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GameStick Portable TV Android Games Console Hits Kickstarter (video)
Along similar lines to the Ouya Android open source gaming console we
have featured here on Geeky Gadgets, PlayJam has created a new style of
TV games console called the PlayStick which has started in journey on
the Kickstarter website this week.
The GameStick has been designed to provide a powerful yet small,
dedicated games console that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI slot and
comes with a fully featured Bluetooth controller.
For transport the two combine devices into a single unit, putting big
screen gaming right into the pocket, as is also compatible with other
Bluetooth controllers enabling true multi-player functionality.
"To date, the most accessible route to TV gaming for the consumer
has been the traditional games console – this is changing. GameStick
gives the thousands of Android developers out there an additional route
to bring an affordable big-screen gaming experience direct to their
fans. What’s more, we wanted to do this via a unique, highly portable
device that will enable pure social gaming – by that we mean people
sharing great experiences in the same room!”
""We are currently in a closed Beta phase of development with a
working prototype that our guys are using to test some great games. Next
comes the final design stage and live testing of both the controller
and the games,” continues Smith. "We are fortunate to have been able to
utilize our existing technology to get us to this point and have
preferred manufacturers in place and an existing developer network ready
to go. However, to get this project over the line and into full
production, we need the support of the backers on Kickstarter.”
The PlayStick project is currently over on the Kickstarter website
looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to
production. So if you think PlayStick is something you could benefit
from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help PlayStick become a reality.