Shield

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just supplying the hardware that games are played on. The launch of the company’s Tegra ARM SoCs, their SHIELD product lineup, and the overall poor state of the Android gaming market has led to the company investing rather significantly in bringing higher quality games over to SHIELD and Android devices. This has culminated in NVIDIA paying for the Android ports for a number of games, some of the most famous including the Android ports of Valve’s Half-Life 2 and Portal. Meanwhile with the launch of the SHIELD Android TV, NVIDIA is essentially doubling-down on Android gaming as...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Coinciding...

158 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2015

NVIDIA’s GRID Game Streaming Service Rolls Out 1080p60 Support

Word comes from NVIDIA this afternoon that they are rolling out a beta update to their GRID game streaming service. Starting today, the service is adding 1080p60 streaming to...

62 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2015

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Console Becomes SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA updated their SHIELD website today with a bit more information on the SHIELD Console. And while an earlier $299 device listing ended up being erroneous – NVIDIA accidentally...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/23/2015

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Console: Tegra X1 Android TV Box Shipping In May

Today NVIDIA has announced their latest addition to the SHIELD product family, the SHIELD Console. Launching in May at $199, the SHIELD Console is a combination microconsole and Android...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA Announces Holiday SHIELD Tablet Update

A little over one week ago NVIDIA committed to bringing Android Lollipop to the SHIELD Tablet before the end of November. This was fairly noteworthy, as it represents a...

27 by Brandon Chester on 11/13/2014

Nvidia Announces That The SHIELD Tablet Will Receive Android 5.0 This Month

Earlier this year NVIDIA released the SHIELD Tablet which utilized their Cortex-A15 based Tegra K1 chip. In our review we felt it offered a good value proposition, and stood...

9 by Brandon Chester on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA Opens Pre-Orders For The SHIELD Tablet With LTE and 32GB Of Storage

NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet arrived earlier this year and it was one of the first devices to use NVIDIA's Tegra K1 platform with 4 Cortex A15 cores and a single...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2014

Revisiting SHIELD Tablet: Gaming Battery Life and Temperatures

While the original SHIELD Tablet review hit most of the critical points in the review, there wasn't enough time to investigate everything. One of the areas where there wasn't...

39 by Joshua Ho & Andrei Frumusanu on 8/8/2014

Short Bytes: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet

Today's launch of the new SHIELD Tablet with NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC has muddied up the tablet waters a bit. We've posted our full coverage of the device, but...

32 by Jarred Walton on 7/29/2014

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

While I talked about this in the launch article, the SHIELD Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a...

174 by Joshua Ho on 7/29/2014

NVIDIA Launches Shield Tablet

Today, NVIDIA is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don’t require much in the way of exposition, NVIDIA is in an odd place. Last year, the...

107 by Joshua Ho on 7/22/2014

Some Thoughts on Half-Life 2 and Portal on Shield

If you talked to me seven years ago, the concept of phone games beyond Snake and basic flash games would've been beyond me. That wasn’t really on my mind...

40 by Joshua Ho on 5/22/2014

SHIELD Gets Portal and Half-Life 2

Last week, news came out that Portal is available for SHIELD, which involved NVIDIA sending various members of the press a presumably tasty little cake. (And no, I’m not...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/12/2014

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as...

27 by Jarred Walton on 4/7/2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Price Cuts and Portal

NVIDIA has a couple big SHIELD-related announcements today. The first is a “limited time” price cut to $199. The original price was $299, which then dropped to $249 &ndash...

20 by Jarred Walton on 3/25/2014

NVIDIA 331.65 Game Ready WHQL Driver

Brian posted earlier today about the latest NVIDIA SHIELD update, and buried within that post is information that NVIDIA has released their latest 331.65 WHQL drivers along with GeForce...

6 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013

NVIDIA Updates Shield to Android 4.3, Adds Features, Brings GameStream out of Beta

It’s been a while since our NVIDIA Shield review, a Tegra 4 packing handheld gaming device running Android Jelly Bean. Today, NVIDIA is taking the lid off a big...

19 by Brian Klug on 10/28/2013

NVIDIA Consolidates Game Streaming Tech Under GameStream Brand; Announces Shield Console Mode

As part of their Montreal game showcase announcements, NVIDIA has announced that come October 28th the company will be consolidating their various PC game streaming technologies under a single...

15 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2013

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