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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

The Wii U Pro Controller is obviously aimed at gamers who want a more traditional experience, but it may just be perfect for hardcore gamers in more ways than one. Listings on both Amazon and GameStop are saying that the Pro Controller's rechargeable battery can last a ridiculously long time. Spotted by Nintendo Life, both listings claim that the Pro Controller can keep chugging along for up to 80 hours on a single charge.

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Nintendo Wii U GamePad delay only 1/60 of a second

Nintendo Wii U GamePad delay only 1/60 of a second

Because of the high-definition graphics of the Wii U and the 854×480 resolution of the Wii U GamePad's screen, a lot of people have been guessing that the lag time would be incredibly high. However, Ubisoft's Rayman Legends developer Michel Ancel has confirmed that the GamePad's screen only has a delay of 1/60 of a second.

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Gaming sales down 24% from a year ago

Gaming sales down 24% from a year ago

Console gaming is big business; there's no doubt about it. But the industry actually saw a pretty steep decline in sales last month. Research firm NPD Group reported that total US video game sales hit $848.3 million during September. While that might seem like a respectable number, that's down 24% from the same time last year, which was over $1 billion.

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Assassin’s Creed III gets brutal weapons trailer

Assassin’s Creed III gets brutal weapons trailer

We're just a few short weeks away from the release of Assassin's Creed III, and what better way to ramp up the anticipation than with a bloody new trailer? Ubisoft has delivered a brand new ACIII trailer that provides an up-close look at some of the weapons Connor will be using throughout his adventure. These include his signature tomahawks and hidden blades as well as weapons that are a bit bigger, like a battle axe.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

The Wii U has a pretty impressive launch line-up, to be sure, but it seems that one of the best launch titles for the console will be Ubisoft's ZombiU. We've already seen and heard some great things about ZombiU, and today we're finding out more about the game's story and characters thanks to a new development diary Ubisoft has shared with IGN. Needless to say, it's going to be a bloody and scary experience, but it seems that Ubisoft has made an effort to connect the events in the game with real-world people.

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