NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller, Ultimate Portable Gaming for $299

We have two new gaming toys from NVIDIA this morning, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Both devices are part of the newly-named “SHIELD Family,” which also includes last year’s SHIELD, which will now be known as SHIELD Portable.

The SHIELD Tablet and Controller have been specifically designed for gamers, allowing players the best performance and gaming experience they could ever hope for while not on their gaming rig at home. Ultimately, NVIDIA wants to allow gamers to play mobile games, as well as PC games, in a way which was not possible before.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller Details Leaked, Available July 29 for $299+

More information is beginning to leak from NVIDIA, as it appears the company has two upcoming product launches, the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller. Part of a new “SHIELD Family,” these two devices will fit alongside the original SHIELD gaming system, in a lineup of mobile devices built specifically for the hardcore gamers out there.

Slides have leaked with pretty much any information you could ask for regarding the new SHIELD Tablet and Controller. For starters, let’s go over what it looks like we should expect from the SHIELD Tablet.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Leaked, Looks Awesome

Thanks to a new leak from @evleaks, we are getting an up close look at the reported SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA. The SHIELD Tablet was first rumored under the codename Mocha, a device that was intended specifically for gamers, harnessing the power of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor.

From what we see in the image, it appears that the tablet features front-facing speakers, a decently-sized display, and a front-facing camera tucked into the speaker grille. Unfortunately, @evleaks wasn’t able to provide any finalized specifications for the tablet, but seeing as how NVIDIA has been hyping the Tegra K1 this year, it is probably safe to assume that their high-powered silicon will be at the heart of this device.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Spotted in Global Certification, Could This be the “Mocha” Tablet?

Back in May, details dropped of an NVIDIA tablet that was being worked on behind closed doors under the codename “Mocha.” Well, a few days ago, an NVIDIA tablet made its way through the Global Certification Forum, but under the SHIELD brand name.

There was a sparse amount of information listed for this device other than the company name. GSM bands listed point to it being functional on AT&T and T-Mobile, but no CDMA. There were LTE bands listed in this certification, but without more details, we can’t be sure if those are meant to be used in the US or elsewhere.  (more…)

Contest: Win an NVIDIA SHIELD for Father’s Day From DL and NVIDIA (Update: Winner Picked)

Know what to get your dad (or possibly yourself) for Father’s Day? Well, if you haven’t quite figured it out yet, and your dad just so happens to be a gamer, then this contest should do you well. We have partnered with NVIDIA to give away a SHIELD portable gaming console, perfect for the dad that is always on the go, but still needs access to his favorite mobile games.

SHIELD is still one of the cooler niche Android products available, featuring a built-in 5″ HD display, Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, console-grade controls, high-fidelity speakers, access to the GRID Cloud Gaming beta, and now comes running Android 4.4+ with lots of proprietary tweaks from NVIDIA to give you an awesome gaming experience, no matter where you are located.

To make things easy and fair for everyone, we will use our trusted Rafflecopter widget. Follow the instructions on the widget below, and good luck!  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD 2 (P2570) Hits FCC, Curved Backside Shown Off

Thanks to a recent FCC filing, we can now be on the lookout for an announcement regarding a SHIELD 2 device from NVIDIA. A controller-shaped console hit the Commission with model number P2570, and with the original SHIELD unit sporting model number P2450, there are not many other devices this could be.

Looking at the lonely diagram taken from the official filing, we can see that SHIELD 2 will likely be a bit slimmer than the original SHIELD, as that device was a tad on the bulky side. Besides the backside, no other images can be found within the report.  (more…)

Prime World: Defenders Hits Google Play, a Tegra-enhanced Tower Defense Game

A new Tegra-enhanced, Unity-based game has hit Google Play this morning for Android devices, Prime World: Defenders. From independent game developer Nival, Defenders is a mix between a Tower Defense title, and Collectible Card Game.

To win levels, players must rank up their respected heroes, collect/upgrade cards to improve towers, destroy enemy totems, and maintain control over key areas of a map.  (more…)

NVIDIA No Longer Focusing on Smartphones, Unless It’s the Porsche of Phones

In an interview with CNET, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has for-the-most-part admitted that his company is moving on from the smartphone market to instead focus its efforts elsewhere. After their Tegra 4i failed to catch on in the main-stream market, Huang has realized that they would rather spend time adding value to certain areas of the mobile tech world, like in cars or gaming-specific devices, set-top boxes, and even in TVs. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see a Tegra superphone or tablet at some point, but NVIDIA is going to make one unless someone wants to make the “Porsche of tablets or phones.”  (more…)