My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and Portal are already available for Nvidia's game-controller-plus-Tegra-and-screen thingy, otherwise known as Shield.
Half-Life 2 will set you back $9.99 in the Play store, and I'm not sure what to do now. The Shield's ability to stream games from a remote PC works awfully well, and I already own HL2 on Steam. The options, there are so many. I suppose having the Shield version would be nice for traveling or the like.
Nvidia cites these game releases as evidence that it's working to build a strong stable of games for its portable console. I've not yet tried HL2, but Portal translates surprisingly well to the Shield, with well-balanced controls and smooth, PC-replica graphics.
|This origami contraption simplifies checking CPU cooler clearances||13|
|Lian Li sticks a window on its PC-Q33 Mini-ITX case||5|
|Far Cry 4 patch addresses black-screen issue||26|
|Fractal Design's Define R5 mid-tower looks like one stealthy Scandinavian||36|
|Gaming on the Grid with Nvidia's Shield Tablet||5|
|Symantec says a Stuxnet-like trojan has been spying for years||35|
|Batman kicks butt in new Arkham Knight gameplay vid||17|
|ASRock's latest X99 board turns onboard networking up to 22Gbps||39|
|Just Cause 3 won't have multiplayer at launch||11|
|I'll take old-school over Optimus Prime's nutsack covered in neon lights any day of the week.||+39|