It seems the gaming platform is the much sought after revenue generator for many players in the industry. The popularity of games (not only restricted to kids) supposedly is driving many players in the technological gamut. If you are among the diehard gamers, this could interest you. GameStop, in an effort to extend its passionately gaming ideas, has the Android tablets on offer. And the offer is for free games which accompany these tablets.
GameStop had revealed its proposal to come up with gaming tablets in the coming year. Presently, some of its stores have three Android tablets available with the offer of seven free games. So if you are planning to buy any of these -the Acer Iconia Tab A100, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1- the games come along absolutely free. Although there is no difference to these tablets, you could find a reason to go and shop at any of the GameStop stores till the offer lasts.
GameStop is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, having more than 6,500 retail stores all over the world. The company provides games to suit diverse interests, like sword fighting, soduku, drag racing, etc. The games which are on offer include Dead Space, Madden NFL and Sonic CD.
According to GameStop president Tony Bartel, the company plans to use the Android operating system for a branded tablet (supposedly a “GameStop certified gaming platform”). The tablet’s launch is expected in the coming year. It would have many pre-installed games. This could be an effort for GameStop to aptly utilize the crowded Android market for its revenue gain. The benefits you would get, supposedly, would be unmatched and superior to other service providers.
Gamers can expect dedicated controllers and streaming PC with the tablet. Although there are apprehensions as to the streaming aspect, word has it that a controller could possibly take care of the limitation. It is time till you come to know whether your GameStop tablet would allow streaming wireless support or not. Tablets can potentially work as gaming consoles. The tablet is supposed to come loaded with mobile applications to get you interests as soon as it is out of the box. Apparently, the Spawn Labs’ Player software would play a significant role. The company is also expected to collaborate with developers in rolling out hardware-specific titles. Just wait for the launch to gear up for all the gaming experience!
The tablets are available at GameStop for the same suggested retail prices. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 7 inch tablet is available for $329; the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is available for $399 while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be obtained for $499. Each of these tablets has seven games installed beforehand. The Kongregate Arcade video game is also being installed on each tablet. A game controller can be had separately (which can be used with any of these tablets). You can have the controller for $39.
Although GameStop operates through its 6,500 stores located worldwide, these tablets will only be available in 200 US stores for now. Depending on the sale which emerges, the initial pilot program could be extended to meet the demand.
Although the GameStop idea appears not too encouraging to many, it is time to decide the actual fate of the proposal. For the diehard gamers, it could be another reason to bring home a brand new gadget, with the power of the Android which has picked up popularity and is the top rated platform for smart phones in the U.S.
About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and lifestyle. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. These days she is busy in writing an article on two varied topics like Digital Cameras and Industrial Design.