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4:30 PM on 07.31.2014

Nvidia Shield tablet now shipping

The newest entries in the Nvidia Shield family, the Shield tablet and the Shield wireless controller, have joined the Shield portable as part of Nvidia's homegrown line-up of gaming-focused Android-based devices. The Shield t...

Brittany Vincent


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

Terra Battle, the highly anticipated RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, launches worldwide on October 9th. Find out more




6:30 PM on 05.08.2014

Portal on Nvidia Shield next week, Half-Life 2 coming too

Hey, have you played Portal before? It's supposed to be pretty neat. I won't spoil anything for you, but there's a lady that's really funny and she talks about a cake. On the off-chance that you have played it, do you wa...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 04.17.2014

Season 2 of The Walking Dead hits Vita next week

Informal poll, who plays the series on Vita? It seems like such a late addition platform that, coupled with its small-ish install base, a lot of people who wanted to play The Walking Dead have by the time the Vita versions ke...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 12.03.2013

Update for Nvidia Shield unlocks 1080p streaming

The Nvidia Shield, the little controller with a screen attached to it, just rolled out an update that lets it stream games in 1080p. Before this update, it could only stream games in 720p. This update also touch controls from...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Nvidia slashes prices on the GTX 770 and 780

Following the unveiling of AMD's Radeon R9 290X video card, Nvidia has announced price cuts that will be effective online as of tomorrow morning. The GTX 770 is being dropped to $329, while the GTX 780 is down to $499. Still ...

Jordan Devore

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



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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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