CES 2013 Gaming Showcase
The Gaming Showcase at CES this year was filled with everything from cloud gaming to retro favorites.
The Showroom Floor At CES 2013
The Las Vegas Convention Center's Gaming Showcase was flooded with eager industry affiliates and media waiting to see what 2013 had in store for gaming.
Retro's Portable Duo Handheld
Retro Duo showed off its vintage-themed handheld console at CES 2013. This portable device allows gamers to play classic Nintendo favorite on the go or on the big screen.
Retro Duo Portable Handheld
Pictured is a closer look at Retro Duo's portable gaming system.
WiHD Rocks launched its Cut the Cord technology at CES 2013, allowing games to wirelessly stream as shown here.
Nvidia Project Shield
Nvidia showcased its Project Shield portable video-game console. It allows full access to the Google Play store and allows you to stream games from certain Nvidia-powered PCs.
Nvidia's Cloud Gaming
Nvidia also flaunted its cloud-streaming services, demonstrating how seamlessly games can be played on a laptop through the company's Grid technology.
Nvidia Cloud-Based Gaming
Pictured is a closer look at Nvidia's cloud-based gaming platform via a laptop with a traditional controller.
Retro Duo's Joystick Controller iPad Stand
Retro Duo is all about re-imagining vintage video games with modern technology, and this Apple iPad stand is in line with that.
Razer's Edge Gaming Tablet
Razer touted its Windows 8-based Edge tablet at CES 2013. The photo shows its streaming capabilities via HDTV.
UnitedHealth And Konami To Bring DDR To The Classroom
At CES 2013, UnitedHealth Group Inc. announced its partnership with the Konami Corp. to bring the DanceDance Revolution to fitness classrooms.
X Arcade's Gaming Cabinet
X-Arcade showed off its modern-looking video-game cabinet housing one of the gaming industries most beloved classics: Galaga.
LAS VEGAS -- New smart HDTVs may have hogged the spotlight at the International Consumer Electronics Show here this year, but the video-game industry had its own dedicated zone on the show floor.
In terms of video-game industry news, CES doesn’t compare with the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- set for the Los Angeles Convention Center June 11-13 -- but the annual technology conference did set the stage for trends we may see this year and beyond.
Cloud gaming appeared to dominate 2013’s CES, as graphics-card manufacturer Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) spearheaded this movement with its portable and virtual gaming platforms. The company showcased its brand-new handheld gaming console: Project Shield. Powered by its recently introduced Tegra 4 processor, Nvidia’s Project Shield features a 5-inch touch screen attached to a traditional video-game controller. It runs on Android Jelly Bean, and players have access to any game in the Google Play store, as well as games on any personal computer running on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 650 graphics processor unit.
Privately held gaming-laptop manufacturer Razer USA Ltd. also had a presence on the show floor to flaunt its PC gaming tablet known as Edge. The Windows 8-based PC has the ability to run most PC games, but with a new mobile flavor. It’s also designed to run Steam and allows players to connect it to a TV screen via Steam’s Big Picture feature.
Nvidia and Razer may have garnered a significant amount of attention on the show floor, but they were just two of the many video-game companies featured at CES. From cloud gaming of the future to putting a new spin on retro favorites, here’s the best of gaming at CES.