nvidia-shield-review-003Have you had a go with NVIDIA’s portable gaming console, the NVIDIA Shield so far? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you will be pleased as punch to hear that the NVIDIA Shield will be receiving an update that will increase the resolution for select compatible PC games via streaming. This GameStream functionality was first introduced in October, but back then, games were streamed from the PC in 720p resolution at 60 frames per second. This latest over-the-air (OTA) update will see the introduction of 1080p streaming support, targeting titles such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4.

That is not all, of course, as NVIDIA has also made additional adjustments to the Gamepad Mapper of the Shield. This would be a whole lot more than having Shield buttons assigned to the touch-based controls of Android games, but rather, you can now use the Mapper to take full advantage of the handle motion-sensitive controls with an analog input. Instead of tilting your Android device in Temple Run, you can now shift the an analog stick on the Shield for a similar action. Just in case you were wondering what the NVIDIA Shield is all about, why not read up on our review?

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