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Ouya is $99 game console built on Android

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Ouya is $99 game console built on Android
Ouya is not yet a reality, but it’s nonetheless a project definitely worth your attention - it’s a $99 Android game console that got its design straight from famous Frenchman Yves Behar and with the idea of being free and hackable. The design is an amalgamation of Behar’s ideas and input from fuseproject, the very same folks who brought us the brilliant design of the Jambox external speaker.

Hacking the Ouya is actually part of the whole idea, it’s actually build around the idea to be a developer kit, which you can use to root and build peripherals.

Android is the embedded OS, so we expect that developers will not only build games for the console, but can also easily leverage games from the Android platform. Interestingly, after you get the console all games are expected to be free. You just hook it up to your TV and play.

This is definitely one of the most interesting TV boxes we’ve seen in a while, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this. In the meantime let us know, how do you like the idea?

source: AngelList via TheVerge

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posted on 03 Jul 2012, 02:36

1. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Interesting!

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 02:52 2

2. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Looks just like xbox360 dashboard before its latest visual update hah.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 02:52 1

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Yes, take my money!

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 04:12 2

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Sorry but I don't like the idea..... I love it!

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:07

5. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


wat a bout the hardware

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:54

6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


OMG yes. This should be a kickstarter project.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:19

7. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


Wow, this is actually a really good concept. But you can buy a good condition used 360 on Craigslist for 100 bucks

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 09:11

8. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


this would not sell at all for the following reasons

1. *hey lets make a gaming console where you can freely hack anything* = its called a computer, or you can even hack the other gaming consoles
2. *but those systems are not open to freely hack* = im pretty sure if you can root and build peripherals you can figure out how to hack into a computer game or other console
3. *but its cheaper than those other systems* = as gsmalltheway said there are used consoles for the same price, and if your argument is that they cant play the android games, just get a cable to hook up your android phone to your tv.

sorry, fail

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 11:56

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This would be a good box to have some good ol' emulation on the TV.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 16:11

10. beillax (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Wow I could actually see this happening in the near future and I could also see Apple make a game console as well.

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