PC gamers in the crowd might be in for a treat. The popular Mount & Blade franchise has arrived on Android in the form of a new title called Mount & Blade: Warband. This port of the title is apparently thanks to the efforts of NVIDIA.
We were expecting NVIDIA to be fast with the updates and looks like we won't be disappointed. We're now hearing of reports that the EVGA version of NVIDIA's stylus-enabled Tegra Note 7 is now receiving an update that pushes Android 4.4.2 to the tablet.
Trying to break free of an already crowded mobile chip market, NVIDIA has decided to take its mobile aspirations into a different direction. Instead of wasting its resources on budget or even mainstream devices, it will instead carve out a new market for what it calls "superphones".
ASUS may have just unveiled its own Chromebox version, but it seems that the manufacturer isn't done with surprises just yet. Making its way into AnTuTu's benchmarking site is a device that is simply called the ASUS Gamebox, which makes it totally clear what its purpose is.
NVIDIA has rolled out the latest update for the TegraZone app. This update is currently available by way of the Play Store, and brings the app up to version 2.9.0. The changelog that accompanies this update has a few key items listed, one of which is wider support. NVIDIA has opened up the TegraZone app so it can now be installed on non-Tegra devices.
In 2013, we saw a wider variety of devices than in recent years. Not only did we see the continued spec race heat up as we got our first taste of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm, but we saw some OEMs wisely pare their efforts back a bit. HTC went with one One, and Motorola took their time bringing new devices to market. Whether it was flagship spec-heavy offerings or a shockingly slimmed-down device, we had a lot of great stuff in 2013.
We have been watching NVIDIA GRID since the beginning of the year. Those looking back will remember that NVIDIA named the service during CES 2013. And while we suspect many would have hoped for this news sooner, it looks like the first beta access is now available. Sadly though, that is limited to those in Northern California area at this time. Specifically, in the San Jose area.
It looks like NVIDIA is trying to further tempt those who have been considering picking up a SHIELD game system. For Black Friday, or more specifically, for the Black Friday weekend, NVIDIA has lowered the price and is also including a few extras. And just to clarify the weekend timeframe, the Black Friday SHIELD offer will come to a close at 11:59 PST on December 2nd, 2013.
Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge has arrived in the Google Play Store. This is a real-time strategy game, though, the first thing many will likely notice is the price tag, $9.99. But before you write that off as an overpriced game designed for smartphones and tablets, there is more involved here. To begin with, Zombie Tycoon 2 is a release available only for the NVIDIA SHIELD.
NVIDIA rolled out an update for the SHIELD a short time back. That one brought the system up to Android 4.3 and while that was a nice aspect, there were several other important aspects to the update. One of those others was something called GameStream. In the case of the NVIDIA SHIELD, GameStream mode means users can stream PC game to the handheld console.