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Kickstarters: Meet the GameStick Ouya’s New Competitor

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It seems that the Android based Ouya gaming console will now have some competition in the affordable big screen gaming device niche now that the GameStick Kickstarter campaign has been launched.  The GameStick is hoping to cash in on the fund raising success of the Ouya by promising almost the exact same Android experience for HDTVs in a cheaper and smaller package.  This portable gaming device meant for the big screen is the size of a USB stick, and it plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port.  It utilizes a Bluetooth controller to play the games, and will cost just $79.

For its diminutive size the GameStick will pack a punch.  It’s loaded with an Amlogic 8726-MX, Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU, and Dual Core Mali 400 GPU.  In regards to memory it’ll feature 1GB DDR3, 4GB NAND FLASH, and an 8GB Micro-SD slot.  Like I mentioned earlier the GameStick’s OS will be Android’s Jelly Bean, and gamers will interface with it via the BT 4.0 controller, which also serves as the carrying case for the GameStick itself.

A handful of developers are already on board with the GameStick, and you can check out their list of games after the break.  If you’re interested in either developing for the GameStick, or just supporting it with some cash, then you should check out its Kickstarter page here.  They’re taking donations as low as $10, but the higher levels will offer you a chance at scoring behind the scenes access to the device.  You can head on down past the break for a look at the GameStick hardware, its supported games, and a small pitch video for its Kickstarter campaign.  You’ve been thinking there’s already too many Android based gaming consoles coming out in 2013…

The GameStick

Stick Angled

Controller + Stick Top Down

Controller + Stick Profile

GameStick Approved Devs and Games

Developers

  • Madfinger
  • Hutch
  • Supersecret Software
  • First Star
  • FGOL
  • Relentless Software
  • Sports Director

Games

  • Shadowgun
  • Dead Trigger
  • SmashCops
  • Cannabalt
  • Boulder Dash XL
  • Hungry Shark
  • Grabatron
  • Pool Bar
  • Quiz Climber
  • Blue Toad Murder Files
  • MYFC Manager

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GameStick Pitch Video

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.