A Netflix for Videogames
Chipmaker Nvidia is aggressively invading the video game market with a flurry of new products ostensibly developed to compete with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Front and center is the Nvidia Shield, a portable console replete with joysticks and buttons capable of running Android, Tegra, and PC games. Perhaps more awe-inspiring: The company pulled the curtains off a new graphics processing supercomputer called the Grid, which combines the horsepower of 700 (!!!) Xbox 360s into a single towering unit. The idea is to license the Grid's processing might to a handful of other companies to finally build a responsively smooth Netflix-like service for streaming video games, which companies like OnLive have tried to do, but failed. Nvidia hopes to launch the Shield sometime in Q2. Sources: CNET, Gizmodo
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