NVIDIA is giving consumers a chance to try out the Shield Android gaming console. If you happen to be in New York or San Francisco in August, you can head over to one of four locations, where NVIDIA will open Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers. These centers will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the entire month, so that when you watch your summer movie, you can test the NVIDIA Shield, as well.
In New York, the centers will be set up in the following locations: Garden State 16 – 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, New Jersey; and New Roc Stadium 18 – 33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, New York. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, the addresses are Cupertino 16 – 10123 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, California; and Mercado 20 – 3111 Mission College Boulevard., Santa Clara, California.
It would be recalled that some third-party mechanical problems postponed the launch of the Android gaming console from June to this month. The company had also slashed $50 off the price of the Shield, bringing it down from $349 to $299, supposedly to make the product more attractive to consumers.
The device, which will be pitted against the Xbox One and the PS4, comes with the super-fast NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5 inch 1280×720 Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display with 294 ppi, 16GB of internal storage, and support for 802.11n 2×2 Mimo Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Mini-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0, and MicroSD expansion. It will also sport integrated stereo speakers, a microphone, and an audio jack. Out of the box, the device will offer Sonic 4 Episode II THD and Expendable: Rearmed, but it will allow consumers to download games from both NVIDIA TegraZone and Google Play.
The shipping date for the pre-ordered NVIDIA Shield consoles is still unknown at present. If all goes according to the new schedule, the Android gaming console will arrive late this month, just several days before to the company’s opening of the Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers.