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Android micro-console GameStick will now ship to its Kickstarter backers at some point in August, the start-up hardware manufacturer announced yesterday in an update. Originally slated to release back in April, GameStick was then delayed until June after changes in the manufacturing process were re...

June 19th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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GameStick first appeared around the the first of this year, promising its Kickstarter supporters an Android gaming console that looks more Roku Streaming Stick than OUYA. Since then, GameStick has gathered its cash and started shipping out dev units, but its commercial release has already been del...

June 18th 2013 at 3:52pm 0 Comments
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Londoners not attending E3 this year have a video game-centric event of their own to attend called "EToo." EToo was announced as an alternative to E3 with both Sony and PlayJam's GameStick headlining the event as sponsors. The event's press release noted that over 30 developers will show off their...

June 2nd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest version of our weekly smattering of queries, PlayJam's CEO Jasper Smith reflects on Nokia's early device design and dreams of a space-scooting...

May 3rd 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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As we reported earlier this month, GameStick developer units are now shipping to Kickstarter backers. Now, the team at GameStick creator PlayJam has released a video showing off the dev console. While the unit isn't quite the same as the final retail console – the stick itself will be much sm...

April 23rd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Some good news for GameStick developers today, as dev kits are now shipping to the 600 or so who signed up for them. The company has also announced changes to the final production model of the GameStick, notably redesigned buttons, a new texture on the "analog stick hats" and a door that closes the...

April 8th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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GameStick, the small Android gaming console that isn't Ouya, has managed to catch the eye of GameStop. The video game retailer has signed on as an investor, GameStick parent company Playjam has announced. In addition to the funding, each GameStick will come pre-loaded with games: Shadowgun and Smas...

March 28th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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OUYA may have nabbed the spotlight in the Android-based, Kickstarter-supported console wars, but the diminutive GameStick's got some heat behind it, too. The device's makers are putting on a bit of a show at this year's GDC, announcing a slew of news around the forthcoming product. At the top of t...

March 27th 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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The GameStick is the second of two Kickstarter-backed Android-powered game consoles announced in the past 12 months, and its arguably the less visible of the two (the other being OUYA, of course). It's a bit different than the OUYA as well, in terms of both form factor and specs: the GameStick is...

March 27th 2013 at 8:48pm 0 Comments
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GameStick is here ... er, sort of. The development units are at least here at GDC 2013, quietly hanging out behind a nondescript computer monitor running a few Android games paired with a Nyko wireless controller. That's right, it wasn't running with the proprietary GameStick controller, but a thi...

March 27th 2013 at 5:09pm 0 Comments