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GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop


#61 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:08 AM

I believe it's for the stick and controller.  The stick actually fits inside the controller, you have to slide it out of the controller when you first purchase it.

 

It'd be really dumb if they made a case for a system with it's entire point being the portability of fitting into the controller

But it'd be dumber if I bought it



#62 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:13 AM

I would assume production has completely ended on all of the GameStick products.  I can't imagine them being able to actually produce all of that for under $20.



#63 ProfessorMicro   Dark Lord of the Sith CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:56 AM

An acceptable concoction of potential and value.

Bought.

Thanks OP



#64 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4347 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

while it may work decent for emulators. my wii runs early emulators great and the controller looks kinda crappy



#65 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   4999 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:46 AM

Hmm, as a completionist, I kind of want to buy the case ... but it requires driving 22 miles round trip for something that costs $4.

#66 AlphakirA   Cloud's Whore CAGiversary!   759 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

Is it worth selling my Ouya for this? Like, does it REALLY work plug and play? This seems like a quicker and cheaper alternative.



#67 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:13 PM

Is it worth selling my Ouya for this? Like, does it REALLY work plug and play? This seems like a quicker and cheaper alternative.

I would say if you get a wireless 360 controller with the wireless dongle you won't be using your Ouya much...  GameStick has less power but it does 90% of what my Ouya does.  The Ouya I was able to play Dreamcast games on at decent speeds, I highly doubt they would be anywhere near playable on the GameStick.  I have 3 GameSticks and 4 Ouyas so I can't really tell you if it's worth getting rid of lol.



#68 ORGAN1ZAT10N_13  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

I case no one mentioned it before, a spare controller for this will run you $9 at gamestop



#69 dizturbed19   CAG Padawan Silenced   250 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

Im thinking about this are there any game stop coupons available to make the price lower right now

#70 baengel98   DIC CAGiversary!   2105 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

I never would have bought this, but after reading this thread I put a hold on one at my local GameStop. I probably won't use it all that much, but $20 is a good price to tinker with it.

#71 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:42 PM

Held one for in-store pickup. Thanks, OP!



#72 mrbungle   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

Requested store pickup for the system, extra controller and dock. Thanks OP.

#73 sgand  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

This thing will play mkv, yes? That's all I need. And the emulators are a bonus.

#74 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

For those who have it, or have used it, how do you like the controller?



#75 DI4bL0z  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:47 PM

got one at my local gamestop $16.97 instore price.. thanks OP! :)



#76 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:47 PM

For those who have it, or have used it, how do you like the controller?

You  can use bluetooth devices on it, like the PS3 controller etc. So even if someone doesn't like the controller, they can use one they enjoy.



#77 Shojsauce   Owner of RewindReview CAGiversary!   1074 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

In for one. Should be fun to mess with.

#78 pseudonem   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the tip. ~$12 after this months Bing $5 GameStop gift card. :)



#79 HyperG   GamersVlog.com CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

Picked up the dock for now since the store I went to didn't have the gamestick+controller. Did store pickup in case but still might head to store before it opens in a few to make sure (or are they good about setting things aside on sale, seems YMMV). If I miss the gamestick+controller, will hold on to it in case someone is looking for one, but I'm just going to be confident that I get it. lol. Edit : Just got my confirmation 15 minutes prior to opening, so let's hope this is good. My old manager from Rhino video games works at this store, so bit skeptical. Got accused of modding xboxes at work, which was false.



#80 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:49 PM

You  can use bluetooth devices on it, like the PS3 controller etc. So even if someone doesn't like the controller, they can use one they enjoy.

Oh ok, that's cool. Thanks.

 

I'm thinking of picking one up to play some old school emulators.



#81 DefeatUForever   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   520 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:45 PM

Two questions before I go pick this up, do you really recommend the dock? And what are the emulators you guys find the best to use on here? Thanks in advance.

#82 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6541 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:46 PM

Is there a free shipping code for Gamestop's website anymore?



#83 aardarf   srsly u gys CAGiversary!   258 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:18 PM

I honestly don't care to play Android games or other emulated/retro games; would there be any other reason to get one of these?

 

I do NOT have an Android or other smartphone but I haven't needed one, I only use my phone to call; so if there's something else Android's really good for at home maybe it'd be worth it but I don't know what else would make it worth it.



#84 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2116 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:26 PM

I honestly don't care to play Android games or other emulated/retro games; would there be any other reason to get one of these?

 

I do NOT have an Android or other smartphone but I haven't needed one, I only use my phone to call; so if there's something else Android's really good for at home maybe it'd be worth it but I don't know what else would make it worth it.

Pretty sure you could use it for Netflix, Hulu, etc.  Other alternatives for that are more expensive.



#85 Haggar   Mayor of Metro City CAGiversary!   1351 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:27 PM

Probably a stupid question... but I don't have any hdmi ports left on my tv. Any idea if I can use this on an iMac? I assume not because Android vs iOS.

Edit: I ended up doing an in-store hold for the system & dock. Hopefully I can figure out how to make it work with my computer. Thanks OP.

#86 imme2007   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   1403 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

I mite pick me up one,I need something for media for downstairs tv, just hope it would be simple enough for the gf to use

Edit: wonder if it would be possible to put the remote play ps4 apk on this and have it fully functional....hmmmm....

Edit again: any android launcher that is "tv ready", meaning the UI of it is made to be used on a tv?

#87 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10641 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:47 PM

Looks like yr dropbox link has had too much traffic and been temporarily disabled 



#88 whodoneit   Cheap Ass Player? Apparently CAGiversary!   804 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:10 PM

picked one up instore. good find op



#89 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

Did a hold for instore pickup for this and the dock. Never done any CFW on home devices so this seems like a decent way to start.



#90 ya_boy_mario   mycologist. CAGiversary!   505 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

ya boy mario bought one a few months ago. it feels cheap and poorly made.

so i put it back in the box, and in a closet. next to my ouya, jxds7800b, and other crap ive bought over the years.

 

even with these mods......itll stay there.

 

 

good for anyone that has money to blow, and wants something to tinker with i suppose