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Remote GameStream Review with NVIDIA SHIELD

Remote GameStream Review with NVIDIA SHIELD

It’s not often that we review the services of a device we’ve reviewed in the past, but the opening of the gates NVIDIA is providing here in the SHIELD, we must. When NVIDIA SHIELD was first introduced, the service that would eventually be called GameStream showed how we might mirror PC games to a handheld gaming system, and control them with that system too. Here a year and four months later, we get to see this service work outside of our own home internet network.

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NVIDIA SHIELD gains remote game streaming: outside your network, anywhere

NVIDIA SHIELD gains remote game streaming: outside your network, anywhere

Starting this April, NVIDIA will be activating Remote GameStream abilities in Beta mode on their handheld gaming device NVIDIA SHIELD. In an update to NVIDIA SHIELD, the company will allow your PC to stream games outside your personal wireless network for the first time. Where before this ability was only allowed inside your own home (without creating your own server, that is), here NVIDIA opens the gates to "anywhere access."

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NVIDIA SHIELD’s GameStream ready to pair with gaming notebooks

NVIDIA SHIELD’s GameStream ready to pair with gaming notebooks

Support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M collection of graphics processors is now ready alongside several other sets of processing hardware for the NVIDIA GameStream experience. What this means for NVIDIA SHIELD owners is that their gaming laptop, if too large for any given situation, can be used to stream games to their NVIDIA SHIELD. This ability will be activated immediately if not soon for a number of Kepler and Maxwell based GPU-toting notebooks.

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NVIDIA SHIELD enables Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

NVIDIA SHIELD enables Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled a collection of features that’ll be running on NVIDIA SHIELD in the near future, one of them allowing you to be a living room-bound high-end gamer wirelessly. While we’ve seen Console Mode before, it was always up to the wireless gaming controller (think XYAB) to make use of it. Today you can return to the combo that best suits you - the mouse and keyboard.

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NVIDIA SHIELD gets a GRID boost with Saints Row and Dead Island

NVIDIA SHIELD gets a GRID boost with Saints Row and Dead Island

This week the already burgeoning library of games available in NVIDIA GRID (Beta) to the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming system is growing by two. This cloud-based gaming system will now have a total of 12 full-sized games made available to all users of the machine, with more on the way. These aren't some half-sized iterations, mind you, they're the full-sized Dead Island and Saint's Row: The Third!

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Steam in-home streaming beta begins: like NVIDIA SHIELD, but different

Steam in-home streaming beta begins: like NVIDIA SHIELD, but different

If you've seen the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming device working with streaming PC gaming in a home network, you know how it works - potentially - with Steam's Big Picture mode. Now Valve is taking this sort of functionality and pushing it to many devices. At the moment, they're calling this "Steam in-home streaming" a beta, and they're releasing it to developer partners and other odd testers this week.

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Limelight attempts NVIDIA SHIELD PC game streaming on all devices

Limelight attempts NVIDIA SHIELD PC game streaming on all devices

At the moment you’ll find the folks behind the open-source project known as Limelight working on Android devices, attempting to make the PC streaming option for games through Valve’s Steam work with all devices, not just NVIDIA SHIELD. While we can’t imagine NVIDIA will be especially thrilled at the possibility that this high-powered ability will be reverse engineered so directly, here you’ll find the feature working with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards only

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