NVIDIA Shield gets Major Updates & $199 Price Tag to Celebrate!Tue, Mar 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM
The NVIDIA Shield is much more than your standard run of the mill hand held gaming device! The Shield is truly a blend between PC gaming, mobile gaming, console gaming, and a tablet! The NVIDIA Shield has a console grade game pad built in, a 5 inch HD touch screen, 16Gb of internal memory, micro SD card slot, WiFi, HDMI out and of course a 3.5mm headphone jack. The NVIDIA Shield features a Tegra 4 quad core processor at its heart for a touch of performance! In the very near future the Shield is getting an over the air update that will bring features that the gaming community has been waiting patiently for to the NVIDIA Shield!
The biggest update that the NVIDIA Shield is getting, comes to the Game Stream.One of the features that NVIDIA Shield users have been looking for is the ability to stream games from their GeForce GTX enabled PC away from home. NVIDIA has now made that a reality with the Remote Streaming. While remote streaming may be in beta at this point in time, it’s a huge leap forward in what gamers want! If you’re worried about having to leave you PC on at all times to do this, no worries on that front as they have also brought in the ability for Wake on LAN and Remote login! I suppose it wouldn’t do much good to be able to stream your PC games if you can’t wake your system of login to it! Another of the perks to the NVIDIA Shield update is the ability to stream from a GeForce enable gaming notebook, previously you needed to have a GeForce enabled desktop to stream within you home network.
In addition to the Game Stream updates, the console mode is receiving a few tweaks. Instead of having to use a bluetooth game pad, users can now set up a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to play games on. If you’re like me and not a fan of game pads, and you can be much more lethal with a keyboard and mouse, this comes as great news!
The new TegraZone has been redesigned or a better look and experience and now features more than 140 games inside! In addition to the games and redesign, there is an integrated news feed for all of the latest Shield and TegraZone articles.
NVIDIA is working hard with game developers to bring full versions of PC and console games like Rochard, Mount & Blade Warband and Grand Theft Autio San Andreas to Android devices.
In addition to the aforementioned updates, there are several more. Potentially the most important of these is the entire Android system is being updated to the latest and greatest Android version; KitKat 4.4.2. KitKat brings with it a host of new features to immense to go into here, but you find all of them here.
Perhaps the best reason to pick up the NVIDIA Shield is the temporary price drop. For the time being, you can get your very own NVIDIA Shield with all the latest bells and whistles! Pick it up now while the price is right!