America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. - Oscar Wilde
THE ANDROID BASED Gamestick games console failed to appear in August and is now tipped for release on the last day of September.
We had expected the console to ship much earlier than this. On our last watch we had August in the calendar. Initially when people were backing the Gamestick on Kickstarter, expectant investors were told to wait until April for their kit.
Investors were asked to choose their gamername and titles credit in mid August, which suggested that the launch was soon to follow. But it has not happened yet.
At the UK Game website the Gamestick has a release date that stops and starts at the glib "September". US websites have more information, and Amazon.com apparently is confident about a release on 30 September.
In its last update to backers the firm said that investors were likely to get their equipment by the middle of the month. It said that it would fulfil these orders before their retail equivalents.
"Kickstarter units will start to come off the production line this month with fulfillment happening in batches as they are produced," it said.
"We now expect the last of the units to be with owners by the middle of September. Following delivery to you, our early backers, we will focus on fulfilling our growing retail orders."
When it closed its fundraising campaign at Kickstarter the Gamestick had pulled in $647,658, far beyond its initial $100,000 goal.
At the end of July the firm excitedly confirmed that it was still working towards an August release. "It's almost the end of July. Which means, it's almost August," it said. "Which means, you almost have your GAMESTICK! Um...AWESOME." µ
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