NVIDIA Launches Half-Life 2: Episode One on SHIELD Tablet

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | December 15, 2014 - 03:31 PM |
Tagged: shield tablet, shield, Portal, nvidia, half-life 2: episode one, half-life 2, google play, google, Android

Back in November, we published news about the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet update to Android 5.0. A part of the update was the “Green Box” promotion, which gives Half-Life 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Episode One free with the purchase of a 32GB LTE SHIELD Tablet. Today, Half-Life 2: Episode One launches on Google Play store for $7.99 USD (or free with the Green Box). Unlike Half-Life 2 and Portal, which runs on the original NVIDIA SHIELD, Episode One requires an NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. It also requires a controller.

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Like the previous release of Half-Life 2 and Portal, this is a complete port to the ARM architecture of NVIDIA Tegra K1. The game will run natively on the device, without being streamed from a host PC. For a little perspective, the Tegra K1 has a little more compute performance than a GeForce 9600 GT – a popular mid-range GPU that launched two years after Episode One.

Half-Life 2: Episode One launched today for $7.99 USD (or free with “The Green Box” bundle).

Source: Google

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December 15, 2014 | 10:25 PM - Posted by Ophelos

Guess valve doesn't wanna let HL2 go away. But the rest of us just want HL2: Episode 3 or half-life 3 already.

December 16, 2014 | 03:42 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

Exclusives suck. Better to just buy a Windows tablet.

December 16, 2014 | 09:48 AM - Posted by annoyingmouse (not verified)

Too bad it doesn't support the old Shield, as I've never actually played this game and would consider buying it.

December 16, 2014 | 02:38 PM - Posted by Sad Puppy (not verified)

So nvidia has already dropped new development for the original Shield?

That was quick!

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