GameStick trailer highlights portability and big screen gaming

June 7, 2013
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The latest GameStick trailer video has dropped and this one brings the focus to portability and gaming on the big screen. These are both features of the GameStick that have been mentioned before, though in this case they are sort of being put to an extreme. In this case, the trailer shows a girl-gamer repelling into a movie theater after hours and literally playing on the big screen.

Anyway, as you will see in the video sitting below, she is quickly discovered by the usher who just so happens to have his very own GameStick tucked away in his front pocket. This probably isn't a scenario that will happen in the real world, but then again it did manage to drive home the possibilities. Basically, it is looking like the GameStick will be good for those who are planning to game from various locations.

Otherwise, while the GameStick was a Kickstarter offering, those interested are now able to place a pre-order from the gamestick.tv website. The system is priced at $79 and is expected to begin shipping on June 25th. The GameStick will have WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 and will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Additional features include 8GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot.

The GameStick will also be getting XBMC and DLNA support, though that is not expected to arrive until sometime in September. That support will be arriving by way of an optional firmware update. Aside from the console itself, the folks at GameStick are offering a few accessories including a case and dock which are priced at $9.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Both of these will be shipping at the same time as the system itself. The dock will allow for additional storage (up to 64GB) as well as connecting of peripherals. The dock will have Ethernet and HDMI as well as three USB ports (two on the back and one on the front). GameStick has this listed as being ideal for setups where the television is mounted and HDMI ports are not easily accessible.


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