Another game hit Google Play today for SHIELD Android TV owners, called Contrast. Priced at $14.99, Contrast is a platform/puzzle game set in an alternate 1920’s landscape. You play Dawn, an imaginary friend of a young girl. With your powers, you go from a 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. (more…)
Over on Steam, people love Pix the Cat. Today, for Android users who happen to own a Tegra-powered device, they can download Pix the Cat on Google Play for $9.99. In this game, you test your reflexes and wit, battling friends in a race to see who can get the highest score in this arcade title. (more…)
NVIDIA’s game streaming service known as GRID, available on most NVIDIA-made devices for the past year or so, including SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, will now be known as GeForce NOW and include a monthly subscription price of $7.99. This subscription nets you access to 50+ gaming titles, all stored on NVIDIA’s cloud servers. So, essentially, it’s Netflix for Gaming. (more…)
If you happen to be a consumer of everything NVIDIA, things may not be going too well. After a recall of nearly 90,000 SHIELD Tablets, it appears a few owners of the SHIELD Pro, the 500GB model of the SHIELD Android TV set-top box, are experiencing a severely crippling bug after installing the 1.4 update.
NVIDIA notes that less than 1% of SHIELD Pro owners have been diagnosed with having a hard drive issue that can worsen over time. You will know if your SHIELD is affected if you see the fastboot menu during the update process, which is not normal. For those affected, NVIDIA is asking you to replace your SHIELD unit, with them footing the bill. (more…)
An update to version 3.1.1 for SHIELD Tablet is now available to owners, including a patch for the Stagefright exploit. Also included are system-wide optimizations and fixes, in addition to “stability and performance improvements.” Overall, after the update, your SHIELD Tablet should feel mighty strong. (more…)
NVIDIA is pushing updates out to the SHIELD Portable and SHIELD Android TV set-top box, both of which are quite minor. For Portable owners, this update will treat you to a button functionality change, with the NVIDIA button now going to the SHIELD Hub app instead of performing a Voice Search. In addition, the Start/Play button now behaves as it did when your device was on Kit Kat. (more…)
In late July, NVIDIA issued a recall for SHIELD Tablets purchased between July, 2014 and July, 2015. According to an email hitting the inbox of at least one purchaser that we know of, NVIDIA and the 3rd-party company who handles the replacement of affected tablets is struggling to meet the needs for a portion of the nearly 90,000 owners affected. (more…)
This seems like something that should have happened from day 1, but the NVIDIA SHIELD gaming system that NVIDIA doesn’t want to call a gaming system, is now available on the Google Store. It’s priced at $199, just like it is everywhere else.
As a recap, the NVIDIA SHIELD runs Android TV and can act as the media hub for your living room. It plays 4K content from places like YouTube and Netflix, is a gaming beast with its Tegra X1 chipset, 256-core GPU, and controller built for gamers, and also looks pretty damn sweet. (more…)