So just so you know the project's not dead, here's a little update. Still no word from our supposed new host, so still no forums. It's looking like, financially, I won't be able to build my prototype this month like I had hoped...so we remain vaporware a little longer :/
I've been thinking alot about the OS/firmware lately. I'm considering 2 paths right now...go with the traditional unix-style hiearchy and simply add a new /packages/ directory for games and apps installed via our download store. Or the other possibility is to go the brand new GoboLinux-esque route I had planned, but start on a low-level, core distro upon which the "game center" distro (as I'm calling it now) can be built. Option 2 is very interesting/compelling to me...but it will take an immense amount of time, and alot of expertise I do not currently posses, so there's a good chance I'll end up just going with option #1.
I'll post again when there's something worth telling ;)