NVIDIA Pushes to Bring 40 Gaming Titles to GRID, Saints Row IV Today and Alan Wake Up Next

When you think of mobile gaming, many people among us might think Angry Birds or some other kiddy crap like that. Thanks to NVIDIA and the release of GRID, mobile gaming has been taken to a whole new level, and today, the company announced its push to make 40 gaming titles available through the cloud-based gaming service.  (more…)

NVIDIA Event Will Showcase the Future of Gaming at March 3 Event

The future of gaming will arrive at a March 3 event, courtesy of NVIDIA. At least that’s what a press invite they sent to us is claiming.

It’s anyone’s guess as to what they will show, but they did note in the invite that this product has been “more than 5 years in the making.” Are we talking a new mobile processor like the Tegra X1 that was demoed during their CES event? Could this be a new SHIELD product? Maybe something related to GRID, their cloud gaming service? Maybe something far outside of those three areas? You tell us.

We will be there to find out.  (more…)

Live: NVIDIA CES 2015 Opening Press Event!

And yep, we are already live at CES 2015. Thanks to NVIDIA, we get an opening press event to kick things off that is also live streamed for you all to enjoy with us.

We really don’t know what to expect, but at NVIDIA’s last two CES opening press events we got the SHIELD Portable and the Tegra K1, two headline-grabbing products. If anything, it should at least be high-octane and entertaining.

I know it’s Sunday night and you all are gearing up for the week ahead, but you may want to join us. Below, you will find a live blog and a stream.

The festivities kick off at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern) and last about an hour and a half.

Let’s do this!  (more…)

CES 2015 Starts Sunday: A Quick Preview

CES 2015 starts on Sunday. Seems a little crazy that it’s back already, I know, but that’s what we get during the second week of every new year – a trip to Las Vegas. As you can imagine, we are headed into the desert once again to see what major electronics manufacturers have in store, even if there is very little focus on mobile or Android these days. The show is still a big enough deal that we need to at least show up to find out.

Keep in mind that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t what it was four or five years ago. There was a time that it was a really big deal for mobile enthusiasts. It once was a show where new flagship phones were announced from all of the big players, but those show up less and less anymore. Now, we typically get one from Sony, maybe another from LG, and that’s about it. There are wearables and tablets galore, most of which are terrible products from companies you have never heard of that you would never buy, but they have their moment in the news cycle.

Media outlets put up big stages, try to tell you that this week is going to be “Huge!” and that you must tune into their ridiculously over-the-top coverage because it will be the best CES yet, but they are lying. CES is mostly boring these days. Well, unless you like TVs and the technology that goes into cars. Yes, TVs and automobiles now dominate CES.  (more…)

NVIDIA Pushes Android 5.0.1 to SHIELD Tablet, Brings Back Power Control Menu

Owners of the SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA are receiving early Christmas presents this year, in the form of a firmware update to Android 5.0.1. Android 5.0.1 is primarily bug fixes for Android 5.0, but NVIDIA also threw in a few tweaks for users.

Included in the update are system performance improvements, with tweaks made to the general UI as well as app responsiveness. In addition, NVIDIA brought back its SHIELD Power Control Menu, which allows users to tweak CPU settings for performance.  (more…)