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Valve's Portal Coming as Tegra 4 Android App to Nvidia Shield

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Prepare for this modern classic in the palm of your hand.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had a "one more thing" announcement at his GTC keynote this morning, and that was news of Valve's Portal game coming to the Shield handheld.

While Shield owners can already play Portal on their devices through GameStreaming from their Steam accounts, this new version will be entirely standalone running natively on Tegra 4 and won't require an Internet connection.

"Nvidia has created a very powerful and unique device with Shield," said Doug Lombardi at Valve. "Our companies have a strong history working together and we're looking forward to Portal's arrival on Shield."

Neither company would commit to a release date other than "coming soon." We hope that this ushers in other ports of popular Source engine Valve games to Shield.

Also announced today is a temporary price drop for Shield down to $199 and remote GameStreaming.

Stay tuned for more from GTC.

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    iknowhowtofixit , March 25, 2014 6:34 PM
    We can play a 7 year old PC game on Shield. Yay?
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    izayaorihara , March 25, 2014 7:03 PM
    Beats the other [removed] on Android.

    Watch the language - G
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    ltdementhial , March 25, 2014 9:30 PM
    3DChainfire + tegra pugin = profit?
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    ltdementhial , March 25, 2014 9:31 PM
    Quote:
    3DChainfire + tegra pugin = profit?
    plugin*
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    tadej petric , March 26, 2014 5:37 AM
    Quote:
    We can play a 7 year old PC game on Shield. Yay?
    It may be 7y old but it's still one of the best games I've played.And even if I may do hate all these portable devices I think Valve made the right move with this. They're awesome as always.
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    Cryio , March 26, 2014 6:21 AM
    Portal 1 = A DirectX 6-9 game that will be ported to (probably) OpenGL ES3, that means Android 4.3 and up. Overall nice, but I'm not impressed.
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    David Cruit , March 26, 2014 11:43 AM
    At least it's better than modern combat.
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    iknowhowtofixit , March 26, 2014 12:26 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    We can play a 7 year old PC game on Shield. Yay?
    It may be 7y old but it's still one of the best games I've played.And even if I may do hate all these portable devices I think Valve made the right move with this. They're awesome as always.


    I love Portal. I'm just not impressed about porting a game that could be played on measly Intel graphics when it was released 7 years ago.
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    Djentleman , March 26, 2014 1:24 PM
    First real console or pc to come to Android. Very impressive considering android chips that powerful in comparison to pc's.
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    xyster , March 26, 2014 4:19 PM
    JANE!!!
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