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NVIDIA has announced the addition of the new GeForce eSports World of Tanks (GTXWoT) 3v3 Tournament Amateur Division, complete with a 1 million in-game gold prize pool paid out to the top 128 teams and cash and hardware donations to veterans charities.

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Registration is now open at esports.geforce.com for the new North American 3-tank team Amateur Division, complete with a 1 million in-game gold prize pool.   Registration closes Friday October 4th and gameplay begins Monday, October 7th.  The Finals will be held on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, and will be streamed live on Twitch.tv.  The teams will compete in a Tier 4 competition with 1,000,000 in Wargaming gold paid out amongst the top 128 placing teams.   There will be no limit to the number of teams allowed to register and the 3-tank teams are allowed 2 extra substitute players on the roster.

“We’re extremely excited to share details about the Amateur Division activities for the GeForce eSports World of Tanks Open,” said James Grunke, director of global eSports at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA and Wargaming.net will match dollar for dollar up to $5000 for every registrant who joins the competition resulting in a $10,000 donation to veteran’s charity organizations to be announced on opening game day.  We’re also giving out two GeForce GTX equipped  gaming systems  and lots of Wargaming gold which will be put to good use at a veterans charity hospital.  The players will have a blast and it’s all for a good cause.”

World of Tanks is a team-based, massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. With more than 70 million registered users worldwide, World of Tanks is a fast-paced PC shooter game with in-depth weaponry, economics and robust eSports tools.

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The Veteran’s charities will be announced on opening game day.  The GeForce GTX hardware system donations will come equipped with EVGA GeForce GTX GPUs and premium gaming accessories provided by Razer.

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NVIDIA has announced a new promotion that will give gamers a total of £50 of in-game currencies to a trio of the hottest free-to-play games: Warframe, Neverwinter and Marvel Heroes. The promotion, which is applicable for new purchases of notebook PCs featuring GeForce 700M-series GPUs or desktop GeForce GTX 650 GPUs, starts today and will run throughout the rest of the year.

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Voted the best F2P game at PAX East 2013, Warframe is a co-op third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world.  Featuring the incredible NVIDIA PhysX technology, players control ancient warriors in a war with the Grineer (bad guys).  With over three million registered users, gamers can join friends in player-vs-enemy raids across the solar system and master the power of the Warframes.  £17 of in-game currency gives players the opportunity to shop in the marketplace and gain new gear quickly such as a new supercharged Warframe with an inventory slot, a sentinel pet to aid in battle, mod-packs to instantly upgrade gear, void key packs to gain access to rare missions, as well as other boosters or revives.

Hailed by GameFront as “one of the best traditional MMOs,” Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter combines fast paced combat with over a quarter century of Dungeons & Dragons lore.  Packed with exclusive NVIDIA technology including TXAA, HBAO and 3D Vision, players experience epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying.  The bundle provided in-game loot will give players access to mounts, companions, consumables, items, fashion, crafting packs and more!

For any fans of the Marvel universe, Marvel Heroes is not to be missed!  This F2P massively multiplayer online action role-playing game features frenetic action combat where players can battle infamous Marvel villains as their favourite Superhero.  Play with the already one and a half million registered users, as Hawkeye, Storm, Daredevil, Thing, or Scarlet Witch.  £17 of in-game currency gives players the option to choose from a variety of heroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine to name a few. Players can also opt to get iconic costumes from throughout Marvel’s storied history, such as Iron Man’s Mk 1 armour from his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 to his Avengers movie armour, to further customize their hero.

For additional information, please visit http://www.geforce.co.uk/landing-page/free2play-bundle

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NVIDIA today has announced it is working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games Montréal to make Batman: Arkham Origins, the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise, a technically advanced and intensely realistic chapter in the award-winning saga for PC players.

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Gamers who purchase a qualifying GPU from a participating partner will receive a free PC edition of Batman: Arkham Origins, which will be released worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013. Gamers who buy the GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 760, 770  or 780 series graphics card by 31st January, 2014 for a full list of participating bundle partners, visit: http://www.geforce.co.uk/games-applications/pc-games/batman-arkham-origins/where-to-buy.

Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

NVIDIA Developer Technology Team has been working closely with WB Games Montréal to incorporate an array of cutting-edge NVIDIA gaming technologies including DirectX tessellation, NVIDIA TXAA antialiasing, soft shadows and various NVIDIA PhysX® engine environmental effects, such as cloth, steam and snow. Combined, these technologies bring the intricately detailed worlds of Gotham to life.

NVIDIA will be unveiling a sneak peek of Batman: Arkham Origins at PAX Prime in Seattle, during the NVIDIA stage presentation at the Paramount Theater on Monday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Entry is free.

Additionally, any PAX attendees that purchase a qualified bundle from the special kiosk at the NVIDIA booth on the show floor will receive for free a limited edition Batman lithograph — one of only 1,000 being produced.

 

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NVIDIA have announced a partnership with Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which will be released for PC on 5th November, 2013.

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Developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty and the seminal Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise. Powered by a new next-gen engine, Call of Duty: Ghosts continues the legacy of delivering phenomenal gameplay, amazing multiplayer, incredible cinematics and engrossing characters and storyline.

Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces gamers to the “Ghosts,” a group of highly skilled Special Forces operatives shrouded in mystery.

The new next-generation engine for Call of Duty: Ghosts maximises the power of cutting-edge PC tech, taking advantage of the latest graphics cards as well as high-end cards, including the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 series.

NVIDIA have released their portable gaming device known as SHIELD.

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This is what NVIDIA said:

We’re excited to announce that NVIDIA SHIELD is now shipping! Get your hands on the ultimate gaming and entertainment portable – powered by the world’s fastest mobile processor, NVIDIA Tegra 4. Join the SHIELD movement by ordering online at NVIDIA.com or Newegg.com, or through a SHIELD Experience Center and get a limited-edition SHIELD t–shirt, while supplies last.

Here is the demo of SHIELD from E3:

What do you think of SHIELD? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

NVIDIA have announced that SHIELD will be shipping July 31st.

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This is what NVIDIA said:

As you know, we made the decision to delay the launch of SHIELD due to a mechanical issue we found in our rigorous testing process.

Since then we have been working non-stop to put SHIELD through its paces and ensure it meets the highest quality control standards in the industry. We are pleased to confirm that SHIELD is in full production and will officially ship July 31st!

We have worked with our partners to create SHIELD Experience Centers around the US and Canada at select GameStop, Microcenter, and Canada Computers brick-and-mortar locations where you can experience SHIELD for yourself.

If you are ready to join the SHIELD movement and experience the ultimate gaming and entertainment portable, order now through a SHIELD Experience Center or online, and you’ll get a limited-edition SHIELD t-shirt, while supplies last.

Here is the demo of SHIELD from E3:

What do you think of SHIELD? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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NVIDIA today announced it is working with Ubisoft to deliver the most dramatic and intense gaming experience possible for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. And starting today, gamers who purchase a GeForce GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 760, 770, or 780 from a participating partner will receive a free copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition for PC, which will be released on 23rd August in the UK.

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NVIDIA engineers are working closely with the Ubisoft Toronto development team to incorporate an array of cutting-edge gaming technologies for Splinter Cell Blacklist including Direct X tessellation, NVIDIA HBAO+, TXAA antialiasing and surround technologies to ensure gamers can experience smooth frame rates and awesome visuals in all of their covert missions.

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In Splinter Cell Blacklist, Sam Fisher returns as leader of 4th Echelon, an elite counter-terrorism unit armed with a new mandate to hunt down the masterminds behind The Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks on U.S. interests. To stop the Blacklist countdown, gamers will choose the best way to face any challenge by tapping into Sam’s arsenal of lethal skills and training.  The biggest game in the award-winning series, Splinter Cell Blacklist features an immersive single player story, distinct co-op missions, and the return of the legendary Spies Vs. Mercs multiplayer mode; all supported by a universal economy and customisation system that allows players to completely customise their game experience.

For a full list of participating partners, please visit: www.GeForce.com/FREESplinterCell. This offer is good only until December 31, 2013

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NVIDIA have released WHQL-certified GeForce drivers for the Windows 8.1 Release Preview.

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You can install the new GeForce driver version 326.01 for Windows 8.1 from Windows Update after you install the Release Preview.

The list of supported GeForce GPUs for Windows 8 can be found here on NVIDIA.com.

Here are direct driver links:
Desktop GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 32-bit
Desktop GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit
Notebook GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 32-bit
Notebook GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit

Nvidia’s Project Shield an Android powered handheld will miss its launch today ( 27th June) Jason Paul have done a blog post about Project Shield.

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Quote from the Blog

“But we won’t do that until it’s fully up to the exacting standards that NVIDIA’s known for. And some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we’re not happy with.”

“The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component, and we’re working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to our expectations”

Project Shield Demo from E3

It has been delay until sometime in July, as soon we (Connected Digital World) receive anymore information it will be posted on the site for you.

 

 

Last week at E3 NVIDIA gave me a demo of show their SHIELD Android gaming device was shaping up.

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A console-grade controller. A high-definition, 720p HD retinal display. The rich graphics and blazing performance of Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor.

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These pieces, put together by a company full of gaming fanatics, add up to an amazing new open platform gaming portable. It’s the best way to play Android games. And because it’s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games – as well as Android apps.

Here is the new demo:

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Tegra 4 – The world’s fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
  • Console-grade controller – Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Multi-touch display – 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
  • Integrated speakers – Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
  • Pure Android Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
  • There’s more – We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack. See the full spec sheet, here.

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What do you think of SHIELD? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

NVIDIA has announced a price cut and shipping date for its Project Shield Android gaming console.

The system will launch in the US on June 27 at the reduced price of $299 (£195), down from its original cost of $349 (£225).

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Customers who have already pre-ordered the console will be charged the reduced rate, which NVIDIA claims it brought in based on feedback from gamers.

“We’ve heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we’d have a home run. So we’re changing the price of Shield to $299,” said the graphics card maker.

Powered by a Tegra 4 chip, Project Shield sports a five-inch 720p touch-screen and is also capable of streaming content to a monitor or TV display, either wirelessly or through a HDMI connection.

Watch a short video of Project SHIELD in action from CES This Year.

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Mad Catz has announced that it will launch an Android gaming system at next week’s E3 2013. The peripherals manufacturer has confirmed plans to unveil a “micro-console” running the Google operating system, dubbed Project M.O.J.O., at the Los Angeles expo.

Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson compares the device to a supercharged smartphone without a display that hooks up to a flatscreen television screen.

“At next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles we will unveil the keystone product in our GameSmart initiative, Project M.O.J.O., an Android micro-console configured to harness the maximum gaming horsepower from an Android device,” he said during an earnings call.

“The Project M.O.J.O. Android micro-console is being designed to interact seamlessly with our GameSmart controllers, mice, keyboards and headsets.

“With our long history in the gaming industry, Mad Catz has the technical capability, product breadth, global distribution, and developer and publisher relationships that uniquely position our company to embark on this ambitious initiative.”

Project M.O.J.O. will sit alongside Mad Catz’s GameSmart line of products, which encompasses various controllers and peripherals.

The system is also expected to be related to the recent partnership the firm struck up with graphics card-maker NVIDIA.

Hardware specs for Project M.O.J.O. are yet to be announced. We will be at E3 2013 Next Week seeing what Project M.O.J.O is…. Watch this Space very soon.

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