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NVIDIA Shield gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat, price drops to $200, Portal exclusive [WOW]

NVIDIA Shield is getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a boatload of new software features/enhancements, Portal as an exclusive title, and a price drop to $200. Wow. Much KitKat. So features.

TegraZone update allows you to track all your games, support for Google Play Games and more

Word to the gaming public: NVIDIA has just released a pretty big TegraZone update that concerns even those without Tegra devices. The app is now available for everyone to use regardless of device, meaning you’ll be able to keep track of all your games across all your devices. More details about the changes are right inside.

NVIDIA SHIELD December update brings improved controls, 1080p@60FPS in console mode and more

The NVIDIA Shield is getting yet another huge upgrade that you should want to get your hands on ASAP. The biggest change you’ll find here is the ability to play in Console Mode at a full 1080p and 60 frames per second (whereas the October upgrade first brought 720p at 60FPS). The list of games […]

NVIDIA Shield Black Friday bundle revealed: $50 off and free carrying case (most retailers)

Well, guys. It’s finally  time to reveal the details behind NVIDIA Shield’s Black Friday bundle deal. Teased back on Tuesday, the Android gaming handheld will be seeing a discount of $50 off Black Friday weekend, along with additional bonus goodies depending on the retailer. Here’s what you can expect: $50-off, free carrying case, and […]

NVIDIA SHIELD OTA brings crowd sourced Gamepad Mapping, Android 4.3, Apps to SD, and more

With the Playstation 4 and Xbox One launching next month, gamers have several exciting options in terms of new hardware. NVIDIA’s making quite the case that SHIELD deserves a spot on your shopping list, bringing a massive OTA update with a load of new and improved features.

NVIDIA CEO: Shield 2 could be released along with the NVIDIA’s ‘Project Logan’ processor

The NVIDIA Shield hasn’t been released for long, but it seems the popular processor manufacturer may be ready to release the next iteration! Will we see it at CES?

Can an NVIDIA SHIELD survive getting shot by a Mossberg 464 hunting rifle? [VIDEO]

Could the NVIDIA SHIELD survive a drop test on both dirt and concrete? Perhaps. But could it ever survive getting shot by a Mossberg 464 hunting rifle? Let’s find out

Watch the NVIDIA SHIELD get blown up in this unique “tear down” [VIDEO]

While we’ve already gotten a look at a traditional teardown of the NVIDIA SHIELD before, there’s nothing quite like the one NVIDIA’s put together for themselves. The chipset vendor took it upon themselves to hire a few guys to blow up their NVIDIA SHIELD gaming handheld.

NVIDIA SHIELD update brings Apps to SD, improved Miracast support and more

NVIDIA has announced the availability of a new OTA update for the SHIELD, the gaming handheld that they hope will take the mobile world by storm in the months to come. This is software update “59,” bringing with it a few enhancements that should make a lot of people happy.

NVIDIA SHIELD software update rolling out now, fixes audio lag when game streaming and other bugs

Owners of the NVIDIA Shield are being greeted with yet another over-the-air update, this time in the form of a 402.6MB software update to address audio latency issues. Apparently some users have been reporting audio that was delayed and not syncing properly with the visuals when game streaming from a GeForce equipped PC. Aside from […]

NVIDIA SHIELD open source materials and recovery image available for download, makes custom ROMs possible

NVIDIA is finishing what they started after releasing the Shield with an open bootloader. Now, the open source materials and factory recovery image are available for the Android gaming handheld, making custom ROMs a reality (provided the device makes its way into the hands of a few good devs).

NVIDIA SHIELD teardown shows clean, but complicated assembly

Quite frankly, we’re just not ballsy or insane enough to try and pry open an NVIDIA SHIELD on our own. That’s why we’re thankful for folks like iFixIt, who are glad to do the dirty work of taking devices apart and putting them back together.


The first premium, portable Android gaming device – the NVIDIA SHIELD – has finally hit the market. Priced at $299 and loaded with solid specs, is it the ultimate Android gaming machine or an option you should pass up?

NVIDIA SHIELD now available — come talk about it at!

The NVIDIA SHIELD is now available for purchase! For $300, you’re getting a Tegra 4 gaming handheld that can do a whole lot of things. Aside from being able to play TegraZone games and more hot titles from the Google Play Store, the SHIELD also allows you to stream full-fledged PC games from your eligible NVIDIA GeForce-based PC.

NVIDIA SHIELD release date now set for July 31st — are you buying? [POLL]

Thankfully, the NVIDIA SHIELD delay didn’t last long as the Santa Clara company has told users to expect it in just a week and a half from now. Its new release date is July 31st, which is the shipping date for pre-orderers and should be the date it shows up in retail.