Alongside today's announcements about Grid and Lollipop support for the Shield Tablet, NVIDIA is launching a bundle of Valve games called the Green Box. It will be immediately available to anybody buying a new 32 GB NVIDIA Shield Tablet, and includes the previously-launched Half-Life 2 and Portal, as well as a new addition, Half-Life 2: Episode 1.
Besides Half-Life 2: Episode 1, NVIDIA's also announcing K1-optimized Android versions of OddWorld: Stranger's Wrath, Pure Pool, and Strike Suit Zero in the Google Play Store. As someone who bought the Orange Box for PC back when it was released, it's really exciting to see a growing roster of proper PC games coming to Android. Square Enix, Rockstar, and others have done a fine job of hauling in well-known console games to the Google Play Store, but Valve is the grand-daddy on PC.
With any luck, this partnership could, in the long term, lead to porting other huge titles like Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, and Day of Defeat to Android. Though my fingers are crossed for such a glorious day, the arrangement with NVIDIA has so far been exclusive, and could very well continue to leave other devices in the dark.
How many of you guys have played Half-Life 2: Episode 1? Would an Android version entice you to pick up a Shield?
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