What would a tablet have to do to be seriously considered as the best place for you to play games? Native Twitch streaming? Good-as-console versions of popular games? Play-from-your-couch capability? Nvidia's new gaming tablet can do all of that. And some extra stuff besides. You can use a controller with it, too.
It's been about a year since Nvidia started selling the funky portable gaming hybrid they called The Shield. While the screen-and-gamepad handheld does a lot of things well, it's not necessarily something an average gamer needs in his or her everyday life. A tablet is, however. So, Nvidia's hoping that cramming Tegra K1 architecture and its GameStream technology into an 8-inch Android tablet will be enough to entice game lovers looking for a new touchscreen. It'll have a console-style pad controller that's sold separately, too, since Nvidia built up some know-how as far as making those over the last few months.