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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is beginning for most of us, but before we dive in, let's recap the news from the day. Late this afternoon, we found out that Gameloft's full line up of games for 2013 had leaked, which is exciting to say the least. Unfortunately, all is not well in the gaming world, as BioShock Infinite has been pushed back yet again. This time it's been delayed into March, which means the wait for it has gotten longer by a month. We learned today that Best Buy will have to pay out $27 million to TechFoward for stolen trade secrets, which is not good for a company that has been struggling lately.

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GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

Video game retailer GameStop is now selling select Kindle Fire tablets in stores across the US, just in time for the holiday season. They're offering the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet for $199.99 at all 4,400 stores, and the non-HD 7-inch version and the 8.9-inch HD for $159.99 and $299.99, respectively, "at select stores."

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Wii U software pre-orders top 1.2 million at GameStop

Wii U software pre-orders top 1.2 million at GameStop

This weekend will be a big one for Nintendo, as it just so happens to be the weekend that the Wii U launches in the US. It's a good time to be a Nintendo fan, and it looks like gamers are plenty excited for the arrival of the new console. GameStop said today that software pre-orders have hit 1.2 million units, which certainly isn't anything to scoff at.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

Call of Duty: Black Ops II GameStop sales reach 1 million on first day

GameStop, one of the largest game retailers in the US, has reported its sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The company has sold one million copies of the game within the first 24 hours of its launch. GameStop says that Black Ops II is already shaping up to be the retailers best selling game of all time.

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GameStop cancels midnight release for Assassin’s Creed III in the northeast

GameStop cancels midnight release for Assassin’s Creed III in the northeast

If you're a die-hard Assassin's Creed fan, you're most likely going to go wait in line tonight for the release of Assassin's Creed III at your local GameStop. However, if you live in the northeast US, you're out of luck. GameStop is canceling all of its midnight openings for the game at locations that are in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. Today was a pretty big day in the world of tech, with both Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface launching and the iPad mini going up for pre-order. Microsoft was actually handing out £50 coupons to the Microsoft Store for giving those in the UK who pre-ordered a Surface conflicting messages about when it will ship, and the company even managed launch Xbox Smartglass for Android alongside Surface and Windows. Microsoft said it will be giving Windows 8 Pro users a free upgrade to Media Center, while Steven Sinofsky talked up the company's new products, managing to get a couple of shots in at Apple at the same time.

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GameStop to launch new GameStop Kids stores

GameStop to launch new GameStop Kids stores

Just in time for the holiday season, GameStop is launching 80 new stores that will be focused only on games for young kids. The franchise is calling the stores GameStop Kids, and all 80 locations are expected to be open by November 15. The first store opens today at the Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine, TX.

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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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Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

The official Google Play store for digital media such as apps, music, and books, has been given a collection of real-life gift cards. This set of gift cards appears in $10, $25, and $50 denominations, and is able to be used on digital media only - no hardware or accessory purchases here! These gift cards will be available immediately if not soon at RadioShack, Target, and GameStop.

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GameStop announces Madden NFL 13 pre-order bonuses and exclusives

GameStop announces Madden NFL 13 pre-order bonuses and exclusives

There are legions of gamers all around the country counting the days until August 28, when EA's Madden NFL 13 launches. GameStop has announced that Madden 13 is up for pre-order, and the company is talking about the pre-order bonuses and free launch exclusives you can get. If you're a huge fan of the franchise, you'll definitely want to pre-order at GameStop because you get two very nice exclusives.

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GameStop announces Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-orders

GameStop announces Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-orders

GameStop has announced that it is now ready to take pre-orders for the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. The company has been selling Android tablets and other gadgets for a while now. With the Nexus 7 tablet being unveiled this week, there's a lot of anticipation centering on the new Google offering. The tablet will be the first to feature Android Jelly Bean, and it will launch mid-July.

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GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

The leading video game retailer in the US has forged a partnership with Sony, announced right at the beginning of the world's biggest video game trade show. GameStop will begin selling downloadable content for the PS3 in nearly all major regions around the world, in a testament to the drastically changing environment of retail in a digital distribution world.

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