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Monday, 07 April 2014 11:02

Shield now supports 100 GameStream games

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Nvidia Grid works quite well too

Nvidia Shield is a one of a kind product, the first proper mobile gaming console for Android, but it also features GameStream, one of the more interesting technologies to come out of Nvidia last year. GameStream got out attention as it can stream games from your PC and let you play on your console, as long as your internet connection and ping are fast enough.

Another cool thing that happened with Shield software update is the Grid gaming that lets you play select titles from servers hundreds and in our case thousands of miles away. Nvidia claims that the Shield console supports 300 Shield games, 1000+ Gamepad matter profiles and now there are a hundred GameStream games that are officially supported.

The list includes some hot names such as Titanfall, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Thief, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon, Need for Speed: Rivals, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, Orcs Must Die! 2 and five LEGO games including LEGO The Lord of the Rings, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes, LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes and LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures.

The price has been slashed to $199 until the end of April making it priced just about right and we know that Shield 2 is in works, powered by a much faster Tegra K1 chip, but this one probably won't come out for a few more months. When we were first asked about the price, $199 was our suggestion and now that is the price. It will sell definitely better than with the original $349 early bird launch price.

Some games we tried including Crysis 3, are too small for a 5-inch screen, but as long as you are not far away from your Wireless LAN 5GHz capable router you get a great looking graphics, the best we've seen on a handheld device. It’s still a niche product and Nvidia still has a lot of work ahead if it hopes to make it truly mainstream, but it’s making headway.

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