GameStick for Android: the smallest game console in the world

    There are 1.4 billion televisions in the world, but less than 1% of them are used for games. It's crazy, say the developers of the new GameStick game console , which started collecting money on Kickstarter. GameStick is an open source project that aims to free the TV set-top box market from closed platforms. More than 700 thousand games are already in the Android ecosystem, many of which are great for playing on TV, with a little refinement.

    Negotiations are underway to port about 200 games from the Google Play catalog to GameStick.

    The GameStick is slightly larger than the flash drive and connects to the TV via HDMI. The prefix sells for $ 69 (test batch with delivery in March 2013) or $ 79 (regular price for delivery in April). The kit includes a joystick, which simultaneously acts as a cover for storing the console.

    Technical specifications:
    • Processor - Amlogic 8726-MX
    • Memory - 1 GB DDR3 / 8 GB FLASH
    • WiFi - 802.11 b / g / n
    • Bluetooth - LE 4.0
    • OS - Android Jelly Bean
    • Controller - Bluetooth, three operating modes: gamepad, mouse and keyboard; support for up to four controllers simultaneously
    • Decoding 1080p HD video
    • Support for XBMC and DLNA since September 2013, after upgrading the firmware

    In the first two days of raising money, developers were able to double the investment plan. Already

    collected more than $ 200 thousand. GameStick - the second console for Android, which received public funding on the Kickstarter website. In the summer of 2012, the Ouya game console raised over $ 8 million. By the way, last Friday the first of the free Ouya samples were sent to game developers . Ouya will go on sale for $ 99.

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    Do you play video games?

    • 73.1% on the desktop 1882
    • 16.7% On the prefix 430
    • 48.3% On the phone and tablet 1244
    • 15.9% Don't play 410

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