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GameStick, the Kickstarter project that promises to "put big screen gaming in your pocket," has seen controversies, redesigns, and other fun things during its 30 day funding period; but alas, that time has come to an end and now there's work to be done. Lots of work, in fact – the funding was met with incredible fervor, with the project closing at 648% of the original $100,000 goal.

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As mentioned earlier, the design you see above is far from the final look of GameStick, which underwent a full redesign close to the end of the campaign. The "new" GameStick is far more ergonomic, has a custom charging dock and microSD card slot, and more. Basically, the minds behind the project listened to backer feedback and, in turn, provided the options that were most often requested.

But it hasn't been an entirely smooth ride for the company, either – not long ago, the project was briefly put on hold and hidden from public view due to an intellectual property dispute. Fortunately it was nothing more than a problem with their promo video and was easily edited out, putting the project back in full force in less than a day's time. I'm sure there were some people sweating bullets for a couple hours over at GameStick HQ, so we're glad it all worked out.

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And here we are today, with the project closing out with a massive $647,658 home run. It's set to ship to customers' doors in April of this year, so all the early adopters only have a few short months to wait to give this baby a shot. Until then, you can keep up with all the latest on GameStick's Facebook page or website.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Ouya also comes to retail in April, there will be some interesting competition.

    • http://twitter.com/Tirexi_1080p TirexiHD

      And ps4 is out in december...

      • Kevin Aaronson

        No shit ... December? Wow

      • Primey0

        1) No it isn't 2) What does the ps4 have to do with this post?

  • mgamerz

    I don't see how a thin device like this with no sort of cooling mechanism is going to stand up to a dedicated system like Ouya.

    • TK

      It's cheap and small. That's why I almost bought one. If I wanted a gaming machine I would buy an xbox. Just my personal preference

      • mgamerz

        Isn't the ouya already pretty small? You could almost fit it in your pocket. If you're wearing cargo shorts.

        • New_Guy

          Yeah, but not the controller. This entire system can fit into any normal pocket.

          • mgamerz

            True. But are the gamestick... analog pads durable enough for your pocket? Is it like the 3ds pad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nabillist Nabil Shaikh

    If this is priced similar to Nvidia Shield, I'll have to say good bye.

    • TK

      Uh? They were $79 on kick starter...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    As it good as it is reaching their goal, isn't it a bad thing when projects are significantly overfunded?

    http://www.appsblogger.com/behind-kickstarter-crowdfunding-stats/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    I'll have to wait and see about both the OUYA and the Gamestick devices. How they pan out once plenty of customers grab their hands on them and make use of them.