An update for the SHIELD Tablet K1 is bringing Android 6.0 Professional Audio, enhancements for the Vulkan API, as well as improvements to touch responsiveness. As you would imagine, all of the aforementioned items are quite important for a tablet that is all about the best mobile gaming experience possible.
Required by the Professional Audio standards set in Android 6.0, NVIDIA is baking in Low Latency Audio (<20ms continuous round trip), USB Host and Peripheral modes, [email protected] Stereo output, plus MIDI support over USB and Bluetooth LE. These changes will surely up your audio game. (more…)
To go along with all of the excitement out of Mountain View at Google I/O, NVIDIA is getting in on the action, announcing a gang of new content for the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top box. Set to be included in Upgrade 3.2, available in the near future for all owners, new content is coming to SHIELD, including 4K streaming at 60fps from YouTube, HDR video from Netflix, HDR GameStream, and a ton of new application support for Android TV.
Listed as “new” for Android TV, there will be apps for the Disney Channel, Spotify, WatchESPN, Watch ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, and Deezer. Vudu with 4K video is also launching and will be a SHIELD exclusive. (more…)
Get ready for a party, as the official launch of Ultimate Chicken Horse has commenced on Google Play for the NVIDIA SHIELD. Designed as a party game, with the title supporting up to 4 players at once, the goal is to reach the end of a level without getting destroyed by various in-level obstacles. The twist is, you design the levels.
If a level is made too easy, points are not distributed. However, if your level features plenty of saws, arrows, and other deadly devices, you score many points. Be the first to cross the finish line without taking too much damage and you win. (more…)
The SHIELD Android TV set-top box from NVIDIA is receiving its Upgrade 3.1 update this week, bringing with it new optimizations for recently released game titles, as well as the March security update for Marshmallow. A few of the games affected by the optimizations are Super Mega Baseball, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Real Racing 3. Additionally, new GeForce NOW games are also seeing support for optimizations, like LEGO: Jurassic World, SOMA, and Sleeping Dogs. (more…)
The SHIELD TV from NVIDIA is currently on sale, with the savings changing slightly depending on which model you choose. Regularly, the 16GB model of the Android TV-powered set-top box is priced at $199, while the SHIELD Pro model (500GB), is priced at $299. With these deal in effect, you only pay $179 for the 16GB model and $249 for the Pro model. (more…)
For owners of a SHIELD Android TV from NVIDIA, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is available for purchase on Google Play, priced at $14.99. The latest addition to the Borderlands franchise is not the same FPS you might expect, but instead, is an RPG shooter featuring new character classes, vehicles, and weapons. (more…)
To help NVIDIA celebrate the launch of Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings for SHIELD, we have teamed up with them to give away a SHIELD Android TV bundle. Included in this bundle is a SHIELD console (16GB), SHIELD Controller, SHIELD Remote, SHIELD Stand, and a copy of the Super Mega Baseball game. (more…)
With MLB’s spring training in full swing, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings could not have picked a better time to launch onto Google Play. Made for use on the SHIELD boxes from NVIDIA, Super Mega Baseball brings a comprehensive, yet easy-to-learn baseball game system. If you care about things such as complete pitching and batting stats, while also getting the sense that you are playing a game made for the Nintendo Wii, this is the game for you. (more…)