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Nintendo lists Best Buy locations for E3 game previews

Nintendo lists Best Buy locations for E3 game previews

Nintendo has listed the 110 Best Buy stores that will give impatient gamers an opportunity to play new Wii U and 3DS titles alongside their launch at E3 2013 next month, as part of its attempt to boost enthusiasm in the fact of Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles. The scheme, revealed earlier this month, will see select games put up for in-store play, though not offered for sale at that stage.

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Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo is aiming to democratize E3 2013 next week, partnering with Best Buy in the US and Canada to give access to unreleased games to those who can't attend the annual gaming event. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the plans at the tail-end of a Nintendo Direct presentation; "this year," Fils-Aime said of E3, "it's all about the games." That will include an exclusive title with SEGA from the Sonic series.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S coming next month, pre-orders now live

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S coming next month, pre-orders now live

Lenovo's long-awaited IdeaPad Yoga 11S is finally about to make its store debut. The 11-inch convertible laptop, which was announced at CES 2013 back in January, now has a release date of June 23 and pre-orders are live starting today on Lenovo's website, as well as at Best Buy. If you like the Yoga series, but want it in a more compact form factor, this is probably your best bet.

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Best Buy to sell EU stake to Carphone Warehouse

Best Buy to sell EU stake to Carphone Warehouse

Best Buy has revealed a definitive agreement to sell its 50-percent share of Best Buy Europe to Carphone Warehouse, which it entered into a joint venture with back in 2008. The sale will take place for the equivalent of $775 million, with the majority of it coming in the form of cash and the rest of it being offered in Carphone Warehouse Group stock with a one-year restriction, during which time the group can sell the shares on Best Buy's behalf at issued prices and higher.

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Leap Motion delayed as Best Buy takes the blame

Leap Motion delayed as Best Buy takes the blame

This week the pre-order ship date for the Leap Motion 3D controller device has been moved due in part to a mistake made with Best Buy orders. This date change will not affect the way the device functions, but will change when the device is sent to those that have already pre-ordered the device. The date at which Leap Motion will be leaving the factory is now is in mid-to-late July.

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SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

This week is finally almost over, and there were tons of news stories published everyday. At the beginning of the week, we learned that there was an iMessage DDoS attack going around that would lag your device and inhibit its capabilities. More bad news for Apple followed when the USPTO denied its iPad Mini trademark. April Fools was a blast this year with many companies perfectly executing their well thought-out pranks.

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Samsung to launch Experience Shops in 1400 Best Buy stores

Samsung to launch Experience Shops in 1400 Best Buy stores

Samsung has teamed up with Best Buy to bring 1,400 in-store Experience Shops, according to a statement released Thursay. The stores will begin rolling out some time this month, with the Korean manufacturer stating that 900 Experience Shops will be up and running in select Best Buys by the beginning of May, with the rest of them rolling out "by early summer," although no hard dates were provided.

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Best Buy plans Samsung Stores in time for GALAXY S 4 launch

Best Buy plans Samsung Stores in time for GALAXY S 4 launch

One of the biggest launches of the year in the Android smartphone market will be the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 smartphone. Best Buy is already gearing up for the launch of the new GALAXY device and will be adding special Samsung sections to their mobile department. The Samsung section of the mobile store isn't the only dedicated and branded section in many Best Buy locations around the country.

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