WikiPad Coming Soon for $499 at GameStop

Recently GameStop announced that the new WikiPad gaming tablet will be available only through their stores or online store starting October 31st.  The WikiPad comes with an attachable game controller and runs off the Android  4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system. The device will also support the Playstation Mobile platform (formally called “Playstation Suite”), and is power by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

The Wikipad hardware is similar to what Google offers on the Nexus 7 without the attached controller.  The WikiPad has a Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and at least 16 GB of storage.  It features a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 resolution,  a 2MP camera on the front, and an 8MP camera on the back.  The WikiPad is a bit heavy for a portable gaming device, weighing 1.2 pounds.

GameStop is now taking pre-orders for the WikiPad and according to their website, every pre-orders comes with a bunch of bonuses, including an issue of Game Informer Digital, and unspecified “full-length game titles”.



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John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007