There’s a game out there today called T.E.C 3001 for Android devices that’ll destroy your love for Temple Run. This game is limited to NVIDIA SHIELD devices, but it’s so intense you’ll consider buying the lot. And don’t forget to turn your TRON helmet on, don’t want to get erased.
Those of you owning an original NVIDIA SHIELD (portable) and waiting on the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller can stay your excitement. Today is the day the updates come. The updates that allow your NVIDIA SHIELD the ability to work with the Wireless Controller just the same as an NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet.
Earlier this month we got the opportunity to have our first hands-on experience with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet in relatively short form. Before we do our full review, NVIDIA has made with the public assurances in the long-term support of the entire NVIDIA SHIELD Family. Not just the newest products, mind you - the entire collection.
While there’s no shortage of slates on the market today, NVIDIA believes that there’s plenty of room for a specialty tablet. Their gaming tablet goes by a name similar to NVIDIA SHIELD, their handheld Android-based gaming device. This is NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, and it’s ready to roll with their NVIDIA SHIELD Controller.
After making a strong showing with their SHIELD gaming platform and Tegra K1 chipset, NVIDIA may be at it again. A new report form the BBC says the company is poised to release a new Android gaming console — with a twist. After their popular move to bring Portal — a popular PC and console game — to the SHIELD, it seems they’re taking the PC angle a step further this time around.
With the next SHIELD, NVIDIA may well detach the screen from the controller to bring forth a new, highest-end Android tablet to market. Word from the GCF suggests that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is what’s up next on NVIDIA’s plate for self-made hardware, and it likely fits in well with the controller-shaped device we saw in FCC listings earlier this year.
The stars might be aligning and a new NVIDIA SHIELD device might soon be revealed, but this could be a rather strange beast. Based on a recent certification entry from the Global Certification Forume (GCF) and a recent sighting on NVIDIA's own website, the chipmaker's next SHIELD gaming machine won't be a handheld like before but will be a mid-sized Android tablet instead.
NVIDIA’s SHIELD gaming console may be getting an upgrade. A FCC filing suggests SHIELD 2 is in the works, as a controller of some sort has made its way to their facility. Looking a lot like the SHIELD many of us have now, this device might just be the next iteration we’ve been waiting for.
It was expected that Portal would be released for NVIDIA SHIELD today on Android through the Google Play app store. It was not expected that NVIDIA and Valve would also release Half-Life 2. While NVIDIA did tease the possibility of Half-Life 2 for SHIELD last week, a grand effort appears to have been made to keep the game’s release to the mobile platform a secret.
Today NVIDIA has sent us a crowbar. This crowbar is green, and it has the text "What would Gordon do?" It has the Half-Life 2 logo on one side, and the NVIDIA SHIELD logo on the other - this means that Half-Life 2 is coming to NVIDIA SHIELD soon. We must assume that this has been in the works for some time - and that Valve’s Source Engine is working with ports of high-powered games very, very well.
Starting on May 12th, Valve will begin their Android invasion with Portal. Today we’ve posted our Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review, letting it be known that the game is, in fact, a legitimate full-fledged delivery of the classic game. If this game is any indication of how - with NVIDIA’s help - Valve will be porting games to the mobile environment, they’ve certainly gotten our attention.