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dex3108
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(05-08-2014, 03:05 PM)
PCPer received green crowbar

https://twitter.com/pcper/status/464404981534437376

https://twitter.com/pcper/status/464405105291591680



thecharrr
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(05-08-2014, 03:08 PM)
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Half Life 3 exclusive for the Nvidia Shield.

Most likely a port of HL2 like that one of Portal 2.
jim-jam bongs
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(05-08-2014, 03:08 PM)
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Fuck yeah, give me native Source games Gabe. Portal next week, Half-Life series later. I can stream them already but let's do this.

Next up, bring Steam streaming to Android!
dex3108
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(05-08-2014, 03:09 PM)

Originally Posted by jim-jam bongs

Fuck yeah, give me native Source games Gabe. Portal next week, Half-Life series later. I can stream them already but let's do this.

Next up, bring Steam streaming to Android!

You can do that now if you have Nvidia card :D Use Limelight app for android and bluetooth gamepad and you are good to go.
HitCtrlAltDel
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(05-08-2014, 03:10 PM)
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I'm really hoping they announce Shield 2 soon with a nicer form factor...
Phawx
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(05-08-2014, 03:13 PM)
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Wish nVidia would make a gaming phone ala Xperia Play/PSPgp style. Just larger screen.
Protomanx13
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(05-08-2014, 03:16 PM)
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It is cool that Nvidia Shield is getting all these free stuffs, but really, these are really old games so what people have a Nvidia Shield and yet haven't play the game yet.
jim-jam bongs
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(05-08-2014, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

You can do that now if you have Nvidia card :D Use Limelight app for android and bluetooth gamepad and you are good to go.

Nah, I can't use my Nvidia GPU right now so I use Kainy instead. I've just heard great things about Steam streaming performance.

Originally Posted by Protomanx13

It is cool that Nvidia Shield is getting all these free stuffs, but really, these are really old games so what people have a Nvidia Shield and yet haven't play the game yet.

I replayed Half-Life 2 this year, I will happily replay it again on my Shield.
nampad
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(05-08-2014, 03:23 PM)
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Nvidia moneyhatting all those nice Valve games. As far as I remember, they are porting the games inhouse?
Makes me wonder what the other handheld platform holders are doing.
Nzyme32
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(05-08-2014, 03:24 PM)
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Nice. It will be interesting to hear if Nvidia are doing the port themselves as they did with Portal, or if Valve are doing the port themselves. May give an indication of how far away their whole "little foot" project of getting steam on to mobile is progressing
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(05-08-2014, 03:26 PM)
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Hmmm. Urge to buy a Shield rising.
meptrep
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(05-08-2014, 03:32 PM)
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I hope it's easy to play this and Portal on other Android devices. I have no reason to buy a Shield when I can just use an app to stream games to any Android device.
jim-jam bongs
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(05-08-2014, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by nampad

Nvidia moneyhatting all those nice Valve games. As far as I remember, they are porting the games inhouse?
Makes me wonder what the other handheld platform holders are doing.

I don't think it's as simple as that. Valve want Steam on Android, Nvidia want to encourage PC gamers to buy their GPUs. I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia start working with Valve on their streaming tech and phases out their own implementation, or fully integrates it with Steam.

There's a lot of mutually beneficial ground these two companies can cover here.
Dolor
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(05-08-2014, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nzyme32

Nice. It will be interesting to hear if Nvidia are doing the port themselves as they did with Portal, or if Valve are doing the port themselves. May give an indication of how far away their whole "little foot" project of getting steam on to mobile is progressing

This is what matters to me.
zephervack
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(05-08-2014, 03:40 PM)
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This is huge news, most probably means they have the Source engine ported to Android.
jim-jam bongs
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(05-08-2014, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by zephervack

This is huge news, most probably means they have the Source engine ported to Android.

We already knew that, though. Portal comes out next week =D
Krakn3Dfx
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(05-08-2014, 03:42 PM)
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Finally, Half Life 2!
TouchMyBox
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(05-08-2014, 03:43 PM)
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Makes sense for valve to bring all their controller-friendly games to android going forward (maybe newer stuff only for tegra K1 devices) since most of the work is already done since they're already supporting linux.
Lonely1
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(05-08-2014, 03:45 PM)
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Yeah! Im not very interested in replaying portal, but HL2 would be great!
RealMeat
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(05-08-2014, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by zephervack

This is huge news, most probably means they have the Source engine ported to Android.

They should do Titanfall next.
VanWinkle
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(05-08-2014, 03:46 PM)
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Oh man, this would be amazing! I'm already excited to play Portal.
Pakoe
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(05-08-2014, 04:12 PM)
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Thanks for nothing Valve.
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(05-08-2014, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by jim-jam bongs

We already knew that, though. Portal comes out next week =D

what really? edit: wow it's true
areal
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(05-08-2014, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Hmmm. Urge to buy a Shield rising.

That's my reaction too.
topplehat
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(05-08-2014, 04:14 PM)
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I am ready for Steam in-home streaming on the Shield.
SephCast
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(05-08-2014, 04:15 PM)
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The only number in that image's URL is a 3.....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnHl3muCMAEfSLv.jpg:large
DirtyLarry
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(05-08-2014, 04:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

You can do that now if you have Nvidia card :D Use Limelight app for android and bluetooth gamepad and you are good to go.

Nice, I have an Xperia Z2 Tablet arriving today so need to check this feature out.
Any other good gaming tips or recommended websites for Android?
chickdigger802
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(05-08-2014, 04:26 PM)
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so when the hell is shield 2 coming out?

back on green train, so im all in for one of those.
CountAntonius
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(05-08-2014, 10:13 PM)
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Source engine running on Android to have in game spectating for Dota 2 and CSGO would be pretty awesome.
ComputerMKII
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(05-08-2014, 10:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

PCPer received green crowbar

https://twitter.com/pcper/status/464404981534437376

https://twitter.com/pcper/status/464405105291591680



This shade of green is so fucking gorgeous
Hypoallergenic Chie
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(05-08-2014, 10:15 PM)
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The grandmaster of all late ports.
GardenSirens
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(05-08-2014, 10:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Finally, Half Life 2!

lol
Rm88~
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(05-08-2014, 10:17 PM)
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Since I love handhelds I think it's cool that Shield exists. I might buy one at some point at the right price. That price is nowhere near the current price, though :x If ports like this and Portal exist it's because they're profitable on Shield, right? That's pretty good.
Kerned
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(05-08-2014, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by ComputerMKII

This shade of green is so fucking gorgeous

My living room walls are that shade of green.
ComputerMKII
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(05-08-2014, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kerned

My living room walls are that shade of green.

Enjoy, you lucky guy
Arabian Mage
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(05-08-2014, 10:33 PM)
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What about episodes 1 and 2 ?
shiftplusone
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(05-08-2014, 10:33 PM)
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Kind of want to buy a shield but also really want to wait on a new redesign

I couldn't stand the time i spent with the current one, but really like the idea of it
someguyinahat
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(05-09-2014, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Hmmm. Urge to buy a Shield rising.

Believe in the Shield.

Kevin
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(05-09-2014, 12:19 AM)
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Why is Valve pushing Shield development so much? I was under the impressions that Shield wasn't that big of a success...
robotrock
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(05-09-2014, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kevin

Why is Valve pushing Shield development so much? I was under the impressions that Shield wasn't that big of a success...

I think Nvidia is handling the ports
Arkam
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(05-09-2014, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by HitCtrlAltDel

I'm really hoping they announce Shield 2 soon with a nicer form factor...

Same... And maybe a new exclusive Game. This is a good start, but such great hardware deserves some equally great exclusive software.
jim-jam bongs
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(05-09-2014, 01:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kevin

Why is Valve pushing Shield development so much? I was under the impressions that Shield wasn't that big of a success...

Because Valve want to get into Android, and Nvidia are a company they've almost certainly worked with in the past so partnering with them is an easy choice. Also, don't be so sure that the Shield has been a flop. It's not perfect by any means, but the hybrid console/handheld running a tablet OS is a pretty plausible scenario for future gaming devices as PC ownership outside the enthusiast market continues to dwindle in favour of tablets.

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