The Nvidia Shield is a product designed for a world where Android games have evolved into rich, immersive 3D experiences optimized for traditional gamepad controls. The trouble is, that world doesn’t exist — at least, not yet. Nvidia is attempting to kickstart the revolution with its Tegra 4-powered handheld, but at $299, the Shield’s premium price stands in sharp contrast of a market dominated largely by casual titles that cost $0.99 or less. Although a handful of Android titles and the Shield’s local PC streaming capability may appeal to core gamers, it’s simply not enough to attract more than a small audience of early adopters.
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