Android open gaming console Ouya finishes Kickstarter fundraiser with $8.6 million
posted by Victor H. / Aug 10, 2012, 2:14 AM
The Ouya is a little box built to work with TVs and imagined by former IGN executive Julie Uhrman. The whole idea is that developers get to directly publish their games which eliminates unnecessary third-party channels, and is supposed to make the games easier and more accessible.
Ouya will sell for $99 and come with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 8 gigs of flash storage, and the usual set of connectivity ports - HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0. It has already signed partnerships with OnLive, VEVO, iHeartRadio and XBMC, and we’re sure more are coming too.
Kickstarter backers are expected to get the Ouya console in March 2013.
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I hope Ouya gives the bigger console companies a run for their money. It may not have the same graphics power, but it can beat them with good quality games. Who knows, it could also help put game prices on the decline. I remember when games use to cost around $40 and now they cost about $60.
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 2:17 AM 4
GREATTTT IDEA!...........terrible name........ouya (ooyah)?? what is that hawaiian?? U.S Marines maybe? LOL Heres an even better idea for android games to come alive........ THE XPERIA PLAY...2 Where you at Sony?
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 2:53 AM 2
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They will not cannibalize their own industry, you must be smoking something. The playstation (both regular and portable) are one of the core businesses at sony. If it seriously gets popular, I would see Sony adding the feature to port those same games to be available for download at similar prices. I know it is not the same thing as Ouya, but it should make the other companies compete.
posted on Aug 12, 2012, 4:33 PM 0
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dont need this s**t cuz u can simply connect ur phone like the s3 on ur tv and u can play the same games :-) on s3 u can also use a joypad even a xbox360 or playstation 3 pad ;-)
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 4:00 AM 1
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im just worried that Tegra3 is going to be on the tail end of its lifespan by april. i want one of these things but this is my reason for not pre-ordering..i hope im not right cuz i actually really want to pick one of these up..they should at the very least toss some extra ram and internal storage inside that thing with all that extra funding they got.
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 8:34 AM 1
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oh no.. no no no.. little green robot is about to over take gaming consoles now... xbox, nintendo, Wii, and PS,PSP vita watch out... ibtw.. i read before that sony will abandon its OS on PSP and put android on it.. i hope not... PS/PSP/PSP vita OSes looks awesome.. and i've read that sony will put Vita OS to there smartphones too.. im looking forwad to that! even they will threat my fave consoles (xbox,PlayStation,nintedo) i think Ouya looks great (i dont even like android) btw, am i the only one thinks that Ouya interface looks like windows phone and xbox?
posted on Aug 11, 2012, 12:37 AM 0
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Um The PS Vita is already out with a brand new OS. PSP is dead so I think what you read was probably a joke or something.
posted on Aug 11, 2012, 12:31 PM 0
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