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

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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…)

NVIDIA Announces GameStream for SHIELD, Launches October 28

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Today, at a press event that took place in Montreal, NVIDIA’s CEO announced GameStream, a new standard for media streaming technology. GameStream combines the power of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX graphics cards and advanced WiFi technologies to deliver a super smooth, low latency gaming experience for mobile gamers. It’s not a device or a service you pay for, but it’s the PC game streaming service that is now out of Beta that SHIELD owners have used for about a month or so now. (more…)

SHIELD Update Brings App2SD, Improved Miracast Streaming and Support for Additional PC Game Titles

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SHIELD owners can start to download the newest update from NVIDIA, update 59, which brings a good list of added features and other enhancements for the gaming console. Gamers can now move games and app data from the device’s internal storage to a microSD card, which should help you store even more fun things to do on your unit. In addition, Miracast got a bump in performance with the intro of Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro software, letting you better stream your titles right to the TV.

Get a full look at the changelog down below.  (more…)