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NVIDIA unveil their Black Friday Tablet Bundle promotion - £299 for tablet, controller, three games, and six months' free game streaming

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Matt Gardner
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Black Friday, NVIDIA, Nvidia Shield

NVIDIA unveil their Black Friday Tablet Bundle promotion - £299 for tablet, controller, three games, and six months' free game streaming

NVIDIA have unveiled their Black Friday Tablet Bundle for the UK, detailing how their big promotion will work come November 28th. Starting at 00:01 GMT on Friday, and running until 23:59 GMT the same day, you'll be able to pick up a 32GB NVIDIA Shield Tablet for £299 along with a free Shield Controller, the Green Box Bundle (which includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Portal), and the free use of NVIDIA GRID -- the company's on-demand, game-streaming service.

Here the blurb from NVIDIA themselves:

SHIELD runs the newest version of Android (5.0 Lollipop) and includes a collection of new games optimised just for SHIELD, an enhanced version of NVIDIA’s Dabbler drawing app, and the use of NVIDIA GRID. NVIDIA GRID gaming service brings convenience and variety of streaming to video games and is available for free until June 30th 2015. Being dubbed: “the Netflix for games.”, GRID already includes 20 AAA gaming titles, including Batman: Arkham City, Borderlands 2 and Psychonauts, and its games portfolio is rapidly growing every week.

From tomorrow (Wednesday 26th) onwards, details of the bundle will be available here: http://shield.nvidia.co.uk/

You can find more details over on the NVIDIA blog by clicking here.

The Shield Tablet on its own normally retails for £299, with the Controller costing £49.99, and the Green Box Bundle normally clocking in at £17.97. This means you'll be saving yourself nearly £70 all told.

Add a comment5 comments
chieftex  Nov. 25, 2014 at 16:43

Matt, have you reviewed this thing? If not, are you going to? It seems very much in your domain.

TungstenShark  Nov. 25, 2014 at 17:20

To be honest I'd completely forgotten about the Shield! I did a quick search and it actually seems to be quite a good little bit of kit and probably reasonable value given the performance of the tablet, however at the moment it's suffering from 'death by obscurity' just like the OUYA. I think it's only hope is that NVIDIA will have deep enough pockets to keep it going and that someone comes up with a killer game soon.

JonLester  Nov. 25, 2014 at 17:27

I actually imported an original NVIDIA Shield and rather liked it, both as a streaming platform, android gaming device and absolutely not an emulation platform, no. Noooo.

Can't speak for the tablet, but the local GameStream tech built into the NVIDIA experience software and graphics cards seems to work well and will likely be the same here. Might try out GRID when I have the time.

Last edited by JonLester, Nov. 25, 2014 at 17:29
MattGardner  Nov. 25, 2014 at 18:12

Matt, have you reviewed this thing? If not, are you going to? It seems very much in your domain.


Not yet, sadly. We've submitted a review request to NVIDIA, but we won't have anything onsite ahead of Friday even if they come through tomorrow. I am suitably intrigued by it, more so than the portable. There is a portable bundle available in the US, but not over here.

phil16  Nov. 26, 2014 at 13:43

I've been following the Nvidia shield since the first model was announced. Seemed like the solution to my problem of being able to game while the wife watched TV. I still haven't got one as 1) The first was never officially launched over here 2) Its too expensive. In the end I got a £300 laptop and stream my games on that using steams streaming service (with the added benefit of having a proper laptop). Even if this new tablet had been available when I got the laptop I'd have still gone for the laptop as a 15.4" screen with keyboard and mouse is just better value and easier to use. If they where to launch a cut down version (just for streaming) in the future for a more sensible price I might be interested but its just too expensive for what it is (compare with the price of a Nexus 7 for example).

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