NVIDIA SHIELD Now Available on the Google Store for $199

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…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Gains Support for Seven New Games on Google Play

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…)

Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut, Never Alone, and Funk of Titans Launched for NVIDIA SHIELD

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…)

If You Own an Android TV Box and Game Controller, Pick Up Hotline Miami Right Now

Launching alongside SHIELD, NVIDIA’s Android TV set-top box, Hotline Miami is currently my favorite game for the Android TV platform. To play the game, a controller is needed as you assume the role of an antihero who battles Miami’s underworld of crime lords in the late 80s. As you will quickly find out, your thinking cap will come in handy, as you must plot out the best way to clear buildings full of baddies, and needless to say, this game isn’t rated “Mature 17+” for nothing.  (more…)