Category Archives: Game Streaming

Shield Summer Sale

Summer is here and the SHIELD summer game sale is HOT. From June 22 through June 25, save up to 80% on these sizzling GeForce NOW titles.

From exploring the award-winning world of The Witcher 3: Game of the Year to escaping zombie hoards on a remote beach resort in Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition, gamers will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some R&R while playing these fan-favorite games.

Watch March Madness AND Get Great Deals on NOW/Android Games

Some news from NVidia.  That Super Mega Baseball is friggin’ awesome and that is a fantastic price….

Productivity levels are set to dip to their lowest points since – well, this time last year – as the Big Dance is set to tip-off tomorrow. Amateur bracketologists and college basketball fans alike are gearing up to catch every Dispy-doo Dunk-a-roo and Cinderella moment in hopes of watching their favorite team cut down the net come April 3.

Of course, many SHIELD users are passionate about cord-cutting, or may be looking for alternative watching options,

Rumble in the house, yo!

With the release of the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV, the new SHIELD controller was already making waves with the new rumble support while streaming games with NVIDIA GameStream. Today, we’re excited to announce support for vibration and haptic feedback while playing select GeForce NOW titles*. A whole host of games in the GeForce NOW library already support the rumble feedback feature. We encourage SHIELD fans to jump in and try it out on games such as Tomb Raider, ABZÛ, and LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens.

What Exactly is Haptic Technology?

The term “haptic” is derived from the Greek word “haptesthai,” which simply put means, “to touch.” In video games it has long been a staple in a variety of genres from racing games and shooters to fighting games. Often referred to as “Force Feedback,” haptics simply provide gamers with tactile sensations that serve to better immerse players in their games. In racing games it serves to help gamers have a better feel for the road. In fighting games and shooters, it’s yet another way to let the gamer know that they’re being struck by an enemy or to provide environmental cues.

GeForce NOW Games that Support Haptic Feedback

Below is a list of all of the GeForce NOW games that have been tested and are verified to support the new feature. That said, many other games in the GeForce NOW library may also support rumble. So try something new or revisit a past favorite to see which ones really move you! If you find a game that’s not listed here that supports the feature, by all means let us know.

If you don’t already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD TV today. And for all our early adopters of SHIELD (2015) should you want give haptics gaming a try, the new SHIELD controller is available as a separate add-on accessory, compatible with the original device. *The new SHIELD controller is required to experience vibration feedback. SHIELD controller (2015) does not support vibration feedback on SHIELD TV.

Shield Android TV Update 5.1 released!

Note: If you have rooted v5.x already, you can install the OTA without any sort of rollback.  You can re-root with our guides: Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV (2017; 16GB) (Nougat) or Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV (2015; 16GB) (Nougat) or Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV Pro (Nougat)

Rumble Support for GeForce NOW

GeForce NOW joins GameStream with support for dual vibration feedback with the new SHIELD controller. Try it out today in games like Tomb Raider, ABZÛ, and LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens. 

  • Amazon Video enhancements for surround sound as well as remote control responsiveness.
  • Support for encrypted VP9 with subsampling.
  • Enhanced system performance and stability.

Shield Pro with New Controller, Rechargable Remote plus new games …

SHIELD TV Pro, the most advanced streamer, delivers all the great software features announced during CES – best-in-class 4K HDR streaming, amazing games and AI home capabilities (coming soon) – and adds an internal 500GB HD. SHIELD Pro maintains the original SHIELD’s design so it also offers the microSD slot.

SHIELD Pro’s 500 GB hard drive is perfect for the built-in Plex Media Server, letting you access your media from any device and easily share it with friends and family. It’s the best solution for the most demanding power users.

The device comes bundled with the new SHIELD controller – for ambient listening when Google Assistant is available (coming soon) – and SHIELD remote (with rechargeable battery and headset jack) at the same $299 price as the original Pro model.

SHIELD Pro can be purchased from the NVIDIA Store, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg, Fry’s, and Micro Center.

Two new games are also being added to the GeForce NOW membership library:Just Cause 2 – available now, and Deus Ex Human Revolution, available next week.

The two titles build on the library of Square Enix games available to stream to SHIELD TV – including hits like Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs.

No Man’s Sky, The Witness now available!

Whether you’re a brand new Shield TV owner or a proud owner of an Original Shield TV, you have two new games available for your little black box.

In The Witness, you wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and TONS of puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

The Witness is available from the Google Play store for $19.99 ($20 off the Steam price).  Get it on Google Play, check it out more on Steam.

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and life forms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

No Man’s Sky is available for $59.99 on GeForce NOW and includes a digital key for Steam.  Check it out at NVidia or on Steam.

Shield Holiday Game Sale is in full swing

Ready for some great gaming deals?  Whether you’re into streaming games or native Android titles, NVidia has you covered.

Which sale games do we play over here at NVidia Shield Zone?  Our recommendations:

Native Android: Pix the Cat, GoNNER, Chariot, Family Guy and Walking Dead Pinball

GeForce NOW: The Witcher 3 (we called it the best game in 20 years; we even made a music video), Sacred 3 and Dead Light.

Read scroll down to see what else is on offer.

Native Android Titles

NVidia Shield Indie Spotlight: New Games on GeForce NOW

A little late on this news, but figured “better late than never”…

 

NVidia is pleased to announce the release of several unique indie games today on SHIELD. Lumo, Lumini, Poncho, Cloudbuilt, and Syndrome are all available in the GeForce NOW store, and you can grab them at significant discounts for a limited time. And they will be adding Aragami very soon.

Let there be more videos!

I’m backed up on videos, so I figure I better just dump them all – screw the branding!  There are over 10 new videos including native Android apps and GeForce Now streaming.

Visit NVidia Shield Zone’s YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe and share!) – videos will be coming online over the next several hours

Spooky Streaming Sale – Up to 70% off GeForce NOW Titles

No tricks – just treats – on a selection of Geforce NOW “Buy and Play Instantly” titles.

From navigating through a creepy hotel in the soon-to-be-released The Guest, to surviving a zombie infested paradise in Dead Island, there are plenty of reasons to take advantage of these spooktacular deals.

I’ve recommended many of these in the past – now you can get these for a bargain price.

Additionally, Contrast (Steam), a puzzle/platform game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D in the blink of an eye, will be available for SHIELD tablets starting on Thursday, October 27.

Already available on SHIELD Android TV, this game universe blurs the boundaries between showmanship, magic, intrigue and deception as you play Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi. In it, you have the power to slip from the 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. Cast light on a shadowy story by manipulating light sources in the 3D world to distort, enlarge or stretch the 2D shadow world. Manipulating and shifting between light and shadow will be the key element that you will need to use to solve our world of shadow-based puzzles and help progress Didi’s story.