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GameStick Dev Kit Unboxing Hits the Web, Also Gives a Software Tour


This morning, the developers behind the upcoming GameStick Android-powered gaming dongle released an unboxing of the same packages that are being shipped out to Kickstarter backers. The units themselves are a little bit bigger than the finalized product, as these are prototype units, but they still have the same functionality. 

Not only do we get a brief unboxing, but they also take us on a little software tour and show a glimpse of Riptide GP running on the system. Looks pretty nice.

GameStick is still available for pre-order at $80.


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  • Scott Sokley

    Is it just me or does the GameStick’s ui seem more polished than Ouya’s? Although it seems like it could be incomplete as whenever they had to transition to a different screen they would cut to the controller before going back to the tv.

  • Ethan Besbris

    Wasn’t the products original intent to be able to house the stick inside the controller?

    • Scott Sokley

      it is, this is the dev kit. As he said in the video, the dev stick is bigger than the consumer stick will be, and the controller is made from a different mold than the final hardware. So I would think that the final version will still work that way.

      • Ethan Besbris

        Aha! Let’s hope! I’m really interested in the project. 🙂

  • Kyle Miller

    Now I need to pop my collar up!

    • imtoomuch

      Haha yeah I couldn’t take my eyes off of that either. He’s a little late with the popped collar.

  • Austin Warren

    They couldn’t put USB 3?

  • Josh Flowers

    i like this premise. but the price would have to drop remarkably to make me switch from using a PS3 controller on both my phone and my tablet.
    (i realize the $80 is pre-order and would likely drop once mass production begins–or so i’d rationalize)

    • calculatorwatch

      Hopefully they’ll make it compatible with PS3 controllers. I think people would be a lot more willing to invest in this if they can use the controllers they already have to play multiplayer instead of having to buy more.

    • FknTwizted

      yet ps3 controllers are $60… what i would like to see is a controller that has the ability to snap onto any phone either by a snap on case or a spring operated to encase the phone when you stretch it out.

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    • EvanTheGamer

      Nope, but the OUYA certainly is!

      • imtoomuch

        That’s funny right there. Give it two years and it will be OUYA who?

        • EvanTheGamer

          Two years is fine by me. Just as long as I’m enjoying the OUYA NOW(or when I get it that is) is really all that matters anyways.

          • michael arazan

            I’ll wait for the archos tv connect, it runs android on your tv, with apps and browser, and you can play games that you have already purchased from the play store with the 2-1 remote with game controller and keyboard. Also you can watch videos from the net along with hulu and netflix or what ever site you watch videos or anything.
            Will finally be able to play all the games I bought for .25 and .99