At a pre-CES press conference last night, Nvidia unveiled a portable, Android-powered gaming console currently titled "Project Shield." No, we didn't see it coming either. The system is built into a full-size controller that’s a little bit bigger than that of the Xbox 360's, but with a 5-inch 720p touch screen display attached to the top. It’s very reminiscent of those old travel monitors for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, except, you know, it’s on a controller.
That’s not the best part though; It also allows for streaming of games from a PC through a local network and has support for Steam’s Big Picture mode. There’s even talk of support for Nvidia’s future cloud streaming service, Grid. Project Shield is still very new and while we don’t know much at this point, this is everything we know about it so far.