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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

5:00 AM on 12.03.2013

Nvidia: PC 'superior,' 'viable alternative' to consoles

Nvidia consumer sales manager Matt Wright says the company is "proposing small form-factor PCs to be a viable alternative to the next-gen consoles." "Enthusiast players want the ultimate games system and that is the PC," he...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 11.19.2013

The Large Pixel Collider is better than your gaming PC

Look out PC master race, there's a new custom gaming PC looking to put your rig to shame. Known as The Large Pixel Collider, the passionate, and possibly demented, folks at PC Gamer have put together a monster rig that will ...

Alessandro Fillari

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

12:45 PM on 10.21.2013

Nvidia announces GTX 780 Ti without giving any details

Last week Nvidia announced a new graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. What it didn't do was say much about the GPU. All the company said was that this new card would be right below the Titan. Nvidia didn't talk about the card durin...

Joshua Derocher

1:30 PM on 10.18.2013

Nvidia hopes to stop screen tearing with G-Sync

Nvidia has announced G-Sync, a technology said to eliminate screen tearing, input lag, and stutter. This is a module that's built into monitors, synchronizing them with the GPU's output. Sounds fantastic on paper -- and Epic'...

Jordan Devore





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