While the Xbox One and PS4 took a lion’s share of the limelight at E3, there was more to the event than the console launches and their Day One games lineups. While catching up with NVIDIA about SHIELD at E3 I also heard about some of their plans for PC gaming. Arch-rivals AMD also have plenty to say on that subject, and an AMD spokesperson took a few moments to fill me in on their perspective too.
Until 2011, Razer (which, just like the Walt Disney Company, started with a mouse) was better known for its gaming peripherals than for the systems on which these peripherals are used. But since then, the San Diego-based company has branched out into Blade, a laptop for gamers…just in time to see the sales of PCs decline.
State Of The Game: NVIDIA Talks SHIELD, GRID, Android, And The Future Of Gaming (It’s Not Consoles) [UPDATED]
NVIDIA has been a busy technology bee recently. Its Tegra SoC (System on a Chip) is at the heart of an increasing number of Android-based gaming products, including the Kickstarted OUYA and (likely) Mad Catz’ MOJO, announced last week at E3—not to mention numerous smartphones and tablets. But NVIDIA, which issued the first Tegra chip back in 2008, is no longer content to produce components for other vendor’s products. At the end of June, the Santa Clara-based company will be releasing its SHIELD game controller/console, which it showcased to the public at E3.