May 17 AT 3:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 24 Comments

TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards week 2, win another Transformer Pad prize pack


Welcome back to the first ever TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards promotion. Last week we gave away a Transformer Pad prize pack to the lucky winner Golcarcol and this week we are back with another one. Don’t forget that NVIDIA is also giving away 7 ASUS Transformer Pads with docks, Logitech Controllers and a Jambox Speaker, so make sure you go vote.

NVIDIA is celebrating the first year of TegraZone, the best place to find the hottest Android games for your Tegra-powered device. ASUS, NVIDIA, and Android and Me are partnering on a sweepstakes in which readers can vote on their favorite Tegra games for the chance to win the new ASUS Transformer Pad. Read on for the full details.

About TegraZone

Tegra Zone

NVIDIA debuted TegraZone one year ago and it now boasts over 3.5 million installs. Over 1.5 million unique visitors have used the app during the past quarter and the average user visits every 3 days. NVIDIA has also helped developers gain exposure for their games with an average conversion rate of 19%, compared to the 5% average conversion rate of Google Play. There are now close to 40 games optimized for Tegra devices and we are seeing the quantity and quality increase every month.


First TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards

Scan to vote.

Starting today and running through May 31st, users can vote for their favorite Tegra games in three categories. Every user that votes in the TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards will be automatically entered to win a free ASUS Transformer Pad from NVIDIA.

Award Categories include:

  1. Best Graphics
  2. Best Gameplay
  3. Overall fun

Once the votes are tallied, the winners will be announced on June 6th at E3.

Vote now in the TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards

TegraZone game I’m looking forward to the most: Renaissance Blood THD

Renaissance Blood, formerly DaVinci, has been in development for a long time, but it should finally arrive on Tegra 3 devices in June. Korean developer Bridea is using the Unreal Engine 3 for this first person shooter and promises the highest graphics quality of any mobile game.

Kijong Kang, Executive Producer, described how they planned to take advantage of NVIDIA’s 4-PLUS-1 architecture by saying, “Renaissance Blood THD will leverage Tegra 3 for its multi-threading capabilities, so we can scale across all four CPU cores and deliver the ultimate console-quality performance.”

We haven’t seen a lot of info about the game released in recent months, so keep an eye on the TegraZone listing for updates. It’s possible the release date could be pushed back to the second half of 2012, but this looks like a game worth waiting on.

The Giveaway: ASUS Transformer Pad Prize Pack

Running latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.

Gaming to go prize pack includes:

  • ASUS Transformer Pad
  • ASUS Mobile dock
  • Logitech game controller
  • Jambox Speaker

How to enter the weekly contest

Join Android and Me and start a discussion about any gaming-related or Tegra-related topic in our Threads. All Thread creators in the next week will be automatically entered to win. (Learn more about Threads)

Suggested thread topics include:

  • X reasons why I want the ASUS Transformer Pad (or any Tegra 3 device)
  • X games I wish were coming to Android
  • Will cloud gaming be the end of consoles?
  • Review your favorite Android game
  • Is TegraZone and other exclusive content good or bad for Android?
  • Etc., be creative!

Entries will be judged on number of comments they receive, use of images and videos, and overall quality. We will announce the winner next week when we start Week 3 of the TegraZone Player’s Choice Awards promotion.

Multiple chances to win: Users can win a tablet from Android and Me or NVIDIA. The Player’s Choice Awards will be running for several weeks, so be on the lookout for more chances to win an ASUS Transformer Pad. Don’t forget we are also running a Sonic 4 promotion that has another chance to win a Transformer Prime.

Contest Rules

This contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada, UK and Germany. Entries will be accepted for one week after the contest goes live. We’ll announce the winner on this page and on our Twitter account as soon as we draw.

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Droilfade for winning week 2 of the TegraZone contest!

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  • Noven

    I’m curious. Now that more high-end games are out does anyone use their tablet more than a console? Would you if more console-like games were available from the Play store?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Wait till Gaikai comes to Android. It will offer better games than current consoles.

      • Noven

        Wow you’re not joking. After checking out their site I’m excited to see them in action! And whatever else comes after.

        Hopefully more games will take advantage of Tegra and we see NVIDIA on more devices.

      • lucasmpinelli

        Is Gaikai any different than Onlive?

        • Noven

          Hmm… they look very similar to me. Gaikai is touting “ultra” settings that can deliver up to 60 fps via network connection. Would have to see the two in action to see the diferences though.

          However Onlive does offer the option to use a Bluetooth controller that would be nice for some games on a tablet :)

  • dylantep

    I don’t have a tablet because I cant see using it for much else than gaming

  • MrMrMan

    Tablet games have a long way to go before they can even touch console games.

  • dylantep

    true. I really want a tablet though. I don’t know why…

    • ZzX44

      I can’t justify the 250+ I’d spend on it lol. Hopefully the Nexus tablet makes the decision easier to make.

    • wyatt

      i would wait it out. I had an A500, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and now an iPad.

      Nothing touches the galaxy 8.9 in terms of size and features, but seriously… i can’t wait around for ICS. I have been a G1, N1, NS, Evo, Galaxy S epic user.

      I have to say it pains me to say it, but the ipad is the best tablet experience so far. I won’t stay in that camp forever.

      If you are seriously considering a tablet, go for the ipad until a worthy competitor comes out.

      In the meantime, I’ll stick to android phones until they have common periphials, proper support for upgrades.

      sorry, i’m not trolling either. i invested too much into android tablets to keep selling and buying and waiting for ICS.

  • dylantep

    by the way I think people aren’t going to want to comment on threads being made for this because it will help the other person win

  • MrQuestion

    What is the exact reason that the Tegra Zone contest is open only to residents of the United States, Canada, UK and Germany?

    I get it when it’s just North America, but why also Germany and the UK, but no other European countries?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      It comes down to shipping costs. Sending prizes to other countries sometimes costs more than the actual device. We rotate which contests are US only and other countries. The Sonic 4 contest is open to entries from all countries.

      • MrQuestion

        Thanks for answering my question. I understand that there’s choices to be be made and I’m glad there are contests that are open to everyone.

  • Matt H

    I just want to play sonic 4 on a tegra 3…thats all.

  • Gio221477

    My fisrt sonic memory is 2 month ago I start playing sonic with my little prince first time in my whole life i played a game when I was 9 doing the war we hides in the church and one day the bombing was so bad that most of the kids and their family’s had their hands covering their ears from the horrible sounds the priest promised me that my family hiding in a near by building and that later when thing come down his going to take me to play video games but he never did now I play sonic with my little boy and I enjoyed I love sonic because i love my little prince Dante

  • Alex Morgan

    Seeing Sonic for the first time on my Mom’s Windows 98 Computers. It was incredible.

  • wyatt

    I think TegraZone is a great idea, however, is it a second market place or does it link back to the Android Market?

  • sungam

    TegraZone (and other exclusive content) is bad for Android ecosystem.

    It segments Android user and excludes majority of the users to many great apps/games.

  • christiaangombert

    “This contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada, UK and Germany.” The Dutch still left out on this contest? It’s sad that all people from the Netherlands bite the dust.

  • DrewJaeger

    I don’t really do a whole lot of gaming so me starting a thread on that makes no sense. I do know that I’d really like the ASUS Tablet. I have been shopping around and reading this and other Android blogs and have decided that the ASUS is the best bang for you buck. I have been holding out for the MEMO/Nexus 7″ tablet that has been rumored for a while but am losing patience so maybe you could help me out and let me win this tablet. I could “suffer” with a bigger tablet. :-)


  • Jiltedae

    Congrats, Droilfade! Enjoy your new tablet ^^

  • droilfade

    Yey!!!! I won! Thanks again A&M. I’ll stop spamming every article soon…I swear…as soon my excitement dies down a little :)