GameStop launching Android-based gaming tablet

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  1. TLSS_N
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    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

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    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. [/p]

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    great Gigabytes Batman, androids and apples, oh what's next!?
     
  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    oh gamestop™
     
  3. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    Watch this thing get rooted on the spot. Wonder how much it'll cost. I'm less concern about it being by Gamestop, more concerned about it's specs, how well it runs, build quality, and how easy it is to root~
     
  4. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

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    Ohhhhh yes.

    Hate on GameStop all you want, console games on my phone/tablet sounds great.
     
  5. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Next thing you know, they'll start selling non-gaming devices [​IMG]

    Oh wait...
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    I'd rather just wait for the OnLive app to start including game streaming.
     
  7. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Lol they'll sell second-hand tablets as new ones.
     
  8. T3GZdev

    T3GZdev head of T3GZdev

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    kinda old news i heard about this liek lastyear i think, they were talking about releaseing a gamestop tablet late 2011-mid 2012. guess there finally testing it.
     
  9. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Sorry GameStop but OnLive already beat you to the punch. Your tablet comes out in 2012. OnLive's viewing app is ALREADY out and their player app will be here before the end of the month. *Street Fighter 2 style* YOU LOSE! [​IMG]
     
  10. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

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    Really?
    I just have one question for GameStop..


    Why?

    Seriously, why do they need to make a GameStop brand android tablet?
     
  11. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    The ONLY Way I can see this tablet being worth buying is if they had buttons and analog sliders on it. Otherwise, that tablet can go to hell. OK maybe I'm a bit harsh but seriously, it's not worth having without actual gaming buttons. It's the same reason why I'll be more likely to play OnLive from a phone than a tablet. I don't want to have to carry an extra controller around. Finally, why the hell aren't there any Experia Play knockoffs??? You're telling me nobody else thought to make an Android phone with slide out gamepad. Hell, at least make a Bluetooth slide out gamepad case. I'd pay for that!
     
  12. Technik

    Technik GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Pretty sure theres already one. I can't remember the name but it's a case and works on android and iOS.
     
  13. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    There's this...

    [​IMG]

    http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/09/the-icon...-to-your-phone/

    Everything on this pad is mostly right except the placement of A, B, X and Y and apparently the price is a bit hefty.

    then this...

    http://modmyi.com/content/410-game-gripper...martphones.html

    [​IMG]

    Button placement is OK but no all of the shoulder buttons are on the face [​IMG] and even worse, NO analog sticks. I do however like the colored buttons.

    and lastly this...

    http://www.mobilewhack.com/lg-versa-phones...module-upgrade/

    [​IMG]

    Seems to be made only for the LG Versa BUT everything is nice and simple. Once again the lack of analog support sucks.
     
  14. YayMii

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    Hmm...so it's a Gamestop-branded Android-powered WiiU-style tablet with a controller? [​IMG]
     
  15. KingVamp

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    This. [​IMG]

    Sony and Nintendo need to start working with OnLive or do something similar as a option of gaming.

    Don't really care for tablets. Even if Nintendo made it, I wouldn't care...
     
  16. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I LOVE tablets but if Nintendo went completely to streaming games that would be 100 % bad news for teh piratez (like me [​IMG]). I would totally be cool with streaming games if games were no more than 19.99 max. It's the reason why I'm so cool with OnLive. I don't mind waiting it out to get a really good game between 4.99 and 9.99 [​IMG]
     
  17. ferofax

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    well, not yours, unless you buy one of theirs. and from the looks of it, it sounds like the device is from another brand and not exactly Gamestop's. probably just officially recommended, and they'd sell it bundled with (their software and) pre-loaded games.

    basically, with a dedicated controller, they're turning it into a console. which would be okay though, since you don't have to rely on touch controls so much anymore.