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Will Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT)s iCade be an iBlockbuster?

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April 10, 2011 – Comments (18) | RELATED TICKERS: GKNT , AMZN , BBY


Connect the dots...iCade was unofficially announced at CES January 7th (1.) and broken by this blog but [to this day never formally/fully disclosed by GKNT] . 

April 8th Atari tweets it released their 100 Greatest Hits:


atari (@atari)
4/8/11 10:07 AM
crazy day yesterday. In case you missed it... App w/ 100 of @Atari's Greatest Hits now on iOS bit.ly/i3Cjh5 #AtarisGreatestHits


Also on April 8th, Slashdot (owned by Geeknet)  posted that "Gaming is the Most Popular Use For Tablets" (see iCade).

Slashdot (@slashdot)
4/8/11 11:51 PM
Gaming Is the Most Popular Use For Tablets bit.ly/hxpdyi
Note: Above two tweets © 2011 Twitter


All indications are that iCade will be a blockbuster but only time can confirm that. Thinkgeek estimates June 2 (Q2) launch...


But something is still missing at Geeknet...ThinkGeek's prodigious accomplishments, in addition to ThinkGeek's April Fools 2011 which was unprecedented...brilliant but betray products which should exist...why hasn't Geeknet released a kickass (as in without peer) iPhone and Android app nor why haven't both Geeknet's and ThinkGeek's website's maintain/demand a more timely (superior perceived value) look, feel, next-generation integrated ecommerce site/distribution/scanning/shipping [and] ThinkGeek emerging as the Zynga of eCommerce for Facebook to bring parity with said certain [recent] accomplishments?!   

 

References:

1. iCade buzz still going strong 3 months later through today.

2. Mac Rumors, April 07, 2011

@zinamana Zinal ManagerGravitar : Ataris Greatest Hits for iPhone, iPad, and iCade? - Mac Rumors http://uxp.in/33129017 25 minutes ago via AskBiography  © 2011 Twitter


3. (January 15, 2011)  [Update1] Geeknet GKNT Shares Tumble as GKNT Fails to DIsclose Geek.com divestiture to Ziff-Davis and iCade Launch while GKNT Insiders are Awarded Massive Bonuses During Alleged Trading Blackout Period. Selective Disclosure?

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#1) On April 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:


RT @IONaudio ION Did you check out @atari greatest hits for iPad/iPhone? bit.ly/fpP0ty It includes support for the upcoming @ionaudio #icade ! Apr 8 © 2011 Twitter

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#2) On April 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

@koukonewsrobot koukonewsrobot

iCade iPad arcade cabinet one step closer to late May release http://goo.gl/fb/oWhVn

5 minutes ago via Google © 2011 Twitter 

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#3) On April 16, 2011 at 8:56 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

Twitter iCade buzz continues https://twitter.com/#!/search/iCade 

iCade (by Ion) available at GameStop May 31..taking preorders now...so...Ion or Thinkgeek?

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#4) On April 19, 2011 at 6:45 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

@thinkgeek thinkgeek AT LAST, the iCade is available for pre-order: http://j.mp/hYRupB Ships in ~3 weeks, works w/ iPad 1& 2, 100% awesome. 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Tweet © 2011 Twitter
  

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#5) On May 01, 2011 at 5:45 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

Who owns/benefits from sales with ION's iCade?...Arcade Cabinet for iPad - ION Audio  . Much cooler than than Thinkgeek's . Note: There is [NO] longer any mention of Thinkgeek (GKNT) s association with ION's iCade.

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#6) On May 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

 

 

AS A MATTER OF RECORD iCade trademark owner ThinkGeek published for opposition April 19, 2011 by Aaron Hendelman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 

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#7) On May 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:


 

@gerrynjr  @thinkgeek just got an email saying my icade shipped... Can't wait! 15 hours ago via Tweetbot for iPhone 

replies ↓thinkgeek thinkgeek @ @gerrynjr Oooh you're one of the lucky first batch! :D15 hours ago 

© 2011 Twitter 

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#8) On May 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:



May 25, 2011 buzzbox [video]

 

May 24, 2011 MacRumors "...I found tearing through these classic games on the iCade to be everything I'd hoped it to be. On the whole, it's just an awesome experience..." 

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#9) On May 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

See May 29 Fool Post Geeknet (GKNT) - A Disturbance in the Force? On GKNT, iCade shareholder value.

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#10) On June 10, 2011 at 6:38 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

 

(NASDAQ:GKNT) BREAKING NEWS iCade shipping delayed from June 8th to June 17th (posted by Thinkgeek on June 8th) to June 21st (posted by Thinkgeek on June 10th)

  

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#11) On June 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

(NASDAQ:GKNT) BREAKING NEWS iCade shipping delayed from June 8th to June 17th (posted by Thinkgeek on June 8th) to June 21st (posted by Thinkgeek on June 10th) to June 24th posted by TG on 6/18.

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#12) On June 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

(NASDAQ:GKNT) BREAKING NEWS iCade shipping delayed from June 8th to June 17th (posted by Thinkgeek on June 8th) to June 21st (posted by Thinkgeek on June 10th) to June 24th (posted by TG on 6/18) to June 27th, posted by Thinkgeek on June 24th.

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#13) On June 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

(NASDAQ:GKNT) BREAKING NEWS iCade shipping delayed from June 8th to June 17th (posted by Thinkgeek on June 8th) to June 21st (posted by Thinkgeek on June 10th) to June 24th (posted by TG on 6/18) to June 27th, posted by Thinkgeek on June 24th.

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#14) On June 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

Twitter Buzz June 24...

TheNextWeb The Next Web The iCade takes me back to a time when quarters were like gold http://tnw.to/19Yw5 by @mpanzarino on @tnwgadgets 4 hours ago  Retweeted 100+ times 

» rob_caporetto Rob Caporetto That's a massive improvement: the iCade SDK is out of NDA: http://j.mp/ju4Dh8 - now there's that matter of actually getting one here… 1 hour ago 

» TheSoftwareGang The Software Gang #Software Attention iOS Game Devs: The iCade SDK Is Now Available Free: 24, 2011) A Software Development Kit for... http://bit.ly/kBe7RR 1 hour ago 

» iPhone_Games iPhone Game News ThinkGeek: iCade SDK Now Openly Available to Developers: Jamie Grove over at ThinkGeek, who was kind enough to s... http://bit.ly/mq3Qy0 1 hour ago 

» toucharcade TouchArcade ThinkGeek: iCade SDK Now Openly Available to Developers http://toucharca.de/jVBwI0
» ipadcreative iPad Creative Excellent news! “@cultofmac: New post: Attention iOS Game Devs: The iCade SDK Is Now Available Free cultm.ac/jtzVJY2 hours ago 

» blakespot Blake Patterson LilWhiteBear is bringing iCade support to Compression HD. Rock on, brother! 2 hours ago 

» blakespot Blake Patterson iPad developers: The iCade SDK is now openly available. http://bit.ly/k2fOkQ Bring it! 2 hours ago 

» AppleGurus Apple Mac Computer Attention iOS Game Devs: The iCade SDK Is Now Available Free http://bit.ly/ijDWu5 2 hours ago


cultofmac Cult of Mac New post: Attention iOS Game Devs: The iCade SDK Is Now Available Free http://cultm.ac/jtzVJY 2 hours ago


» lilwhitebear Little White Bear iCade support in Compression HD was submitted to Apple this morning. Free arcade puzzle action in 5-10 days for iCade owners! 2 hours ago 

» lilwhitebear Little White Bear Everyone that's been asking me about the stuff I couldn't talk about due to iCade NDA, it's now public: http://bit.ly/m0ubNf 2 hours ago

» TUAW TUAW Cool! “@IONaudio: Calling all iOS Game Devs! The iCade SDK is now available free of charge from @ionaudio ow.ly/5pTWH3 hours ago 

» 148AppsBiz 148Apps.biz iCade Article updated with the details you need to implement iCade support -- released by @IONaudio earlier today. 148apps.biz/icade-sdk-now-… 3 hours ago  

Above tweets © 2011 Twitter

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#15) On July 02, 2011 at 8:39 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

iCade Trademark Status Update - On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, status on the ICADE trademark changed to NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE - ISSUED.


Word Mark: ICADE

Cases specially adapted for video game consoles for use with an external display screen to optimize display screen; cases specially adapted for electronic communications devices to optimize display screen; electronic game and video game controllers specially adapted for integrating other video game consoles; player-operated electronic controllers for electronic video games

Filing Date: 11/9/2010
Published For Opposition Date: 4/19/2011

Status/
Status Date: NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE - ISSUED: 6/14/2011

Source: TradeMarkia

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#16) On July 02, 2011 at 9:01 AM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

 

AS A MATTER OF RECORD

Geeknet formally fully disclosed the iCade on June 27th, 2011.  It was formally fully disclosed on this blog on January 07, 2011 pursuant to publicly available information.

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#17) On July 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

iCade on the Today Show July 6 when stock closed at $26.81  GKNT closed at $24.64 Friday July 29th.

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#18) On September 05, 2011 at 7:30 PM, gnulaw (53.79) wrote:

(Sep 05, 2011) Atari is making its own Arcade controller for the iPad

"...It seems that Atari wasn’t content just partnering up with ThinkGeek’s iCade arcade cabinet for iPad. They’ve let slip the plans for an Atari Arcade joystick product in a link in the description of their Atari’s Greatest Hits app, reports Macrumors...."

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