Nvidia Launch Android Powered Gaming Device

Leading graphics card maker Nvidia have dropped some pretty big news at CES 2013 this year by revealing a new portable gaming console/controller hybrid called 'Project Shield'.

The open platform, Android-powered hand-held device is powered by a Tegra 4 processor, and resembles a home console controller with a screen attached. 

The screened controller runs games from Android's Google Play store, and also allows users to stream games installed on their home PC for play on the Shield's screen. Games demonstrated during Nvidia's press conference included Hawken, and the PC versions of Need For Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin's Creed III. 

The Shield can also be attached to a HD TV and used as a home console. It has a 5-inch retina-display touchscreen, HDMI port and a microSD card slot. It will have lithium batteries that last for 38 hours. More impressively, it can have roughly a day worth of constant video playback before it dies, which is insane.

Attached to the controller itself is a five-inch, 1280x720 pixel HD multitouch screen that is based on a clamshell design. There is currently no word on the Shield's price and release date.