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The Hobbit VR hands-on: a Thief in the Shadows

The Hobbit VR hands-on: a Thief in the Shadows

Earlier this week, Epic Games announced that WETA Digital had created a VR experience for The Hobbit. This collaboration is called "Thief in the Shadows", and was the combined efforts of Epic Games, WETA Digital, NVIDIA, and Oculus, and it'd bring the wearer to the Lonely Mountain, put in place of Bilbo Baggins as he (the wearer of the Oculus VR headset) encounters the dragon Smaug for the first time. Oh, Stupendous One, how awesome it is to look upon your face from such a realistic perspective.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X revealed, handed to Tim Sweeney

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X revealed, handed to Tim Sweeney

This week NVIDIA decided to reveal their next big graphics card at a press event that wasn't explicitly theirs. At the Epic Games event, with Tim Sweeney next to him, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X was revealed for the first time. This card was revealed only with the promise of the whole audience that they'd come to GTC 2015. That's NVIDIA's own graphics-centric conference that takes place later this month - we'll be there too, of course.

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Crysis 3 on NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV hands-on

Crysis 3 on NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV hands-on

The Android version of Crysis 3 has been revealed, and here it is - in a very early form. This game is set to be released later this year - likely at the same time as the NVIDIA SHIELD home entertainment device - but for now it's in a very early stage of development. This is not a GRID game - it's running natively on Android. This is a real-deal Android game we'll be able to download from Google Play for NVIDIA SHIELD later this year.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV hands-on

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV hands-on

The living room-based center of the NVIDIA SHIELD family has been revealed this week at GDC 2015, and we've had the opportunity to get up close and personal. This device goes by the name NVIDIA SHIELD - see more about that naming convention in our first detail article if you must - and it's made to sit beside your television. Our first experience with the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device was with a developer iteration, but it's set to be essentially the same beast when it's released later this year.

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NVIDIA SHIELD specs: entertainment device detailed

NVIDIA SHIELD specs: entertainment device detailed

This evening we've been given our first full tour of the NVIDIA SHIELD living room entertainment device. This device joins the SHIELD Portable - a controller/display combo, and the SHIELD Tablet - a high-powered tablets that works with the SHIELD Wireless Controller. The NVIDIA SHIELD is made to empower your TV as it works with your Google account for content. As such, it runs Android TV. It outputs up to 4K 60fps content to your big screen, and it runs with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, as well.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes coming to NVIDIA GRID

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes coming to NVIDIA GRID

Kenichiro Imaizumi, Senior Producer for Konami spoke up this week onstage during the NVIDIA SHIELD presentation. He spoke about NVIDIA GRID - and the fact that Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes would be released to NVIDIA GRID this year. This will be an updated version of the game - not the original for PS4 and Xbox One. This version will be available for download and streaming this year. Because Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes is coming to this platform, it's basically a lock that the next episode will be released here as well.

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NVIDIA GRID Store revealed: Android side-by-side with Steam

NVIDIA GRID Store revealed: Android side-by-side with Steam

The NVIDIA GRID experience is about to expand. Now that the graphics card-making crew at NVIDIA have created a PC game streaming service that's proven itself as robust, they're ready to move beyond their free model, and on to one that charges. Instead of continuing with a sort of an All You Can Eat situation, NVIDIA GRID will have you paying a subscription cost - for streaming services - as well as a cost per game. Each game you purchase in this way will be delivered to you with a Steam code as well - for full PC gaming.

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Borderlands, Crysis 3, DOOM 3 BFG join Portal on Android with NVIDIA

Borderlands, Crysis 3, DOOM 3 BFG join Portal on Android with NVIDIA

Inside the NVIDIA SHIELD home entertainment device is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor. That processor allows the game Borderlands, the Pre-Sequel to work on the device - an Android TV device. This game was released to PC less than a year ago - PlayStation 3 as well. Now it'll be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and NVIDIA SHIELD. At this time it's not entirely clear whether or not the game will be able to be played on Android devices besides NVIDIA SHIELD - but it might! For now we'll assume it'll stick with NVIDIA SHIELD exclusively.

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Crysis 3 Android release: yes, NVIDIA SHIELD can run it

Crysis 3 Android release: yes, NVIDIA SHIELD can run it

This year Crysis 3 will be released to Android. This is a mobile platform, yes, but the processing power in mobile system-on-chip processing architecture has become so robust that it can, indeed, run Crysis. NVIDIA's Tegra X1 SoC can run it, anyway. We're to understand that Crysis 3 will be released at around or during the release of the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device later this year. This game is relatively early in development, but it's coming to Android, and its coming soon!

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Doom 3 Android release set for 2015

Doom 3 Android release set for 2015

This week at NVIDIA we've heard the good news - Doom 3 will be coming to Android. This is one of several games that've been brought to the mobile universe in collaboration with NVIDIA this season, prepped in this case with the NVIDIA Tegra X1 mobile processor in mind. This game will require the processing power of the NVIDIA Tegra X1, of course - or a processor with similar power - and NVIDIA nor the teams at id Software or Activision (who own the rights to Doom 3) have confirmed when the game will be released.

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