GameStop Corp. will release a new gaming tablet based on Google Inc.’s Android platform according to a new report.

Consumer website this week reported the U.S. game retailer will release a branded tablet, based on a current retail tablet mode, that will include streaming functionality to play video games.

In addition, it will offer a dedicated game controller for the tablet.

GameStop in Mar. acquired Spawn Labs, a peer-to-peer game streaming service company.

The streaming functionality, similar to OnLive Inc.’s technology, allows users to play high-definition quality games without the need for dedicated graphics hardware.

The tablet is said to be available in 2012.

GameStop stores in Aug. pulled an included promotional voucher by OnLive Inc. from boxed copies of Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC SKU citing competitive reasons.

The retailer admitted to opening new copies of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC SKU in order to prevent promoting a competitive service without a formal partnership.

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