Nyko and Nvidia are betting big on a standardized controller input scheme for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Can a $99 streaming-video box be your next game console? That all depends on your expectations.
Monday's update brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the game device, and a new "console mode" turns Shield into a portable living-room game console.
Piggybacking off the streaming feature of the Shield, Nvidia lays out its bid for living room gaming by combining its PC chips with its Android handheld.
A small allowance for third-party game controllers could be a huge move for iOS gaming in the immediate future.
E3 2012 is nearly over, but what I've learned from this year's show didn't take too long to figure out.