Popular crowd-funded Android-based micro gaming console GameStick will have full support for the XBMC platform. This means that you can watch various types of entertainment via the game device. This new feature is the result of a partnership with PlayJam and Pivos Technology Group. XBMC is a free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and many other platforms.
"We are delighted to partner with PlayJam, the visionaries behind the android micro gaming console, GameStick" says Cory Fields, Lead XBMC Project director at Pivos. "This unique partnership provides us the opportunity to extend our XBMC development beyond its world's leading media management capability with an established gaming platform."
The console will make its first public appearance at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, which is underway in San Francisco until March 29. You can pre-order it at www.gamestick.tv if you didn't secure one by funding its Kickstarter campaign. Its estimated date of delivery is June 25. The Kickstarter for Game Stick managed to generate $647,658 – well over its original goal of $100,000.