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12:15 PM on 10.18.2013

Twitch capture functionality in GeForce ShadowPlay Beta

Twitch continue to take over the gaming world. Nvidia shared details today on their GeForce ShadowPlay Beta, which enables users to stream captured gameplay directly to Twitch. This feature uses the on-board H.264 encoder bu...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 10.18.2013

Nvidia announces 2013 holiday bundle: free games!

Nvidia Montreal brings us some good news, including the announcement of some 2013 holiday bundles. Here's what they've announced: Buy a GeForce GTX 660 or GTX 760 and get a free copy of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin'...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 10.08.2013

Valve talks GPUs for its Steam Machines prototype

There's a lot of work left to be done before Valve's vision of a future where gaming moves away from Windows and thrives on Linux is fully realized. For the time being, however, we do have those high-end Steam Machine prototy...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 10.07.2013

NVIDIA cuts the prices of several graphics cards

Price cuts? Love 'em. Especially when they happen for something I need. Look at the cuts NVIDIA has made for some of their desktop line, effective today: GeForce GTX 660: $179 GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB: $149 GeF...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 10.01.2013

Nvidia VP says consoles can't be better than PC

Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology, Tony Tamasi, had a chat with PC PowerPlay, and he thinks that consoles can't compete with PCs as much as they used to. "It's no longer possible for a console to be a b...

Joshua Derocher



Review: Nvidia Shield  photo
Review: Nvidia Shield
by Jim Sterling

[Disclosure: Nvidia has provided Destructoid with a number of computers for PC game review purposes in the past. If you feel that may make our reviews of any of their products "biased" or "paid off," you are welcome to.]

The number of handheld devices hitting the market are becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of, a situation made all the more overwhelming by the continued erosion of the boundary between smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and machines built solely for the purposes of showing your friends that "Blurred Lines" video. 

Several oddities have cropped up in this maelstrom of technology, one of which is the Nvidia Shield. Joining the Razer Edge in the "almost shockingly niche" category, this Android-powered, Steam-streaming, undoubtedly powerful system is heavy, expensive, and focused on a unique brand of gamer -- a cocktail of concerns that has led to many a cynical attitude toward it. 

I was cynical. Hopeful, as I am for all new gadgets, but cynical nonetheless. Having spent a good deal of time with the Nvidia Shield, however, I absolutely love the thing. It's still heavy, it's still expensive, and it's certainly going to appeal to a select few. Those few, however, will adore it. 

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8:16 PM on 08.30.2013

Nvidia teams up to offer Batman: Arkham Origins with GPUs

Nvidia is working with Warner Bros. to make Batman: Arkham Origins a pretty PC game. Their Developer Technology Team has been working with WB Games Montreal to work in all of their gaming tech to make this game look great, in...

Dale North

9:14 AM on 07.24.2013

Nvidia's Project Logan GPU brings PC graphics to mobile

At SIGGRAPH this week, NVIDIA and Epic Games teamed up to unveil their next-gen mobile processor, Project Logan. This GPU is based on the Kepler architecture that powers what NVIDIA has been putting in desktops and notebooks...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 07.09.2013

Free Splinter Cell Blacklist with new GeForce GTX cards

My GeForce GTX 580s are still doing okay, but I'd love to upgrade. The expected performance increase is incentive enough, but Nvidia has added more incentive with a newly announced deal that gives purchasers of a a GeFor...

Dale North

7:30 PM on 06.26.2013

Nvidia pushes SHIELD gaming handheld to July

Originally scheduled to ship this week, the Nvidia SHIELD has been pushed back to next month due to a "mechanical issue" turning up during final quality-assurance testing. "The issue relates to a third-party mechanical compon...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 06.20.2013

Nvidia SHIELD out next week, now costs less

Nvidia has announced its SHIELD gaming handheld has a release date at last, and it's next week. The sudden date accompanies a price cut, with the system losing $50 off the MSRP to cost a slightly less egregious $299.  At...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.14.2013

Nvidia SHIELD pre-orders open, costs $349

Pre-orders for Nvidia's handheld SHIELD system have gone live today, and it'll set you back $349 to obtain one. The company says it'll be carried by Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers. SHIELD, for those not k...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 04.25.2013

The future of realistic water in games? I hope so!

Words audibly exited my mouth when this GPU fluid simulation video cut to the action, but I can't be sure they were comprehensible. It was more of a surprised gasp mixed with sounds of elation, if I had to pin it down. ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.17.2013

Optimum Metro: Last Light specs recommend an NVIDIA Titan

Metro 2033 looked impressive on PC years ago, and if you've been keeping up with its sequel, you'll know that it is similarly going to require a powerful system to achieve those coveted maxed-out settings at a decent res...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 04.11.2013

A look at NVIDIA's Project Shield

Spencer Hayes caught up with NVIDIA project manager Justin Walker at GDC 2013, where he was showing off Project Shield, a handheld gaming device capable of playing Android games and streaming PC titles direct from the user's...

Conrad Zimmerman



Xbox 360, PS3, 'barely more powerful than mobile phones' photo
Xbox 360, PS3, 'barely more powerful than mobile phones'
by Jim Sterling

Nvidia's Senior vice president of content and technology, Tony Tamasi, expects the next crop of mobile devices to outperform current generation consoles, claiming the Xbox 360 and PS3 can barely hold an edge over today's Tegra 4 powered devices.

"The PS3 and Xbox 360 are barely more powerful than mobile devices," he told Bit-tech. "The next click of mobile phones will outperform [them]."

Of course, there are a number of factors to consider before we get too excited/infuriated. The current crop of consoles are on the way out, with the 360 and PS3 now over five years old and due to be replaced by more powerful machines. One must also consider the fact that, while mobile devices can theoretically be more powerful, one doesn't know if manufacturers would care to make the investment. Just because something can be done, that doesn't mean it will be -- or even should be.

In any case, it's scary to see how fast this technology's been developing. I'm still blown away by the idea of a Game Boy, let alone the fact I've got what is, essentially, a slab of glass that magically plays Infinity Blade and incredible amounts of exotic pornography. Decadence, we know it.

Next generation mobile processors will outperform PS3 and Xbox 360 [Bit-tech]

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