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Wii U reportedly launching on November 18

Wii U reportedly launching on November 18

Even though the Wii U is supposed to launch in time for the holiday shopping season - which is quickly approaching, remember - we still don't have pricing or release date information on the console. It's widely assumed that Nintendo will spill these details during a press event in New York City on September 13, but we may have just found out the Wii U's release date a little ahead of time thanks to a slip up during a presentation from PDP at the GameStop managers' conference today. According to Kotaku, a representative from PDP, which makes gaming peripherals, said that the company's Wii U accessories will be available ahead of the console's November 18 launch.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA price and accessories revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA price and accessories revealed

This week the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been revealed for the USA in its Wi-fi iteration and starting today as well it'll be available for purchase in New York City. Of course those of you living outside of the NYC area or outside walking distance of the BBY Union Square Store where it'll be displayed, you'll be waiting a whole 24 hours or less to get it at your local Samsung partner store. We've got a full review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in its $499 16GB White iteration for you right this minute!

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Dead Space 3 release date targets early February 2013

Dead Space 3 release date targets early February 2013

We already told you that Electronic Arts used its Gamescom press conference to reveal Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, but it was also there that the release date for Dead Space 3 was announced. The latest installment in the excellent Dead Space series will launch on February 5, 2013 in the US and February 8 in Europe, so get ready to go to war with the Necropmorphs all over again. Electronic Arts also announced that those who pre-order Dead Space 3 will be getting a free upgrade to the Limited Edition, which includes two DLC bundles.

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iPhone 5 pre-orders tipped for September 12

iPhone 5 pre-orders tipped for September 12

This week it's been revealed that Apple is planning on having the new iPhone (aka iPhone 5) shipped by September 21st, 2012, with pre-orders beginning September 12th, the same day we've heard the Apple event for the device will take place. With the iPhone 5 hot on everyone's mind with a possible announcement date being just a few weeks away, every detail counts, especially one that also notes that a second round of shipments - that being the regular orders for the device, starting on October 5th.

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Assassin’s Creed III PC release date finally announced

Assassin’s Creed III PC release date finally announced

Last month, Ubisoft stuck with tradition and announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed III had been delayed. At the time, the publisher didn't give a new release date for the title, only saying that it would be out before Christmas. Now we know when Assassin's Creed III will be arriving on PC, with Ubisoft giving it a release date of November 20 in North America and November 23 in the UK.

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Rock Band Blitz hits XBLA and PSN in August

Rock Band Blitz hits XBLA and PSN in August

Harmonix has announced that its downloadable Rock Band spin-off Rock Band Blitz will release on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next month. PS3 owners will get it first, with the game releasing for PSN on August 28. Those playing on Xbox 360 will have to wait a day longer, as the XBLA version doesn't launch until the following day, August 29. Rock Band Blitz will cost $14.99 on PSN and 1200 MSP on Xbox Live Arcade.

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Gears of War: Judgment gets a March 2013 release date

Gears of War: Judgment gets a March 2013 release date

You may have finished the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad with Gears of War 3, but the Gears franchise isn't finished with you yet. Today, Epic announced a March 19, 2013 release date for Gears of War: Judgment, a prequel to the main series that follows Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, and the rest of Kilo Squad as they recount the events leading up to their trial for treason. Epic also shared a video introduction to Gears of War: Judgment's new multiplayer mode, Overrun, which you can catch after the jump.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Today we have some excellent news for all the die-hard gamers or Call of Duty fans. We obviously knew that November was a likely release date since most other titles have followed a similar time-frame, but today it's been confirmed premature. Thanks to the folks at Target and IGN we can confirm the next Call of Duty will in fact be called Black Ops 2, and pre-orders start May 2nd.

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Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Massive support has been found out there in the gadget-loving world for the tiny computer known as Raspberry Pi. This little beast has had its 100,000th order counted up at element14 for pre-orders starting back in late February. This number is also just part of the massive 350,000 orders counted up total for the device at stores worldwide. The manufacturing and distributing of this device are being worked on by teams doing "diligent" work to get all orders out by their cut-off date this late spring and summer - if you ordered by April 18th, in fact, you can expect your order to come in by the end of June!

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Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Along with the most long-awaited announcement of a video game release in perhaps the entire history of gaming, Diablo III holds the honor of being so very important that it has its own gigantic Collectors Edition box set. This set of epic items has been released this week for pre-order and includes not just the Diablo III PC/MAC game in its entirety and on DVD-ROM, it has a whole lot of goodies to go with it! Not only will you be winning at Diablo III, you'll have Diablo II in its entirety as well, and special edition in-game items for not just Diablo, but other Blizzard games too!

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iPad 3 launch dates teased

iPad 3 launch dates teased

The last couple of weeks have been littered with undeniably savory images of the iPad 3's supposed components, and this week's weibo images of a glass front with digitizer comes with an even juicier tip than the photo itself: launch dates. To access the origin of the image here you'll have to sign up and take a peek at this Weibo weblog and have at all the tips this one insider seems to have. Along with the photo you see here, it being a clear indicator of the utter similarities between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3, you'll find that this tipster also has some release dates: mid-March for the USA, April for France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and a June 1st release date for China and Hong Kong.

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