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Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

If you're the sort of person who enjoys playing video games on-the-go, which of the following two announcements hit you harder this year: iOS 7 bringing standardized controllers to Apple's mobile devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD? The NVIDIA device is a whole unit in and of itself, while Apple's announcement was all but missed by everyone outside the gaming crowd. Could it be that these two pieces of the puzzle were - and are - the most important announcements in the handheld gaming industry this year thus far?

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Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

As the PC gaming rig ecosystem continues to expand, groups like Digital Storm stand to gain largely from those ladies and gentlemen aiming to do two things at once: work with a high-powered computer and keep a low, yet stylish profile. That's getting pretty darn specific when you consider the start of the gaming PC trend not too many years ago: massive builds and wacky cases galore - but here Digital Storm keeps it tight.

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NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

The folks at Nyko have made a surprise one-two hit today with a variety of accessories that are aimed in the public eye directly at such next-generation devices as NVIDIA SHIELD. What we're seeing right here is the functionality described in our first presentation of their new SHIELD dock, but without the dock. Here we've got NVIDIA's SHIELD working as a miniature Android-based game console attached to an HDTV with a Nyko PlayPad Pro as a controller connected with Bluetooth.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled several high-powered graphics cards to advance the world of desktop gaming, the tiniest of these being the GeForce GTX 700M notebook GPU. A family of four cards is being shown here, each of them with a slightly different build for different kinds of gaming setups. The builds of the devices coming with NVIDIA's technology inside as part of this next wave of gaming notebooks will be small, too - dashing the past in which "big and heavy" were required in order to have enough power to speak of in a "gaming laptop".

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GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

Today NVIDIA let it be known that they've not just added the GeForce GTX 780 to their ranks, they've replaced the GTX 670 with the GTX 770 as well. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770's design is based on the GK104 GPU, this being the same unit used in the 680, the card replaced by the 780 earlier this month. This unit works with a base clock speed of 1,046 MHz and can be boosted up to 1,085 MHz, bringing with it a fastest-ever GDDR5 memory speed at 7.0 Gbps.

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NVIDIA SHIELD final hours recounted before Production Release

NVIDIA SHIELD final hours recounted before Production Release

Today the team behind NVIDIA's SHIELD device have spoken on the activities and preparations made for showing the device on "P-Relase" day. P-Release signifies the device is ready for production, and what the team has shared today is what went on behind the scenes right up until NVIDIA's most recent quarterly internal company meeting where CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off the very first SHIELD production unit. This device was first introduced back at CES 2013 earlier this year, and it'll be shipped to the first wave of pre-order users in June.

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GeForce Experience replaces “NVIDIA Update” as graphics driver standard

GeForce Experience replaces “NVIDIA Update” as graphics driver standard

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience isn't a baby anymore - several months in and 2.5 million downloads since this system's introduction and eventual public beta release, this game optimizing control center will replace the company's "NVIDIA Update" system as the standard. In each driver package included with a GeForce graphics card, the GeForce Experience will be packaged, starting this week with the R320 GeForce GTX 780 launch driver.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay aims for always-on screen recording for gamers

NVIDIA ShadowPlay aims for always-on screen recording for gamers

In a move that most gamers will instantly see as a battle up against FRAPS, NVIDIA has this week shown off ShadowPlay, a screen capture feature for the future of the GeForce Experience. Before you get too excited, it's important to note that ShadowPlay will not be implemented until later this summer with an update to the GeForce Experience - for now you'll have to wait and wish for this optimized setup.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 delivers TITAN die with a “pure gaming focus”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 delivers TITAN die with a “pure gaming focus”

As NVIDIA continues its journey down the gaming road with software specifics such as the GeForce Experience, so too do they continue to tweak and empower their graphics cards - like the GeForce GTX 780, for instance. This week the GTX 780 has been revealed with much of the same hardware delivered in the GeForce GTX TITAN, but with slight differences that make it just a little bit less expensive and, as NVIDIA has informed us, "more of a pure gaming focus card than TITAN."

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NVIDIA SHIELD pre-orders up today: partners rally for early bump

NVIDIA SHIELD pre-orders up today: partners rally for early bump

Due to an apparent collaborative request from NVIDIA's retail partners aiming to carry their new SHIELD device, it would appear that the device's pre-order date has been bumped. But where situations such as these generally have delays in mind, this change in the minds of the market rulers is in favor of an earlier time for consumers to join in on the purchase of this device. In other words: where the pre-order date for SHEILD for the public was the 20th of this month, it's now today, May 17th.

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