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NVIDIA Follows Up Shield Handheld with New Shield Tablet

tablet-controller-pair-1280NVIDIA has taken its hardware lineup to the next logical level with its announcement of the new Shield Tablet. With 8″ of diagonal screen space and the powerful new Tegra K1 processor, the Shield tablet addresses the only real issue I had with the original Shield handheld. While streaming PC titles (either from cloud or from your own PC) to a handheld device is great in theory, PC games, with all of their contextual menus and small text, simply don’t translate well to a 5″ screen–regardless of how beautiful it is. With the Shield Tablet, NVIDIA gets to pack in a ton of technology (including larger speakers, thank you very much!), while at the same time giving its users enough real estate to work with without inducing eye strain. As always, NVIDIA gives its customers a ton of extras, meaning that along with the included DirectStylus 2 (as well as the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting app that’s bundled with it), you’ll still get NVIDIA Gamestream, the GRID Cloud Beta and ShadowPlay…all great features that owners of the original Shield enjoyed; you’ll also be able to enjoy Console Mode, which allows you to stream the action to your big screen television in glorious 1080p.

The most surprising part of the package is the price…with the 16GB Wi-Fi model selling for just $299; there’s also a 32GB model with Wi-Fi and LTE, but no price has been announced yet–though we’re thinking $399 sounds about right (NVIDIA is also offering accessories for the tablet, with a wireless controller announced for $59, and a cover/stand which retails for $39). We’re pretty excited to get our hands on the new Shield Tablet and take it for a test drive…but with no official release date announced, we may have to wait a while; in the meantime, you can click here to learn more on NVIDIA’s official site.

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Portal and Half Life 2 Now Available on NVIDIA SHIELD

portalNVIDIA have announced that both Half-Life 2 and Portal are now available to play on their handheld SHIELD console. Both games are available to download from the Google Play store and run natively on the Android powered handheld. NVIDIA have said that fans should expect the same gameplay as the PC versions and that the latest update to the console will allow users to remotely stream games to SHIELD from their PC.

For more info you can check after the jump. Both games are available now for $9.99.

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NVIDIA Auctioning Off One-Of-A-Kind Gaming System For Charity

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NVIDIA, in partnership with Falcon Northwest, have created a one-of-a-kind gaming PC to be auctioned off in support of the Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation. The Foundation honours NVIDIA employee Philip Scholz who was tragically killed earlier this year removing an individual from train tracks. The Foundation will provide scholarships to needs-based youth and promotes outdoor physical activities. The unique system is up for auction here and includes a GTX Titan Black, a i7 4770K CPU and 16GB of GSKILL DDR3 memory along with two 1TB SSDs.

You can learn more about Phil here.

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Watch Dogs Being Bundled With NVIDIA GTX 700 Series Cards

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While Watch Dogs was severely delayed, it’s now less than a month away–and NVIDIA is offering the urban hackfest for free when you pick up a new GeForce GTX 700 series video card. The specific cards in the promotion are the GTX 780 Ti, 780, 770 and 760 desktop GPUs, and if you’ve happened to see Watch Dogs recommended specs, you’re probably thinking of grabbing a new card anyway.

You can find out more about the promotion and the GTX 700 series after the jump.

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Nvidia’s Shield console can now stream games over the web

Promised two weeks ago and delivered today, Nvidia’s big April software update for Shield is highlighted by the introduction of remote game streaming. Until now, the Android-powered handheld was capable of playing graphically intensive games that were being processed by and streamed out of your home PC, but it required that both devices be on the same network. Though still in beta as of now, the remote version of Nvidia’s GameStream offers to do the same wherever you are, provided there’s a fast enough internet connection. What’s more, Nvidia is enabling GameStream from laptops as well, with its latest graphics chips being supported.

Android gaming consoles have interested device makers for a while now, but none of the attempts so far…

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Digital Storm Pairing Brand New Ultra HD NVIDIA Cards with New Systems

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Digital Storm is showcasing NVIDIA’s new GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti graphics cards along with the new flagship GPU, the TITAN BLACK, in their new systems designed for HD and 4K gaming. The Aventum II is paired with the TITAN BLACK–which with 6GBs of GDDR5 memory, is more than enough to handle 4K graphics. Meanwhile, the Bolt II Steam Machine hybrid comes with either the new GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, both of which feature the new generation of Maxwell architecture, designed to get the most out of 1080p gaming.

You can find more about the new Digital Storm systems after the jump.

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NVIDIA Powers The Next Generation Audi

audi-infotainment-1631One of the biggest rumors leading up to CES was a partnership between Google and Audi; that came true, but the power behind it all is NVIDIA. NVIDIA has announced three new in-vehicle systems powered by their Tegra Visual Computing Module that will soon begin shipping in Audi models, offering a connected infotainment experience, an automotive-grade tablet that is fully integrated into the car, and a high-resolution digital cockpit with vivid 3D graphical displays. We’re excited to see partnerships like this that bring raw computing power to our automobiles–but with great power comes great responsibility; so here’s to hoping that consumers take the same care in using this new car tech as manufacturers take in designing them. Check the full release after the jump to learn more.

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NVIDIA Unveils Brand New Tegra K1 Mobile Processor

nvidiategrak1Well it wouldn’t be CES without some big announcement–and NVIDIA has not disappointed. Today they’ve announced the Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core chip featuring the same architecture as the new GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Coming in both a 32-bit quad core version, along with a custom, NVIDIA-designed 64-bit dual Super Core CPU, the Tegra K1 is designed to deliver next gen PC gaming on mobile platforms, including DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.4, and even the ability to run the new Unreal Engine 4.

You can find all sorts of information on the new Tegra K1 right here, and a demo of the chip’s Unreal Engine 4 capabilities here.

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Video Games: It’s Been A Long Year – 2013 In Review

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2013 is fast heading toward its end, and for gaming it was somewhat of a busy year. We had newcomers looking to break into the home console market, there were new machines from two old stalwarts, and the biggest name in PC gaming decided it wanted your living room. So before we break out the whiskey and toast the New Year, let’s look back at 2013.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay Update Adds Twitch Streaming

geforce-experience-1-8-1-shadowplay-twitch-streamingNVIDIA’s GeForce Experience application has updated it’s ShadowPlay video capture with a new function: Live Twitch streaming. Now you can broadcast your gameplay and commentary over the internet with no loss of performance, allowing you to show off your skill (or lack of it). The ShadowPlay service is still in beta, so NVIDIA says they’ll be looking to add additional functionality based on user feedback, with their next step being to add desktop capture for ShadowPlay and better microphone control.

You can start streaming now by updating the GeForce Experience app, and you can find more info right here.

 

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