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GameStop launching Android-based gaming tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Sep 2011 13:49 User comments (2)

GameStop launching Android-based gaming tablet GameStop has said today that it will soon launch an Android-based gaming tablet that will come with titles pre-installed.
President Tony Bartel says the device is already created and will be part of the new "GameStop certified gaming platform" and will launch in 2012.

Notes Bartel (via GI):

I don't see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already. We have a refurbishment centre and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It's an Android device.

We definitely have selected one. We're in test phase right now. But we're excited at the prospect of coming out with this tablet. I would call it a 'GameStop certified gaming platform.' We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we're going to give you a few benefits that you're not going to get elsewhere.

Those tests began two weeks ago, says Bartel.

GameStop will stream console games (like Modern Warfare 3) to the device and the tablet will ship with a dedicated controller.

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2 user comments

112.9.2011 16:03

Intriguing, but I just don't trust them >.>

Still very curious though. How do they do the streaming, does it just connect to my current console, will the graphics be fine moving over a moderately-used network? Will the controller be any decent?

That "GameStop" tag makes me very wary regardless...

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

212.9.2011 23:08

Gamestop certified? So it removes features that you pay for and overcharges you?

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