Nvidia Shield Review: Cloud Gaming Is Here, if You Have the Internet Speeds to Handle It

It's the first home console built around streaming games, but it demands a fast connection to perform well

The $200 Nvidia Shield Is Taking on the PS4 and Xbox One

There's no doubting that Nvidia's first foray into the home console business is ambitious. The company, already a known quantity in video games thanks to its high-end computer graphics chips, is trying to break into the living room with a technology no one has quite gotten right yet. Cloud gaming, which allows players to stream games almost instantly over the Internet instead of buying discs or waiting for lengthy downloads, is at the heart of the Nvidia Shield, and proponents say it could do to traditional game consoles what Netflix did to Blu-ray.

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