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Shadowgun multiplayer demoed on Transformer Prime running Tegra 3

Shadowgun multiplayer demoed on Transformer Prime running Tegra 3

NVIDIA has shown off several elements of the Tegra 3 processor this week at their press conference at CES 2012, not least of all the now multiplayer first person shooter Shadowgun. Several of NVIDIA's best showed off the app working at full HD over wi-fi, no skips or cuts in the least. With controllers in-hand, this game was played from a set of three Transformer tablets and projected on the big screen via HDMI.

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ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

What you're about to witness is a set of three hands-on videos of a few games that were included on the ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet when it came to your humble narrator's doorstep last week for review. While none of these three games will be on your tablet when you first pull it out of the box later this month, you'll be able to purchase them eventually, be it the moment you hit the Android Market or sometime early next year when the game is finished. First we've got a platform demo by Chidori in a fighting game, then the already classic Glowball real-time generated 3D environment game, and Bladeslinger - 3rd person battle in the old west with monsters galore.

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Zen Pinball for Tegra Android, an ultra-early hands-on look

Zen Pinball for Tegra Android, an ultra-early hands-on look

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at a game that'll be released on the Android Market and through the Tegra Zone - Zen Pinball THD, exclusively for Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting mobile devices. This is a game that allows you to take your love of pinball and apply it to a handful of utterly fabulous tables, both branded by the developers behind the game and developed inside other universes such as Marvel Comics with the Fantastic Four and Spiderman. Have a peek at a couple of tables in a very early build of this game here!

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor revealed and detailed

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor revealed and detailed

The next generation of mobile processors has arrived in the form of the NIVIDA Tegra 3, formerly known as Project Kal-El, a quad-core chipset with aspirations to dominate the Android landscape in 2012 as the Tegra 2 dual-core processor dominated the majority of 2011. Though many of the details have already been revealed by NVIDIA before today on how Tegra 3 functions and is able to bring you the consumer more power, less battery consumption, and more effective workload distribution, this marks both the official naming of the chip as well as the official distribution of easy to process videos on how Tegra 3 will affect the average mobile device user.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 set for NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core optimized play

Grand Theft Auto 3 set for NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core optimized play

You may remember back in the middle of October when it was announced that Grand Theft Auto 3 would be coming back for a 10th anniversary edition that'd work with both Android and iOS - now it appears that NVIDIA is getting in on the action with Rockstar, providing their next-gen Kal-El (aka Tegra 3) quad-core processor-toting Android tablet to the group so that they can optimize the game for ultimate supremacy. Word comes this week from Adam Rosenberg who this week had the opportunity to check the soon to be released game out on the unnamed Kal-El NVIDIA tablet, an iPad 2, and an iPhone 4S. With the Kal-El tablet came the biggest surprises, both in that the game was running not on the tablet itself but through its TV-out connection, and secondly that Android's ability to work with USB controllers is programmed into the game so that an Xbox 360 controller works perfectly well!

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Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

In one fell swoop, it appears the the folks at Madfinger and NVIDIA have crushed the rest of Android with a game that takes the platform to a whole new level of gaming intensity. We got to check this game out earlier this month in its pre-release state, and today's the day the full version is released on the Android Market and through the official NVIDIA Tegra Zone. Is your Android rough and tough enough to bust a cap in a bunch of mutants, robots, and mutant robot hybrids? It all depends on if your processor is a Tegra! Ours is, right here on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and we're going hands-on again now with the final build.

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Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

It's time for all you mobile gamers out there to have a brand new heart attack because Shadowgun is newly optimized and ready for release on NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting Android devices. October 26th is the time and $4.99 is about to be the price - and let me tell you right now, it's worth every penny. Madfinger Games tells us that the game will eventually be released on all Android devices (provided they're powerful enough), but we're in it for the Tegra - optimization for the win!

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Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

As you might well know, it's not often that we review a single app for a mobile device here on SlashGear - not unless its so massive, so awesome, so significant that it cannot be ignored. That's what we've got right here, folks, a third-person shooter by the name of Shadowgun, made by Madfinger games for iOS and Android - today the news being the optimized version for the Android-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. We've checked the game out on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it's time to show you the next plateau for immersive mobile gaming.

UPDATE: the final release version of this game is out now, check out our follow-up post and hands-on video once you get down reading about it here, then pick the game up in the market!

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NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

Those interested in the processing power of mobile devices running any and all operating systems should be aware of NVIDIA's Project Kal-El, a quad core CPU the group is prepping for a late 2011 released. We first learned about this project (and future projects with similar code-names) back at Mobile World Congress 2011 where we also got our first eyes-on look at the processing power it presented via a game called Great Battles: Medieval. It was here that we got our first glance at a quad core processor working on a mobile platform, and as it was said back then, multi-core processing is, and will continue to be, massively important to mobile computing. What NVIDIA provides us today is a stripped-down and simple look at why the next generation, quad core, is much better than dual core in basically every way.

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NVIDIA Web-Based Tegra Zone Launched [Hands-On]

NVIDIA Web-Based Tegra Zone Launched [Hands-On]

Today the folks at NVIDIA have announced officially their web-based version of NVIDIA Tegra Zone, a Tegra 2 dual-core tablet and super phone processor specific portal for apps, news, and news about apps. The apps you're going to be seeing here, as shown in our full review of mobile app version of the market, are on the whole available for NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor toting devices exclusively, and with this web-based addition to this ecosystem, the Tegra Zone becomes just as versatile as the Android Marketplace itself - or certainly close to it. It's like a guide for ultimate dual-core wins.

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