46 posts and columns on GameStop
News ByteGameStick, an Android-based gaming microconsole made by PlayJam that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port, will be released on Sept. 30, according to its Amazon and GameStop pages. Liliputing was first to blog about the release dates. The GameStick raised $647,658 on Kickstarter earlier this year — more than six times its original goal — but shipments to backers were delayed beyond the originally expected April 2013 window. According to a post on the GameStick blog, Kickstarter backers should receive their units by mid-September at the latest.
News Byte$8.6 million on Kickstarter last year, is available today on Amazon and at GameStop, Target and Best Buy. Some of the people who preordered the $99 Ouya online have already received their consoles in the mail. The device connects to the TV, and can currently play more than 150 games developed specifically with the big screen in mind. To date, Ouya says more than 12,000 developers have signed up to publish games on the console’s Discover Store.
News ByteExecution Labs, a new incubator focused on the development of mobile games, has launched in Montreal. Participating companies will get funding, shared work space and access to the founders, mentors and marketing partners like GameStop, in return for a revenue share and equity stake. The co-founders are Jason Della Rocca, former director of the International Game Developers Association; Alexandre Pelletier-Normand, former head of deployment at Gameloft; and Keith Katz, former VP Monetization at OpenFeint (now Gree). The incubator has raised more than $1 million from investors, including BDC Venture Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital.