GameStick: ecco il design definitivo

29 gennaio 201316 commenti
A distanza di un paio di giorni dalla chiusura della raccolta fondi su Kickstarter (dove sono stati raccimolati più di 520.000 dollari, a fronte dei soli 100.000 inizialmente richiesti), PlayJam ha pubblicato le immagini del design definitivo della sua piccola console Android, GameStick.


La forma finale del controller è stata decisa in base ai feedback dei vari finanziatori e definita dalla stessa società produttrice “più ergonomica, con maggiore grip e che si adatta meglio alle mani”; l’alloggiamento per la pennina HDMI si trova ora nella parte superiore (anziché inferiore) ed è stato aggiunto anche il supporto microSD (fino a 32 GB). Inoltre è in programma una dock esterna in grado di offrire 3 porte USB, 3 HDMI (una out e due in), una ethernet e un lettore di schede SD full size, oltre a ricaricare il pad di gioco. Maggiori informazioni a questo indirizzo.

GAMESTICK UNVEILS FINAL DESIGN INSPIRED BY KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY

 

London & San Francisco; January 29th, 2013; As the GameStick Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/12SSvMO) enters its final few days, the team announce their final designs of the device as well as a new docking station for every peripheral conceivable.

 

GameStick; Kickstarter´s most recent success story, currently sits at over 500% of its original target with over $500K raised at the time of writing. The team waits on tenterhooks to discover the final figure to be revealed at 04:23 PST on Friday 1st February.

 

“It´s hard to believe that we launched GameStick just a few short weeks ago. The Kickstarter campaign has been a roller coaster of a ride and one which has given us more feedback than we could ever have possibly imagined.” says PlayJam´s CMO, Anthony Johnson, “We have been able to take that input and literally better shape our product to give our backers a truly bespoke creation – one which has been designed by the Kickstarter community that backed it.”

 

The new design sees subtle changes to the controller, which gets a more ergonomic form with extended grips and a tapered shape to better sit in the hand. The housing for the HDMI stick has been moved to the rear of the controller and the stick itself now supports an expandable 32GB MicroSD card slot in response to overwhelming demand. The finish has also been meticulously designed meet the highest of standards.

 

Additional requests from the backer community resulted last week in the GameStick team announcing support for peripheral hardware through a previously unspecified docking station. The dock brings on board a number of sought after features such as; wire-free charging for the controller, a number of USB and HDMI ports to support peripheral hardware such as keyboards, mice, microphones and cameras as well as support for yet more storage bringing the total potential capacity of the bundle up to 104GB.

 

“The GameStick Dock is a prime example of how we have moved rapidly to innovate while still in the pre-production phase,” continued Johnson, “it has made for a ‘hairy’ 30 days but we think the results are worth it and we are delighted that we have been able to tailor the product as much as we have in such a short time-frame”

 

The GameStick Kickstarter campaign has reached its first two stretch goals with just under $60K to go to hit it´s third and final stretch which will add a number of colour options to its range; a target the team hopes to hit before close. Backers have been urged to vote for their favourite colours on the GameStick Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/GameStickNews) in a poll to establish the final color.

 

To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support, please visit: http://kck.st/12SSvMO

 

To visit the GameStick website for more information or to apply for an SDK

please go to: www.gamestick.tv

 

To follow GameStick news, join the conversation and give your opinion on

Facebook or Twitter please go: www.facebook.com/GameStickNews and www.twitter.com/Game_Stick / @Game_Stick

 

To subcribe to YouTube,please go to: www.youtube.com/GameStickVideos

  • smurfxx

    Mi sa che quella freccia digitale andranno contro un brevetto 30ennale di Nintendo… ma spero per loro che così non sia!

    • io_sono_dio

      se è trentennale è scaduto da una decina d’anni

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simone-Baiocco/100001235603321 Simone Baiocco

    Se bisogna attaccare dieci cavi al joypad mi sembra un pò scomodo.

    • Fox

      quella con i cavi collegati è la dock.

  • Mah

    Volete fare qualcosa per Disqus??!!??!! non va sullo smartphone! in tutti i casi anche se uso il browser! incredibile..

    detto questo, se non avrà un prezzo esagerato ci farei un pensierino.. :3 querela nintendo in 3…2…1…

    • elegos

      E perché, la sequenza A B X Y uguale al controller dell’Xbox non è sospetta? :P

      • Marco Argenti

        Effettivamente… qualcosa di diverso potevano inventarsi

    • Marco Argenti

      Disqus funziona benissimo su smartphone, lo sto usano proprio ora

      • Dario

        Su jb black out di parecchi giorni, oggi rivà… S2 4.1.2 e n7 4.2.1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dany-Vega/748622176 Dany Vega

      cambia browser. a me va benissimo con il browser stock ICS

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  • Dario

    Non ho capito solo una cosa: che bisogna fare per il multiplayer? Verrà venduto a parte anche un secondo gamepad o bisogna arrangiarsi con altri gamepad? Comunque mi sembra molto carino.

    • Fox

      mi pare vendano un secondo pad

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