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Nvidia Shield PC streaming launches Oct. 28, TV play added

Nvidia's Shield handheld game device launched back in July, but one of its most notable capabilities — streaming PC games to the mobile gadget — has been in beta throughout the launch period.

At a press event in Montreal today, the company outlined its launch plans for the service, called Nvidia GameStream. Due to arrive on Oct. 28, the company said it "effectively puts the ultimate GeForce gaming experience in the palm of your hands."

Nvidia also announced "Shield Console Mode," which allows users to attach the device to their HDTV and play streamed games using a Bluetooth controller.

So far, 50 Windows PC games have been announced supporting GameStream including Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Initially, GameStream will be available for local PC streaming, but plans are in place to support Nvidia cloud gaming services "longer-term."