Nvidia has decided to jump into the Black Friday/Holiday game sale action as well, and are putting up over 60 games for sale. The company’s Black Friday sales event starts today and runs through until November 28th, 2016. With the amount of games on sale, there should be something for everyone.
Ninjas come in all sizes and shapes, as time and Chris Farley have proven, and the full range of possibilities now includes “miniature.” Now available to stream on Nvidia Shield devices via a GeForce Now, Mini Ninjas is an action-adventure game that has large environments, and the sort of mayhem that only ninjas can facilitate.
Today seems to be the day everyone is pushing out updates, and Nvidia is another company doing exactly that with both of their Shield tablets (the original and the K1) getting new OS updates today. This update for both tablet addresses some security issues, as well as adding Vulkan conformity to each one.
Nvidia has put a selection of games on sale for the next few days in order to celebrate the upcoming Halloween season. All of the games on sale are, of course, somehow dealing with themes you would find during Halloween, whether it is zombies, other undead creatures, horror games, and so on.
Borderlands is a well established gaming franchise, focusing on first person shooting with some RPG elements. It uses the cell shading that it’s well known for, along with quirky humor. When it was announced several months ago that it was being ported over to Android, on Nvidia hardware to be specific, I was thrilled, having enjoyed both the original as well as the sequel. This game is easily as good as the others, though my experience playing it wasn’t.
While many first-person shooter games aim to deliver convincingly realistic battle simulations based in the real-world, Shadow Warrior 2 strives for the opposite. Offbeat, over-the-top and gore-drenched, Shadow Warrior 2 is a throwback to non-stop action fueled FPS games of the past but features modern, detailed visuals that take advantage of next-generation gaming hardware.
Originally released on PC and consoles in 2014, Thief is a modern reboot of the first-person stealth action franchise by the same name developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. Now owners of Nvidia Shield devices can stream the full game with a GeForce Now membership.
Square Enix and IO Interactive’s critically acclaimed stealth-infused action game, Hitman: Absolution, is now available to stream on Nvidia’s Shield family of devices, including Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet. The game is available to stream with a GeForce Now membership, which costs $7.99/month and free to try out for the first three months.
Last year, a team comprised solely of two indie game developers released Kingdom, a kingdom-building simulation featuring minimalistic strategy gameplay and vibrant pixelated visuals. While that game was met with a positive response from gamers and critics, the development team has built on that core gameplay experience with new features and game design improvements in Kingdom: New Lands.
Based on the recent hit sci-fi blockbuster, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available to stream on Nvidia Shield devices via the cloud-based GeForce Now service for a special launch price of $27.99 (normally USD $39.99).