The Ouya console, pronounced “OOO-Yah,” has officially been declared as real. The good news? It’s still a $99, Android-based console, with “free” games (the FAQ clarifies that this means at least an available demo, not necessarily the entire game will be free). It’s also got a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of flash storage, a wireless controller with a trackpad, 1080p support, and more.
Now, the bad news, if you’re sick of this kind of thing or just against it: it’s being funded by Kickstarter. But wait, don’t go running towards the door! The Kickstarter is more or less to prove the viability of the device, and the majority of the rewards tiers give you the console for your contribution. Also, it’s already about to clear it’s fucking goal. A goal that was just launched today. The concepts it’s trying to perpetuate are just so different than what we know now, it’s only natural that people would jump on this thing, but still color me surprised.
So, in other words, if you’re not happy with the Kickstarter approach you can go essentially go blow it out your ass. The thing is clearly, blatantly wanted by a whole hell of a lot of people, and I seriously am nothing short of impressed at the success Ouya has found so quickly. Really, I might just be a little bit excited for what the future holds here.
If you want, you can check out the pledge rewards and all the information over on Ouya’s Kickstarter. It won’t really help them anymore than they needed, but consider throwing a few bucks towards them, too.
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