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GameStick, flush with Kickstarter cash, revamps its controller

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GameStick

GameStick, a tiny Android-based game console and companion controller, is sporting a fresh design as its Kickstarter campaign winds down.

Development Of GameStick

The $79 GameStick is under development by PlayJam, and aims to be a complete home game console that’s easy to carry around. The actual stick plugs into televisions via HDMI, and is small enough to be stowed away inside the companion game controller. GameStick‘s software is based on Android, but will have its own app store.

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With the new design, the game controller now seems a lot more usable. Whereas the original design was a fairly simple plastic slab, the final product will have extended grips on each side and rubberized finishes on the bottom deck, a home button, a directional pad and thumbsticks. Those thumbsticks are now raised off the surface of the gamepad, with support for 45-degree tilt angles.

Also, the lettering on the controller’s face buttons have changed from P-L-A-Y to X-B-Y-A, mimicking the layout of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller. GameStick says this will help developers port their games over to its own store.

Interesting GameStick

The most interesting change, however, has to do with the storage slot for the actual GameStick. The slot has moved from the front of the controller to the back, but not just because it’s less intrusive. In a post on Kickstarter, PlayJam chief executive Jasper Smith said the ultimate goal is to have the controller provide power to the stick, so users can stream games to their television using Miracast. Moving the stick to the back of the controller allows it to more easily accept power and dissipate heat.

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“It is too early to go in to a lot of detail about this (but we will as soon as we can), suffice to say that we believe that in the future all of the components to run a game can and will be stored directly in the controller,” Smith wrote. “You will then simply decide which screen you want to stream your games to.”

GameStick debuted on Kickstarter on January 1, and quickly reached its $100,000 funding goal. As of this writing, the project has raised more than $515,000 with 69 hours left in its funding drive.

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At this level of funding, GameStick has reached a couple of “stretch goals.” All GameSticks will include a MicroSD slot for added storage, and backers can purchase a controller dock for $20 that adds support for USB peripherals such as external keyboards and microphones.

GameStick is planning to ship the finished product to Kickstarter backers in April. Ouya, another Android-based game console, will ship around the same time, setting the stage for a very interesting facet of the home console wars.

[ Source :- Pcworld ]

5 comments

  1. exactly what does income predicting involve?

    ba 10 points

  2. should i mention “a/c” ?

    For instance most of the above cash books i have to enter transactions like

    a) Cash caused by Sunny Rs. 500

    b) cash sales Rs. 4000

    solution

    “To Sunny A/c in order to Sunny” (which is true that i have to write within the exam?)

    ” To Sales A/c in order to Sales”

    (Should i write simply to sales in order to sales A/c in simple cash book, double column cash book and triple column cash book?)

    Please explain.

  3. Joesph Niethamer

    This issue has me stumped. It’s well past the deadline however i still would really like some assistance in working this issue. Thanks ahead of time

    Condensed financial data of Lemere Company follow.

    LEMERE COMPANY

    Comparative Balance Sheets

    December 31

    Assets20122011

    Cash$93,647 $56,096

    Accounts receivable101,760 38,247

    Inventories130,388 119,203

    Prepaid expenses32,916 30,134

    Investments159,942 132,126

    Plant assets330,315 281,058

    Less: Gathered depreciation

    (57,950)

    (60,268)

    Total

    $791,018

    $596,596

    Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

    Accounts due$118,218 $78,001

    Built up expenses payable19,124 19,703

    Bonds payable127,490 173,850

    Common stock254,980 202,825

    Maintained earnings

    271,206

    122,217

    Total

    $791,018

    $596,596

    LEMERE COMPANY

    Earnings Statement Data

    For that Year Ended December 31, 2012

    Sales$455,232

    Less:

    Price of goods offered$156,998

    Operating expenses, excluding

    depreciation expense14,383

    Depreciation expense53,894

    Earnings taxes31,618

    Interest expense5,482

    Loss on purchase of plant assets

    8,693

    271,068

    Net gain

    $184,164

    More information:

    1.New plant assets costing $115,900 were bought for money throughout the entire year.

    2.Old plant assets getting an authentic price of $66,643 were offered for $1,739 cash.

    3.Bonds matured and were compensated off at face value for money.

    4.A money dividend of $35,176 was declared and compensated throughout the entire year.

    Complete the statement of money flows while using indirect method below. (When the amount reduces income put either an adverse sign preceding the amount, e.g. -45 or parenthesis, e.g. (45). List amounts from biggest positive to littlest positive then most negative to least negative, e.g. 15, 14, 10, -17, -5, -1.)

    LEMERE COMPANY

    Statement of money Flows

    For that Year Ended December 31, 2012

    Cash flows from operating activities

    $

    Adjustment to reconcile net gain to

    internet cash supplied by operating activities

    $

    Internet cash by operating activities

    Cash flows from trading activities

    Internet cash by trading activities

    Cash flows from financing activities

    Internet cash by financing activities

    Internet in cash

    Cash at start of period

    Cash at finish of period

    $

  4. The issue is asking me to “replenish the petty cash fund” it states:

    The Petty Cash account is maintained at $100. In the finish of June, the accountant posted the next particulars about released petty cash vouchers and also the cash available within the petty cash container.

    Shop Supplies $30.00

    Miscellaneous Expense $46.30

    Cash available $21.70

    Record the replenishment from the petty cash.

    I’ve no clue what i am suppose to complete… Help please

  5. Buddy Duplantis

    Hi! I am focusing on an example midterm and am getting challenge with 4-5 of those. I’d appreciate your some time and help!

    The next information was obtained from the accounting records of ABC Company for 2003:

    Cash obligations for supplies…$10,400

    Cash taken care of rent…1,200

    Cash taken care of returns…200

    Cash caused by clients…17,868

    Cash caused by giving stock…25,000

    Cash taken care of interest…150

    Cash taken care of studio equipment…12,874

    Cash lent in the bank…10,000

    Cash compensated to buy inventory…3,750

    Calculate the internet income from operating activities for 2003.

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