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Nvidia Shows Off Tegra 3 Optimized Games at MWC 2012

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With games like these, one may question the viability of dedicated portable gaming devices.

NVIDIA Tegra 3: Amazing Gaming 2012

While Nvidia hasn't announced anything new at Mobile World Congress 2012, a slew of new games have arrived for Tegra 3-based devices. This is part of an effort to highlight how Nvidia's latest SoC is the only one in its field to offer a true gaming experience. To that end, Nvidia's doing a pretty good job. When it comes to eye bling, Nvidia reigns king in the world of mobile computing and it's showing through the number of game developers who are exclusively leveraging Tegra 3 hardware.

According to Nvidia, "these games didn’t come to Tegra 3 by accident. We’ve been working with these leading mobile game developers for over six years to hone and refine their wares. Tegra 3, with four performance processing cores, in addition to its fifth battery saver core, and a 12-core GeForce GPU, is putting console games on notice…"

The following is a list of games being announced:

  • Golden Arrow THD
  • Dark Kingdom THD
  • Eden to GREEEEN THD
  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

These games join an existing stellar suite of 3D eye candy which includes titles like Riptide, Shadowland, and others.

Eden on GREEEN (Tegra Game) Walkthrough @ Nvidia's MWC 2012 Booth

Sonic Demo (Tegra 3 Game) @ Nvidia's MWC 2012 Booth

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    salgado18 , February 28, 2012 11:34 PM
    Damn
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    Granter , February 29, 2012 12:16 AM
    salgado18Damn

    wow
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    tipmen , February 29, 2012 12:25 AM
    looks better than the wii....
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    omega21xx , February 29, 2012 12:39 AM
    I didn't think phones would shadow the PSVita this quick, but it's to be expected when something is highly optimized. Now we just need more bluetooth/usb compatible joysticks to make these games worth playing.
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    omega21xx , February 29, 2012 1:21 AM
    frozonici didnt know FPS games for phones had such good graphics


    Yeah, ShadowGun is the FPS they show in that video and it can be played on current tegra 2 phones, theres cracks that allow it to work on adreno gpu's as well. Gorgeous game for a phone.
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    alyoshka , February 29, 2012 2:20 AM
    Somehow gaming on the phone always gives me the creeps, it get's me scared that the keys might get ruined 'cos after all it is a phone.
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    therabiddeer , February 29, 2012 2:22 AM
    Main issue I have is the controls for phones. Touchscreens arent too great to me... graphics look good though.
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    kyuuketsuki , February 29, 2012 3:27 AM
    Yeah... the lack of dedicated buttons and analog sticks are still a big negative for phone gaming.
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    bin1127 , February 29, 2012 4:27 AM
    I want to play Zombie Driver!
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    knowom , February 29, 2012 4:54 AM
    People nit picking about the controls are being over critical. You have a phone/tablet with bluetooth, usb, and hdmi and your moaning about the controls? It also happens to have multi touch display in your hands like recently announced, but unreleased Wii U.

    So basically you can take your pick from bluetooth peripherals like wii and ps3 peripherals just so happen to be along with usb ones like xbox and pc happen to be. On top of that you can display it via HDMI to a HDMI device and with wifi you can remote desktop it to a pc in a different room to your HDTV for example. Hell if you have 2 one can be used as a Wii U style multitouch peripheral and the other to stream to the HDTV.

    You might even be able to setup softh and remote desktop to it honestly for extra resolution and multitouch control functionality for your desktop pc.
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    mman74 , February 29, 2012 5:29 AM
    I'm a big Playstation fan, but this is one of the reasons why Vita will not sell as many units as Sony had hoped.
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    _Pez_ , February 29, 2012 5:35 AM
    This is a MUST have over consoles :D . at least for me.
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    knowom , February 29, 2012 8:04 AM
    hahchbnmYeah... the lack of dedicated buttons and analog sticks are still a big negative for phone gaming.
    Bluetooth/USB stop acting like it's a issue PS3/Wii controller/mouse/keyboard/xbox360 controller and even kinect can be made to work with ice cream sandwich.
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    Anonymous , February 29, 2012 9:43 AM
    nice looks but you get to see the crappiness in details after playing these for a few minutes.. what a waste of good gpu
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    sonofliberty08 , February 29, 2012 11:13 AM
    hope all these game will run on windows 8 ARM too
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    Anonymous , February 29, 2012 11:50 AM
    Some of these games were available on tegra2, as for it being better than the vita you don't have as controlled a development platform with this as you do with vita. You're going to have several different hardware config's available for the phone that you don't have to contend with on the vita.

    I like that phones are more capable now than ever before, but until I find a control scheme that doesn't involve my fat fingers taking up screen real estate I don't see this taking over the mobile gaming market totally.
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    razor512 , February 29, 2012 1:43 PM
    remember if you are running android, you can use a wireless PS3 controller with your phone to play those games on the go.

    touchscreen controls suck, it is very hard to respond quickly with them, but with a controller, you can get a console like experience (better than the PSP can provide as you actually have a full sized controller (great for long trips on if you are stuck on a long boring flight)
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    frank_drebin , February 29, 2012 2:49 PM
    No Skyrim for tablets, eh? Only fancy Skyrim wallpaper...
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    hoof_hearted , February 29, 2012 3:58 PM
    Omega21XXI didn't think phones would shadow the PSVita this quick, but it's to be expected when something is highly optimized. Now we just need more bluetooth/usb compatible joysticks to make these games worth playing.


    or a ps3 controller
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    dmikov , February 29, 2012 7:43 PM
    Mobile gaming and you talking usb/bluetooth or even better some 6 handed indian god by the looks of it wants to use mouse/keyboard. If you are holding separate controller in your hands what are you holding phone in? Are you balancing it on your ... that is if you are a guy.
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