When NVIDIA's Shield came out this past August, gamers were most excited about it being able to stream games from a PC. There were a few bumps down that road but it looks like they've all been paved with a new update to the system's operating system. 

According to a release earlier today, the NVIDIA Shield will now be able to support some of the PC's most graphically intense games including Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins

NVIDIA GameStream improves the streaming experience, putting PC games in the palm of your hand. It’s optimized for game-speed Wi-Fi with ultra-low latency and now up to 60 frames per second. PC streaming officially supports more than 50 of the best PC games, including 2013 blockbuster holiday releases such as “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
 
To celebrate the official release of GameStream, for a limited time NVIDIA will offer up to $100 off SHIELD plus free copies of “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Splinter Cell: Blacklist” and “Batman: Arkham Origins” with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards. 
 
In addition to streaming PC video games, The NVIDIA Shield also runs games downloaded from Google Play. It's available now for $300 at the NIVIDIA online store, Game Stop and other electronics retailers.
 
[via NVIDIA]