NVIDIA demos Real Boxing on Project SHIELD for a new weekly series called Android Thursdays

February 8, 2013
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Project SHIELD
NVIDIA has posted up a new video featuring Project SHIELD. It’s the first in a weekly series they call Android Thursdays. For its first installment they take a look at a demo of a game called Real Boxing at the Nth Street Cafe.

Real Boxing is a realistic boxing game with an extensive career mode. There are twenty different characters to choose from with their own unique strengths, outfit and etc. It’s a very realistic boxing game for being on the Android OS.

Based off of the demo, Real Boxing looks amazing on Project SHIELD. Thanks to the Tegra 4 quad core CPU, animations are seamless, textures are enhanced and graphics are realistic. One thing the Android OS has had a problem with is keeping decent frames per second. It simply can’t keep a solid 30 – 60 frames per second due to the way the OS redraws graphics.

From the video, it seems that the fps issue is non-existent, which is great to see as it was originally a big worry with games that are more demanding. It’ll be interesting to see how well it functions as we begin to see more graphically demanding games.

Real Boxing is interesting and all, but if they want to bring in a lot of gamer’s with Project SHIELD, they’re going to need to show off some better games than just boxing. What game would you like to see on Project SHIELD?

Comments

  • Steve

    NVIDIA should be able to handle “more graphically demanding games” fine but where they suck is “CPU demanding games”. That is why you don’t see character-animation any more complex than simple boxing…

    • Brad Ward

      Good point. Hopefully they can change that up with the Tegra 4. Hopefully.

  • UltraHD3dPS4

    that boxing game looks great, cant wait for the release of the shield.