Buy a Shield tablet for Black Friday, get a free controller and games

The Shield was just updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Photo: NVIDIA

The Shield was just updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Photo: NVIDIA

Thinking about treating yourself to the NVIDIA Shield tablet following its recent Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade? Get one this Black Friday and you’ll get some excellent adds-ons with it free of charge, including an official NVIDIA Shield control pad, and a trio of great games.

Starting November 28 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific (3:01 a.m. Eastern), NVIDIA will be offering the LTE-equipped 32GB Shield tablet with a Shield controller and the Green Box bundle — which includes Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode One, and Portal — through the new NVIDIA Grid gaming service for $399.

The same 32GB LTE Shield normally sells for $399 on its own, so you’re essentially getting the controller and the games absolutely free.

If you fancy something even more portable, NVIDIA will also be offering the Shield handheld with a carrying case, glossy black armor, and access to NVIDIA Grid for $199 — the same price you would have to pay for the Shield portable if you were to buy one today from NVIDIA’s website.

You’ll have to move quickly if you want to take advantage of these savings, though. NVIDIA’s offers are available on Black Friday only, so they’ll end at 11:59 p.m. Pacific (2:59 a.m. Eastern) on the same day.