More details on the Blackphone were released this morning, as it has been announced that the privacy-optimized smartphone will be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4i processor and i500 LTE modem. To this point, there was no exact word on which SoC would be used on the device, and it is almost a shocker to hear that it will be an NVIDIA chip; not that it’s a bad thing. (more…)
NVIDIA’s next rendition of its portable gaming console SHIELD, looks to be taking shape quite nicely. Recently taken from AnTuTu, a benchmark has given a little bit of insight as to what we could expect to see from NVIDIA in 2014, as well as their plans for integrating the Tegra K1 processor into the platform. (more…)
The streak continues, as yet another title has launched onto Google Play as an NVIDIA SHIELD exclusive. The game is called Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster, and while it is stated that the game will come to additional Tegra 4-powered devices in the future, this is still a pretty small percentage of Android gamers.
In Wonder Momo, which is apparently a comic strip that has been around for years and years, you play as Momoko, a well endowed schoolgirl/bikini model/superhero who battles the evil forces of Waru. Alright, you got me, this sounds pretty hot. (more…)
PC gamers out there have likely encountered Portal at some point, given its popularity and intriguing storyline. The game’s following has been bottle-capped, however, by the fact that it’s not available as a mobile title. Today, NVIDIA has announced that that is going to change, as they have teamed up with Valve to bring the unique game over to Android, seemingly exclusively on their SHIELD mobile console. (more…)
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.
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, 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…)
While we continue waiting ever-so-patiently for the Tegra K1 from NVIDIA to show up in hardware we can actually buy, we shall proceed to drool over its benchmark scores. The 64-bit quad-core and dual-core models of the Tegra K1 were announced back in January at CES, featuring a somewhat unheard of 192-core GPU, based on the Kepler architecture which is found in NVIDIA’s GeForce line of PC graphics cards.
To sum up the hype in simple terms, this mobile SoC features desktop grade performance, which will be essential for next-gen mobile game developers to take advantage of. (more…)