Project SHIELD

NVIDIA SHIELD launches in a week: is your PC ready?

NVIDIA SHIELD launches in a week: is your PC ready?

Though NVIDIA's handheld gaming device SHIELD will be launching with its PC game streaming feature in BETA mode, the company's GeForce Experience software has already lit up the "go" sign for global compatibility. NVIDIA today made clear their intent to not just ship out the first units of SHIELD on the 27th, but to adjust the price as well - and charge those that'd pre-ordered the device the lower point before they attain their wares. Those gamers that'd been using the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software on their gaming rigs at home also found a pleasant surprise earlier this month.

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NVIDIA SHIELD price gets prelaunch polish

NVIDIA SHIELD price gets prelaunch polish

NVIDIA has slashed the price of its SHIELD portable Android gaming system, opting to trim the handheld to just $299 based on feedback from gamers. The clamshell console, which goes on sale on June 27 the company has confirmed today, was originally up for preorder at $349, but NVIDIA says that feedback from E3 and other events has convinced them that SHIELD will be "a home run" if it dips under the $300 mark.

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Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

Gaming controllers hit mobile: iOS 7 and the SHIELD factor

If you're the sort of person who enjoys playing video games on-the-go, which of the following two announcements hit you harder this year: iOS 7 bringing standardized controllers to Apple's mobile devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD? The NVIDIA device is a whole unit in and of itself, while Apple's announcement was all but missed by everyone outside the gaming crowd. Could it be that these two pieces of the puzzle were - and are - the most important announcements in the handheld gaming industry this year thus far?

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NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

The folks at Nyko have made a surprise one-two hit today with a variety of accessories that are aimed in the public eye directly at such next-generation devices as NVIDIA SHIELD. What we're seeing right here is the functionality described in our first presentation of their new SHIELD dock, but without the dock. Here we've got NVIDIA's SHIELD working as a miniature Android-based game console attached to an HDTV with a Nyko PlayPad Pro as a controller connected with Bluetooth.

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Nyko Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Charge Bases eyes-on with NVIDIA SHIELD bonus

Nyko Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Charge Bases eyes-on with NVIDIA SHIELD bonus

If you were wondering how it is that Nyko is bringing charger bases for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4's controllers - look no further. We had a quick chat with the folks at Nyko at E3 2013 this afternoon and got the quick once-over on how their unique technology works. Here well before the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 are out in the public, Nyko is hitting it hard with unique abilities for the wireless controllers that will define the next generation in console gaming.

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Nyko turns NVIDIA SHIELD into mini console with simple dock setup

Nyko turns NVIDIA SHIELD into mini console with simple dock setup

The folks at Nyko have decided E3 to be the perfect place to let it be known that they're on-board with NVIDIA and their soon-to-be-released SHIELD gaming device for accessories from the get-go. With a SHIELD Dock aside a Travel and Shell Case as well as a Power Kit, Nyko will be ready for the push as it comes on extremely soon. These accessories will be released what we must assume will be just a bit after NVIDIA's own in-house releases.

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Dead Trigger 2 Tegra 4 feature video outlines SHIELD-bound boosts

Dead Trigger 2 Tegra 4 feature video outlines SHIELD-bound boosts

While the NVIDIA SHIELD device isn't quite on the market yet, NVIDIA hasn't made any secret about making sure it's Tegra 4 processor (coming inside the device) is good and ready to be a big part of the presentation. Today the folks at MadFingerGames - in association with NVIDIA - have shown a video previewing the upgraded graphics and gameplay included in the Tegra 4 version of Dead Trigger 2. This game has not yet been released to the public, but will be pushed soon.

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PSA: Dead On Arrival 2 Android zombie horror beta begins at dawn

PSA: Dead On Arrival 2 Android zombie horror beta begins at dawn

If you're all about the burning up of your zombie enemies and have a hankering to do so on your Android device, your time has arrived. The game Dead on Arrival 2 has announced that their next beta testing round will be beginning tomorrow - all users need to do is agree that they'll never tell what they saw: this game wont be out for a while. It has, on the other hand, been demonstrated more than once on NVIDIA SHIELD.

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NVIDIA SHIELD hits FCC with Avengers hat tip in code: Project THOR

NVIDIA SHIELD hits FCC with Avengers hat tip in code: Project THOR

The gaming device known as SHIELD is headed through the FCC this week with NVIDIA's original code-name attached: Project Thor. As the machine was originally called Project SHIELD when it was introduced earlier this year at CES 2013, the name Thor follows well: Marvel Comics fans the folks at NVIDIA must be. This device is headed for the hands of pre-order users sooner than later, too.

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