NVIDIA Announces Major Update for SHIELD – Includes Android 4.4.2, Revamped TegraZone, and Remote GameStream

Big news out of the NVIDIA camp today, as the company announced a major update for the SHIELD portable gaming console. To freshen your memory, when SHIELD was first launched, NVIDIA was quite open about keeping the device updated with the newest versions of Android.

Well, not only does this new update for SHIELD bring Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, but NVIDIA isn’t stopping there.  (more…)

Tegra-exclusive Mount & Blade Now Available on Google Play, a Game of Epic Battles and Epic Groaning

A new game hit Google Play this afternoon, titled Mount & Blade. If you are into epic desktop RPG titles, then you might have heard of this game, as it is actually quite popular among those who wish they lived in medieval times. This is a full desktop port, and is currently exclusive to just Tegra 4-powered devices, such as the NVIDIA SHIELD(more…)

Nyko Launches Three NVIDIA SHIELD Accessories – a Power Kit, SHIELD Link, and Hardshell Case

Nyko, an accessories maker geared towards mobile gaming, announced three new accessories for the SHIELD mobile gaming console from NVIDIA. The accessories include a new Shell Case, perfect for absolute protection of your SHIELD. While NVIDIA sells their own cases, a few folks might call them overpriced at $39.99, but Nyko’s are just $12.99.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Spotted on NCIS: Los Angeles, Used to Pilot a Drone

It’s always a bit of fun to spot well-known Android devices on TV shows or movies, and the latest device to hit the spotlight is the NVIDIA SHIELD. The Android-powered game console was used in NCIS: Los Angeles to spy on someone by a female character who was piloting a drone in Afghanistan. Once the drone is airborne, we even get a nice closeup of SHIELD’s 5″ HD display and see the drone’s point of view. (more…)

NVIDIA, Retailers Offering SHIELD Gaming Unit for Just $249.99

Hopeful gamers looking to score a deal this holiday season should look at NVIDIA’s website, as the company has marked down the price of SHIELD by $50, bringing the grand total to $249.99. If you caught the DL Show on Wednesday, I personally claimed that SHIELD was the biggest bust of 2013, for the sole reason that it was priced too highly to catch anyone’s interest, and as a result it seems to have sold poorly.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Receives Another Large Update, Brings Gamepad Mapper and Gamestream Improvements

This morning, NVIDIA announced a new software update for its mobile Android-powered game console, SHIELD. Over the course of its life, SHIELD has been receiving updates left and right it seems, from big bug fixes to major feature additions, such as the Gamepad Mapper and Console Mode update. In this newest update, Gamestream users will see a major improvement in graphics quality, as you can now stream your PC games in full 1080p at 60 FPS in Console Mode when using Ethernet. In addition, WiFi PC streaming has also been improved, allowing gamers to see more 60 FPS performance as well.  (more…)

Black Friday Deal: NVIDIA SHIELD Drops to $249, With Free Case and Shipping

NVIDIA’s portable Android-powered gaming machine, also known as SHIELD (our review), has dropped to $249 in a Black Friday sale. The device usually runs $300, giving you a savings of $50 up front, but NVIDIA is also making sure you have free shipping and some other goodies to go along with it. The deal changes depending on retailer, so we’ve listed a few out for you below.  (more…)

Zombie Tycoon 2 Hits Google Play for $9.99, Made Specifically for Nvidia Shield

Zombie Tycoon 2

In this recently released real-time strategy game called Zombie Tycoon 2, which was directly ported from the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, you must choose your side in the zombie apocalypse. There is the “apprentice-gone-rogue Orville Tycoon and his army of heavy-duty zombies – or – his revenge-hungry mentor, Professor Brainhov, and his rioting mass of twitchy brain-munchers.” Whichever side you do choose, you can bet that there will be plenty of brain eating going on.  (more…)