The lights are on
PlayJam have announced an official release date for the GameStick micro-console, which lets you play Android-based games on your TV. The device is coming next month.
GameStick will hit store shelves on October 29 for $79.99, but before then, backers of the Kickstarter project will get theirs at the end of this month.
Taking a dig at the Ouya, PlayJam's press release says, "the company has pushed back launch twice to meet its own stringent QA targets and to ensure its Kickstarter backers were the first to take delivery of the product before it hits the shelves."
For more the GameStick, check out Ben Reeve's hands-on with the product.
Our Take:Even if the GameStick benefits from a better launch than the Ouya, I'm skeptical how well the micro-console will fare – even if the price is nice. Not being able to support Android games with touchscreen functionality is a loss, further segmenting a potential buying audience that is already shrunk down simply because I don't think a lot of people feel the need to play games from their phone on their TV.
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I'll see if I can get my hands on it. I won't judge it sooner than it should. Maybe see what's the commotion about, see if it's good, then give my opinion about it.
yeah im good on the main consoles
The controller reminds me of the NES's controller.
The Ouya was just as dumb hah
That controller reminds me of the PSP, which hurts my hands after 5 minutes.
At least it's that cheap.
Why would anyone invest in these Android consoles at a time like this? Things such as the PSVita tv have just been announced, which is a much better deal (Basic module costs $100, but if you don't have a controller and memory card, you can spend $150 to get a dualshock 3 and an 8gb psvita memory card which is a better deal)
Not only the PSvita tv, but also the next gen of consoles. I've asked friends that can't afford a next gen console at launch and I told them about the Ouya and the Gamestick. They said that they would rather save up for the PS4 instead of getting one of them.
i might get it