Nvidia Shield Lands in Stores Tomorrow!

Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield

Way back at CES 2013 in January Nvidia announced the Shield, a high-performance gaming and entertainment portable system based around the powerful Tegra 4 processor system. Well, the system hits stores on August 1st, and is already seeing some positive early buzz.

Some of the features include:
• The ultimate gaming and entertainment portable – powered by Tegra 4
• Ready for Android gaming – compatible with 100+ games on Google Play
• Capable of streaming your PC games over Wi-Fi – to play anywhere in the house
• Featuring a console-grade game controller, 5-inch retina-quality multi-touch display, custom-tuned bass reflex audio
• Running pure Android Jelly Bean

There are already some games optimized for the Shield, including Riptide GP2, Chuck’s Challenge 3D, Blood Sword: Sword of Ruin, and Arma Tactics.

As you can see from the image at top, Shield is not just a game system but also includes a full Android interface. This will allow you to run all sorts of Android apps as well a variety of entertainment apps designed to take advantage of the Shield.

Another obvious thing about the Shield is that it looks like a console controller, so it’s not surprising that you can use it as one – if you have a 6-series Nvidia graphics card you can stream your games from your PC to the Shield in real-time for gaming on the go!

People who pre-ordered the system will be getting theirs on the delivery truck, and everyone else can grab theirs online at NVIDIA.com or Newegg.com, or at a mini-store in placed like GameStop or Microcenter. The cost is $299.

Are you excited for the launch of the Nvidia Shield?

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I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!