Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

Every Announcement from Nvidia’s GDC Event

PC gamers and virtual-reality enthusiasts got a bit of a surprise during Nvidia’s Tuesday night GDC press conference: instead of a souped-up graphics card or a VR headset, the GPU maker announced the addition of an Android-based console to their lineup of Shield devices.

If you missed our livestream of the event, we’ve pulled together all the details on the new Shield (yes, they’ve gone back to calling their latest product just “Shield”) and its related services for you right here.

The new Shield is more of a hybrid between a set-top box and a console than a true iteration of each. (At least, when compared to what currently exists on the market.) With the exception of its beefy Tegra X1 processor, which sports a 256-bit Maxwell GPU with 3GB of memory, it largely mimics the specs of other Android set-top boxes: at the back is a MicroSD slot, a Micro USB 2.0 port, two USB Type-A 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet port, and HDMI port. Internally, it supports Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band 801.11ac Wi-Fi connections, and can pump out 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound over HDMI. It also has an IR receiver, which Nvidia specifically noted is compatible with Logitech Harmony remotes.

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SHIELD Cast and Producers on All the New Secrets

Note: Full spoilers for the Agents of SHIELD midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” follow.

There are a lot of secrets being kept on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, as the midseason premiere found more than one duo bonding over information they were keeping from the rest of the team.

On a recent visit to the show’s set, the cast and executive producers spoke about these plotlines and where they could be going.

Now that we know Bobbi and Mack are up to something truly suspicious, and trying to gain access to the material Nick Fury gave to Coulson, it’s hard not to jump to the big H word – Hydra.

Asked if we should make that assumption, Adrianne Palicki replied, “I don’t think you should assume anything, honestly. I think that Mack and Bobbi, they do have a secret, but whatever they’re doing they think is the right thing. So it’s not necessarily malicious, but you have to keep an open mind.”

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Nvidia Game Streaming Service To Offer 1080p/60fps

Nvidia announced its game streaming service, GRID, will soon offer an upgraded tier supporting 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. Revealed during the company’s GDC 2015 event, the service will support Nvidia’s newly unveiled Shield console, allowing customers to purchase new PC games or stream from a catalog of others for a monthly fee.

The updated service will launch in May.

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These Are The Biggest Games Coming to Nvidia’s New Shield Console

During tonight’s GDC 2015 event, Nvidia revealed a large number of games coming to its android-based set-top box and console, Shield. Though Nvidia has referenced a catalog of 50 supported titles at launch, these games spotted on display are particularly notable:

  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
  • War Thunder
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • Half-Life 2
  • The Talos Principle


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Nvidia Is Launching A Console

Nvidia announced a new addition to its Shield lineup of devices, an Android-based living room device capable of 4K playback and capture, during its Game Developers Conference 2015 press event.

“First, it’s based on the most popular OS in the world. Second, the richness of the Google Play store, with it huge range of applications,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said. “Third, it syncs with all my other devices. Finally, it has an incredible voice search capability.”

The “world’s first Android 4K TV” will be able to receive and capture 4K at up to 60 fps video “very soon.” The living room entertainment device also packs Android TV functionality so users can access a library of movies, TV and more.

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App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 3

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The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great deals on apps like PaceDJ, Orby Widgets and more…. Read the rest of this post here

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This Week on the PSN

Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation Vita can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we’d help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

Here are this week’s new PS4 games.

  • Helldivers ($19.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2, Episode 2: Contemplation ($5.99)
  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood ($14.99)
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Star Wars Rebels: Darth Vader & Surprise Character Get Action Figures

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Star Wars Rebels.

The Season 1 finale of Star Wars Rebels featured both the surprise return of Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano and the debut of Darth Vader, and in honor of their appearances on the TV show, Hasbro announced two action figures of the characters in their Rebels likeness.


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Let’s Talk iOS 071: The Tim Cook Challenge

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In episode 71 of Let’s Talk iOS, Apple sends out media invites to its March 9th event, a discussion about Apple Watch battery life, Samsung reveals its latest smartphones and services, and Jeff signs up for a unique new sleeping regiment.

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Cap 2, Interstellar Lead Saturn Film Nominees

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films unveiled the nominees today for their 41st Annual Saturn Awards, which are designed to honor and recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar lead this year’s race with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy landed 9 noms, followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Edge of Tomorrow, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Into The Woods, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Maleficent, Dracula Untold, and The Babadook also earned nominations. The winners of the 41st Annual Saturn Awards will be presented June 25.

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