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NVIDIA Extends Free GRID Access To July 31st, GRID Store Launches In August

NVIDIA Extends Free GRID Access To July 31st, GRID Store Launches In August

NVIDIA's cloud-based game streaming service has been available on SHIELD devices as a free beta for a long time now, but the subscription version of the service was supposed to be arriving around now. According to NVIDIA, that won't be happening for another month, so GRID continues to be free until July 31st. This applies to all three SHIELD devices.

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Doom 3: BFG Edition, Including The Original Doom And Doom 2, Now Available For SHIELD TV And SHIELD Tablet

Doom 3: BFG Edition, Including The Original Doom And Doom 2, Now Available For SHIELD TV And SHIELD Tablet

The Doom series is perhaps one of the most iconic in gaming, so much so that it's been ported and hacked onto just about every platform and gadget imaginable. There are plenty of unofficial ways to play Doom on Android, but today owners of NVIDIA's SHIELD Android TV and SHIELD Tablet (and sadly, no one else) get a chance to own the entire series in a single package. Doom 3: BFG Edition is now available on the Play Store for $10.

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[Deal Alert] Gamestop Offers $50 Off The Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet And $20 Off The SHIELD Controller

[Deal Alert] Gamestop Offers $50 Off The Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet And $20 Off The SHIELD Controller

Looking to get into NVIDIA's SHIELD ecosystem, perhaps before the launch of the GRID service? Perennial video game retailer Gamestop is offering the base model of the SHIELD Tablet with a $50 discount, bringing down the price to $249.99. The SHIELD Controller, which is compatible with the original SHIELD Portable, the SHIELD Tablet, and the upcoming SHIELD Android TV set-top box, is also discounted. You can grab it for $39.97, a bit more than $20 off.

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The SHIELD Tablet's Android 5.1 OTA Is Coming 'Soon,' SHIELD Portable Will Jump Straight From 4.4 To 5.1

The SHIELD Tablet's Android 5.1 OTA Is Coming 'Soon,' SHIELD Portable Will Jump Straight From 4.4 To 5.1

Hey, how hilarious would it be if NVIDIA managed to update its SHIELD Tablet to Android 5.1 before Google updates the Tegra-powered Nexus 9? Wait, no, hilarious isn't the right word. ____ is the right word (which the Android Police style guide won't let me publish), according to N9 owners.

A recent post by an NVIDIA forum administrator indicates that the 5.1 update is coming to the SHIELD Tablet sooner rather than later.

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NVIDIA Updates Dabbler To v3.0 With Better Oil Painting Rendering, UI Tweaks, And More

NVIDIA Updates Dabbler To v3.0 With Better Oil Painting Rendering, UI Tweaks, And More

NVIDIA is always coming up with new ways to show off the power of its chips, and Dabbler is probably one of the more entertaining. This app is bundled with the SHIELD Tablet, but it has gone through a major revamp since release. Now v3.0 has hit the Play Store to make your doodles even prettier.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Gets Hotfix Update To Fix Color Reproduction Issues

NVIDIA SHIELD Gets Hotfix Update To Fix Color Reproduction Issues

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No, It's Not Your Eyes – Some SHIELD Tablets Are Experiencing Color Reproduction Issues After The 2.2 Update

No, It's Not Your Eyes – Some SHIELD Tablets Are Experiencing Color Reproduction Issues After The 2.2 Update

A couple of days ago, we reported that NVIDIA was pushing update 2.2 to SHIELD Tablet units. For the most part, the update is a good one – it brings more GRID games, improved battery life, broader support for high performance chargers, and overall performance enhancements. Those are all the makings of an excellent update, no doubt.

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However, a small number of users are experiencing weird color reproduction issues on their tablets, mostly with bright colors like red and orange – they just look dull post-update.

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[Update: More Retailers] Get A $30 Amazon Gift Card With Purchase Of A SHIELD Tablet

[Update: More Retailers] Get A $30 Amazon Gift Card With Purchase Of A SHIELD Tablet

If you're in the market for a new Android tablet right now, there's a good chance that either the Nexus 9 or SHIELD Tablet is the front runner in the race for your dollars. While the N9 is a decent tablet (depending on who you ask, anyway), it's hard for any tablet to best NVIDIA's first large-screen offering - in this writer's humble opinion, it is the best Android tablet money can buy right now.

And if your money is the one buying it, you'll be happy to know that, should you choose to get it from Amazon, you'll get a $30 Amazon gift card alongside your purchase.

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NVIDIA Is Rolling Out SHIELD Tablet Update 2.2 With More GRID Games, Improved Standby Battery Life, And More

NVIDIA Is Rolling Out SHIELD Tablet Update 2.2 With More GRID Games, Improved Standby Battery Life, And More

NVIDIA announced the latest push for its GRID cloud gaming service earlier today with Saint's Rov IV and more titles in the coming weeks, and now there's a SHIELD Tablet update to go along with it. In addition to enabling more GRID games, the update improves a few aspects of the device. It will stay on Android 5.0.1, though.

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NVIDIA Adds Saints Row IV To Its Streaming GRID Service, Alan Wake And Metro: Last Light Coming Soon

NVIDIA Adds Saints Row IV To Its Streaming GRID Service, Alan Wake And Metro: Last Light Coming Soon

One of the lesser-known portions of the custom game software on NVIDIA's SHIELD Portable and SHIELD Tablet is GRID, an OnLive-style streaming PC gaming system. It allows owners to play a selection of full-feature PC games streamed from NVIDIA's own virtualized systems at a data center, no personal gaming PC required. The service is still in beta, but has been growing steadily since its introduction a little over two years ago. By the beginning of March, 40 PC games will be available for free to SHIELD owners.

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The next PC game added to the service, live this morning, is Saints Row 4.

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