Nvidia has announced that there will be a short delay in the shipping of their Android-powered handheld gaming system Shield which was supposed to begin shipping out tomorrow. Instead Shield units will begin shipping out sometime in July. This also means the Shield won’t be officially going on sale to the public tomorrow either.
Nvidia has decided to make one final change in response to the feedback from the community of Android gamers who want one of their handheld Tegra 4 Android-powered gaming devices called SHIELD. A lot of people have pointed out that the original pricing of $349 is just a bit too high when it comes to considering purchasing this device.
While Nvidia’s handheld gaming system called Shield is an Android-powered device, it is geared towards gaming both with Android games as well as PC games. However the device, which runs Android 4.2, can be used as a normal Android device as well for pretty much everything else as well.
Madfinger Games has officially announced the sequel to Dead Trigger, appropriately named Dead Trigger 2, and have gone ahead and released a few screenshots as well as a trailer showing their new game off. We’ve already had the pleasure of getting a hands-on with an early build of the game back during CES 2013 and it was already looking real good back then.
Nvidia has announced this morning that when Nvidia’s Shield, their Android-powered handheld gaming device, launches that there will be more than 25 games tuned up for Tegra 4 devices. By tuned up we means enhanced with higher end graphics and controls for Nvidia’s Shield as well as other Tegra 4 devices.
Nvidia has published a blog post going into detail about the behind-the-scenes effort regarding their Android-powered handheld gaming device called Shield. In case you’ve missed it, the pre-orders are live for these devices as of May 17th and will run you $350 to snag one right now. While the behind-the-scenes look is pretty interesting, Nvidia has posted another video which showcases the final firmware of Shield, pre-loaded games that will come with it and more.
Vector Unit has decided to release a video showing off Riptide GP 2 and the game’s multiplayer features. This game will be using Google Play Games services so players can log into their Google account and race against people in their circles. Another interesting point about this video are the devices they are using to show multiplayer.
Earlier this week Nvidia announced that their Android-powered handheld gaming device called Shield would be going up for pre-orders on May 20th, 2013 except for those of you who signed up for the newsletters for Shield update. If you did that you were able to pre-order one at the beginning of the week.
Nvidia officially announced the pre-orders were now live for some folks along with the $350 price and June shipping date only a couple of days ago. The company’s Android-powered handheld gaming device has somehow already made it onto TV but not in a commercial. Instead the device has made a cameo appearance in a sitcom called Modern Family.
Probably one of the biggest or most surprising announcements this CES was nVidia’s Project Shield which, if you missed the announcement, is their Android-based portable gaming system that not only runs Android games (THD or other) but also PC games streamed from your PC.