spawn wrote:Yeah a Nexus 10 with K1 would be bitchin
It sure would!! My own personal mobile gaming experience is with my Nexus 10. And because of that, I don't like gaming on my phone at all anymore. Need/want that 10" experience. And now that my controls keep fucking up on my N10 (constant freezing - I'd walk a few steps, then stop, then try walking againa nd immediately stop) most annoying thing ever. Try getting into a gun fight and all of a sudden you just stop and stand still. BOOM instant death. This happened often in Deadzone and is happening even more often in MC5.
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The Nexus 10 got like that for me with DZ. I traded it for a Shield portable and it's the best trade I've ever made.
For gaming, the Shield has been so awesome. It's so funny that the only game that was really not easy to play was SGDZ (though I finally got pretty decent with the controller). MC5 feels like it was designed for the shield. Gameloft's other shooter -- Blitz Brigade -- has native Shield controller support and plays really well (MC5 is a lot more fun). No problems with herky jerky movement. And the ergonomics are much better.
For gaming, you can't beat the dedicated device. The portable, too, you can just sit on the couch -- or anywhere really -- and game whenever. If you want a game on the TV, you can use a long HDMI cable or invest in a screen casting device. There are great shooters and racing games. Arcade fare is best with the controller, too. Souldcalibur, for example, is so awesome on the Shield. Can't imagine trying to play it with touch controls. Same with Bards Tale. Great game with controls. And some of the Shield exclusives are really worth it, too. Half Life 2 and Rochard are awesome. I have Warband but have been too much into other titles to give it a shot, yet.
When you factor in all the console emulators out there there's a ton of available games.
For me, I was using a tablet almost 75% for gaming, so it was a no brainer to try a dedicated device. AS cool as the Shield Tablet looks, I'm waiting for the second version of the portable. The original is so good, all they would need to add to the k1 is a slightly larger screen (just fill in the lid's bezel for starters) and make it lighter, and it's a big winner. The only advantage the tablet has as a form factor is that it's better for reading. That's it.
If you want a great gaming device, get a Shield portable. Right now there are used ones on craigslist in Philly for $180. It's a steal.
The Shield portable or Shield Tablet - Do touch controls work well still? Or is using the controller a must?
Personally, I don't know how much I'll use the controller for FPS gaming. I'm significantly better using touch controls than a controller.
Using the portable. It rocks for mc5, DT2, blitz brigade, half life 2. Only game that's hard is sgdz.
Screen is touch, too.
Edit: nothing beats racing games with touch controls either. GT Racing 2 and riptide gp are amazing. I found that my favorite titles were mostly ones that supported controllers, so when I got the shield, I was able to use mostly games I already owned. I've bought three shield only titles so far... All really good. Half Life kinda blows any other story based first person shooter out of the water.
Only issue with a game I've had is with the conduit. Just crashes constantly and the developer doesn't seem to care.
Shield portable is going to be a no for me. 5" screen - no thanks. Going from 10" down to 5" is a bit too much of a drop. Still thinking about the Shield Tablet. At 8", that might not be too bad. I still need to go to a store and hold one for a bit, to see how I feel about it. But I really don't want to step down from a 10" device.
$299 for a 14" K1...i wonder if they have fixed the Chromebook OS to run android apps.
HP Announces Two Chromebooks, One is Powered by a Tegra K1 Processor
Two new Chromebook devices have been announced from HP, with one of them, the 14″ HP Chromebook, sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. There are two models, one with an 11″ display and the larger with a 14″ display, both priced at under $300.
As for hardware and design, both feature bright colors, as well as come running Google’s Chrome OS, naturally. According to HP, the larger tablet also features a “free 4G data package,” which could be handy should WiFi be hard to come by.
HP hopes to have the 11″ model available for purchase by October 5 for $279, while the larger model, featuring the Tegra K1, will be available October 22 for $299.