Grab a Shield handheld console for $199 (for a limited time)
Nvidia keeps upping the ante for its promising Shield console in hopes that you'll put your chips in and cash out as a converted gamer. The latest attempt at making you take that leap is the addition of two popular titles -- as of today, Half Life 2 and Portal are both available to Shield owners in Google Play , Nvidia announced. Both run natively on Android, and according to Nvidia, the utmost care and attention was paid to every detail to ensure they both deliver the full PC experience.
"Nvidia has done a remarkable job bringing both Half Life 2 and Portal to Shield," said Doug Lombardi , Vice President of Market at Valve. "We're playing both games here on our Shields and fans of both franchises can expect the same game play they've come to love on the PC."
Half Life 2 and Portal join a growing catalog of Shield supported Android games, of which there are more than 300 available. The newest releases also come hot on the heels of a recent update that, among other things, added the ability to remote stream games.