Play PC Games On Your Android Phone With This DIY NVIDIA Shield Clone

NVIDIA Shield is a cool new device that lets you wirelessly play your existing PC games on a handheld device. Linus Tech Tips shows us how to make your own version with an Android phone and an Xbox 360 controller.

The NVIDIA Shield wirelessly streams your games from your computer to the Shield, but Linus and Slick use Splashtop Remote Desktop and an Xbox 360 controller to stream the game, and a little bit of DIY to create a cheap Shield clone. Apparently it works fairly well.

Is this something you'd want to use all the time? Probably not, but it might help you decide whether you actually want something like the superior Shield, or to play your games while you save up to by one. Still, despite its downsides, it's a pretty cleverly built clone, and the video is worth a watch. Check it out above for more info.

Project DIY Ghetto Shield Conclusion [Linus Tech Tips]


    i don't get that Nvidia Shield feature, if your at home wouldn't u be playing on your PC monitor or Tv? using a xbox remote or ps3 remote its kinda like playing on a console, why would you want to play games on a screen that small, its dumb

      Dude... One word. Toilet.

        how long are you on the toilet for? im never on for more then 5 mins, tops

    I tried slashtop ages ago but found the lag unbearable. I don't know if anything has changed. Might be the low resolution that makes this possible.

    Edit: after watching this video, that lag is unplayable imo. As you increase the resolution, it gets worse. I think I'll stick to my laptop or desktop.

    Last edited 02/09/13 10:59 am

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