NVIDIA Shield

$50 off the Shield itself, plus free case, Sonic 4 Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed

NVIDIA is getting in on the Black Friday action, offering its own Shield handheld gaming device for $249, down from the usual price of $299. And to sweeten the deal, the manufacturer is throwing in a free carry case, valued at $39.99, as well as two free games — Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed.

Here's what our own Jerry Hildenbrand had to say about NVIDIA's Android-powered handheld in his review of the device:

"The NVIDIA Shield isn't going to appeal to a wide audience, but I don't think it was designed to do so. It's clear that NVIDIA had one thing in mind when the built the Shield, and that was to create a top-of-the-line gaming device that runs on the Android platform. NVIDIA certainly succeeded, and for anyone looking for the ultimate Android gaming system has found it in the Shield."

Interested? Hit the link below to get started. The deal comes with free shipping and runs until 11:59pm PST on Monday, Dec. 2.

Source: NVIDIA Shield Black Friday deal

 

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NVIDIA Shield down to $249 with free case and games for Black Friday

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Epic fail not because of the device, but because of their very limited marketing region.

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It's a niche product, for sure. And, yeah, it does help that it's "region-locked."

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I've been wandering if the nexus 7 would be a better gaming device due to its higher resolution screen.

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Why can't we just use our phones or tablets as our gaming devices? What differentiates the phone,tablet world from these gaming consoles?

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Tegra, for which many games have enhanced graphics and features when played on. Which most phones don't have because they're not nearly as power-efficient as the Qualcomm chips.

It's a damn shame, I'd buy a superphone with a Tegra chip in it. I might be racing from power outlet to power outlet, especially with my Moga, but I'd do it. I do a lot of gaming on my Galaxy S4.

Tegra, for which many games have enhanced graphics and features when played on. Which most phones don't have because they're not nearly as power-efficient as the Qualcomm chips.

It's a damn shame, I'd buy a superphone with a Tegra chip in it. I might be racing from power outlet to power outlet, especially with my Moga, but I'd do it. I do a lot of gaming on my Galaxy S4.

Using my Nexus 7 2013 with the new Moga Pro Power controller I wouldn't even dream of buying a Shield. The Moga works on tons more games and in my opinion is just as good as the Shield controller. That and if I need my device for just a tablet, the controller isn't stuck there right my way. Even though the Moga uses BT the new controllers can charge your tablet/phone.

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I have mogA pro, it is good pair with my G2, but I want button mapper like the one on Shield, without it, still lots of game not support mogA.

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