Yesterday we wrote about the two newest games (Devil May Cry 4 and Risen 2: Dark Waters) for Nvidia’s GRID gaming-on-demand service for the Shield Portable and the Shield Tablet. Every Tuesday we cover what’s new with Nvidia GRID and today we have a new game that has just landed on GRID as well as two additional titles that will be coming soon.
Almost every Tuesday Nvidia releases a new game onto their gaming-on-demand service called Nvidia GRID. So far this month there have been two new games for Nvidia GRID, both of which are actually pretty good games on their original platforms already. Now that they are available on Nvidia GRID, you can play them while on the go.
Nvidia held their big press event at GDC 2015 and the company had been hinting at a big announcement, stating it was five years in the making. Everyone had their guesses as to what this would be, with a lot of people pointing to VR as being the announcement. We actually guessed it would be a console in a previous article. When the event began, the CEO of Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang, came out and told everyone right away that he had three things to announce: a new revolutionary TV, a new super computer, and a new console. Turns out, it wasn’t three devices, it was just one.
Nvidia Shield Tablet owners should begin seeing an OTA update message popping up on their screens as Nvidia has begun pushing out version 2.2 for their tablets. Among the features that come with this update are new GRID games, more battery life improvements, Shield HUB 4.1, and more.
Nvidia is gearing up for a big announcement at their pres event during the upcoming GDC 2015 and while no one truly knows what the company plans to unveil, besides Nvidia themselves, a lot of talk is happening about what the possible things the announcement could be. One of the more interesting ideas, and something mentioned in the comments in our previous article about the upcoming event, is a set-top box. However this idea we’ve been reading about goes further than that, making the set-top box be geared towards Nvidia’s GRID gaming on demand service.
So far Nvidia has really been pushing their Shield line of products over the past month, whether it be offering up a discount for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or something else, it has been a good time to buy a Shield Portable or a Shield Tablet. Right now Nvidia has put up another deal to take advantage of for the holidays which features the 32GB version of their Shield Tablet.
Nvidia has pushed out a major update for their Shield Hub which will also require you to update your GeForce Experience software on your PC as well. This update brings a range of improvement for the UI of the Hub itself, improved GameStream in console mode, improved connectivity to Nvidia’s GRID and more.
On Black Friday Nvidia hosted a sale on their Shield Portable and Shield Tablet products, offering up a pretty decent discount for each one. Well that sale for Black Friday has also now become their sale for Cyber Monday which means if you missed your chance to snag either device while it was on sale last week, you have another chance to do so today.
Nvidia Shield owners who also enjoy playing games through Nvidia’s cloud game streaming service GRID has a couple of additional games to check out and both of them are pretty solid titles. For those of you who are into zombies, you will want to check out Dead Island. If you’re a fan of the Saints Row franchise then you’ll be happy to know that Saints Row: The Third is now available to play.