The Coolest Moments of CES 2013

Posted by Unknown | February 08, 2013 |

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 may be over, but the show has left a clear impression of the shape of things to come, particularly from the theme of online and mobile gaming. In fact it was gaming that provided some of the coolest moments of the show; after all, the show was staged in Las Vegas, the gaming capital of the world.

Indeed,  2013 is predicted to be the year when gaming takes several new steps forwards, when mobile casinos finally come of age, and if rumors are to be believed, Microsoft launches a brand new gaming console which will be called the Xbox 720 and Sony launches the Play station 4. But back to the show: two of its coolest moments were the announcement of Project Shield by Nvidia and the launch of the Razor Edge.

Project Shield is essentially a handheld gaming console which is not altogether different to look at from a standard controller for an Xbox 360 though with additional joysticks and a high resolution 1280 x 720 pixel display screen that can be flipped up. The device is based on the Android OS and it can be used for streaming PC type games so that you can play them on one of the latest giant display screens. If you love gaming then you will adore Project Shield. It means that anything you can do on a PC you can do on a giant display. It will be launched in the coming spring.

Razor Edge proved to be another bit hit with online gaming fans. It is the latest development of Project Fiona and it is a gaming tablet and laptop hybrid with game controllers that look like ears on either side of the screen. For anybody who likes to combine hard core console type gaming with playing games such as roulette and blackjack, this must be the ultimate device. Now you can enjoy your favorite games whenever you want, play from the browser or download on your PC. It uses Windows 8 which seems to be where convergent gaming is heading right now.