Project Shield visits the Badass Crater of Badassitude in Borderlands 2 [video]

February 5, 2013
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Nvidia has launched the Project Shield with quite some fanfare, but since CES ended, we haven’t heard many new details about the innovative handheld console.

If you are excited about the Shield, the folks in Santa Clara have now published a video demo that shows its streaming functionality in action. We’ve seen a couple of demos of the PC streaming feature at CES, one of them showing the console running Need for Speed Most Wanted, but now we get a closer look at what it takes to stream a game to your Shield console.

The demo shows a few action scenes from the zany post-apocalyptic shooter Borderlands 2. More precisely, Nvidia chose the Badass Crater of Badassitude level. You think they’re trying to tell us something?

Anyway, the video sheds some light on the process of pairing the Shield console to a PC, although we haven’t seen how long does it take for the pairing to complete. As initially reported, users will require a PC equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 GPU and running the Steam gaming service.

The demo highlights the great graphics and sound experience that can be achieved using the PC-Shield combo, and is just the first in a series called PC Mondays. Nvidia promises more demos of the streaming feature coming ever Monday, and demos of Android titles every Thursday.

Who’s excited about Project Shield?

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