Project SHIELD

NVIDIA Tegra Note official: Android tablet on GeForce rails

NVIDIA Tegra Note official: Android tablet on GeForce rails

The first thing you're going to need to understand about the tablet called NVIDIA Tegra Note is that it's not going to be released like SHIELD - it's headed to market like an NVIDIA graphics card would. This tablet will be brought to market by hardware hard-hitters like EVGA and PYN Technologies, taking Project KAI to a proverbial new level with what NVIDIA describes as a "complete platform" rather than "just the hardware" as the original Nexus 7 was (essentially). And we've seen this device before, in an early teaser at Computex - we spotted you, you sneaky beast!

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NVIDIA SHIELD update edges in on PC Streaming final release

NVIDIA SHIELD update edges in on PC Streaming final release

Though PC streaming from NVIDIA SHIELD is still considered "Beta" by the company itself, an over-the-air software update coming this week has increased the number of games supported by the device officially up to 31. This OTA update suggests that NVIDIA is edging in ever-closer to a final bump for the machine into Go Time - for now, our tests have already proven the system to be more than capable of handling the games we've wanted to play out in the wild.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne launches with NVIDIA SHIELD, Tesla Model S, barrel rolls

Asphalt 8: Airborne launches with NVIDIA SHIELD, Tesla Model S, barrel rolls

The 8th generation of Gameloft's rather successful racing game franchise is out today for both iOS and Android devices in Asphalt 8: Airborne. This game takes another step toward making a truly worthy translation of the 2008 movie Speed Racer to the gaming universe. Though it's not Gameloft saying they're doing so, it certainly appears as if the closest game to the mark (in Asphalt 7) has been outdone by this 2013 Asphalt 8 release.

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NVIDIA SHIELD hands-on with PlayStation console emulation

NVIDIA SHIELD hands-on with PlayStation console emulation

With NVIDIA SHIELD we've begun diving in to a collection of use-cases for the system that spin beyond its original two: Android gaming and PC game streaming. While we've given NVIDIA SHIELD a full review already, we've only just begun to explore the many use-cases for this device, considering especially its physical controls connected directly to Android and the top-level NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor found inside. Today we're having a look at game emulating, using the Android app FPse to play test a game in its original PlayStation form.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Review

Delivered in NVIDIA SHIELD is the first full-fledged mobile device crossover into the desktop gaming universe. SHIELD is an Android-based physical gaming controller with its own clamshell hinge-attached display, powered by NVIDIA's newest mobile processor, stepping up as what the company claims is the world's most powerful mobile gaming device. With NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC under the hood and the ability to play Android games and stream high-powered PC games from NVIDIA GeForce GTX processor-toting gaming rigs, NVIDIA proves that they're essentially right on the money.

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NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

This week NVIDIA SHIELD launches, bringing the company's vision for a high-powered mobile gaming device to the market with a console-quality physical controller attached to a flip-up display with Android under the hood. This machine will be shipping to customers who preordered this device starting Wednesday, while in-store availability also starts its spread this week at locations like GameStop, Microcenter, and Canada Computer. You'll be seeing SlashGear's full review soon, as well.

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Riptide GP 2 Review

Riptide GP 2 Review

The developers at Vector Unit have this week unveiled Riptide GP 2 for the public, having created the original well over a year ago to waves of Android devices that still continue to jetski forth with this classic today. What we're seeing with Riptide GP2 is a full-on sequel to the original, here working with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 optimized bit of software on none other than NVIDIA SHIELD, a device that the public will be getting their hands on later this month.

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NVIDIA SHIELD headed to movie theaters in August for gamer one-on-one time

NVIDIA SHIELD headed to movie theaters in August for gamer one-on-one time

If you're itching to get your hands on NVIDIA's SHIELD handheld gaming device and you happen to live near certain locations on the west and east coast, you'll have an opportunity to try it for yourself throughout August. The company is offering the public a chance to play with SHIELD at select theaters on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in New York and San Francisco.

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