Those who love to check out what is new on the crowdfunding scene would definitely find another Android-powered console to be an interesting proposition, where it is known as the GameStick. The Kickstarter campaign for the GameStick was kicked off by casual game network PlayJam, where they hope to raise $100,000 in order to fund the development of an Android-powered console that looks more like a standard issue USB flash drive than anything else, where it will retail for $79 a pop when available. The GameStick is said to feature a Bluetooth controller, 1GB RAM and carry 8GB of flash memory, where you can opt to plug it straight into your TV’s HDMI slot, or stash it away when not in use for your travels.
Sure, there is another famous Android-powered game console in the minds of most folks these days which would be the Ouya, and the $79 GameStick intends to extend such an agenda as it comes with a controller and small form factor for that perceived added value. Do you think ordinary folk will bite where the GameStick is concerned?
- 2013-11-11: GameStick Release Date Pushed Back To November 15
- 2013-09-27: GameStick Hits The FCC At Last
- 2013-09-12: GameStick Release Delayed Yet Again To October 29
- 2013-08-29: GameStick Expected To Ship Out In September
- 2013-06-18: GameStick pushed back a month, first units should ship in August