a useful device if not too expensive (which it will be).
I have tried WoW using a remote PC app and keyboard app (to mimic keypresses) that worked ok. Never got to full out playing with it on my phone, but it was enough to do treat or treating. :P
Now with a tablet, I should try this with Civ V. And Xcom. Have to find the keyboard app again, not in my google play anymore.
Yeah. While I think this approach is very flawed, I think they are on the right track.
What needs to be made is a hybrid of this and the magic flash stick android console from the other thread where we were taught that PC gaming is dead and mobile games are the future :p. Have the PC, but also have a simple receiver to allow the PC (games particularly, but obviously there would be benefits to media and Office and the like) to be streamed to the TV. But also have the option to do it to a handheld device. Because I know there are plenty of PC games I would rather play on my TV (and I can't always be arsed to move the PC over because I didn't set everything up with multiple display outputs in mind), and there are also some that I wouldn't mind playing on my tablet while watching TV with family or friends.
Obviously there are already solutions for this, but they are bootstrapped and very susceptible to high input delay. And an all-in-one solution would stand a decent chance of being adopted widely.
Maybe we'll never reach the point of being able to stream twitch shooters, but if we can reach the point that "most" gamers don't mind playing The Witcher 2 or even Dark Souls in this manner, it is a huge win.
And when you consider it only works with computers that have one of nVidia's GeForce 600 series cards, I don't think it's likely many turn-based game fans will be picking one up. Don't get me wrong, they can have extraordinary engines, but the bulk of people who buy the latest video cards every year are "if my explosions aren't 60 FPS than I need a new rig" action-crazy gamers.
The card requirement shouldn't really bother anyone. It just means that early adopters will need to have a powerful system (and early adopters generally DO because they have more money than sense).
It is just like when PhysX cards came out. Everyone said "Oh my god, that is too expensive. Ewww". Then nVidia bought the company and started offering it via their modified architectures, and people still said "Oh my god, that is too expensive. Ewww". A few years later, those cards were cheap enough that now "everyone" has a GPU that can double as a physics processing unit.
And the thing is: People do upgrade over time. It hasn't been as necessary the past few years, but people will do it over time. And this will be a nice benefit on the side.
Same with anyone buying a new computer in a year or two.
The ONLY real risk I see here is the controllery/display thing, and I am sure nVidia can absorb the losses on that. Everything else is just like most of their recent advances "We implemented architectural feature X, and it works for Y too. So let's advertise Y"
Are AMD users boned or is it as long as you have a card that powerful?
Ars looked at the Razor Edge tablet PC with a built on controller at CES.
Mentions Civ is playable completely with touch. Tho a bit different running it in Windows natively than streaming it from your PC through some Android app.
Looks like you can play Dishonored fine on medium settings:
The Razor Edge actually might conceivably go places. Not a bad collection of hardware and not an unreasonable price. But No one's said anything about its weight though and no one has said anything about that yet.
NVIDIA got Bohemia to develop an ARMA turn based strategy game for this console.
Potentially could be released to other platforms.
Can't we just get someone to make an updated version of the Power Glove? I love that thing.
It's so bad.
Yeah, at least POWER GLOVE was rad.