NVIDIA recalling SHIELD Tablet – Battery May Cause Fire

Those with an NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet must immediately install the latest Android driver 5.1.1 to identify which type of battery your tablet has. If your battery is category B01 your tablet is fine. If the category is Y01, then you must fill out the recall program application to get a replacement with the correct battery. – source

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NVIDIA has announced a recall of its SHIELD tablets, sold between July 2014 and July 2015. NVIDIA has determined the battery in these tablets can overheat and pose a fire hazard. As part of this recall, NVIDIA will be replacing the tablet.

NVIDIA is asking customers to submit a claim for a replacement device. NVIDIA is also asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data. Consumers will receive a replacement tablet after registering to participate in the recall.

The recall does not affect any other NVIDIA products.

NVIDIA is coordinating with appropriate governmental agencies to ensure that the recall follows established industry practices.

Return Process

Follow the instructions below to see if your tablet is included in this recall.

Step 1: Please update your tablet to the latest software:

Ensure you’re running the latest software, which you can check by following these instructions:

a. From the Home screen, select the Apps icon
b. Select the Settings icon
c. Scroll down, select About tablet
d. Select System Updates
e. Verify that your tablet has the latest software dated July 1, 2015, or newer. See image at right. You may need to repeat this step more than once if your system is out of date.

Step 2: How can I tell if my unit is affected by the recall?:

The recall applies only to tablets with a certain battery type. Once you’ve verified that you’re running the latest software, identify your unit’s battery type by following these instructions:

a. From the Home screen in Android, select the Apps icon
b. Select the Settings icon
c. Scroll down, select About tablet
d. Select Status
e. Under the “Battery” category, you’ll see Y01 or B01
f. If B01, your unit is NOT affected by this recall
g. If Y01, your unit needs to be replaced. Please select Y01 to launch the recall application on the device

The Grand Tournament – Hero Power more powerful

As you could understand during yesterday announcement of the Grand Tournament, the hero power will be a key element of the new cards for the next Hearthstone expansion.

Since more than 100 cards will be included, Blizzard has showed today a new legendary card : the Justicar Trueheart. She will have the power when summoned, to increase drastically the power of your hero.

View all 15 The Grand Tournament Cards Revealed at Announcement

The announcement of The Grand Tournament, a new Hearthstone expansion, awed the audience at the Foundry in California, and everyone who watched the livestream. At least 15 cards could be seen either shown by Eric Dodds onstage or through the mini-tournament gameplay between Amaz, Trump and Firebat who played with TGT decks to show us how these cards behave in action.

Without further ado, here you have the collection of all the 15 The Grand Tournament Cards shown during the livestream’s announcement and gameplay matches.

 

 

Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament Announcement Transcript

The Grand Tournament Announcement shocked fans around the world with all the exciting combos and strategies that might be possible in Hearthstone with the introduction of cards that affect hero power or viceversa.

Eric Dodds was in charge of The Grand Tournament Announcement and we have the full transcript and a plethora of images shown during the livesstream (which had an audience of over 20,000 viewers).

Transcript

Dodds: This is awesome. I am super excited about Fireside Gatherings in general. I’m sort of just blown away by all the people here. Especially with all the people who have joining us from other Fireside Gatherings all over the world and innkeepers who are making that possible.

The Grand Tournament comes to Hearthstone in August

The Grand Tournament comes to Hearthstone in August introuding 130 cards and the new keyword type of card: Inspire, which triggers crazy possibilities and combos.

Press Release

CALLING ALL YE DUELISTS: THE GRAND TOURNAMENT™ COMES TO HEARTHSTONE®: HEROES OF WARCRAFT™ THIS AUGUST

Starting next week, prepare for battle by pre-purchasing a bundle of 50 card packs
at a special one-time price of $49.99 and receive a unique themed card back

IRVINE, CA.—July 22, 2015— Excitement is in the air as brave champions hailing from the icy reaches of Northrend to the deserts of southern Kalimdor ready their lances for battle. This can mean only one thing—The Grand Tournament™ is soon to begin! Let it be known throughout the land that the upcoming expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft ™ will bring knightly combatants together from all over to prove their martial prowess. All told, The Grand Tournament will welcome 132 noble cards to the (round) table as well as introduce an all-new keyword—Inspire.

The Grand Tournament transports brave Hearthstone duelists to the frigid continent of Northrend, where the heroes of the Argent Crusade once held a tournament to coax out Azeroth’s greatest fighters—and prepare them to battle the undead legions at the icy heart of the realm. The Lich King’s evil has been vanquished, but that doesn’t mean the jousting has to stop . . . the competitive atmosphere’s just a lot more playful (and a bit warmer) than it used to be.

When rallying new recruits to their cause, players will notice that some of these knights possess an all-new keyword—Inspire. Minions with the Inspire keyword have a special ability that can only be activated by using the Hero’s Power. This means that Hero Powers now play an even greater role in strategy, as they can be used to inspire some minions to reach their full potential in battle by calling reinforcements, restoring health, and much more! Players will want to use these minions wisely to give their play the perfect boost!

Coming this August to PC, Windows, iOS, and Android tablets, and mobile phones, The Grand Tournament card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting next week, anyone ready for battle can pre-purchase The Grand Tournament card packs in a special 50-pack bundle, on any platform, for a one-time price of $49.99 (one purchase per account) up until release. Doing so will reward them handsomely with a triumphant new card back . . . and the unbridled joy that can only come from opening dozens of card packs when the Grand Tournament begins.

To read up on all things related to  The Grand Tournament, visit thegrandtourney.com

 

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Watch the big announcement on July 22 on Twitch!

After many fansites like us received invitations to a special event on July 22, Blizzard officially announce a special event hosted in San Francisco. The event will be available live on Twitch directly !

You are cordially invited to witness a proclamation of grand proportions! Tune in to the official Hearthstone Twitch channel or join us in-person at the Folsom Street Foundry in San Francisco, CA, on July 22 starting at 2:30 p.m. PDT for a few very special Hearthstone matches, shop-talk with developers, and one momentous announcement!


The evening will be hosted by Rachel ‘Seltzer’ Quirico, and will also feature well-known Hearthstone community members Frodan and Kripparrian, along with Hearthstone game director Eric Dodds. Be sure to keep your eyes open for a few other guests as well—there’s no telling what else might be in the cards for this event.

If you’re thinking of attending in person, consider joining the event page on Facebook to plan your journey now. Space is limited, so get there early! Guests in attendance will be able to pull up a chair and take part in friendly duels of their own as well as enjoy delicious refreshments after the presentation comes to a close.

When
Wednesday, July 22

  • Livestream begins  at 2:30 PM PDT
  • Doors open to the public at 2:00 PM PDT

Where
Folsom Street Foundry
1425 Folsom Street
San Francisco CA 94103

It’s sure to be a rousing gathering full of good cheer and exciting news that you won’t want to miss. We’ll see you there!

Watch live video from PlayHearthstone on www.twitch.tv

The Argent Tournament, the next Hearthstone expansion?

Yesterday, a new entry on the Inkeeper’s journal has appeared on the official Hearthstone website. This one told the arrival of new heroes inside the tavern, wearing shinning armors (among them even murlocs), but also the apparition of… a unicorn? This story seems to put foward a theory that we already announced, the announcement of a new Hearthstone expansion based on the Argent Tournament.

For the one not present back in Wrath of the Lich King, the Argent Tournament was an event linked to the 3.2 patch : The Call of the Crusade. During that period, players could accomplish feats like a joust tournament or discover the Trial of the Champion and of the Crusader, respective dungeon and raid of the patch.

But the simple notion of the unicorn is also a hint (with just below a visual of the mount in question), the Quel’Dorei steed. And lastly the music that fansites like us that when opening the invitation scroll could hear a recurring music of the Call of the Crusade.

The Inn is the kind of place that will always welcome anyone and everyone who’s willing to play fair and have fun, so we get all sorts here. Still. . . Some crowds leave a real impression!


Today was somethin’ else! The air was filled with the happy hubbub of folks dueling away and enjoying one another’s company, no matter where they hailed from; nothing too out of the ordinary. The funny thing was, most of ‘em were wearing the shiniest armor you ever saw—including the magic-using types! I even saw murlocs all geared up in plate, clankin’ about like wee fishy-smellin’ mechs.  I’ll never forget the young Dwarven lass leadin’ a majestic unicorn around the common room! That seemed to make the other patrons nervous, since getting impaled is usuallyinconvenient, but they had nothin’ to worry about.

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Soon enough, everyone finished their brews (even the unicorn!), wrapped up their Hearthstone games, and got back to whatever journey they were on. It was an inspiring sight, and I admit that I was sorry to see ‘em go.

I have to wonder where they were all headed. Of course, the Inn has a knack for putting itself right where the excitement is, so I reckon I’ll be findin’ out soon enough!

(Source)

Hearthstone Expansion 2015? Announcement on July 22

Update: Today, Blizzard Entertainment published a new “The Innkeeper’s Tale” titled A Rattlin’ Rally. What most catches the eye is the mention of shining-armor murlocs, and the image showing a unicorn. Our staff member Lugia went all hype in our chat channel and mentioned this mount is only sold at the Argent Tournament Grounds. The Quel’Dorei Steed is sold by Hiren Loresong (Alliance) and an armored version by the Argent Crusade vendor Dame Evniki Kapsalis: The Argent Charger — which confirms whatever Blizzard plans to announce on July 22 has ties to the Argent Tournament.

Hearthstone expansion 2015 …? A few days ago, you probably saw this at PC Gamer. Today, I got a special delivery from Blizzard Entertainment in the shape of a cilindrical tube with a wrapping paper sporting the Hearthstone logo.

After opening the cap, a royal announcement fanfare performed with trumpets was heard. This is a very creative marketing piece. The royal announcement melody evokes the memory of The Argent Crusade welcoming you to the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown (World of Warcraft players know well what this is about).

In fact, the melody in the scroll delivered by Blizzard is the same fanfare at the beginning of the Argent Tournament Jousting soundtrack. It is a no-brainer.

 

Release Dates

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft — released on March 11, 2014
  • Curse of Naxxramas (adventure) — released on July 22, 2014
  • Goblins vs. Gnomes (expansion) — released on December 8, 2014
  • Blackrock Mountain (adventure) — released on April 2
  • ?????????????????? (expansion?) — release August, 2015?

If you notice the dates listed above for the release date of either an adventure or an expansion, there is a constant content release every 4 months. It is very possible that what we see in July 22 is the announcement of a new expansion pack for Hearthstone. GamesCom happens to be on August 5-9. It’s on track with the 4th month time-frame for new Hearthstone content to be released around those days.

This is what the Hearthstone scroll delivered by Blizzard Entertainment says:

Well met, Hero!

Champions are gathering from around the world to witness the next exciting thing Hearthstone has in store.

News travels far and wide in search of brave new faces ready to answer the call to arms — Are you one of them?

Muster for battle and mark July 22 on your calendar. The next bit of news won’t come by carrier pigeon — thankfully, we have much better ways of communication now.

Victory awaits!

Could it be a Hearthstone expansion themed around the Argent Crusade versus Arthas? We already have Tiron Fordring and paladin-themed neutral cards, we have the Black Knight legendary card, we have Undead Scourge neutral cards too. Before Goblins vs Gnomes, we already had neutral mech cards, but they weren’t tagged as mech. The expansion marked those cards as mech to go along with all the new cards introduced by Goblins vs Gnomes. Could this happen with a plethora of past neutral cards not currently tagged as undead, too?

On the other hand, this could be the announcement of the Fireside Gathering Championship or the BlizzCon World Championship Regional Qualifiers, or something akin to Heroes of the Dorm?

Only time will tell. Mark July 22 on your calendar. We certainly did, and plan to cover news on whatever this exciting news (with such a sweet marketing) Blizzard wishes to share with the world. Watch the video below (added closed captions/subtitles or CC)

 

Video shows opening of the Hearthstone Scroll sent by Blizzard

 

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