CES 2013: The Best Of Gaming In Photos, From Nvidia’s Project Shield To Retro Classics

on January 11 2013 5:12 PM
  • Gaming Showcase
    The Gaming Showcase at this year's CES was filled with everything from cloud gaming to retro favorites. Lisa Eadicicco
  • CES Show Floor
    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. Lisa Eadicicco
  • Retro Duo Portable Handheld TV
    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. Lisa Eadicicco
  • Retro Duo Portable Handheld
    A closer look at Retro Duo's portable gaming system at CES. Lisa Eadicicco
  • WiHD Rocks Cut The Cord
    WiHD Rocks launched it Cut the Cord technology at CES 2013, allowing games to wirelessly stream as shown in the photo above. Lisa Eadicicco
  • 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. Lisa Eadicicco
  • NVIDIA Cloud Gaming on Laptop with Controller
    In addition, Nvidia also flaunted its cloud streaming services, demonstrating how seamlessly games can be played on a laptop through the company's Grid technology. Lisa Eadicicco
  • NVIDIA Cloud Gaming on Laptop
    A closer look at Nvidia's cloud-based gaming platform via a laptop with a traditional controller. Lisa Eadicicco
  • Duo Joystick Stand for iPad
    Retro Duo is all about re- imagining vintage video games with modern technology, and this iPad stand offers just that. Lisa Eadicicco
  • EDGE Gaming Tablet on TV
    Razer touted its Windows 8-based EDGE tablet at CES 2013. The photo shows its streaming capabilities via HDTV. Lisa Eadicicco
  • UnitedHealth DDR
    At CES 2013, UnitedHealth announced its partnership with Konami to implement Dance Dance Revolution in fitness health classrooms. Lisa Eadicicco
  • X Arcade
    X Arcade showed off its modern-looking video game cabinet housing one of the gaming industries most beloved classics: Galaga. Lisa Eadicicco
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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.

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