Gone and forgotten
Reflect on 2013 and you might remember the Android-based console known as the Ouya. It was one of the earlier tech success stories on Kickstarter and marketed itself as a direct competitor to modern video game systems of the time, such as the Wii U. It also openly publicised the fact it could emulate traditional consoles such as...
"We've returned to growth in gaming"
As we all know, Nvidia makes the clever little chips that go inside the Nintendo Switch, and its alliance with the Kyoto veteran has proven to be a profitable one thus far. However, Nvidia's business goes beyond the Tegra line of silicon and includes cryptocurrency mining, AI, automobile tech, data centres and...
Will Wii emulation ever come to Switch?
You may well be aware that a number of Nintendo's first-party Wii titles have been ported to the Nvidia Shield in China as part of the two companies' growing friendship, with several classics already being available. Now, it looks like Mario Kart Wii is about to drift its way into the action, too. During...
Digital Foundry finds out
Nvidia and Nintendo are pretty cosy right now, thanks to the fact that the former is supplying the very capable internal technology for the best-selling Switch console. The two firms are such fast friends that Nintendo has allowed Nvidia to launch a series of Wii classics on its Android-based Shield console, which is based...
Retro-fitting the past
Super Mario Galaxy touched down on the Nvidia Shield in China recently as part of a deal which will see other Wii classics come to the set-top box in that region. As we all know, Galaxy made good use of the Wii's motion-sensing controller to deliver fun gesture-based gameplay - something that is impossible on Nvidia's...
Our good chums over at Digital Foundry certainly do like to look to the future when it comes to gaming tech. Having debated the benefits of the PS4 Pro and the more recently released Xbox One X, both of which offer substantial benefits to gameplay performance on existing games, industry veteran Richard Leadbetter turns his...
Nvidia "preparing appropriate mitigations"
You've probably seen in the mainstream news this week that a serious security flaw has been found in the way most modern CPUs work. Devices are already being patched, but come with a cost of a performance loss. The exploits have been confirmed by Apple to affect both their Intel based devices and ARM-based...
Could we see these on Switch?
Earlier this year we brought you the rumour that Nintendo was planning to release New Super Mario Bros on the Nvidia Shield in China. Given how difficult it is to sell consoles in China, it would appear that Nintendo is using smart devices like the Nvidia Shield to crack the market and sell its games. Naturally...
"It was the perfect collaboration for us"
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been speaking during a recent investor's Q&A about the Nintendo Switch and its impact on his company's business - which, as we reported this morning, is pretty positive. During the session, Huang was asked if the early success of the Switch will open up the console...
Tegra business is on the up-and-up
The success of the Nintendo Switch has had a positive impact on the financial fortunes of Nvidia, which supplies the chipset for the hybrid console. Nvidia's Q1 report for the 2018 fiscal year reports that revenues for its Tegra lines of processors rose to $332m, which is more than double what was seen...
Downclocked from the version running in Android Shield TV
When it was announced that the Nintendo Switch would indeed be using an Nvidia Tegra chipset there was rampant speculation regarding the exact silicon it would contain, with some optimistic individuals holding out hope that it would be the next-generation Pascal-based X2 chip. As time has...
UPDATE: ARM deletes Facebook post, claims it wasn't "an official statement"
UPDATE: ARM has now removed the post in question and has stressed that it was not an official statement. Exactly why a component supplier for Nvidia is posting spec details if it's not entirely sure they are correct is anyone's guess, but for the time being it would seem...
PlayStation Now is another example of the creeping role of cloud gaming
It seems an age ago now, but once upon a time Cloud Gaming was said to be an imminent reality - in 2010 it was hot news, with excitable talk about a revolution in how we play games. The concept has always been simple in theory - utilise remote processing power delivered by the...
"It's really delightful"
Nvidia's Shield range of micro-consoles, handhelds and tablets has done a fine job of getting company recognition in the gaming arena, and has paid off handsomely with the Nintendo Switch - a hybrid system with Nvidia's Tegra technology at its heart. Speaking to Venturebeat recently, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang covered a wide...
Gaming is part of the agenda
Here's a little bonus live stream action, as we have NVIDIA founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang giving the keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas. Confirmed topics are artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, virtual reality, and gaming. Naturally we're interested in the...
Could this be the Switch in disguise?
When rumours were circulating last year that Nvidia was working with Nintendo on what was then known as the NX, one of the key pointers was the cancellation of the 2016 Shield Tablet device. This added weight to the speculation that the graphics card giant was refocusing its energy
AI and gaming are the key to incredible growth for the company
One of ongoing debates prior to the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch was the company that would ultimately supply the GPU; reports pointing to NVIDIA were countered with suggestions AMD would get the nod, especially as the latter has had a lockdown on consoles for a decent period of...
Expects people to be "amazed by it"
The Nintendo Switch, as we found out during its reveal, is going to be powered by a custom Tegra GPU by NVIDIA. For a few years the 'Tegra' range has aimed to deliver powerful portable graphics while suiting handheld / mobile formats; with the impressive work seen in older chips in the 'Shield' devices, it'll be...
Powered by a custom chipset made just for Nintendo
Nintendo has just lifted the lid on its next games console, the Nintendo Switch. In a short video presentation, the system's unique hybrid focus was revealed, alongside detachable controllers known as "Joy-Cons". All of this tied in with previous rumours regarding the system, and now the final...
Showcase range ended ahead of Nintendo's hardware
As you're no doubt well aware by now, substantial reports around the NX published by Eurogamer and reinforced by follow-up sources - some of which we've spoken to - have given the strongest indications yet of the make-up of Nintendo's next system. There are counter-rumours and reports, of course,...
Digitimes reinforces NVIDIA Tegra X1 Claims
As we await the official Nintendo NX reveal, with reported sources and logic suggesting a September unveiling, more reports and snippets of potential information are to be expected. Another to pitch in is Digitimes, a publication that often pops up when there are rumours around manufacturing new hardware...
A mutually beneficial agreement that could be a boon for gamers
Reports that Nvidia's Tegra tech is going to power Nintendo's apparently portable NX console triggered a fairly familiar reaction online yesterday. Perhaps not all that familiar to those of you under the age of 20, but veterans will surely have gotten a sense of deja vu as the
Possibly Tegra X2, the company's latest offering
It has long been assumed that the forthcoming NX console would use AMD's tech and would be based on x86 architecture - just like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Indeed, we've had reports that Nintendo's new console is on par with its establis
Digital Foundry's sources 'corroborates' what was claimed by IGN's insiders
When rumblings of a new generation of handheld from Nintendo were first felt last year, there were reports of industry insiders leaking information on the 3DS hardware architecture. Claims of NVIDIA's Tegra chip being used in the 3DS are now being contradicted by Digital Foundry's sources, who claim that a Nintendo/NVIDIA..
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