Category Archives: Shield Tablet

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

Shield Tablet: Upgrading Rooted 1.x to 1.5

Those wondering where the update for the 1.x->1.5 tutorial is …

This OTA departed from other OTAs; meaning that normally there is a way to get a “full” update instead of just an “OTA” update.  This time, no “full” update was available – meaning there was no way to update my tutorial.

If I find another way to do it without a wipe, I’ll let you all know.

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.

Hitman: Absolution added to GeForce Now “Included with Membership”; plus four more to come

NVidia announced an additional wave of hit titles will soon be available to stream on SHIELD.

Starting with the release of Hitman: Absolution on Tuesday, October 4th, NVidia is adding five more Square Enix games to the GeForce NOW “Included With Membership”.

Additional titles rolling out include Thief and two more games starring everyone’s favorite spelunker, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Legend and Tomb Raider Anniversary. And last, but by no means least, GeForce NOW will be adding the arcade hit Mini Ninjas.

The GeForce NOW library now offers more than 100 games that members can play instantly on SHIELD.

Feel The Force around you with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on GeForce NOW

30% off until October 2nd AND includes a Steam key for your PC!  That’s right, for $27.99 you get the $40 PC game AND streaming play on your Shield devices.

Available on September 27th, 2016 on GeForce NOW’s “Buy and Play Instantly” – relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in way that only LEGO can offer, featuring brand new story content from the Star Wars Universe that explores the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces new gameplay mechanics, including the enhanced Multi-Builds system, where players can choose from multiple building options to advance the game, or engage in intense new Blaster Battles for the first time, utilizing surrounding environments to drive back the First Order.

Learn More: Steam | NVidia | YouTube

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.


  • 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

Fall 2016 Shield Game Sale is underway!

Summer is officially winding down and with the arrival of fall comes a fresh slate of great games available at a fraction of their regular full price during NVIDIA’s SHIELD Fall Sale.

Starting Tuesday, September 20 and running until Monday, September 26, SHIELD owners can get six must-play titles with savings of up to 60 percent off their normal price. Here’s a look at what’s on tap during NVIDIA’s weeklong SHIELD games Fall Sale.

Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings – $9.99

Available to download on Google Play exclusively for NVIDIA’s next-gen Tegra X1 powered SHIELD Android TV, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings is a thrillingly over-top-top take on America’s favorite pastime that pitches players an awesome arcade style baseball experience they can also play together with friends in four-player local multiplayer. Winner of awards including Polygon’s “Sports Game of the Year,” Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings is a feature-rich baseball game that, despite its colorful animated visuals, packs realistic baseball simulation and physics. SHIELD users can get this title for $9.99, which is 50% off the regular price.

Leo’s Fortune – $1.99

Starring a mustachioed ball of fur named Leo who sets out after a devious thief who steals his fortune of gold, Leo’s Fortune is an imaginative fantasy-themed platforming adventure that’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Sporting gorgeously detailed HD environments to explore and uncover secrets in, Leo’s Fortune features 24-puzzle filled levels that take advantage of SHIELD’s graphical horsepower that takes players everywhere from lush forests thick with greenery to mysterious factories deep below the surface. SHIELD users can get this title for $1.99, which is 60% off the regular price.

Space Hulk – $10.99

Set in Games Workshop’s immensely popular Warhammer 40,000 dark fantasy universe, Space Hulk is a gripping turn-based tactical action game that puts players in command of a squadron of elite battle hardened Blood Angel Terminators in an epic fight against the nefarious Genestealer hordes. While Space Hulk features a faithful video game recreation of the classic board game experience it’s based on, it also delivers stunningly detailed visuals and action that look great on SHIELD. On top of its robust and deeply satisfying single-player campaign, the game also has multiplayer support for you and a friend to go head-to-head in battle. SHIELD users can get this title for $10.99, which is 25% off the regular price.

The Talos Principle – $9.99

Featuring an engrossing, philosophically-charged storyline that challenges players to think outside the box in more ways than one, Croteam’s The Talos Principle is a multiple award-winning puzzle adventure game that puts players in control of a robotic protagonist who finds themselves in a world where technology and ancient ruins are merged. Over the course of The Talos Principle’s 120+ puzzles, players must overcome technologically advanced drones, lasers and other obstacles in the way of you uncovering the truth about your past and why you’re here. SHIELD users can get this title for $9.99, which is 50% off the regular price.

Puddle+ – $1.49

Puddle+ is an addictive physics-based platformer that casts players as an amorphous blob of liquid that has the ability to take on different properties—from viscous oil to molten lava—in order to solve puzzles and reach the end of the level. While Puddle+ features a straightforward premise and overall gameplay design, its levels become increasingly challenging the further you progress in the game. Its visuals and liquid effects also look stunning in action especially if you’re playing the game on SHIELD. SHIELD users can get this title for $1.49, which is 50% off the regular price.

Chuck’s Challenge 3D Ultra 2016 – $0.99

Featuring vibrantly detailed 3D visuals and puzzles specifically optimized to shine on NVIDIA SHIELD, Chuck’s Challenge 3D Ultra 2016 is a fast-paced puzzle adventure and the spiritual successor to the classic PC game, Chip’s Challenge. Receiving constant content updates and new features, Chuck’s Challenge 3D Ultra 2016comes packed with a whopping 150 levels that will put your skills and puzzle-solving prowess to the ultimate test. With the latest edition of the game on SHIELD players can also build their very own levels from the ground up while using more than 85 different game elements to craft their own creations. SHIELD users can get this title for $0.99, which is 50% off the regular price.