NVIDIA SHIELD

Doom 3, Crysis will be coming to NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android TV

So NVIDIA’s big reveal at the MWC 2015 is an Android TV gaming hub – aptly named the NVIDIA SHIELD (yes, again). This device marks the third time this naming convention has been used for one of NVIDIA’s devices – first for what is now the SHIELD Portable, and then the SHIELD Tablet. But enough of the name, the exciting part is that you’re going to be able to run DOOM 3 and Crysis – yes, freaking Crysis – on the new NVIDIA SHIELD.

The new NVIDIA SHIELD: hands-on with Android TV, gaming style

NVIDIA is once again shuffling names, this time maybe for the last time. The NVIDIA SHIELD moniker once belonged to what is now known as the SHIELD Portable, a standalone gaming handheld that looked like a gamepad with a built-in tablet on top. Now the name is being used, without specification unlike the SHIELD Tablet, to refer to NVIDIA's MWC 2015 surprise: an Android TV device. OK, maybe it's not all too shocking considering the direction it has been going, but it makes the surprise no less pleasant nonetheless.

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Hub updated, gets Material Design love

The NVIDIA SHIELD mobile gaming device has been around for over a year now, gaining a cult following as one of the best mobile gaming platforms around. Today, this device is getting a relevant update to the SHIELD Hub app which serves as the game launcher platform for the device – some Material Design aesthetic and the addition of 1080p at 60FPS streaming from the device to your TV. Naturally, this update is also available for the SHIELD tablet.

Valve’s Half-Life 2 Episode One released for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

We said it before, NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is set to become one of today’s gaming powerhouses. With NVIDIA continuing in its effort to bring games exclusive to the platform – not just games, but quality ones too – more and more people are getting convinced that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is a legit gaming platform. Enter “Half Life 2 Episode One”, the first of three episodes that serve as a sequel to “Half Life 2” which was originally released in 2004.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Portable spread some holiday cheer

Of course, you saw it coming. This weekend will see yet another flood of sales and promotions to entice buyers to hand over their cash. And with the growing number of devices in the market today, many of those will undoubtedly be spent on electronics and games. Not to be outdone, NVIDIA will be offering bundles of its SHIELD gaming crew with huge discounts. But take heed, as these rare creatures will only appear for little less than a day.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Lollipop update finally rolls out

That was quite a mouthful, but the goodies that SHIELD Tablet owners will be receiving in today's update will definitely be a handful as well. NVIDIA has started the release of its major update to the gaming device and, as promised, the update not only brings in Android 5.0 to the tablet but a whole host of new features, not least among them the new GRID on-demand game rental system that brings triple-A PC games to mobile.

NVIDIA SHIELD sweetness overload: Lollipop, Games, GRID

It isn't Christmas yet, but it might as well be for fans and owners of NVIDIA's hit SHIELD Tablet gaming device and productivity gadget in one. Even before the upcoming holiday and shopping madness sets in, NVIDIA is announcing three treats coming our way. First is the much awaited update that will be bringing in the sweetness of Android Lollipop. Second is the fresh new batch of high-profile games, including Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode One. And last but not least is GRID, NVIDIA's "Netflix for games".

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you've been keeping score of the device manufacturers that have been rallying behind the newly minted Android 5.0 Lollipop, you may have noticed that, along with some Korean brands, NVIDIA wasn't on the early bird list. Worry not if you're a fan, as the graphics chip maker was apparently just a bit late to the party. So yes, NVIDIA is promising that the latest Android version "and more" will be coming to the multi-talented SHIELD Tablet. As for its other mobile devices, however, we can only speculate.
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