Project SHIELD

Will Android ever compete with Xbox?

Comparing something like the OUYA game-console at $99 vs the Xbox 360 isn't really what we'd consider fair. They are two entirely different platforms operating at very different levels. However, with the new Xbox on the horizon today we found ourselves wondering if Android will soon be able to compete with the Xbox, if ever. And we'd love to hear your thoughts too.

NVIDIA SHIELD gaming console gets official for $349

Today NVIDIA has finally unveiled the full array of details on their next-gen pure Android gaming console we all know as Project SHIELD. The gaming device was revealed at CES and took many by surprise, but today NVIDIA's released all the details we've been waiting for. If you're a die-hard Android (or PC) gamer you'll want to read on below.

NVIDIA Project SHIELD serves as Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter controller

More often than not our mentions of Project SHIELD are game related. Today however we are seeing something different. And while the focus is still clearly on entertainment, this time the Project SHIELD controller is being used to control something not on the screen. Well, technically you can see the action on the screen, however the Project SHIELD is being used to pilot a Parrot AR.Drone.

NVIDIA shows The Conduit HD on Project SHIELD

NVIDIA has returned with another Project SHIELD game demo. This latest is for The Conduit HD and it is a title that may sound familiar to some as we recently took a look at the Tegra 3 version of the game that launched for Android last week. Of course, while the game may sound familiar in name, this Project SHIELD release has been optimized for the Tegra 4 processor.

Dead Trigger 2 hands-on with Project SHIELD

Here at the annual GTC GPU Technology Conference the folks from NVIDIA are showing off tons of awesome Tegra 4 supported games running on their new Project SHIELD game console. While we got a quick glance on the big screen during CES this year, today we were able to get our own hands-on and see Dead Trigger 2 in action on SHIELD. For fans of the original, and everyone for that matter, take a peek at the quick video below.

NVIDIA shows Riptide GP 2 on Project SHIELD

In keeping with the weekly Project SHIELD game teasers, NVIDIA is this time showing Riptide GP 2 from the folks at Vector Unit. The release of Riptide GP 2 will arrive as a sequel to the original Riptide GP, however as we have already seen with other Project SHIELD games -- it will come with some Tegra 4 related enhancements. In fact, as compared to the original release, NVIDIA has said that Riptide GP 2 will make an "even bigger splash."

NVIDIA shows Burn Zombie Burn on Project SHIELD

NVIDIA has returned with another game title that will be released for Project SHIELD. This latest demo is coming out of Mobile World Congress and is showing a game that was formerly available only on the PS3. That game is Burn Zombie Burn and it comes by way of Tick Tock Games. And as we have seen with the other Project SHIELD game teasers -- this one will also be optimized for the Tegra 4 processor.

NVIDIA reports fiscal Q4 2013 financial results

NVIDIA has just released its financial results for fiscal Q4 2013. The reports show that NVIDIA earned about $1.1 billion in Q4, which is $100 million down from Q3. On the plus side, this is a big increase from fiscal Q4 2012 where NVIDIA made $953 million. That's about a 16.1% year-over-year increase. NVIDIA's net income was $174 million in Q4 which is 16.8% down from the $209.1 million they made in Q3. Year-over-year however, they grabbed a 50% increase in profits from fiscal Q4 2012 where they made $116 million.
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