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The intriguing Nvidia Project Shield gaming device (pictures)

With the most shocking announcement of CES 2013 so far, Nvidia took the wraps off a gaming handheld device with the codename Project Shield.

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LAS VEGAS--Nvidia shows off its own portable gaming device, called Shield, though CEO Jen-Hsun Huang accidentally called it Project Thor live on stage. What could that mean?
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Project Shield is just a prototype for now. Though it looks like an Xbox controller with a screen, it can stream 4K video and access Steam and Android games.

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveils Nvidia Shield, a brand-new gaming device that leverages Android and the Tegra 4 quad-core processor.

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The graphics look shockingly good for streaming.

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At the press conference, an animated video of the device was played, and then slowed down to show off each feature spec by spec.

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Here we see the audio capabilities.

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Here Jen-Hsun Huang shows off how Shield can stream audio and media to your TV.

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Nvidia was proud to announce that Shield runs a "pure Android experience."

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Perhaps as a dig at Apple, Jen-Hsun Huang pointed out very clearly that Shield will use no propriety ports. Instead, the industry standard cables are all compatible so you "don't have to buy another charger."

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Here Nvidia's resident gamers demonstrate a little gameplay.

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The Shield is smaller than the Wii U.

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