Nvidia Shield Gets Price Cut To $199, And The Valve Game Portal Is Coming Soon

March 25, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

So if you’re an avid gamer and a fan of all things Valve, but haven’t yet picked up an Nvidia Shield, now seems like it might as good of a time as any to consider hopping on that bandwagon as Nvidia has two big announcements concerning the portable Android gaming device today. First, is that they’re dropping the price of the Shield yet again, by another $50, bringing it in under $200. Now it’s starting to look like a device I’d love to have. When the Nvidia Shield first released it was set at a price tag of $299. This wasn’t terrible, but for most people it was just too high to warrant buying one, when you could save an extra $100 and go for the PS4. Now that Nvidia is putting this up for sale for an additional $50 off of the already lowered holiday price of $249.99, it seems much more worth it.

The second big deal with the Nvidia Shield today is that Valve and Nvidia have announced the classic puzzle game Portal will be available for the Nvidia Shield. yes, you heard that right, Portal is coming to the Nvidia Shield. It’s few and far between when we get some extremely great games on Android, and while this one is only going to be Shield compatible right now, it’s still great to see one of the most popular PC games from the last 10 years be made available for a mobile device running Android. Valve has said that this game will be coming soon, which could mean by the end of the week or it could mean next week. Our guess though is that they’ll have it up sometime before the end of this sale for the Nvidia Shield goes away. So we could wait up to a month before we see it, as the sale isn’t over till the end of April.

Hopefully we’ll start to see some other major titles from Valve come to Shield and we would hope the Play Store as well, which we would personally want to include Portal 2, and Team Fortress 2, just to name a couple. We also won’t judge Nvidia if they want to drop the price of the Shield even more to a cool $150, which would really make that device sell like hotcakes. While it doesn’t look like Amazon will be getting the price drop to $199 for the Shield unit, if you can’t wait and want to get it as quickly as possible through say, Amazon Prime, you can do so by hitting the link below. Is anyone else as excited as we are about these two announcements?