Ouya takes to Kickstarter to fund Android-based gaming console

By Shawn Knight ยท 15 replies
Jul 10, 2012
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  1. The Ouya is an Android-based open-source console that is powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal flash storage. The device uses a wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons...

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  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Will it play PC games?
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    This type of console is similar to ones I have envisioned for years (but my ideas were more of the special Linux for gaming build variety). I could see this product becoming a popular little item, particularly with the open platform and hacking encouragement that are at the core of the concept. At the very least, it might encourage more "depth" in some of the games that can then bridge to the mobile environment as well.
  4. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Sorry, but android games have great potential by themselves.

    I really hope this will disturbed sony and microsoft. If platform becomes easy to obtain, it'll most likely be widespread and will be the target console for developers. Here's to cheap gaming.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    I cant wait to see what happens with this.
  6. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    You bring up a fine point, but I'm going to have to refute with a resounding, "meh".
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    anything that could possibly create income in the hands of microsoft and sony will not become cheap. :p
  8. patentbuzz

    patentbuzz TS Rookie

    OUYA now raising $3k per minute (20:10 EDT). I hope they have their patents on file.
  9. Ma_ga

    Ma_ga TS Rookie Posts: 39

    The project already surpass the goal.

    I'm going to buy one of these thing as a console / multimedia device.
  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    It has gathered $1,873,986 as of writing. That's nearly twice their goal. And they still have 29 days to go!

    I also heard since it's Android-based, it could potentially be hacked to run emulators. Such as N64, Dreamcast, PlayStation 1 & 2 (3?), etc. In fact, even PC games.

    This is huge.
  11. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but since this console will be android based, wouldn't it be possible to run OnLive on it? There goes at least some PC support right there.
  12. Sounds like fun I I really hope it is more stable than my other Android devices!

    I love my Nexus and Transformer but I have to be honest, recently I am hating them both. The transformer more so.

    It constantly crashes, I have had to do 3 full reboots since saturday because my whole home screen icons just dissappeared!
  13. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    My 2.5 year old HTC EVO can be 'hacked' to run emulators. With the HDMI output to a TV and bluetooth + a PS3 controller, it's already an android based console. (I don't know if this would have worked before I rooted it however.)
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Right, but being Android-based is not an universal connotation that applies to every device.

    This is an Android-based console, specifically engineered not only to be open (and thus hacked), but also to packs the hardware required to play (or stream) both console and PC games. All for free. The possibilities on this machine when compared to your EVO simply are, well, let's just say it's night and day.
  15. Gamesinner

    Gamesinner TS Rookie Posts: 86

    I'll be first in line to buy this. I was already planning to boycott the next generation consoles with all this talk of banning used games. This will be the death nail in the coffin for both Microsoft's and Sony's next consoles.
  16. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

    If hackers can edit it, then surely that means games will be hacked?
    And thats always ****... :/

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