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Nvidia Shield Tablet gets multi-controller support

Sam Loveridge


Nvidia Shield Tablet

The Nvidia Shield Tablet has just been updated to include multi-controller support.

You can now enjoy local multiplayer gaming via your Nvidia Shield thanks to an update to the Shield Hub app.

With the latest update to the Shield Hub app, you can get multi-controller support when playing select titles.

Of all the titles in the Shield Hub, those that offer multi-controller support include GRID 2, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, all of the Lego titles, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate, PixelJunk Shooter, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

The latter two actually include up to four-player local split-screen co-op if you’ve got enough controllers.

“We’ll be adding more games with multi-controller options, and this is just the first of several new features we’ve got planned for the Nvidia gaming service. Stay tuned for more news and surprises over the coming weeks,” said Nvidia in a statement.

To take advantage of the new split-screen multi-controller support simply download and update to the latest version of the Shield Hub app and choose the game you wish to play with your friends.

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There are also three new games on the Shield Hub, including Dead Rising 2.

Next week we’ll see Devil May Cry 4 pop up on the Shield store, followed by Risen 2: Dark Waters on April 14.

To keep you occupied in the meantime, the Nvidia GRID game-streaming service now includes 44 games to play on the Nvidia Shield Tablet for free.

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