Game Consoles

Xbox 360 now supports Amazon Instant Video with new App

credit: Amazon.com

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Amazon Instant Video on the Xbox 360 platform. The Xbox360 owner needs to have and Xbox LIVE Gold member to install the app on the game console. Owners of the Kinect can navigate the video using their voice and hand gestures. Those without Kinect can use the Xbox remote to navigate the app.

The new Xbox 360 app also works for Amazon Prime customers that can view over 17,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime membership is a yearly subscription that gives shipping discounts and use of other services offered by Amazon.com including a video library.

GameStop adds Android Tablets to Store Shelves

GameStop retail location - credit: GameStop

(Best Syndication News) - GameStop (NYSE: GME) announced that they are now carrying Android tablets at over 1,600 of their retail locations beginning this Memorial Day weekend. To get the word out they have some discounted prices on the Acer Iconia Tab A200 for $299.99 through June 2, 2012.

Other tablets that GameStop has available are the ASUS Transformer Prime is $499.99, ASUS TF300T for $399.99, and the Toshiba Excite 10 for $449.99. The retailer is also selling refurbished Apple iPad tablets. More tablets are also being carried by the retailer.

Celebrities Galore at 2012 International CES

CES 2011 tradeshow floor - credit: CESWeb.org

(Best Syndication News) - This year, many celebrities will be at booths to promote products as well as to entertain attendees during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is being held January 10 – 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the hype of the celebrity appearances, the tradeshow remains an important event for electronic companies to announce new consumer products. The 2012 CES tradeshow is for business professionals that are involved in consumer electronic products.

Singer Justin Bieber will be at the 2012 CES show to help unveil the new TOSY entertainment Robot from TOSY Robotics. The booth is at the Robotics TechZone at the LVCC South Hall at booth numbers #21964, 21968, 22064, 22066 and 22068. The presentation with Justin Bieber is scheduled for January 11, between 1 – 3 pm.

Target expands Electronics Trade-in Program

Target Store - credit: Target

(Best Syndication News) - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced that they will be expanding their electronic trade-in program to include more items and will be available at 1490 stores that have Target Mobile centers in them.

The new product categories accepted for trade-in now include calculators, DVDs, iPods, iPads, iPHones, cellphones, Nintendo DS units, and video games.

Trade-in value is then assessed at the store per each transaction. Target will determine the condition of each item that is wanted to be traded in. The person trading in the electronics will then get a prepaid Target card for the trade-in value of the item. The Target card can go pay for the next shopping trip at the store.

Star Wars themed Xbox 360 Bundle unveiled at Comic-Con International

Star Wars Xbox 360 limited Edition Game Console Bundle - Credit: Microsoft

(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft along with Lucas Arts unveiled a limited-edition Star Wars themed Xbox 360 game console bundle during the 41st annual Comic-Con event. They revealed the customized game console bundle during a panel presentation today.

The Star Wars Xbox 360 game console bundle comes with the 320 GB game console with a R2-D2 color theme. The game console has custom Star Wars movie sounds when using it. The Kinect sensor is white, while the Xbox 360 controller has a gold C-3PO color. Games bundled with the Star Wars Xbox 360 include “Kinect Adventures” and “Kinect Star Wars.”

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