US-based gaming retailer GameStop has recently announced that it is making its own gaming tablet that will use the Android operating system. The new tablet isn’t actually new, but is an existing Android tablet that the company will customize and will pack with pre-loaded games.
According to Gamesindustry.biz, GameStop’s Android gaming device is still in the testing phase, but will be shipped with an external controller for a more interactive gaming experience.
“We’re in test phase right now. But we’re excited at the prospect of coming out with this tablet,” said GameStop President Tony Bartel. “I would call it a ‘GameStop certified gaming platform.’ We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we’re going to give you a few benefits that you’re not going to get elsewhere.”
Bartel also said that they have created a controller for the tablet and are now testing it. He added that it is difficult to imagine streaming a game like Modern Warfare 3 onto a tablet and play it using your finger.
Sony, maker of the gaming console PlayStation and its handheld version PSP, also debuted a pair of tablets that run Google’s Android platform, one of which is the “PlayStation-Certified” Tablet S. The Tablet S comes pre-loaded with the Crash Bandicoot game. Tablet gaming has been very popular on both the Android and iOS platforms, though hardcore gamers stick with consoles.
Are hardcore gamers ready to embrace tablets for serious gaming alongside their consoles or PCs?
via: PC Mag