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GameStop preinstalls free games on existing Android tablets

By Matthew · 10 replies
Nov 2, 2011
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  1. Continuing with plans to create its own mobile gaming platform, GameStop has begun selling tablets with games preinstalled. Based on previous announcements, most people expected the company to launch its…

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    NO! bunch of *****s, thinking that touch screen games are a good idea. They suck, and are nothing more than a time waster as you are waiting for the bus or train or whatever your waiting for.
  3. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +73

    I refuse to buy Gamestop branded hardware. Nothing but bad experiences for my friends and I. I'm glad if it works well for others, but I have a theory that even just Gamestops name touching the hardware degrades the quality.
  4. @ikesmasher most are just not done right but try playing superbrother sword and sorcery that game is definately in my top 10 all time favorite games
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,140   +135

    Why would I buy from Gamestop when I can download most of these games for free from the market anyway? I bought a "refurbished" PS3 from Gamestop that was filled with dust, cat hair, and tar from cigarette smoke. I took it back and they tried to charge me a restocking fee, while blaming me for the filth that they failed to clean out. I will never buy anything from gamestop again.
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,441   +433

    Let's be honest, the touch interface just hasn't really cut it for many games... But this may be a brilliant move for Gamestop - while the touch issue is a problem for hardcore games, it works very well on many casual games out there. This is Gamestop's way of getting a bite out of that potentially massive casual gaming pie. The key is going to be finding some exclusivity niche.

    Would I buy a tablet from Gamestop right now? Nah, no real reason to. Would I buy the controller? Once I see some gamer reviews of how it performs, I might consider it (and if they provided a basic prop/stand for the tablet with the controller, it would add benefit). But Average Joe Consumer just might pick up a bundle, and that's what Gamestop is banking on. If they manage to find that exclusive content or a way to make their bundles stand out from the crowd, they could have some decent success.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    I do think that maybe this might be well received from the younger age groups...
  8. simply NO RESPECT !
  9. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    Wait, what? The transformer should come with the keyboard as standard (or at least it does here) so shame on them for breaking it up for profit.

  10. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,441   +433

    I don't think it's Gamestop breaking it up. Almost every store I've seen the Transformer in has sold the keyboard separately - it's an optional peripheral, not a core component. That said, those same stores usually sold the combination in a bundle as well, for $100+ more. So really, nothing shameful with Gamestop following suit with everyone else...
  11. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,140   +135

    +1 Vrmithrax

    The keyboard dock, as far as I know, has always been separate (unless you got lucky with a bundled promo). I suppose it also depends on where "here" is. If you're in Taiwan or S. Korea, I wouldn't be surprised if it came standard.

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