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NVIDIA Console Mode closes case on legacy machines

NVIDIA Console Mode closes case on legacy machines

Engineers at NVIDIA have taken the time this week to reveal a collection of new abilities for their SHIELD device, perhaps the most symbolic of these being a new "Console Mode". This mode for the device allows the user to close the top on the handheld device and run its display through a mini-HDMI port on its back. While this mode was (sort of) available before today via the same HDMI port (thanks to the idea from Nyko), starting this week the ability also outputs to full HD 1080p and is able to work optimized with a Nyko PlayPad Pro controller.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Gamepad Mapper released for all-game compatibility

NVIDIA SHIELD Gamepad Mapper released for all-game compatibility

The NVIDIA SHIELD gaming platform just brought on a whole new level of expansion in both the Android and the PC streaming environments. This week with the release of the newest software update from NVIDIA, the device itself gains not only Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the addition of three relatively important features: Console Mode, NVIDIA GameStream (formerly known as PC streaming), and SHIELD Gamepad Mapper. The last of these was not revealed until today - a simple built-in ability to map hardware controls to each game uniquely.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

NVIDIA ShadowPlay released for ease in screen recording

This morning NVIDIA sent out the newest version of the GeForce Experience, a software suite allowing users to optimize the settings of their games based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor they have running. This suite gained a major addition this week called ShadowPlay. ShadowPlay allows the user to add a high-powered screen video recording system to their experience with a tap of a switch and a set of shortcuts.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti release set with market structure details

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti release set with market structure details

It would appear that we'll still be getting the full run-down on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti piecemeal as the company's push today includes no more than a price and release date. Readied for the 7th of November, this graphics card is set to out-do the current high-performing GeForce GTX 780 in price. This should follow with the normal "Ti" boosts in performance, suggesting we'll be seeing a card that's much closer to the performance of the highest-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

After the first 10 minutes of playing Batman: Arkham Origins, my original cold attitude toward another Bat-title were doused. Hearing first of an early Batman story made me disinterested - why would I want to experience Batman before all the good villains entered Gotham City? As it turns out, there's not only a lot more to this equation than the storyline, there's also a lot more to the storyline than I expected - in the first 10 minutes of gameplay, I'd encountered four characters I recognized (not counting Black Mask, Bruce Wayne, or Alfred on the intercom, of course).

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Dead Trigger 2 release stabs iOS and Tegra-friendly Android today

Dead Trigger 2 release stabs iOS and Tegra-friendly Android today

This afternoon you'll be finding a whole lot of zombie cut-downs in the wild as the folks at MadFinger Games release their second-generation first-person zombie shooter Dead Trigger 2. This game is appearing on the app stores for both iOS for iPhones and iPads as well as Android for devices of all sizes either immediately or later today. We got an early look at this game with the first review of NVIDIA SHIELD earlier this year.

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NVIDIA Editor’s Day 2013 Wrap-up: G-Sync, 4K, and gaming’s blurred lines

NVIDIA Editor’s Day 2013 Wrap-up: G-Sync, 4K, and gaming’s blurred lines

Though the event continues to be called "Editor's Day", this week we had an extended stay with NVIDIA in Montreal, learning about the company's newest in gaming development and hardware innovation. The biggest news of the event was surely the unveiling of G-Sync, a hardware module made by NVIDIA to be planted in the backs of high-end gaming monitors, making their functions slave to GeForce GTX graphics cards, but that wasn't the only big push made by the company for industry. Also making appearances were NVIDIA SHIELD, development initiatives through GameWorks, and some of the biggest names in game development today.

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Destiny has BUNGIE teaming with NVIDIA GameWorks for OptiX technology

Destiny has BUNGIE teaming with NVIDIA GameWorks for OptiX technology

This week we've heard quite a bit about NVIDIA's aim to bring details on their GameWorks development and optimization program to the public, amongst these such high-powered features as OptiX. What Optix represents is an SDK (a software development kit) for the creators of next generation's games - games like Destiny from the developers at BUNGIE. Spilling well into tomorrow's platforms with graphics optimizations today, BUNGIE is taking advantage of the likes of Interactive Ray Tracing, Ambient Occlusion, Procedural Surfaces, and Light Baking.

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Star Citizen hands-on with 4K: rolling in space on pre-release

Star Citizen hands-on with 4K: rolling in space on pre-release

In what's essentially a very, very early build of Star Citizen here at NVIDIA's Montreal 2013 event, we've gotten the opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with the likes of 4K output. This game isn't out on the market yet - it's still rolling in funding cash, in fact, having just reached a $23 million dollar point this week. We've found this game rolling out on a massively powerful dual-card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titans, as it were) gaming build from Maingear - the same we saw yesterday kicking out the jams with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Here we're also seeing some fabulous NVIDIA-pushed next-generation development taking full effect as well.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti official as “high-end enthusiast” GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti official as “high-end enthusiast” GPU

This week the folks at NVIDIA unveiled several pieces of technology not many could have predicted, but one thing sticks as it is with essentially any of the company's gaming events: a brand new graphics card was shown. This card goes by the name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, and though we've not got one whole heck of a lot of detail on it yet, we do know that it'll be presented as a "high-end enthusiast" graphics card in the near future.

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