At launch, Nvidia's Shield Android TV device only had a handful of games available for purchase via the Google Play Store. However, the company wants to change that as fast as possible, not only with more games, but popular ones as well.
The most well-known of the four new games on the marketplace is Half-Life 2: Episode Two ($7.99). The game already made its way to the living room screen in past consoles through Valve's The Orange Box, which also included Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Team Fortress 2 and Portal. Still, its addition to the Google Play Store not only expands its availability, but could also introduce the game to a new group of players.
The other new titles include Q.U.B.E.: Director's Cut ($9.99); a new edition of the first-person, puzzle-based game, Never Alone ($14.99); a platformer about the Iñupiat, an Alaskan Native tribe; and Funk of Titans ($4.99), another 2D-platformer title.
If the catalog of the Google Play Store isn't to your liking, there's always Nvidia's GRID system, which streams games from the company's servers to the device. The service is free and was supposed to switch to a subscription-based product at the beginning of July. However, Nvidia announced last week that GRID will remain free until the end of July.
Hopefully, we'll find out more about the subscription pricing for the basic (720p, 30 fps) and premium (1080p, 60 fps) plans.