Category Archives: GeForce NOW

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.

Weekend sale on great GeForce Now and Android Games!

Tired of the long, cold winter? Why not heat things up with some amazing titles for the world’s hottest gaming device–all at up to 70% off? Whether you play Android™ or GeForce NOW™ streaming games, we’ve got you covered. Remember each GeForce NOW purchase comes with a downloadable PC code.

GEFORCE NOW GAMES

ANDROID GAMES

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.

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.

NVidia at CES 2017: Shield? VR?

Tonight NVidia will do a keynote for the Consumer Electronic Show at 6:30pm PST.  They released this trailer.

We see some VR action going on but no company logos are visible on the headset – nor are any wires visible.  Could we be getting NVidia’s own wireless Gamestream technology?  Could the Shield brand be adding VR to its stable?

GeForce NOW technology is hinted along with a brief look at a guy playing Mad Max presumably on a smaller NVidia Shield TV (but using the old controller?).  We may get our answers tonight.

We’ll have our thoughts here after the presentation.

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