One of the worst parts of the current gaming landscape is the plethora of options given when placing a pre-order. It's increasingly become standard operating procedure to provide different doodads to each and every retailer in order to try and convince consumers to buy from them. This kind of thinking saw Dragon Age: Origins filled to the brim with these kind of promotional items, and even Dragon Age II had content only available through pre-order. Now, nearly two years after the release of the last game, BioWare has made it possible to unlock all of these items and more.
Gamestop has stopped taking pre-orders for the $350 "deluxe" version of Nintendo's upcoming console, the Wii U. According to Polygon, employees at Gamestop stores across the U.S. have confirmed that consumers have reserved every unit the retailer has reserved for the console launch on November 18th. If you were wondering whether or not people would be interested in buying the Wii U, you just got your answer.
This may very well be the next big thing in remote-conferencing. A small startup located in Mountain View, CA by the name of Double Robotics is looking to revolutionize the way we communicate in today's world, by strapping an iPad to a Segway. The invention, simply called "Double," is now available for pre-order and will be shipping in early 2013. So what exactly does it do? Basically, it serves as a body double for teleconferences, allowing users to move around in a room, interact with different individuals, and connect with work, manufacturing, or school environments in a new way. So, a CEO can sit in his office in Manhattan and breathe down his branch managers' necks in San Francisco. Find out more and see a video of Double in action after the jump.