[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Fremont, Calif., October 21
st, 2013. Today Pivos Technology Group, Inc., a
global pioneer in media peripherals and embedded technologies,
announces the inclusion of the anticipated TOFU Media Centre in the
GameStick launch application lineup.
From the highly acclaimed XBMC developers; Pivos, have made
available the TOFU Media Centre to truly meet consumers media
needs; providing intuitive navigation, organization, web scraping
for stored media files, and skin customizability.
“We have built everything that people love about XBMC
into the TOFU Media Centre – a service specifically optimized
for the next generation of big-screen entertainment,”
said Cory Fields, Pivos Director of Business Development.
“We’re delighted to be supporting the launch of
GameStick with this service by enabling users to take their movie
watching experience anywhere on this uniquely portable TV gaming
“We’ve worked very closely with the folks at Pivos
in run up to launch to optimize the full TOFU Media Centre
experience for GameStick and are excited to add this significant
application to our initial lineup of content,” says
Charles Tigges, CCO PlayJam
, “The TOFU Media Centre has been fully configured for
our controller & underlying platform and will lead our support
for wider media within our UI.” He concluded.
The TOFU Media Centre will be available on the GameStick Store
for users to download at launch. GameStick will go on sale on 29th
October 2013 globally on Amazon, in GameStop in the US and in GAME
in the UK.
More information on GameStick can be found at
Pivos Technology Group, Inc. is a global pioneer in media
platform development and embedded technologies founded by a group
of industrial veteran and renowned platform developers in Fremont,
California. Pivos solutions include IPTV, STB/ OTT, Internet Video
Streaming, VOD, multimedia playback, and digital display
technologies based on its popular open source and Android
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software
media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is
available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group
of like-minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and
developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50
software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus
translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in
more than 30 languages.
PlayJam was established to bring affordable games to TV. The
company operates a built-for-TV games platform that currently
powers casual games on over 80 million Smart TV devices worldwide
through partnerships with leading manufacturers including, Samsung,
LG, Sony and Panasonic. To date the platform has delivered over 1
billion games via Pay and Smart TV networks in over 120
In January this year, PlayJam announced the launch of its own
hardware platform GameStick extending support for its platform to
Android-enabled devices. At $79.99, GameStick was created to offer
families an affordable entry-point to big screen casual to mid-core
gaming and developers a direct route to TV.
PlayJam is backed by GameStop, Adobe, Endeavour Ventures, London
Venture Partners and a number of game industry luminaries.