GameStick Kickstarter Restored Following Copyright Dispute
Update: The campaign has now been restored.
GameStick has been pulled from Kickstarter. According to a message on the former home of its Kickstarter campaign, GameStick “is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and currently unavailable.”
According to a message from GameStick’s creators, the dispute “does not relate to our design or product” but instead is due to “one of the games that was exposed in our UI demonstration on our that we did not have permission to use.” The people behind GameStick say they’re “working to quickly edit this video to comply with Kickstarter and we hope to be back up and running as soon as possible. We’re sorry for any confusion or worry this may have caused you but we want you to know that we are on it!”
GameStick was revealed earlier this month, calling itself “the most portable TV games console ever created.” The Android-powered console is the size of a thumb drive and plugs directly into a television via HDMI, then interacts with its own Bluetooth controller. The campaign was seeking $100,000 in funds and surpassed its goal within the first few days of funding.
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