Nvidia Shield update rolling out brings improved Gamepad Mapper and full GRID Cloud gaming beta goes live

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Nvidia has pressed out another fairly important update with regard to Shield owners these days that brings with it much more improvements to the Gamepad Mapper software as well as the next big part of the GameStream feature because the GRID Cloud Gaming service goes live in beta form in Northern California.

The Gamepad Mapper offers recieved some improvements with this new update opening the ability to share, search, and rate community-sourced Gamepad Mapper profiles. This feature is in experiment with status so there could be some bugs popping up. Other improvements range from the ability to map gyro simulator to your thumbsticks, right thumbstick function for first-person perspective video games that use touch swipes to look around, and new \”accelerated cursor\” choice for joystick mouse mode.

However the big news with this update is another step forward with Nvidia\’s GameStream feature which, until recently, was only available for nearby game streaming out of your PC to your Nvidia Shield. However the main goal had been always to bring Nvidia\’s impair gaming service known as GRID into the picture and now a experiment with of this full cloud gaming service is reside but only for residents in Northern Ca for right now.

If you reside in the supported area and own a Shield, you\’ll be able to stream complete PC games through the impair to play on your Shield as long as you\’re connected to the internet. Streamed games will arrive in 1080p at Sixty FPS as well so nice high quality. Some officially supported video games announced so far include Assassin\’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Battleground 4, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands Two, Crysis 3, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Also if you plan on purchasing a Shield, you\’ll want to achieve this by the end of today as you\’ll be able to get $50 off the regular price as well as a free carrying case and 2 free games.

Official Website: Nvidia

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