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Ouya: The Open Android Game Console

July 10, 2012

A new Kickstarter project for a $99 game console with the Android OS. Games will be purchasable via the Ouya “Apps” Storefront. That is the only aspect of the project that I don’t like. The Ouya people are in it not for the hardware sales, but for the revenue generated by the software delivery service.

Specs after the jump. Via EvAv.

UPDATE: Penny Arcade says Caveat Emptor.

UPDATE 2:  Gamasutra also provides some caution.


Tegra3 quad-core processor
8GB of internal flash storage
HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth LE 4.0
USB 2.0 (one)
Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
Android 4.0

  1. July 11, 2012 7:13 am

    Totally reserved one of these. Even if this specific project is a flop, i think it is an idea worth supporting.

    • July 11, 2012 7:14 am

      PS: They are currently at 2,723,760!!

    • 3Suns permalink*
      July 11, 2012 2:05 pm

      95 bucks is the sweet spot. Anything under 100 in the game industry is an “impulse” item. I just about purchased yesterday, before they had even made their goal. Now, it will happen regardless of whether I jump in or not. Dang, it sure is tempting. You know how I love me some arcade games. Still, yet another apps store and all their unanswered questions (especially for those overseas) has me waiting.

      Regardless, it is WOOT!

  2. Jennifer permalink
    July 12, 2012 3:52 pm

    I’m trying to buy a new game for my hubby… what game would you suggest? He likes action games.

    • 3Suns permalink*
      July 12, 2012 5:51 pm

      Jennifer, I don’t know what system you have, so here are some suggestions.

      For the PS3, I suggest the Uncharted series. Any of those games are fun, and all even have multiplayer (and Uncharted 1 and 2 are very cheap now).

      For Xbox 360 or PS3, I suggest Mass Effect 3 (action, story, or RPG campaign with co-op multiplayer) or Battlefield 3 (basically just vs multiplayer).

      For the Wii, I would suggest any one of the Nintendo Mario games.

      Perhaps the best thing to do would be just to ask him. It spoils the surprise, but getting him the game he wants to play will probably be better with no surprise than suprising him with something he isn’t interested in. Just the fact that you are supporting him in his hobby may be delightful surprise enough.

      Good luck!

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