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Shield Spotlight: Alpha Protocol

GeForce NOW “Included with Membership”
Single Player / Rated M / Steam Value: $14.99

This edition of Shield Spotlight we look at the espionage RPG action title Alpha Protocol.

Originally released in 2010 and developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Pillars of Eternity, South Park: Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas), Alpha Protocol brings us a new slant in action RPGs; the spy thriller.

Here is a bunch of play I did on the PC …

You play Michael Thorton (voiced by the venerable Kevin Bacon) a talented-yet-ostrocized government agent.  To stop an international catastrophe, Thorton breaks ties with his organization and handle the issue himself.  Aided by various sympathetic handlers, Thorton sets off on mission after mission trying to reach the end goal.

Virginia available to “Buy and Play Instantly” on GeForce NOW

Includes Steam digital key for PC download.

1992. George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin officially put an end to the Cold War. Barcelona held the summer Olympic Games. The Tonight Show aired its last show with Johnny Carson…… and Lucas Fairfax disappeared from his bedroom in Kingdom, Virginia.

Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret. Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.

Together with your partner, seasoned investigator Maria Halperin, you’ll take a trip to idyllic Burgess County and the secluded town of Kingdom, Virginia, where a young boy has vanished and nobody seems to know why.

Before long Anne will find herself negotiating competing interests, uncovering hidden agendas and testing the patience of a community unaccustomed to uninvited scrutiny.

As your investigation takes a turn for the sinister, and the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger, you will make decisions which irrevocably shape the course of Anne’s and agent Halperin’s lives.

Features:

  • Cinematic editing that immerses players in a story told in the style of film and TV
  • A dreamlike journey punctuated by intense drama and populated by a memorable cast of curious characters
  • A stirring soundtrack composed by composer Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned Smecky Studio (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive)
  • An original detective noir story in the tradition of Twin Peaks, Fargo and True Detective
  • A striking, painterly art style, steeped in the magic of small town America and the vibrant Virginia countryside.

More Info: NVidia | Steam

The Uncertain is certainly out for Shield TV today!

I am a robot. The Earth is inhabited only by artificial life forms now, like me. We formed a perfect society. Our co-existence is harmonious: robots don’t fight in wars, robots are logical. The human race lived before us on the Earth. Humans were emotional and unpredictable. They created chaos all around. Their military conflicts ended up in mutual extermination. The only thing that reminds of them today are their belongings: equipment, houseware, objects of art. We find these things and utilize them efficiently…

The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day is a classic 3D Adventure in a Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic setting. Get ready to see your common world with digital eyes. In the 1st episode you see it from the perspective of an engineering robot, who seems to be very curious about the human race, long extinct in wasting wars.

The Uncertain is set to come to SHIELD Android TV devices on Thursday, September 22 on-sale for $11.99 (reg. price $14.99). The game will also be available on PC (Steam) this Thursday, with console and mobile platforms (Android, iOS) coming at a later date.

More: Google Play | Steam | Official Game Website

Plex Pass holders; Shield TV now supports PlexDVR Beta!

If you’re a loyal Plex Pass holder (lifetime member here) and you have a Shield TV (along with a compatible tuner such as a HDHOMERUN Connect) you can now record TV directly to your Shield TV and playback through the Plex Media Server.  Amazing!

From Plex Team:

We have also expanded the DVR beta to NVIDIA SHIELD! If you run your Plex Media Server on your SHIELD, now you can record all your content directly to the device, expand your TV library, and stream it to all of your other devices.

Learn more by visiting the PlexDVR site.  If you’re ready to take the plunge now?  Go straight to the Download Page and get PlexDVR on Shield TV now!  Note: Download Page requires Plex Pass user sign in.

Pavilion awakens fourth person on NVidia Shield Android TV

Pavilion, the fourth-person puzzling adventure from Visiontrick Media, throws you directly into its mysterious world without any text tutorials or beginning explanations. It is a puzzle game portrayed through exploration and audio-visual imagery. By interacting and observing you gradually, bit by bit, learn things about both the puzzling gameplay and the world itself.

Pavilion takes place in a world unknown to both the player and the main character. A surreal dream-like place where reality clash with fantasy. Fully realized in beautiful hand-crafted 2D art and dreamy ambient music that makes for an unforgettable audio-visual experience.

Get It Now: Google Play $9.99

Links: Steam Game Website

Get knee deep in Knee Deep for half price on GeForce NOW Buy and Play Instantly

When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis.

Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. Knee Deep is about characters, storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.

Features:

  • Uncover a swampland conspiracy—Use your skills of observation, deduction, and cleverness to pull back the curtain and reveal the true story behind this backwater community.
  • Dynamic storytelling spotlights choice and consequence—Engage in realistic conversations that evolve based on your choices, but beware as critical decisions could lead to a breakthrough…or someone getting hurt.
  • Gaming goes to the theater—Vivid voice acting, imaginative set transitions, and melodrama specifically designed for the digital stage
  • A swamp noir adventure in three acts—enjoy the entire season with all three acts available now!

Links: NVidia | Steam

Shield Tablet K1 Software Upgrade 1.4

Update: We now have the full OTA 1.4 file available and our tutorial for updating a rooted 1.x Shield Tablet K1 has been updated.

A minor update for Shield Tablet K1 OTA 1.4 is now available.

  • Conformity with OpenGL ES 3.2
  • Additional optimizations to Android Doze
  • Fixed issue with intermittent Auto-Rotation shut downs
  • Fixed audio playback stutter when the display is off
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level July 1, 2016
  • Overall stability and security improvements

We’ll have the offline OTA updater available shortly.

So Many Me clones it’s way on to GeForce Now Included with Membership

This week, we have the cute puzzler/platformer So Many Me added to GeForce NOW’s “Included with Membership”.

You play as an unassuming green blob named Filo, who has an incredible ability: to control his many, many clones — referred to as the “ME”. These clones possess all sorts of fun abilities that can be used to solve puzzles throughout the game. As you progress further through Filo’s adventure, you will find a variety of new types of clones. Understanding and harnessing their unique powers are key to your success.

Filo’s myriad of adventures take him to a whimsical universe. It features a colorful art genre filled with adorable characters in their world’s mysterious environment.

Key Features:

  • Discover new transformational abilities as you progress through each chapter. Learning to master these forms and using them in sequence, is key to solving the game’s many puzzles.
  • Filo’s endless adventures take you to a wondrous world of color filled with delightfully, intriguing characters.
  • Ride massive and powerful creatures. Utilize their unusual abilities to solve special puzzles and to smash through pesky obstacles on your way to the goal!
  • Boss monsters, each with their own distinct characteristics, will try to eliminate you. Challenge and overcome them.
  • Earn your rewards when you have solved the puzzles! Dozens of adorable costumes, ancient artifacts, and bonus levels are waiting for you!

Link: NVidia | Steam

Q*Bert Rebooted: Shield Edition now available for SHIELD devices!

Fell a little behind this week, but better late than never! 🙂

Today we have Q*Bert Rebooted: Shield Edition.  The Rebooted edition of this classic arcade game has been around for awhile now – but we get new exclusive features for this Shield version.  At $5.99, it is a buck more expensive than the PC version – still, not a bad price for an arcade legend.

Remastered for NVIDIA® SHIELD, Q*bert Rebooted: The NVIDIA SHIELD @&?@;⚡ Edition features the Classic pixel perfect 2D arcade version of Q*bert Arcade and an all new action packed version of the arcade mega-hit. Dodge enemies, evade death, and navigate your way through villainous isometric levels in this iconic, critically acclaimed game. Q*bert: Rebooted introduces new enemies, playable characters, power-ups, traps, gem collecting, and is chock full of new challenges that it will leave you feeling victorious or demanding a do over. Both versions are exciting twitch games requiring keen puzzle solving skills and logic.

  • 2 Fun Play Modes, Classic Arcade and Q*bert Rebooted!
  • 8 Exclusive Music Tracks By Env!
  • Improved Graphics & Frame Rate
  • New Particles & Lighting System
  • Physically Based Shaders
  • TV User Interface with NO ADS!
  • Coily and the rest of the crew are back with 3 New Enemies :- Homer, Uppercut and Treasure Chest
  • 30+ New Levels in 3D Rebooted Mode
  • Earn Crazy Q*bert Variants like Q*zilla, Q*bot, Q*knight and more

First introduced in 1982 by Gottlieb, Q*bert was critically-acclaimed and went on to become the one of the most successful arcade game of all time. It inspired home versions, a variety of Q*bert merchandise, numerous copycat games and even an animated TV series.

Q*bert Classic stays true to the original in all its jagged 2D pixel art glory, now optimized for touch screen control. As the title character, players jump around an isometric cube pyramid and convert each block’s color while avoiding familiar adversaries Coily, Ugg, Slick, Sam, Wrong Way and Red Ball. Levels become progressively harder with more enemies blocking your path and the tiles requiring multiple jumps to change to the required color.

Q*bert Rebooted takes the arcade classic and catapults it into the 21st century with 3D game play yet remains faithful to the original. Featuring hexagonal blocks instead of squares, Q*bert Rebooted introduces new enemies, playable characters, power-ups, traps, gem collecting and characters, and new ways to play.

Get It: Google Play

ABZÛ and The Assembly now available to “Buy and Play Instantly” on GeForce NOW

Two new games (both include Steam keys) are now available on GeForce NOW to “Buy and Play Instantly”.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

NVidia | Steam

A first-person interactive story inspired by real-world anxieties, The Assembly is a long-form game designed for VR. Explore a morally ambiguous organization as two individuals and face tough decisions from contrasting perspectives, that culminate in one of multiple thrilling conclusions.

NVidia | Steam