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Mobile gaming tablet launched by Nvidia

A new Shield tablet and controller has been designed to enhance a mobile player’s gaming experience.

Nvidia is bringing to the mobile gaming industry, what it says is the most advanced mobile processor in the world, an 8 inch Shield gaming tablet and wireless Shield controller, two pieces of impressive hardware that are not likely to disappoint.

The premium 8 inch tablet is one of the first to be specifically designed for gamers.

Nvidia’s new tablet device can play Android games that have been downloaded from Google Play or the company’s Hub app. It also has the ability to stream games directly from a PC using WiFi or 4G. What this means is that gamers can experience graphics that are close to console quality, on a mobile device.

The Shield gaming tablet is equipped with an HD 1920×1080 pixel screen and is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 192 core Kepler GPU. The tech and video game company claims that the tablet uses the highest advanced mobile processer that is available on a device. In addition, the tablet can utilize the graphics card of a PC if a player is streaming games. That being said, it is important to point out that not all PC’s powered by Nvidia are compatible with this particular feature of the device.

The tablet will come with WiFi or WiFi and LTE connectivity and consumers can choose from a 16GB or 32GB model, both of which will include up to 128GB microSD support. Furthermore, the device will come with the pre-installed game, Trine2: Complete Story.

The wireless mobile gaming controller works smoothly with the tablet.

Although there are other tablet game controllers that a player could purchase, the one Nvidia has released to accompany its Shield tablet works very well with it and is reasonably priced. The company claims that between the tablet and controller there is low latency WiFi connectivity. The delay between the devices is almost non existence and is compared to the Xbox and its controller.

In addition to the controller, the mobile gaming device also comes with a cover accessory, so it can be easily propped up to achieve the ideal playing angle. Currently, the 16GB WiFi-only model can be preordered with the controller.

Investments in mobile games are on the rise

Mobile games find traction with investors

Investments in mobile games startups have increased in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from Digi-Capital, an investment group devoted to the game industry. The report shows that the value of these investments has increased by some 63% over what it had been in the first half of 2012, reaching $706 million. The report also shows that the number of investments in game companies has grown by 7%.

Report highlights the transactions mobile games represent

According to the report, mobile games have seen strong growth this year. These games accounted for 56% of the transaction value and 37% of the transaction volume seen in the game industry. The growth that mobile games have been experiencing is largely due to the increased proliferation of smartphones and tablets. As these devices become more available, more consumers are being drawn into the mobile gaming space. Many of these consumers have shown that they are willing to spend their money on these games.

Mobile Games GrowthOnline functionality proves popular among consumers

The report predicts that mobile games and online games could grow to account for 55% of the $83 billion game market by 2016. Online games have proven to be particularly attractive due to the community elements they feature. Mobile games with online functionality have managed to attract the enthusiasm of consumers around the world, many of whom have begun seeking out similar games that offer community-based gameplay.

Tablets are favored for mobile gaming

Mobile games currently represent 72% of the money that is spent on mobile applications. This includes in-app payments that consumers make to unlock additional content. These games have become most popular on tablet devices. The report shows that tablets account for nearly 67% of mobile game use. Consumers appear to favor tablet devices for gaming because of the larger screens that these devices sport as well as their more advance graphics processing units.