06-17-2014 01:47 PM
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  1. crxssi's Avatar
    I would like one because it looks like a neat device. It might force me to slow down and play some games (after taking care of the house, of course)
    06-13-2014 04:09 PM
  2. TankMech's Avatar
    I think I should win because I've entered almost every contest and havnt won yet. And I have two boys that would most likely play it more than me
    06-13-2014 04:14 PM
  3. gtfosheeiv's Avatar
    I should win because since i am such a good dad i let my daughter watch whatever she wants on the tv so that leaves me playing games on my phone... i need a nvidia shield
    06-13-2014 04:18 PM
  4. Chocoburger's Avatar
    Why should I win it? Because I'll actually share it with my Dad, showing him all the cool features like Streaming games from my PC and portable gaming goodness the SHIELD offers!
    06-13-2014 04:22 PM
  5. Aikuchi's Avatar
    "No! Donovan get back here!" shouted William then sighed as he saw the last remnants of his blood hound disappear into the brush. Fool dog becomes so single minded when he gets a sent up his nose. William sighed again, he was having one of those morning.
    It all started when he got out of bed and stepped on one of those old toys that Grandfather had sent to Timothy, something called a Lego, they were all over the floor like little land mines. After a bit of swearing and carefully traversing the new minefield, he yelled to his son to get his toys out of his bedroom as he was entering the bathroom.
    Morning business taken care of he and with his stomach complaining he was eager for a good breakfast.
    As he got to the kitchen he saw Lisa had left him a note, apparently there was a problem with the out flow system of the main hydroponics farm in Alabaster so she had to leave quickly and she will be gone for a few day.
    Hearing a knock he looked on from his wife's note and saw two big green eyes looking at him just above the center island. "Did you pick up those toys off my bedroom floor?" William asked, witch then those eyes shook back and forth with a reply of no, "Then go pick them up right now, damn thing hurt stepping on them. Also wake up your sisters when your done. Breakfast should be ready buy then."
    With his son off with his task it was time to turn his attention to sustenance. He went over to the food processor and looked at the screen, Protein levels were at a quarter full while niacin and riboflavin were at orange level almost near red, but carbon fiber and the other vitamins and minerals all looked good, so he quickly ordered what he was low on from his phone, and started to look through the selection menu. He thought tostadas looked good and ordered four of them. He then grabbed a cup of tea out of the drinks dispenser and grabbed his tablet to read the morning news. He only started perusing a article about more incursions into Alliance space from the Hijjaria and what Earth was going to do about it, when he started to hear popping sounds, the then smelled smoke and looked up just in time to see the food processor burst in to flames, then the wailing of the fire suppression unit kicked in and the fire was quickly put out.
    "What happened!?"
    William turned to now see three pairs of green eye looking at him. "It looks there is a short or something in the food processor, so I guess were eating out for breakfast before I take you to school this morning, go get ready." was his reply.
    After getting ready, and stepping on another one of those dam Legos that Timothy had clearly missed, he called up a Uber on his phone, but when it got in front of his house it was clearly having repulsor failure. After shaking his head and calling another Uber they made it to the restaurant and to school without event. Only one thing left to do this morning and that was to take Donovan for his morning run.
    Sighing one more time he started after his hound yelling "Donovan!" as he went along. He could hear him baying in the distance and he picked up his pace. As he go closer to his hound the sound started to change from baying to growling. "Just great, the last thing I need is for Donovan to tango with a Sayloth Bear." William said to himself as he unholstered his blaster, set it to stun, and then went to a full run. But just before he got to the brush where he heard Donovan coming from, he started to hear other odd noises. Then there was a blaster burst and Donovan yelping as he ran back to him. William stopped and was relieved to see only minor blaster burns on his beloved hound. He had Donovan lay down, then switched his blaster off stun and went to investigate what shot at his dog. As he got closer he could hear clicking sounds and then peared around a tree and saw what should not be there, three Hijjarian scouts were looking over a holo map with targets clearly marked. William didn't hesitate he raise is blaster, aimed, then fired. 1,2,3 and they were dead, each with a clean shot between the multifaceted eyes and long protruding mandibles. He then when over to study the map, on it marked vital places in the city of Gypsum capital of the colony planet of Tell Brak. Command Center, barracks, police stations, armories, water, power, and hydroponics farms were all targeted. The Hijjaria were going to invade Tell Brak, and there already here.
    A quick whistle to call Donovan and he was making a phone call. "Sherren, get a hold of that new intelligence attache that Earth just sent me and a squad of MPs to my location and get them here yesterday, then patch me to Governor Nickinson"
    “Ok, dispatching them to you right now. Whats wrong Sir?” was Sherrens reply.
    “The Hijjaria, Sherren, Governor Nickinson NOW!
    “Morning Colonel what can I do for you?” came the cheerful voice of the planets governor.
    “Phil, I stumbled across a Hijjarian scouting party this morning, they even shot up my dog a little bit. I killed them and now I am looking at a map with targets all over Gypsum.” replied William.
    “Hijjarian! On Tell Brak! How is that even possible? I haven’t receveied any alert from the Orbital Defence Net.” said Governor Phil Nickinson.
    “I haven’t gotten any alerts ether Phil but there here, I am looking at three dead ones as we speak, and you know where theres one…”
    “Ok then, Will I am declaring planetary status level red. When you're done there I will see you at CIC. I’ll get the ball rolling.” and the Governor Nickinson hung up.
    William then dialed again. “Sherren I need you to do one more thing, call Captain Rich Edmonds over at Alabaster, tell him Lisa was heading over there and ask if he would keep a eye out for her.”
    “Yes Sir.” was Sherrens reply
    Moments later he heard the familiar hum of a Alliance dropship coming in. After it landed Major Alex Dobie was the first to debark from the craft. He was his newest officer only arriving on Tell Brak a week ago from Alliance Military Intelligence. He was a Earther from the old United Kingdom in Europe.
    “I am guessing that whatever has caused level red on the planet is out here? Colonel. ” Major Dobie asked as William approached.
    “You are correct Major. Over there by that brush under that tairiwaw tree. You will see.”
    Major Dobie nodded and then headed in that direction.
    “Lieutenant Jordan Miera, I want you to set up two parameters at 500 meters and 1000 meter, stay alert, nothing comes in or out without permission, got that.” William then ordered “ Also have a medic take my dog to the dropship, he has some blaster burns that need to be taken care of.”
    William then headed back to the site.
    “So Major, How did Hijjarians get past my Orbital Defence Net and are on my planet with invasion plans? Why are they targeing Tell Brek in the first place, we are a couple parsecs from the border and they have to get through Guizhou and Genua to get to us.”
    “I don’t know how they bypassed the net, Colonel Kirk, but I will find out. These Hijjarians are not supposed to be able to be here sir”
    “And yet they are Major, and with intended targets. There must also be more of them, find them.
    “Yes Sir”


    The rest the morning went by fast for Colonel William Kirk commander of all military forces on Tell Brek. Shoring up the defences of the planet and making sure all civilians were safe in protected bunkers. He was proud of his people, they were efficient with little confusion. Around late afternoon he sat down with Governor Nickinson for lunch.
    “If there coming? Why hasn't there been a attack yet Will?” asked Nickinson
    “I don’t know Phil. Major Dobie has found eight more scouting parties since this morning, even taking a couple casualties. He has gathered more evidence and it all say that they are coming. Have you had any word from the outer colonies near the border?
    “I called them, and everything is quiet out there, no signs of enemy activity. Called Earth, they are putting the Alliance on alert status, they also said they are dispatching a task force from Pom Phet and it will arrive in nine hours.”
    “Thats good I hope it stays quiet until they get here”
    “What is this” Governor Nickinson picking a small plastic curved box off Williams desk and opening the lid.
    “Its called a Nvidia Shield, Its a handheld gaming device. My Grandfather sent me a box of old toys, all centuries old all, with a note saying that regardless the age toys are meant to be played with, not stored. So I gave the box to Timothy and the Girls, they have been enjoying them, despite my poor feet. That was in the box with a few games on it, they are still fun even if the are old.”
    “Interesting, a computer from back in its infancy, I might have to borrow this and try it out myself one of these day……………….”
    Sounds of explosions filled the air and the ground shook.
    Run into the CIC “Report?”
    “213 Hijjarians vessels have jumped in just past the outer marker. I read 29 combat vessels and 184 transports. Sir, they fired right after they jumped in, we were able to intercept 94% of all incoming fire but 6% got though.” came the answer from Lieutenant Andrew Martonik. “Colonel, the Net is handling the Combat Vessels and ⅔ of the transports but a third is getting though, were going to have company shortly.”
    As William looked at the plot he grimaced, that is still a lot of soldiers there sending down. “Tell Major Richard Devine and his boys to be be on his best behavior were have uninvited guest. Looks like they are landing off the south gate.”
    After that the battle lasted for hours. The Hijjarians concentrated their attack around only three of Tell Brak’s cities, Gypsum, Selenite, and Halite. Hundreds of thousands of insect soldiers poured out of the few ships that got past the Defence Net. But the defenders held of Tell Brek held.

    Four hours into the assault Specialist Jerry Hildenbrand came running into CIC “Sir the Bugs have hit the main targeting cluster of the east point defence battery, its down until I can find a way to aim it. They have also hit the storage sheds so I don’t have parts to fix it. I am already cannibalizing every part I can find but it is not enough.”
    “So what do you specifically do you need” William asked
    “Well Sir, I need a display replacement and and something I can use as a control interface so we can aim.”
    William though for a second then let out a chuckle” You know Jerry I might just have the thing” and ran into his office. Seconds later he was back “You think this will work” handing the present from his Grandfather to the Specialist.
    “A antique Nvidia Shield, I love these things, I have a couple of them at home that I tinker with all the time. Yea, I can make this work”
    And with that Specialist Jerry Hildenbrand ran back the way he came, not long after that the east point defence battery was firing again. The Battle continued on.


    Seven Hour into the battle the people of Tell Brek were still alive and fighting.
    “Sir”Lieutenant Andrew Martonik called “That Hijjarian cruiser just took out the last heavy battery from the Net, everything else is just light point defence. They still have two cruisers, one frigate, and a half a dozen destroyers left.”
    “Roger that Lieutenant, we will have to figure out how to make those work”
    “Sir” Sherren piped in”I am also getting a report that the Bugs just destroyed the last water station”
    “Great! Phil did you hear that? Waters now totally gone.”
    “I guess that means I will have to ration the rations. Sherren call Doc. James Falconer and tell him that we to recalculate the rations.” replied Governor Nickinson.
    “More ships jumping in!” came a yell from Lieutenant Martonik “Reading 57 new contacts…… there Alliance! There hailing”
    “Hello Colonel. Looks like you could use some help. Admiral Derek Kessler and Task Force 42 at your service.”
    “Thanks, we sure could use it Admiral. All our defences are just being held together by bits and pieces of twine, wire, and a Shield”
    “Shield Colonel?”
    “Yes a Shield”
    “OoooK, Well we will take care of the ships up here. I am sending Major Chuong H Nguyen and the troops down to help you guys on the ground.”

    Two hours later the battle was over. The battle of Tell Brek was the first battle of the Hijjarian War. And after six years of fighting the Hijjarian were no more. After that Earth and the Alliance was recognized as a true galactic power.


    So to make a long story short, I should have a Nvidia Shield so I can pass it down to my descendants, so that when there defensive systems go out during a alien invasion they will be able to use that Nvidia Shield to get there systems going again and win a battle, then win a war, then propel Humanity to greatness in the Galactic Community.
    06-13-2014 04:35 PM
  6. Playmo's Avatar
    I think it's time for me to win in a contest and swift my android developing from apps to games
    06-13-2014 04:36 PM
  7. SoCalBIGmike's Avatar
    I have no reason, I just want to win an overpriced gadget thats already obsolete and will never see mass acceptance.
    06-13-2014 04:37 PM
  8. TommyQ94's Avatar
    I've got the compatible graphics card and it would be really helpful on all those train journey's

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    06-13-2014 04:38 PM
  9. tuxedojacob's Avatar
    Because Chrono Trigger deserves to be played on something awesome!
    06-13-2014 04:38 PM
  10. Mike Larry1's Avatar
    Winning this device would be a blessing because next fathers day I would see my son with an android app. like tango
    06-13-2014 04:38 PM
  11. tuvokof9's Avatar
    Because I am awesome, and the Shield is awesome. Therefore I should have it.
    06-13-2014 04:41 PM
  12. tech_head's Avatar
    My dad is gone; but I'm a dad.
    My kids would appreciate how cool their dad is, if I walk in with an NVIDIA Shield.

    So be good sports and pick me.
    06-13-2014 04:41 PM
  13. will baker's Avatar
    This would make a great gift for my dad, who had to set aside gaming to work hard enough to put my brother and I through college and pay for it. Albeit it was not todays gaming, nevertheless he loved to play video games on his pc, however he doesn't have quite the time yet to dedicate to one. He however would have time with the NVIDIA Shield.
    06-13-2014 04:44 PM
  14. ottscay's Avatar
    I have a compatible Geforce card, I'm a father, and I've introduced my daughter to gaming so we could enjoy this together.
    06-13-2014 04:45 PM
  15. Crystalyne's Avatar
    I'm a dad with a teenager and one that thinks she's one! Nuff said.
    06-13-2014 04:51 PM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    I have a brother how love games, but being on an iPhone it's quite limiting for him, but its the only thing he have time to use being away from home mostly, so this will make a nice gift.
    06-13-2014 04:51 PM
  17. Andvarix's Avatar
    Hopefully I can win this for myself. Gaming father here with 5 kids, no money for things like this but would love one, still rocking my crappy freebie phone from 2 years ago... LG Viper 4G LTE...
    06-13-2014 04:52 PM
  18. geeky167's Avatar
    because i'm the dad!
    06-13-2014 04:53 PM
  19. valvalis's Avatar
    Because I promise not to ignore my daughter if I win it (everything in moderation and all that jazz)
    06-13-2014 04:54 PM
  20. PKnowles95's Avatar
    Because my father still believes Pikachu is the best supersmash character and only plays pinball on his phone...he's outdated and this would most definitely motivate him to try something else out.
    06-13-2014 04:57 PM
  21. NavyVet420's Avatar
    Please. How many of you actually leaving a post are Fathers? maybe 1% of you..

    This would be cool to win for Fathers Day! I'd like to bury my head in this, while my wife and 2 y/o are on their ipad minis!
    06-13-2014 04:57 PM
  22. 84guy's Avatar
    Because I'm a new dad. And would love my son to beat me at games by the time he's 2
    06-13-2014 04:57 PM
  23. Matthew Ponce de Leon's Avatar
    Because this would be a better way to control my Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
    06-13-2014 05:13 PM
  24. silveradept's Avatar
    I think that it would make a great gift for my dad, he is in his 70s and just started into the Android world through his phone. I think this would be a great way to bring him all the way through.
    06-13-2014 05:17 PM
  25. Copernikcus's Avatar
    Throwing a needle into this haystack. I love to play games but sometimes you just need a controller. Thanks
    06-13-2014 05:26 PM
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