NVIDIA’s SHIELD set-top box has been out a while now, but it’s still the king of the castle where Android TV is concerned. It’s most recent firmware update saw the SHIELD gain mouse support via the controller’s right stick. Usually, the SHIELD bundle comes with one gaming controller, but for a limited time only, NVIDIA is throwing in a second controller free of charge. Read more
NVIDIA is rolling out an update for their NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device that adds several new features. The biggest feature to get added is mouse support for navigation purposes via the SHIELD controller’s right stick. The device also gets some Marshmallow related updates and several game optimizations. Read more
NVIDIA, in partnership with 2K Australia and 2K Games, has released Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in their line of Borderlands games which includes the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2. Borderlands: TPS is slotted in the timeline between the two previous titles, a position that makes it an interquel according to NVIDIA. Read more
At the Game Developers Conference today, NVIDIA announced they are adding two top game publishers to their library of streaming game titles for the the NVIDIA SHIELD with GeForce NOW Android TV device. NVIDIA says this will bring the total number of titles available to 100. The latest additions will be coming from SEGA and Warner Bros. who will combine to bring nine new titles to the platform. Read more
If you are an owner of a NVIDIA SHIELD TV, then you are going to be pretty darn happy today. Nvidia is starting to rollout its latest update for the Android TV equipped device which includes the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow. This update will also make the SHIELD TV the first ever Android consumer platform to include the next-generation Vulkan graphics API to take your gaming experience to the next level.
Earlier this month, NVIDIA started pushing out the Marshmallow update for both the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 in Asia, Europe, North America and America, but, annoyingly, just a couple of days into the rollout, it was forced to pull the firmware as many users were reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues with their devices following a successful installation.
Thankfully, it looks like all the bugs have now been squashed and the build has at last been deemed stable enough for public release as the American manufacturer has today started redistributing the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 upgrade for its two gaming slates in the aforementioned regions.
NVIDIA and Square Enix have announced a new partnership that will bring several of SE’s games to the SHIELD ecosystem. They’re adding five major titles to GeForce Now, which will allow users to stream high quality games directly to a SHIELD device. Read more
Earlier today, NVIDIA released preview builds of Khronos’ new graphics API, Vulkan, for the SHIELD Tablet, SHIELD Tablet K1 and SHIELD Android TV. This firmware is primarily aimed at developers who are looking to optimize their applications for use with the new programming interface.
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Yesterday, we reported that NVIDIA had just started rolling out the long-awaited Marshmallow update to its SHIELD Tablets located in Europe and North America. However, the manufacturer has now pulled the upgrade owing to the presence of a major bug which renders the device somewhat useless by severing all ties to the Internet when using a Wi-Fi connection.