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…)
Seven new games for NVIDIA SHIELD owners are available for download through Google Play today, a few of which were downloadable for other regular smartphones and tablets, but were not supported on the Android TV platform.
The list of games includes This War of Mine, Killing Floor: Calamity, Windward, Pure Pool, Flyhunter Origins, Xenowerk, and Twin Runners 2. They range in price from $0.99 all the way to $14.99, but you can rest assured you will be getting a solid game for your shiny NVIDIA SHIELD and HDTV. (more…)
If your SHIELD Tablet was not affected by this morning’s recall, you can now enjoy the newly released Android 5.1.1 update. Inside, owners should see performance optimizations across the board, with NVIDIA forum members already praising the new speeds they are seeing. (more…)
A recall has been issued by NVIDIA for the SHIELD Tablet, possibly affecting anyone who purchased the device from July of 2014 to July of 2015. The issue surrounds the battery used in the device, as it has been found that in some cases, it can overheat and become a fire hazard. To correct this issue, NVIDIA is offering free SHIELD Tablets to anyone who owns an affected unit. (more…)
NVIDIA SHIELD Portable, the all-in-one portable gaming system, received its update to Android 5.1 today. According to NVIDIA, the update is “optional,” but I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want this. (more…)
A small, but nice update is rolling out to NVIDIA SHIELD owners, bringing “improved WiFi and Controller connectivity.” In addition, performance has been optimized for newly released apps, including Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Never Alone, and Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut. (more…)
Owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD have four new game titles they can check out this morning on Google Play, one of which may lead to rumors surfacing that Half-Life 3 is actually confirmed.
Continuing its push to bring console and PC-class gaming titles to the Android TV platform for its consumers, NVIDIA announced the availability of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut, Never Alone, and Funk of Titans. (more…)
NVIDIA’s SHIELD set-top box is quite the little machine. A few of you may already have it in your home, given that it first became available back in late May, but just like smartphones, we like to take our time living with this tech in our own home, making sure we know the whole story before rushing to post a complete review.
I have been living with SHIELD hooked up to my TV in the living room for a little under a month now, and while most of my experience has been fantastic, it’s not NVIDIA’s hardware that causes issues for me at times; it’s Android TV. In the review below, we will go over the benefits of buying a SHIELD over a basic Nexus Player, plus the ups and downs of living with Android TV.
This is our NVIDIA SHIELD review. (more…)