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

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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…)

NVIDIA Tegra Note Launches November 19, Priced to Sell at $199

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NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note, produced by EVGA, back in September. The device features a Tegra 4 processor, as well as a 7″ 1280 x 800 display; lower than what the new Nexus 7 sports for resolution at 1920 x 1200, but the Nexus 7 is also priced a bit higher and the Tegra Note has a couple of other added bonuses. NVIDIA finally announced official pricing and availability for the tablet this morning, which will begin November 19 for just $199.99.  (more…)

Video: NVIDIA Showcases Tegra Note Tablet and DirectStylus

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Back in September, NVIDIA introduced Tegra Note, a tablet platform and device to show consumers that a powerhouse unit with great features doesn’t need to cost much money. The tablet features a 7″ HD display, Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 5MP rear-facing camera, full stylus, as well as stereo speakers. It’s a great little device, and comes with an even better suggested retail price of just $200. NVIDIA took to the Web recently to show off a few ways to get some major use out of the Note’s Stylus, so have a look down below.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Receiving Major Update – Brings Gamepad Mapper, GameStream, Console Mode, and Android 4.3

SHIELD

This morning, NVIDIA announced an OTA update which will be available for all SHIELD owners, one that will increase the device’s functionality by an incredible amount. Not only is NVIDIA introducing a ton of new and interesting features, but the device is being bumped up to Android 4.3, sticking to their plans of having the most current versions of Android running on the device. That is something we as the Android community appreciate immensely.  (more…)

NVIDIA CEO Hints at SHIELD 2, Should be Powered by Project Logan

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In a recent interview with Engadget, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was asked if the public could expect a new rendition of SHIELD sometime in 2014. Jen-Hsun replied that we should all expect a new SHIELD anytime a new Tegra chip is released, which should actually be fairly soon. NVIDIA already announced that the next Tegra chip, codenamed Project Logan, will be the first Tegra chip based on the same “architectural sophistication” that you see in a PC platform today.  (more…)